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Can you name the sports terms that are used in multiple sports?

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A three-point goal made by a place kicker kicking the football between the uprights (Football)A goal made while the ball is in play (Basketball)
One under par (Golf)The object struck back and forth in a match, consisting of a feathered cork and a plastic crown (Badminton)
A unit of a match, consisting of a group of not fewer than six games with a margin of at least two games between the winner and loser (Tennis)To pass, usually with the fingers, in an arc close to the net so that a teammate may spike it (Volleyball)
A competition in which any of the standard strokes may be used (Swimming)A competition featuring free, unrestricted movement to suit the competitor's best qualities (Figure Skating)
A position, usually taken by the center, near either the basket or the foul line (Basketball)A pass route in which the receiver runs straight and then cuts to the center of the field (Football)
A pitch that is swung at and missed by the batter (Baseball)The knocking down of all ten pins with the first throw (Bowling)
A statistical credit given a relief pitcher for preserving a team's victory by holding its lead in a game (Baseball)To stop a ball or puck from entering one's goal (Hockey/Soccer)
To search a district for game (Hunting)To hit the golf ball from the tee with a driver or driving iron (Golf)
To throw the ball to one's teammate (Football)To move ahead of an opposing skater (Speed Skating)
To deliver the ball to the batter (Baseball)The playing field for a rugby game (Rugby)
An arrangement of pins after the first throw in two separate groups, such as the dreaded 7-10 (Bowling)The feat of separating the legs while sinking to the floor (Gymnastics)
An attempt to score (Soccer)The heavy metal ball that is put for distance (Track & Field)
To extend or stretch over a hurdle or other obstacle (Equestrian)An artistic apparatus used to thrust oneself into the air to perform tricks (Gymnastics)
To advance the next base during the course of a pitch (Baseball)To score a point while the other team has the hammer (Curling)
A rod used to suspend bait in water to catch fish (Fishing)Nautical, of a ship, with not sails set, as during a storm (Sailing)
To be expelled from the game for committing a certain number of infractions (Basketball)To be retired by a fly ball not in fair play (Baseball)
To catch a fly ball in a way such that the ball touches the ground, though not always visible (Baseball)A land hazard or bunker (Golf)
A wicket (Croquet)The metal ring from which the net is suspended (Basketball)
To stop the opposing team from scoring during the course of a penalty (Hockey)A shot, as a punch or smash, with such force that it is unreturnable by the opposing team (Volleyball)
A team's best starting pitcher (Baseball)A serve that an opponent fails to return (Tennis)
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