“I think we got sport badly wrong, the volunteering legacy disappointed me,” he said.
Buzz Bissinger on the shame of the sport that fed his addiction.
Yet ending the use of child jockeys required revolutionizing the sport.
“What we have done in sport we can do in politics,” Rajoub told reporters on the day of the match.
And while Serena and Venus continue to be the beacon of the sport, no outright future champion has made his or her stamp.
Thus a man who is noted for his dress is a "swell," a "dude," or a "sport."
I never saw a girl of her age bid fairer to be the sport of mankind.
They quickly agreed to exchange the produce of their day's sport.
But this ordeal combat was far removed from the domain of sport.
It was the apology of the old school for the new era of sport.
c.1400, "to take pleasure, to amuse oneself," from Anglo-French disport, Old French desport "pastime, recreation, pleasure," from desporter "to divert, amuse, please, play" (see disport). Sense of "to amuse oneself by active exercise in open air or taking part in some game" is from late 15c. Meaning "to wear" is from 1778. Related: Sported; sporting.
mid-15c., "pleasant pastime," from sport (v.). Meaning "game involving physical exercise" first recorded 1520s. Original sense preserved in phrases such as in sport "in jest" (mid-15c.). Sense of "stylish man" is from 1861, American English, probably because they lived by gambling and betting on races. Meaning "good fellow" is attested from 1881 (e.g. be a sport, 1913). Sport as a familiar form of address to a man is from 1935, Australian English. The sport of kings was originally (1660s) war-making.
Amorous; romantic: I guess we got kind of spoony (1836+)
A foolish or silly person: I don't believe a cock-and-bull story like that. Quiz was no spoony (1795+)