[spawrts-muhn-ship, spohrts-]
the character, practice, or skill of a sportsman.
sportsmanlike conduct, as fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, etc.

1735–45; sportsman + -ship Unabridged
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sportsman (ˈspɔːtsmən)
n , pl -men
1.  a man who takes part in sports, esp of the outdoor type
2.  a person who exhibits qualities highly regarded in sport, such as fairness, generosity, observance of the rules, and good humour when losing

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Example sentences
Video games build problem solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and teamwork
  and sportsmanship when played in groups.
The award goes to the player who who exhibits perseverance, sportsmanship and
  dedication to hockey.
It was the embrace of sportsmanship, the gesture that said if you are going to
  beat me, make it memorable.
State-sanctioned sports betting conveys the message that sports are more about
  money than personal achievement and sportsmanship.
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