Sports ABCs
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“Sports ABCs,” Friend, Sept. 1996, 14

Sports ABCs

Some of these sports and sports terms may be new to you. You may like to do this as a fun family activity.

  1. Sport that uses a bow and arrows
    a __ __ __ __ __ __

  2. Sport with three bases and a home plate
    b __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  3. Lawn game that uses mallets, balls, and wickets
    c __ __ __ __ __ __

  4. Sport in which one plunges into water
    d __ __ __ __ __

  5. Area where a touchdown is made
    e __ __ __ __ __ __

  6. Sport in which a touchdown is made
    f __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  7. Game played on grass with small, hard, dimpled balls
    g __ __ __

  8. Sport played on ice
    h __ __ __ __ __

  9. Olympic winter sport that is judged on both technical merit and artistic impression
    i __ __ - __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  10. Conditioning exercise for boxing; school yard activity, usually by girls
    j __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  11. Beginning play in a football game
    k __ __ __ __ __ __

  12. Zero in tennis
    l __ __ __

  13. Race of 26.2 miles (42.2 k)
    m __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  14. Object to hit a ball over in tennis and volleyball
    n __ __

  15. Worldwide summer or winter games held every two years
    O __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  16. Table tennis
    P __ __ __ - __ __ __ __

  17. Player who calls the signals on a football team
    q __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  18. Item used to hit a tennis ball
    r __ __ __ __ __

  19. “Bird” hit in badminton
    s __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  20. Sport of “Game, set, match!”
    t __ __ __ __ __

  21. Matching clothes worn by team members
    u __ __ __ __ __ __

  22. Sport in which the ball is hit over the net by players’ hands
    v __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  23. Sport in which a ball is thrown into a goal that is anchored in water
    w __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  24. Skiing across the terrain rather than downhill (Note: the X is used as a rebus figure in this answer, and stands for the word cross.)
    X- __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  25. Sport in which luxury boats race
    y __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  26. Score that players try not to have (in most sports)
    z __ __ __

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