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Young man fishing from rocky shore Recreational fishing , also called sport fishing , is fishing for pleasure or competition. It can be contrasted with commercial fishing , which is fishing for profit, or subsistence fishing , which is fishing for survival.
Modern croquet equipment Croquet is a sport [ 1 ] [ 2 ] that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court.
Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal .
Rugby union , often referred to simply as rugby , is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. [ 2 ] One of the two codes of rugby football , it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form a game is contested between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a field with H-shaped goalposts on each goal line. William Webb Ellis is often credited with the invention of running with the ball in hand in 1823 at Rugby School when he allegedly caught the ball while playing football and ran towards the opposition goal.
Rugby league football , [ 3 ] usually called rugby league , [ 4 ] is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field . [ 5 ] One of the two codes of rugby football , it originated in England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. [ 6 ] Its rules gradually changed with the purpose of producing a faster, [ 7 ] [ 8 ] more entertaining game for spectators. [ 9 ] It is frequently cited as the toughest, most physically demanding of team sports. [ 10 ] In rugby league points are scored by carrying or kicking the ball down the field, until it can be moved past the opponents' designated goal line and touched to the ground; this is called a try , and is the primary method of scoring. [ 5 ] The opposing team attempts to stop the attacking side gaining points by preventing their progress up the field by tackling the player carrying the ball. [ 5 ] In addition to tries, points can be scored by kicking goals.
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players ( singles ) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles ). Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net and into the opponent's court .
Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players (or golfers ) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes.
Darts is a form of throwing game in which darts are thrown at a circular target (dartboard) fixed to a wall. [ 2 ] Though various boards and rules have been used in the past, the term "darts" usually now refers to a standardised game involving a specific board design and set of rules. As well as being a professional competitive sport, darts is a traditional pub game , commonly played in the United Kingdom , across the Commonwealth , the Netherlands , Belgium , Republic of Ireland , the Scandinavian countries, the United States , Canada , and elsewhere. [ edit ] Equipment
Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports ), also known as billiard sports , [ 1 ] [ 2 ] are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls , moving them around a cloth -covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions Historically, the umbrella term was billiards .