Traveling, fouls and offsides are some basics of American sports. If we give you a short description of the rule, can you match it to the sport? Let's find out!
Football requires that no more than 11 players be on the field at one time per team. A penalty will be assessed if a referee calls the violation.
This is called a strikeout in baseball. The player must return to the dugout and wait for his next turn at bat.
In baseball, the player on the mound is called the pitcher. It is the pitcher's job to throw balls to the hitter.
Football calls this roughing the passer. The penalty for this violation is 15 yards and an automatic first down.
In football, each team is required to stay behind the line of scrimmage until the ball is snapped. A violation of this rule is called offside, and results in a five-yard penalty.
In baseball, a player walks to first base after four balls. A ball is a pitch thrown outside of the strike zone. Sometimes a pitcher will walk a player on purpose.
Baseball is played in innings. There are nine innings in regular play.
Football rules refer to this violation as delay of game. The penalty is five yards.
Basketball players are permitted only so many fouls. The NBA allows six fouls per game.
In the game of baseball, a swing and a miss is a strike. Three strikes and the player is out.
A shuttlecock is a cork with feathers attached to form a cone. Sometimes it's called a birdie. Badminton players use rackets to hit the shuttlecock back and forth over a net.
Soccer prohibits most players from touching the ball. Players must move the ball with their bodies. The goalkeeper, however, may touch the ball with his/her hands.
Volleyball is played in sets. Teams switch sides between sets. A set must by won by two or more points.
Basketball players may be penalized if they argue with the official. This is called a technical foul.
The rules of baseball call this an out. If the batter hits the ball and a player from the opposing team catches it before it bounces, the batter is out.
Soccer players may use their heads and feet to move the ball down the field. They may not, however, use their hands.
This penalty is called roughing the kicker. It carries a penalty of 15 yards and an automatic first down.
Football rules call this violation an encroachment. The penalty is five yards.
NBA basketballs are required to weigh 22 ounces and have a circumference of 29.5 inches. WNBA basketballs are slightly smaller.
The rules of baseball allow players to steal bases. A base is stolen if a player who is on base successfully makes it to another base while another player is at bat. You knew not to steal tennis balls, right?
Football rules call this violation a false start. The violation carries a five-yard penalty.
Soccer allows for three substitutions per game at the top level of play. This occasionally results in a team playing while down one player.
Volleyball restricts hits on each side to no more than three. The ball is not allowed to touch the ground and the same player cannot hit the ball twice in succession.
Baseball calls this an out. A player may also be out if an opposing team member touches the base while holding the ball, before the runner touches that base with his foot.
The rules of football call this violation a pass interference. It carries a penalty of an automatic first down.
In basketball, players must dribble the ball. Running with the ball is called traveling.
In bowling, players roll the ball down a lane to hit as many pins as possible. This is called tenpin bowling.
As long as the ball remains between the foul lines, the runner earns a home run with this play. The runner may also bring home any other runners currently on base.
This violation is dangerous and carries a penalty of 15 yards and an automatic first down. The violation is called helmet-to-helmet collision.
Basketball, football and soccer all have a pass feature in the game. Players are encouraged to pass the ball, but there are specific guidelines per sport about how the ball must be passed.
The object of the game in boxing is to be the better fighter. Although the game used to require a knockout, there are other ways to win now.
Polo is a game played on horseback, using mallets. Chukkas are seven minutes each.
This is a dangerous move, carrying a penalty of 15 yards and an automatic first down. The violation is called a face mask penalty.
A ball is out of play in volleyball if it touches the ground. If the opposing team makes the ball touch the ground on the other team's side, that is counted as a score.
Basketball awards free throws to fouled players as a penalty for the fouling team. Free throws take place from the free throw line.