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gamesmanship

in sport, the use of unfair tactics or methods, which are not strictly against the rules of the sport, in order to obtain an advantage over one's opponent(s), such as feigning injury or engaging in other time-wasting strategies in order to delay the game.
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Wider media coverage has only increased attention to gamesmanship, leading to rules changes for many sports such as the NCAA, which now states: "No player, coach, substitute or other person subject to the rules shall use abusive, threatening or obscene language or gestures or engage in such acts that provoke ill will or are demeaning to an opponent, to game officials or to the image of the game.
In the present study, criterion validity is established if task orientation is positively associated with sportsmanship (hypothesis la), and negatively associated with gamesmanship (hypothesis 2a) and instrumental aggression (hypothesis 3a); and ego orientation is negatively associated with sportsmanship (hypothesis lb), and positively associated with gamesmanship (hypothesis 2b) and instrumental aggression (hypothesis 3b).
It was an unseemly end to a gripping contest and Australian captain Ricky Ponting was right to complain about the gamesmanship after the match.
Whether it's standing behind your opponent when he's putting or dropping in a little "watch out for that pond on the left" as he gets ready to tee off, gamesmanship is alive at all levels of golf.
Europe's players were accused of a deliberate go-slow policy during the controversial 1999 clash in Boston, but perhaps gamesmanship - ploys designed to upset the opposition - has just become more sneaky since then.
Members of Congress might well boost their sagging public approval ratings a bit by refraining from political gamesmanship on the war at least until then.
Their gamesmanship got him sent off and Reuben's out for three games which is disappointing but he has got to learn from that.
The decision clearly angered Warnock who accused Johnson of gamesmanship and called for Gallagher to retire.
Elleray, one of England's most high-profile officials before his retirement in 2003, was disappointed by the levels of simulation and gamesmanship at the World Cup in Germany.
After Paul McGinley withdrew with a knee injury he then discovered he had been accused of gamesmanship by playing partner Ferrie, one of his rivals for a Ryder Cup place this September.
This fundamental budget reform proposal will take the politics, guesswork and political gamesmanship out of VA health care.
He reasonably dings NCLB for the tests the states use, for the crudeness of the adequate yearly progress (AYP) determination, and for the gamesmanship allowed in state AYP timelines.