home field advantage


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home field advantage

Sports medicine A phenomenon in which a baseball–or other–team playing competitive sports has a slight winning edge over the visiting team, which is attributed to psychological factors, but may be linked to interruption of circadian rhythm or jet lag, especially in teams traveling west → east
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Despite losing wide receiver Josh Gordon mid-season and not getting home field advantage in the playoffs, the Patriots made short work of the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round.
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Swifts are coming off an emphatic victory over Cutsyke Raiders and will undoubtedly cherish their home field advantage.
Washington, Feb 5 ( ANI ): A research on sports and athletic competition has found out that there is scientific support for the idea of a "home field advantage" for athletes.
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Apart from home field advantage, Sri Lanka have the edge in big-match experience, although that hasn't helped them in the past.
For Major League Baseball, the problem is that they've tied the game's outcome to home field advantage in the World Series.
There was some grumbling about Oregon-based athletes having a home field advantage, and Nike's ubiquity in Eugene may give rise to concerns about the sport becoming too closely tied to a single sponsor.
There were four themes targeted in this research: the impact of fan support, perceptions of the home field advantage, the importance of pre-event rituals, and perceptions of attributes that lead to athletic success.
The game was played in Tehran's Azadi Stadium, which gave Iran home field advantage. But the biggest advantage of the game was handed to Iran in the very first minute when a Bahraini defender, Rashed Al-Hooti, was red-carded.