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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Naismith, James 1861-1939. Canadian-born American sports educator who originated the game of basketball (1891).

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  • n. United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)

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  • The Genealogue: Basketball Rules in Naismith Family skip to main skip to sidebar

    Basketball Rules in Naismith Family

  • But Margaret totally stole my very first favorite mother – Cordelia Naismith from the Vorkosigan novels by Lois McMaster Bujold – so I’m going to put my second favorite mother as Mrs. Murray from A Wrinkle in Time.

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  • Taurasi, who was recently named the Naismith Player of the Year for the second straight time, shot 9-of-21 from the floor and grabbed five rebounds.

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  • Sue Bird, who was named the Naismith Player of the Year earlier in the day, led a balanced attack with 22 points for Connecticut, which advanced to the

    NCAA Women's Basketball - Iowa vs. Connecticut

  • Several members of the Naismith family attended the ceremony, held on what is now known as Naismith Green.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • Then she moved on to one-up her coaching opponent, Joey Meyer, by reminding him of how his father - Ray, of DePaul prominence - had befriended her when they met years ago as members of a certain little fraternity called the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of

    NYT > Home Page

  • It was proposed that this new game be called Naismith ball, but, being modest, he rejected the idea and the game came to be known as basketball.

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  • Steven Naismith is maybe another exception but others are difficult to find and to hold up a talent such as Naismith highlights just how bad a state the game is in.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • Ian Naismith, head of pensions market development for Scottish Widows, said although more people were saving adequate amounts towards retirement in the public sector, and the changes will still leave them with reasonable pensions, those in the private sector who are saving towards retirement are contributing a bigger proportion of their earnings — 9.7% compared to 9.3%.

    Pensions: the public sector is in denial

  • Abdul-Jabbar Naismith UCLA (1967-69) Bucks (1971), Lakers (5x)

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