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  • In 50 years of ball-watching, I have never seen a player (a) be more selfish; and (b) do less to get his teammates involved.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: For the Love of Jimmer

  • ` ` You can't ball-watch and Allen struggles ball-watching sometimes.

  • Everybody has their eyes and I've been ball-watching KG.

    National Basketball Association - Timberwolves vs. Suns

  • Then there was Sydney, when Watson wanted a second run and Hughes didn't and a ball-watching Watson ended up at the same end as his stationary partner before trudging off for what was almost a run-a-ball 38. | Top Stories

  • Kilmarnock started the second half with a greater sense of urgency and were presented with an opportunity when Jamie Hamill ghosted in behind a ball-watching Steven Naismith inside the

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  • Sehwag was similarly caught ball-watching instead of checking Tendulkar's run, with the result that when Al Hasan threw the ball to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, India's two most feared batsmen were standing rather awkwardly together at the same end.

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  • Clarke was ball-watching but Warner was most at fault as he probably would have made his ground had he kept going. | Top Stories

  • Another German-American, Williams's inability to connect with the forwards out of his midfield spot undermined the U.S. attack, and his ball-watching nearly led to a Benzema goal in the 55th minute.

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  • "Ireland took their opportunities in our 22 and that is an area we have to look at in our own game, scanning the defensive line and looking for openings not ball-watching," said Flutey.

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  • Arsenal head to Spain with a chance of progressing to the semi-finals after fighting back to 2-2 from 2-0 down when Barcelona had dominated for the first part of the match, leaving the Gunners ball-watching for large spells.



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  • Soccer jargon: usually used pejoratively to describe the behaviour of a player who is focussing solely on the ball and has reduced awareness of 'off the ball' player movement. May apply to other sports.

    November 3, 2013