Basket Ball

Basket ball The objective of the game was to throw the basketball
into the fruit baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony.
Every time a point was scored, the game was halted so
the janitor could bring out a ladder and retrieve the ball.
After a while, the bottoms of the fruit baskets were removed.
The first public basketball game was played in Springfield,
Massachusetts, on March 11, 1892. It consisted of peach baskets and
a soccer style ball, published 13 rules for the new game,  Spalding to make.[9][10]
The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands.
A player cannot run with the ball, the player must throw
it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made
for a man who catches the ball when running at good speed.
The ball must be held in or between the hands,
the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping or striking in
any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed.
The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul,
the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made,
or if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game, no substitute.
A foul is striking the ball with the fist, violation of rules 3 and 4, and
such as described in rule 5.If either side makes three
consecutive fouls it shall count a goal for opponents.
A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or
batted from grounds into the basket and stays there.
If the ball rests on the edge and the opponent moves the
basket it shall count as a goal.
When the ball goes out of bounds it shall be thrown
into the field and played by the person first touching it.
In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field.
The “thrower-in” is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer
it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying
the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.
The umpire shall be the judge of the men and shall note
the fouls, and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made.
The referee shall be the judge of the ball and shall decide
when the ball is in play, in-bounds, and to which side it
belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has
been made and keep account of the goals with any other
duties that are usually performed by a referee.
The time shall be fifteen-minute halves, with five-minute
rests between.
The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner.
In the case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made
Basket ball

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