A sport score is an abstract unit of measurement, often measured in points, that indicates relative performance in a sporting contest. Scores can be scored in many ways, including points, penalties, distance, and duration. In most games, the best score is the one that represents the best performance by the competing athletes.
Some sports use a perfect score, while others feature more complex scoring procedures. In sports with points-based scoring, an athlete may score two runs, while a field goal in basketball is a common two-point attempt.
Other sports include height scoring, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, and long jump. Each of these can be measured in a different way, however.
One interesting tidbit is that a score can be determined without actually knowing the players involved. Some sports even employ the use of judges’ scorecards. This means that the score can be calculated based on a judge’s estimation.
The scoring of a game can vary modestly over time. Some examples include the ‘warming up’ and ‘warming down’ processes seen in NBA and football games, respectively.
There are some unique and complicated scoring procedures in rugby and cricket. In esports, the scoring conventions are a little more ambiguous. In mixed martial arts, there are ten mandatory points for winning, while in hockey, the number of points awarded for a team to win is based on a tiebreaker.
The scoring of a game can also be measured by the amount of time spent on it. In most sports, the length of a game is limited by the amount of time the clock permits. In some games, the time between each event is measured in seconds.