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 for Sporting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sporting \Sport"ing\, a.
     Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports;
     exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that
     which, sports.
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     Sporting book, a book containing a record of bets, gambling
        operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley.
  
     Sporting house, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers,
        and the like.
  
     Sporting man, one who practices field sports; also, a horse
        racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.
  
     Sporting plant (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or
        offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very
        different, character from that of the rest of the plant.
        --Darwin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sport \Sport\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sporting.]
     1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
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              [Fish], sporting with quick glance,
              Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be
        given to betting, as upon races.
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     3. To trifle. "He sports with his own life." --Tillotson.
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     4. (Bot. & Zool.) To assume suddenly a new and different
        character from the rest of the plant or from the type of
        the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal.
        See Sport, n., 6. --Darwin.
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     Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sporting
      adj 1: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a
             clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement";
             "sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: clean, sporting,
             sporty, sportsmanlike]
      2: relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting
         equipment"
      3: involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting
         chance"; "sporting blood"
      4: preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games
         of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-
         playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents
         and their ladies" [syn: dissipated, betting, card-
         playing, sporting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "sporting":
     acrobatic, agonistic, athletic, betting, cardsharping,
     casting lots, chase, chevy, chivy, coursing, cynegetics,
     fair-minded, falconry, fox hunting, gambling, gaming, gunning,
     gymnastic, hawking, hazarding, hunt, hunting, palaestral, play,
     playing, risking, shikar, shooting, sortition, speculation, sport,
     sports, sportsmanlike, sportsmanly, square-dealing,
     square-shooting, staking, stalking, still hunt, venery, wagering
  
  

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