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rookie in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrookierook‧ie /ˈrʊki/ noun [countable]  1 especially American EnglishBOEXPERIENCED# someone who has just started doing a job and has little experience rookie cops2 American EnglishDSEXPERIENCED# someone who is in their first year of playing a professional sport
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rookieAnd how do you shout for a rookie called Elvis Grbac?Don't be too hard on the guy, he's just a rookie.He told the umpires that they were treating him like he was a rookie.a rookie copa rookie radio reporterHe will need to keep his eye on the ball during an opening match against rookie Peter Ebdon.But Mutch and Bull, 300 goals between them, fired blanks all afternoon and rookie Hoult was in sharp form anyway.Heath Shuler started the game and rookie Danny Wuerffel finished it.Faulk and other would-be seniors, meantime, have enjoyed fine rookie seasons.Mariucci is the first rookie coach in NFL history to win 11 games in a row.Third-place Robbie Buhl, one of four rookie Indy-car drivers to occupy the first four finishing positions, was down 2 laps.Lisa Hackney is the LPGA's Rookie of the Year.They lost in overtime to a field goal by Pete Stoyanovich, Miami's rookie kicker.It was rookie coach, Ray Rhodes, who got the most credit for keeping the team in check.