Number 5 in Sports

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The number of players in the starting lineup for a basketball team: shooting guard, point guard, center, small forward and power forward.

The jersey numbers most commonly worn by starting defenders in soccer: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.

A hole in golf course is either par-3, par-4 or par-5.

In table tennis (or ping pong), the players change service after every 5 points; i.e. when the sum of scores in each game is a multiple of 5.

A 5-yard penalty for an offside attempt by each side in an NFL (National Football League) game.

“Nickel” scheme is a popular defensive football scheme proposed against the passing game of the offensive side, which has 5 defensive linebackers and 2 linemen. Other popular schemes are: 3-4, 4-3 and “dime”.

The standard weight of a professional baseball: 5 to 5¼ ounces.

The number of finger holes in a 10-pin bowling ball is 3 (for the ring, middle finger and the thumb). A 5-pin bowling ball has no holes.

The number of rings of different colors in the Olympic Games symbol: blue, yellow, black, green and red (from left to right), representing 5 major inhabited continents in the world: Africa, America (North and South), Asia, Australia (& Oceania) and Europe.

5 - 5¼

The standard weight of a professional baseball: 5 to 5¼ ounces.

5½ - 5¾

The standard weight of a professional field hockey ball: 5½ to 5¾ ounces.

5.5

For a “goal kick” in a soccer game, the ball is centered at 5.5 meters (6 yards) from the goal line.

52/3  (or 5.666...)

The height (feet) off the ground of the bull’s-eye on a dartboard (5 feet 8 inches = 68 inches = 172.72 cm, centimeters).