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Encyclopedia > Penalty box
The penalty boxes in this ice hockey game are shown here. The one on the left is occupied while the one on the right is vacant.
The penalty boxes in this ice hockey game are shown here. The one on the left is occupied while the one on the right is vacant.

The penalty box (commonly called the sin bin or bin) is the area in ice hockey and rugby where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty. Teams are generally not allowed to replace players who have been sent to the penalty box. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 622 KB)Penalty box File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 622 KB)Penalty box File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Rugby football, as a catch-all term, may refer to two related but separate team sports: rugby league and rugby union. ...


In ice hockey a period in the box occurs for all penalties, unless the penalty is a misconduct penalty. If three or more players are serving penalties at once, the team will continue playing with three on the ice but will not be allowed to use the players in the box until their penalties expire. A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behaviour. ...


In both codes of rugby, only penalties involving violent play, dangerous play, professional fouls or repetitive commission of a specific offence result in a sin binning. The referee usually signals such infringements by displaying a yellow card (though this is not used in Australian rugby league). Often, if a team is committing one offence repeatedly, the referee will warn the captain that the next time they commit that offence, the player responsible will be sent to the bin . For the most serious offences and for misconduct that is being repeated and not deterred by use of the sin bin, the referee may send off players, who take no further part in the game and leave their team a player short. In sports, a professional foul is a deliberate act of foul play, usually to prevent an opponent scoring. ... A football (soccer) player is cautioned by a referee A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ... A yellow card is used in many sports as a means of cautioning a player regarding their conduct, or indicating that a player is to receive a certain level of punishment. ... Rugby league is a team sport, played by teams of 13 players per side (usually plus 4 substitutes). ... A red card is used in many sports as a means of indicating that a player has received a certain level of punishment, typically that they have been sent off (expelled from the game). ...


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Penalty box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (487 words)
The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin or bin) is the area in ice hockey, rugby football and some other sports where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty, for an offence not severe enough to merit outright expulsion from the contest.
In ice hockey a period in the box occurs for all penalties, unless the infraction is a misconduct penalty or has resulted in the awarding of a penalty shot.
Goaltenders never go to the penalty box, and would either have their penalty time served by proxy or (in the case of a 5-minute major penalty) face a penalty shot.
penalty: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (823 words)
Penalties are often imposed for prepaying a loan (Prepayment Penalty), failing to complete a contract sale, or breaking a lease; penalties are not tax deductible.
Pecuniary penalties are frequently negotiated in construction contracts, in the event that the project is not completed by the specified date.
getting a Penalty kick (football)/(soccer) gets a "reward" for the other team's rule infraction, or refers to the tiebreak procedure where there has been no rule infraction, and there is neither a punishment nor a reward.
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