ball boy

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a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players

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Many sent well-wishes to the ball boy, who was sat on his stool near the line, before being pulled on to the pitch by the steward.
Speaking to Mail Today, an official of a state association hosting World Cup games said that the ICC had informed the BCCI that there would be no ball boys and the same message was passed to the associations by the BCCI.
Toon boss Alan Pardew said: "I know Jose has had a little moan about the ball boys and stuff like that, but I think that's a bit harsh.
The ball boys had infuriated Chelsea players all afternoon with their wayward returns to kill time and Azpilicueta lost patience.
Having read those quotes, former Vetch ball boy Alex Jones contacted us claiming to have Thomas' shorts and we organised an emotional reunion.
An FA statement read: "It is alleged that Hazard's behaviour in relation to a Swansea ball boy, for which the player was dismissed in the 78th minute, constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient.
UP until this week, I knew nothing about the existence of, or associated responsibilities of a ball boy and/or football mascot.
But the Swans famous victory and passage to a first major final in their centenary year was over-shadowed by the row that followed the sending off of Chelsea's Eden Hazard for kicking a ball boy at Swansea.
A LUCKY teenager is a step closer to fulfilling his dream of becoming a ball boy for the world's greatest tennis players.
The controversial Blackburn Rovers striker was interviewed by the police after a ball boy claimed the Senegal star racially abused him.
FORMER Liverpool player El-Hadji Diouf was at the centre of fresh controversy after an Everton ball boy alleged the Blackburn Rovers winger made racist comments towards him during yesterday's match at Goodison.
The character in the Ball Boy story was called Henry Thierry, was French, wore a red football jersey, and had a shaved head.
The ball boy stationed in foul territory in the third base area thought it was a foul ball and fielded it.
RAFA NADAL sparked outrage this week when he asked a ball boy to put rubbish into a bin he was sitting closer to.