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A line across a football or hockey field at or near its end, on which the goal is placed or which acts as the boundary beyond which a try or touchdown is scored.
- ‘This one play illustrated Owens' multiple gifts: his great hands, his terrific speed, his amazing strength and his nose for the goal line.’
- ‘I believe that for serious fouls, whether the ball crosses the goal line, offsides and handball there should be a 4th official available.’
- ‘UBC won the field position battle, pinning SFU near their own goal line on more than one occasion in the first half.’
- ‘The Cowboys returned it down near the goal line and then scored, giving them a 27-17 lead.’
- ‘Buckhalter reached over the goal line with the ball extended as he leaped across the corner pylon.’
- ‘Since the play involved the goal line, it probably was reviewable.’
- ‘Michigan State's Javon Ringer dives across the goal line to score during the first quarter against Hawaii in East Lansing, Michigan, Saturday.’
- ‘The only useful use of Galileo is to make certain whether or not the football crossed the goal line!’
- ‘His excellent awareness of where he is on the field enables him to keep balls at the goal line in play without stepping into the end zone.’
- ‘He says he will consider going for field goals near the goal line more often.’
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