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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sporting \Sport"ing\, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] Sporting book, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley. Sporting house, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers, and the like. Sporting man, one who practices field sports; also, a horse racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like. Sporting plant (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very different, character from that of the rest of the plant. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]