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Ted, ditto on many of the comments. My take and may be redundent, but here is my nickles worth:
- focus on the players animating the scene. Get it so you can see "the whites of their eyes" because it is the doorway to the soul of the athlete. Need to see the face(es).
- Get rid of dead weight surrounding the action. If the background does not add to the action, then go f/2.8. Then crop tight if it will help add to the drama of the action.
- Sharp! Sharp!! Sharp!!! unless you are creating a sense of motion for fast moving sports, then sharp on the face with a pan.
- Again, focus on the facial expressions of the athletes while in action capturing the action while getting rid of the background action, unless it elevates the drama of the moment...Make me feel the athletes pain, stress, capture the defining moment (don't be afraid to machine gun your camera...that defining moment happens sooo f'ing fast!)
Good luck, and accept CC if you ask it. It is the only way to improve, fine tune, and figure out what the audience to your photos like.