In American football, when a defender catches a forward pass from the offense, it is called an interception.
In basketball, the two types of defense a team mostly plays are called man-to-man and zone. The man-to-man defense is where the responsibility of a player on defense is to guard a player on the offense. In the zone defense, the responsibility of the player on defense is to patrol a specific area, or zone, of the court. Click on the 'Zone Defense' link on this page to read an article to learn more.
Rover the one in the middle of the defense
The Safety is a defensive player who is usually positioned towards the back of the defense. Usually it is their job to monitor the receivers and try to intercept passes thrown to receivers or tackle receivers once they have the ball.
A point guard is so named in the game of basketball because they are the first measure of defense. The point guard is usually the player that is closest to the opposing team. This player works defense and shoots for baskets whenever possible.
The zone and player-to-player
It is called defensive offsides. If the defensive player enters the neutral zone and makes contact with an opponent before the ball is snapped, it is called encroachment.
You can intecept the ball whenever you can as long as you don't foul them. If yuio don't push, reach or hit the player you can try to intercept it.
the zone and player-player!
The player who plays down the middle. This player plays offense and defense in which he is constantly running up and down the pitch. This player's main role is to feed the ball to the strikers to score.