Willingness to take risks, as in His sporting blood won't let him stay away from the races. This idiom uses sporting in the sense of “associated with gambling.”
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Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
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In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
Louis pressed his father's hand to his lips; that hand which was hardly washed from the stain of Wharton's blood!
Blood-streaked sputum is strongly suggestive of tuberculosis, and is more common in the early stages than later.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd