I have seen clear used as a noun in a number of different sports.
The Gladiators excelled on clears all afternoon, particularly buckling down any time the Seahawks made their way into the circle. (hockey)
North Carolina’s 9-0 run in the second half was assisted in part by a 10-man ride that seemed to cause problems for the Great Danes, who failed on four of eight clears in the third quarter. (lacrosse)
On defense Akers retreated time and again to make crucial clears. (soccer)
YouTube explanations confused me with seemingly conflicted information. Dictionaries seem to be lagging behind. Some dictionaries don't even list clear as a noun. Merriam Webster has an entry:
a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton
This definition is clear but doesn't seem applicable in some other sports. What does clear mean in the context(s) of sports?