Wild Card

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Any unpredictable factor or unknown in a data set or series of domains
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Sports medicine A playoff slot for a person or team that didn’t qualify for the playoffs during regular season
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Moreover, why should a division champ possibly have to "re-defeat" an advancing wild card team (in the League Championship Series) that it already had bested during the regular season?
BRITISH players will have to battle through a new play-off system to earn a valuable Wimbledon wild card this year.
Somdev has also received a doubles wild card and will figure in the draw with Sanam Singh.
277 from Sheffield, who earlier justified his wild card at Queen's by beating Christophe Rochus in three sets.
The winner of the tournament, which runs today through July 23, also receives a wild card into the qualifying draw of the WTA Cellular South Cup in Memphis in February.
The other four wild cards are Chris Wilkinson, Andrew Richardson, Mark Petchey and Danny Sapsford .
The Wild Cards campaign is one of several projects that Media Synergy is developing for NGI.
At this point it would take a near miracle for Rancho Cucamonga (30-29, 58-71) to pass Lancaster for the wild card, but the Quakes could eliminate the JetHawks from postseason play by overtaking High Desert in a second-half title race.
It's the scourge of the wild card, the price paid for putting a few more butts in September seats, a few more hands in control of October remote controls.
Several local teams are involved in Wednesday's wild cards, including Providence at AGBU, and Santa Clarita Christian at Flintridge Prep of Van Nuys.
Wild cards might go solely or mostly to IMG clients.
Palmdale's and Littlerock's boys' teams, which shared the Golden League title, also will play wild cards, contests usually set for first-round qualifying.