Wild Card

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Any unpredictable factor or unknown in a data set or series of domains
Informatics An alphanumeric keyboard character—e.g., asterisk—which can stand for any character, a wide range of characters, no character, or a question mark
Sports medicine A playoff slot for a person or team that didn’t qualify for the playoffs during regular season
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It certainly isn't unheard of for a wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.
Jordan Ashegian also scored for host Milken (15-3-3) in the wild-card victory.
Clarke's victory in Holland on Sunday propelled him to the top of the wild-card betting but the Irishman had been playing like a lemon for much of the year.
The deadline for applications from teams in countries ranked in the top 12 is next Monday, meaning competition for a wild-card will intensify as this week goes on.
Stunningly, after the 2006 Dodgers went into the final week trailing in the division and wild-card standings and with little going for them beyond a knack for defying linear-thinking prognosticators, they finish the season as the hottest team in all of ball.
AFC Central: Winners Jacksonville Jaguars will host a wild-card game.
Meanwhile, the league office held another coin flip to determine the site of a potential one-game playoff for the wild-card.
Entering Saturday's game, the Angels trailed the A's by 5 1/2 games for first place in the AL West but also trailed the Twins by the same number for the lead in the wild-card race.
Sam Querrey has taken advantage of several wild-card entries this year to compete against some of the world's best players in ATP Masters Series events, even knocking off a few along the way.
San Gabriel's Morgan Ma scored 15 points Thursday in a 53-48 wild-card victory at Hoover of Glendale.
I-AA first-round game against the winner of tonight's Valencia/Paramount wild-card game.
against the San Gabriel-Hoover of Glendale wild-card winner.