• And you needn't stop there: Both No. 10 and No. 12 seeds that pull first round upsets have a 50% chance of winning in round two.

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  • Historically, No. 10 and No. 12 seeds that pull first-round upsets also win in the second round nearly half the time.

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  • They are a team who, when they have not performed well one week, can turn round and pull out a blinder the next.

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  • The RNLI's Exmouth inshore lifeboat was launched, but the crew of the Wavelet managed to turn the yacht round and pull the unconscious man from the sea, a Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said.

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  • Meanwhile Anna Kournikova may have to pull out of Thursday's second round match against fellow Russian Nadia Petrova.

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  • "Whether it is a high water level or low, the Merced River flows year round and the current can pull anybody in, " said Gediman.


  • But Belgium's Xavier Malisse was forced to pull out of the eight-man round-robin tournament after retiring with a leg injury against Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean .

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  • James Harden scored 31 points and sank seven 3-pointers while fighting flu-like symptoms, and the Rockets beat Oklahoma City 107-100 Wednesday night to pull within 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.

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  • Harden scored 31 points and sank seven 3-pointers while fighting flu-like symptoms, and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 Wednesday night to pull within 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.

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  • The vice-president is presented as a sort of Madame Lafarge, stage-managing the decision to pull out of Kyoto, and pushing for the third round of tax cuts that Mr O'Neill opposed.

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  • During each round, players will have the ability to pull off a special move such as a back flip or kick flip to hit their opponent and literally knock a bunch of gold coins out of him.

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  • So the next couple of months are Mr Cardoso's last chance to pull in the party leaders and to plead for one last round of reform before the mud-slinging, and the demands for pre-election handouts, begin.

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  • After more rain delayed the start of the Hampshire innings, Jimmy Adams then departed to the first ball of the third over, to a skied pull off Mitch Claydon well caught by Ian Blackwell, running round from short fine leg.

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  • This is no small task and will provoke discomfort all around, but the CIOs and CTOs who pull this off will transform their role in their companies and help win the next round in the marketplace.

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  • The new round of street turmoil in Spain and Greece may mean that Europe needs to pull another rabbit out of the hat over the next two months.

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  • One of the 20 losing clubs in the FA Cup second round are to be given a second chance, following Manchester United's decision to pull out.

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  • "With this team, if we'd lost in the second round, nobody would've been surprised, so this is a great feeling to pull this thing off, " said Boeheim, who now has four Final Fours, the 2003 national title and those 920 career victories on his resume.

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  • Dwyane Wade scored 21 points, LeBron James finished with 19 and the Heat used a frantic start to the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Bucks 98-86 in Game 2 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series on Tuesday night.

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