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In other words, the Orioles are losing the head games, too. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Schmuck: During season on the brink, Orioles are losing the head games, too," 14 July 2018 Over the past three seasons, Eastern Conference teams were 24, 42 and 14 games under .500 in head-to-head games against the West. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Finally Free From LeBron’s Reign, the N.B.A. East Has No Reason to Change," 5 July 2018 The team still has about half of its head-to-head games against Boston and New York left. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Far out of the pennant race, Orioles still might have a say in who wins it," 10 July 2018 If Germany and Sweden both win 1-0, head-to-head results would break the tie atop the table, again sending the two European teams on and Mexico home, based on goals scored in head-to-head games among the three. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless," 24 June 2018 In five head-to-head games during the regular season and playoffs, the Rockets have held Curry below his scoring average, FG% and 3P%. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "After Being Held in Check in Houston, Stephen Curry Eyes Breakthrough in Return to Oakland," 19 May 2018 Her tiny pad quickly becomes a Thunderdome of crackling squabbles, barbs and a head game that leaves the Lothario Sam a hapless mess. Josh Wolk, New York Times, "‘Cheers’ Said Goodbye 25 Years Ago: Raise a Toast With These 9 Essential Episodes," 18 May 2018 Draymond needs to keep his head in the game, and out of the head games. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "Can the Warriors win without Steph Curry?," 12 Apr. 2018 Milwaukee and the Heat are tied right now for the sixth seed (the Heat are the sixth seed on tie-breaker of head-to-head games). Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Riley says in book LeBron wanted him to coach after 'Bumpgate'," 9 Apr. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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