match·​up | \ ˈmach-ˌəp How to pronounce matchup (audio) \

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a boxing matchup that promises to be a sportswriter's dream

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The former Chicago Bears stud has not found paydirt in either game to start the season and has a paltry 11.1 PPR points combined in favorable matchups with the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. Frankie Taddeo,, "Fantasy Football 2019: Week 3 Players You Can Drop," 17 Sep. 2019 Picking up those three states, for example, would offset the loss of Wisconsin, where polls show Trump trailing in potential head-to-head matchups. NBC News, "Trump in New Mexico: 'Who do you love more — the country, or Hispanics?'," 17 Sep. 2019 Hingham 18, Abington 10— Zach Kelleher and Owen O’Brien each scored a rushing touchdown as the Harbormen blanked the Green Wave in a nonleague matchup., "Central Catholic sophomore quarterback Ayden Pereira was cool under pressure in his debut against Springfield Central.," 15 Sep. 2019 The Cowboys have matched up well against the Redskins in recent matchups, winning five of the last six meetings and going 6-3 ATS in their previous nine contests. Marcus Mosher, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins odds, picks and best bets [UPDATED]," 15 Sep. 2019 Southington beat Conard on the road in a CCC West matchup. Staff Reports,, "HS football: Simsbury edges Hall 9-3 in OT; Enfield tops East Hartford 42-41," 14 Sep. 2019 In a matchup littered with Division I prospects, there were plenty of miscues to go around at JeffCo’s NAAC Stadium, including four second-half turnovers. Marco Cummings, The Denver Post, "Gavin Sawchuk scores twice to power Valor Christian past Pomona," 13 Sep. 2019 Heading into a matchup with Katella, a team that had won 22 consecutive games in the regular season, the Vikings marched onto the field at Glover Stadium led by a single percussionist. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Marina football uses six defensive turnovers to upset Katella," 13 Sep. 2019 And just in time: Georgia will host Notre Dame next Saturday in a matchup set to echo across the Bowl Subdivision in the race for the College Football Playoff. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Winners and losers from Week 3 in college football are led by Notre Dame and Georgia," 13 Sep. 2019

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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