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The Wildcats lost by two to the Wolverines last month — one of only two Michigan games this season decided by single digits — but this one was no contest. Noah Trister, The Seattle Times, "No. 2 Michigan now 17-0 after 80-60 win over Northwestern," 13 Jan. 2019 But the popularity online and race to attract younger fans is no contest, as social media has helped the NBA build a sizable advantage over other leagues. Rick Maese,, "NBA Twitter: A sports bar that doesn't close, where the stars pull up a seat next to you," 31 May 2018 Max Harris agrees to plead no contest in exchange for a six-year term. Fox News, "The Latest: Raw emotions during sentencing in warehouse fire," 9 Aug. 2018 The fighter amassed a 12-win, 9-loss record during his UFC career, with one fight ending in a no contest. Fox News, "Denver police pursuing former UFC fighter after his latest knockout," 7 Sep. 2018 Last week, a Florida court accepted Ray’s pleas of no contest to the driving charge and guilty to the felony possession. Nancy Kruh,, "Michael Ray Puts a New Kind of Cool on His Second Album: It's About Being 'Vulnerable'," 25 June 2018 Billie Jarrard’s license will also be suspended for six months after his lawyers entered a plea of no contest on his behalf at the Orange County Courthouse. Michael Williams,, "Fallen deputy's mother calls for tougher fatal-crash penalties: 'I'm ready to do what I need to do'," 5 June 2018 The two were in a relationship, Kischnick stipulated in his plea last month of no contest — treated as a guilty plea at sentencing — before 52-2 District Judge Kelley Kostin in Clarkston. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Fired Troy city manager sentenced to probation, fines, counseling for shoving coworker," 21 May 2018 Green, 41, entered an Alford plea of no contest on one count of criminal damage to property and one count of disorderly conduct on Thursday. Jeff Bollier, USA TODAY, "Former Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green has child abuse charge dismissed," 20 Apr. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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