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sudden death

mod. having to do with something short, quick, and decisive. The game ended in a sudden death playoff.
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With Birmingham playing only Paulina Barrios, Alison Cliff, Siripan Laohatongtip, Vento, Nurenda and Brown in the field the entire match, fatigue began to take its toll on the Patriots with each passing three-minute, sudden-death period.
However, it took only a minute of sudden-death for sevens legend Serevi to touch down which knocked England out.
The top two from each pool would proceed to a Super Eight phase from which the top four would advance to the sudden-death semi-finals.
The kicks then became sudden-death and Blues and Pontypridd scrum-half Rhys Downes was the first to miss.
But after neither team could produce the golden goal in the first three extra three-minute periods, Murrieta Valley's Megan Guerts finally scored a 6-on-5 goal with 1:10 remaining in the fourth sudden-death frame to lift the Nighthawks to an emotional 11-10 victory at Woollett Aquatic Center.
Baxter missed one dart at bullseye for victory in the final set before missing two more at double eight in the sudden-death leg, before double top put van Barneveld through.
Croatia's Mario Ancic beat Greg Rusedski 11-9 in the Superset Tennis sudden-death shoot-out final.
5 (After sudden-death overtime) JON PELLE scored four goals in Cardiff Devils remarkable Elite League ice hockey victory against Nottingham Panthers last night.
However, UCLA' s Justin Johnson evened the score again with 41 seconds remaining, and Bruins goalie Chay Lapin preserved the tie by blocking a shot from Hale in the closing seconds to send the game to sudden-death play.
ISLWYN'S Robert Weale, the `Quiet Assassin' won a sudden-death shoot-out to see off Australia's Brett Wilkie to reach the semi-finals of the pounds 40,000 H J Hall Welsh International Masters bowls tournament at Llanelli.
WALES stunned Australia with a sudden-death leg victory to win through to the final of the World Cup of Darts.
Thomas Hale's sudden-death goal Saturday lifted top-ranked USC to an 8-7 men's water polo triumph over No.
In a sudden-death play-off against Ireland's John Dwyer, one of Barnett's putts hovered on the lip of the hole - but stayed above ground.
The game then moved into a sudden-death overtime, setting up de Nigris' heroics.