If the idea is to make it tougher for the wild card
to advance and still have enough time to get in an extra playoff round (sorry, one game does not constitute a playoff round) the solution is obvious (and more profitable than the status quo): a two-out-of-three series starting the day after the regular season ends at the home of Wild Card
Even if Leeds beat wild card
semi-final opponents Saracens, they would drop out of the final - which has a Heineken Cup place as its prize - with Saracens progressing as a lucky loser.
The two finalists in the event - to be played on grass before Wimbledon qualifying begins - will earn the wild cards
to the third grand slam of the year at the All England Club.
Last year's surprise finalist Somdev Devvarman, seasoned Rohan Bopanna and current Australian Open junior champion Yuki Bhambri have been given singles wild cards
along with Carlos Moya.
The Wild Card
is likely to go to whoever finishes second in the Central," says Peter Childs, Odds Maker, Sportsbook.
American Taylor Dent and Indian doubles star Mahesh Bhupathi have been given wild cards
for the ATP Indian Open championships starting in Madras on New Year's Day.
Becker, who is in semi-retirement but had hinted he might still accept a wild card
, was beaten 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 by fellow German and world number101, Hendrik Dreekmann.
27, 2002 can now visit and stay more affordably than ever with the new 3-for-1 Wild Card
Vacation Package, offered by three of Williamsburg's most popular vacation destinations.
And although the Dodgers won home-field advantage in last week's flips in the event of a one-game playoff against either San Diego or San Francisco to determine the division winner, they lost this one to Philadelphia, meaning they would have to travel to Citizens Bank Park if they finished tied with the Phillies for the wild card
iEntertainment Network (Nasdaq: IENTC), formerly known as Interactive Magic and a leading provider and operator of worldwide Internet entertainment communities, announced today its launch of five new Internet Wild Card
Games including Bridge, Pinochle, Hearts, Spades and Rummy.
It's funny, I was talking to Garret (Anderson) the other day about how every year, the team that wins the wild card
seems to win the World Series,'' Figgins said.
Hickok indicated the wild card
in the economic deck for the remainder of 1999 is the potential Y2K impact.
But Querrey received the highest honor of his brief professional career when the USTA selected the Thousand Oaks High graduate as one of seven American men to receive a wild card
into the singles main draw of next week's U.
277 from Sheffield, who earlier justified his wild card
at Queen's by beating Christophe Rochus in three sets.
Under the contract, Wild Card
Software will provide Interactive Magic with five new card games (bridge, pinochle, hearts, spades and rummy) for the iMagic Entertainment Network (iEN) and the GameHub, which is the preferred provider of online games for AT&T WorldNet's 1.