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  • adjective sports Occurring in the second half
  • noun Alternative spelling of second half.


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  • Surging onto the floor to call a second-half timeout, WSU coach Ken Bone slipped and fell to the Hec Edmundson Pavilion deck, maybe the most celebrated pratfall in Seattle since Tommy Lasorda's keister hit the third-base coach's box at the 2001 All-Star Game at Safeco Field.

    The Seattle Times 2012

  • MELBOURNE—Upscale Australian department store operator David Jones Ltd. reported Wednesday an 11% drop in second-half profit and flagged tough trading conditions ahead in a further sign of stress across the country's retail sector.

    David Jones Profit Falls 11% Gavin Lower 2011

  • The Giants had the second-toughest second-half schedule, their four wins came on the road and the regular season's last loss was by just three points to the 16-0 Patriots—and set the stage for their title-game upset.

    A Study in Second Halves Aditi Kinkhabwala 2011

  • Prior to their Week 5 bye, the Dolphins could only muster 92 second-half yards with Moore under center in a 26-16 loss to San Diego.

    Statistics Can't Explain Jets' Recent Losses to Miami Michael Salfino 2011

  • In six of the last eight years, the Giants have had one of the five toughest second-half schedules in the league.

    A Study in Second Halves Aditi Kinkhabwala 2011

  • But for locals, it appears there's more to cheer about than Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez's game-ending strikeout, or the Dallas Cowboys' second-half collapse against the Lions last Sunday.

    Detroit's Engine Roars on Signs of Turnaround Joseph B. White 2011

  • The company, which competes with Myer Holdings Ltd., said second-half net profit in the period ending July 30 fell to 62.4 million Australian dollars US$64 million, from A$70.3 million a year earlier, a reversal of gains in the first six months, when net profit rose 5.2% to A$105.7 million, from A$100.5 million.

    David Jones Profit Falls 11% Gavin Lower 2011

  • Reuters New York Giants players Still, the schedule lends credence to Coughlin's insistence that there's no trend to his teams' second-half swoons, just coincidence, and that maybe there's something a tad pat in the idea of an inevitable Giants "collapse."

    A Study in Second Halves Aditi Kinkhabwala 2011

  • But Carnival warned that higher fuel prices and soft bookings for the southern Europe and U.K. markets would hurt its second-half earnings, though it expected sequential improvement for its North American brands.

    Carnival Net Rises 2.6% Maxwell Murphy 2011

  • Maybe It's the Schedule The records and strength-of-schedule rank of the Giants' first- and second-half foes:

    A Study in Second Halves Aditi Kinkhabwala 2011


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