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  • s  being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
    a second-string pitcher

  • The latest outrage came from second-string TV personality and self-appointed social commentator Pascal Sevran, whose recently published book included the obscenely racist idea that .
  • Or picture Tiger Woods shunning the PGA and all the major championships to star in the second-string Nationwide Tour.
  • The brothers Jonas, in case you've missed them, comprise Joe, the junior Mick Jagger of the group; Kevin, guitarist and second-string show pony; and Nick, the cute, sensitive .
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  • Soccer-Italy concede two late goals, held by Haiti
    RIO DE JANEIRO, June 11 (Reuters) - Italy were embarrassed by Haiti as they conceded two late goals and were held to a 2-2 draw in a friendly on Tuesday. Emanuele Giaccherini gave Italy's second-string team a flying start by scoring after only 19 seconds and, after Haiti had wasted several good chances to equalise, substitute Claudio Marchisio added a second in the 72nd minute. Olrish Saurel ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Rugby-Depleted Waratahs humble Force in Perth
    June 9 (Reuters) - A depleted New South Wales Waratahs side leapt ahead with a three-try first half then cruised to a 28-13 win over the Western Force in their Super Rugby match in Perth on Sunday. With a number of players injured and missing on Wallabies duty for the British and Irish Lions tour, the second-string Waratahs appeared determined to make a statement with lock Oliver Atkins, winger ...
    June 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Carolina Panthers rookie Edmund Kugbila forced to take 'mental reps
    As the Panthers second-string offense ran situational drills during organized team activities Thursday, three-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil talked to rookie guard Edmund Kugbila on the sideline.
    June 7, 2013 - The Charlotte Observer

  • Bill Parcells in
    I wish they would do that,Parcells said, "because their first-string quarterback gives you a lot of problems when he's got his hands on the ball every play. If they put their second-string quarterback in, it means the first-team...
  • Tiki Barber in
    Hopefully we'll try not to change it too much,running back Tiki Barber said. "Obviously, we lose a little bit of a matchup advantage. That's not taking anything away from [second-string tight end] Marcellus [Rivers]. But he's going to have...
  • George Plimpton in MSNBC
    George Plimpton wrote popular accounts of his brief forays into professional sports, including, "Paper Lion: Confessions of a Second-string Quarterback," the 1965 tale of his experience working out with the Detroit Lions.

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