Definitions

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  • n. A failure to make a call, such as by a referee

Etymologies

non- +‎ call (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Today Denver took Dallas out with a highly controversial noncall at the end of the game -- a Bennett Salvatore officiating crew characteristically made itself the story, rather than the players -- and now the Nuggets lead that series 3 to 0.

    NBA Playoffs slip into snooze mode (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Washington coach Eddie Jordan was ejected after receiving two technical fouls for arguing a noncall during a timeout with 3: 54 left in the third quarter.

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - Washington vs. Utah

  • It helped propel the U.S. team into the second round where it dominated its fiercest rival, Mexico, and then onto a memorable quarter-final game against Germany, where only a few tough bounces and one very bad noncall by the referee prevented a monumental upset.

    The First Cup is the Deepest

  • But what sticks in the craw four years later is a noncall on a hand ball that would have awarded a critical penalty kick to the U.S.

    The Stink of Official Error

  • When I was a fourth-year med student, one of my favorite things was to wake up on an noncall Sunday, read the newspapers and blogs, and find something to write about.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Jodie Meeks added 10 of his 15 points in a 14-2 third-quarter run that broke open the game and led to the ejection of Nets Coach Avery Johnson for arguing a noncall after point guard Devin Harris apparently was fouled by

    NYT > Home Page

  • After the game, Tynes questioned why a penalty for running into the kicker was not called, but on Sunday, Coughlin agreed with the noncall.

    NYT > Home Page

  • So for the second time in the first three days of postseason, a hit batsman call or noncall brought scrutiny.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A controversial noncall was all the talk around College Station, but the fact that the Aggies were only able to score five points in the final 10 minutes led to a 10-point collapse and exit from the Tournament.

    Local News | The Bryan College Station Eagle

  • Head coach Rob Koll said he was disappointed by the noncall, which decided the match in Harvard's favor, 5-4, and will make it a lot harder for Manson to advance to the NCAAs next weekend.

    Stories from The Sun

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