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  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition


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  • Kim Clijsters, who won here last year and then in Melbourne, withdrew before the start with injury; the Wimbledon title-holder, Petra Kvitova, was beaten on Monday and on Tuesday it was the turn of Li Na, who won a billion Chinese hearts at Roland Garros but could not defy Simona Halep, ranked 53rd in the world.

    US Open 2011: Elena Baltacha advances to second round

  • In her ninth visit to Melbourne, the former title-holder Maria Sharapova is the only other left in the women's field started a prohibitive favourite against Baltacha, rated 55th in the world and in the main draw here for the fifth time, twice reaching the third round.

    Australian Open 2011: Elena Baltacha trails in Justine Henin's wake

  • He has long since surpassed the previous title-holder, producer Irwin Allen ( "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Towering Inferno"), to become the Cecil B. DeMille of his generation, purveying jaw-dropping sensation yoked to cheap sentiment and appallingly (or is that appealingly?) flimsy characterizations.

    "The sky above won't fall down."

  • Olympic champion Usain Bolt smashed his own record to end the reign of 100-meter title-holder Tyson Gay at the world athletics championships in Berlin on Sunday night.

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  • He was beaten by the Commonwealth title-holder as an amateur but DeGale does not envisage any such problems now they are among the paid ranks and views Groves as the latest patsy in the way of his rise to the stars.

    James DeGale has point to prove with former stablemate George Groves

  • This pattern applies to both Dick Grayson, the original Boy Wonder, and Tim Drake, the current title-holder, as well as the hybrid Robin shown above from Teen Titans Go!, the print spin-off of the animated spin-off of the New Teen Titans magazine of the early 1980s.

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  • Since he split with Miles Maclagan in July, Murray reached the final of the Farmer's in LA, won the Rogers Cup in Canada the first back-to-back title-holder since Andre Agassi in 1995 and beat Roger Federer in the final of the Shanghai Masters, probably the best of his eight wins over the Swiss.

    So does Andy Murray need a new coach or not?

  • Passions run high for soccer, and Clough is driven to take his team, Derby County, out of the lower ranks to spitting range of the top title -- especially because of an imagined snub by the title-holder, Leed United's manager Don Revie (Colm Meany).

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  • By the time Iron Man 2 shuffles out of theaters in fall of 2010, there could very well be a new title-holder.

    Iron Man Sequel Adds Two Badasses

  • By the time Iron Man 2 shuffles out of theaters in fall of 2010, there could very well be a new title-holder.

    Iron Man Sequel Adds Two Badasses


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