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  1. 3. "Drop the ___". To make a mistake; handle things badly.
  2. 4. To lose possession of the ball. American football.
  3. 12. "___ shot". Taking a chance at something difficult.
  4. 13. "To play ___". To be tough in your actions.
  5. 14. "Strike ___". Baseball term.
  6. 15. "Run ____" To shield or protect someone.
  7. 16. "____ strikes and you're out". Baseball term.
  8. 18. To take out of play. Edges of a sporting field.
  9. 20. "Make the ___". To be chosen for a team or group.
  10. 22. "Threw a ____". A football term. Last chance effort.
  11. 23. "Touch ____". To briefly make contact with someone. Baseball term.
  12. 24. "Full-court ___" Make an all-out effort to achieve success.
  13. 26. Person who rides a horse during a race.
  14. 27. "Playing with a full ____". Being 100%. Referring to cards.
Down
  1. 1. To delay.
  2. 2. "The ball is in your ___". Your decision or responsibility. Tennis term.
  3. 5. To not see something coming; to be caught off-guard. Football.
  4. 6. "Take the ball and _____". To move forward in football.
  5. 7. "Armchair ____" or "Monday morning ___". American football player.
  6. 8. "Take the ___ off". Not holding back; fight to the end. Boxing term.
  7. 9. "A ____ in the dark". Taking a chance on something difficult. Hunting term.
  8. 10. "___ all your bases". To plan throughly. Baseball term.
  9. 11. "In the ___". Final stages of something; almost finished. Horse racing.
  10. 17. To throw a ball to hit in baseball.
  11. 19. "The ___ track". To have an advantage or more knowledge on something. Horse racing.
  12. 21. A guess or an estimate on a number. "A ___ figure". Baseball.
  13. 24. "That's ____ for the course". Golfing term.
  14. 25. To make a point in sports.
  15. 27. "Slam ___". To submerge. Basketball term.