mercy rule

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mercy rule

n.
A rule stipulating that a competitive athletic contest will end prematurely or its clock will run continuously if one team is ahead by a specified large margin.
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Summary: Panaji (Goa) [India], June 18 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter rule does not apply to Goa as "there are no cattle markets in the state.
He went on to receive strong critical praise for his follow-up performances in The Slaughter Rule with David Morse, Murder By numbers opposite Sandra Bullock and The United States Of Leland alongside Kevin Spacey.
Best known as a solo performer, Cale returns to a supporting character he played in 2002 indie film "The Slaughter Rule.
THE IMPORTANT grudge match we've come to expect from athletic-themed films never arrives in ``The Slaughter Rule,'' a keen and compassionate drama by the writing/directing twins Alex and Andrew Smith.
On five occasions, they even had to use baseball's unique slaughter rule - which allows a team to quit if they are losing by more than 10 runs in the seventh innings.
Abattoir owners and farmers won permission in London to bring a High Court challenge in July against the Government's 30- month-old cattle slaughter rule.
Specialist breeds with no record of BSE will be exempt from the 30-month slaughter rule.
Unfortunately, the Smiths rely on too many contrivances to wrap up "The Slaughter Rule.
But they don't call it the slaughter rule for nothing, and we pretty much got slaughtered out there.
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These included Steven Shainberg's "Secretary," Justin Lin's "Better Luck Tomorrow," Kasia Adamik's "Bark" and Alex and Andrew Smith's "The Slaughter Rule.
The Court, however, declined to stay new cattle slaughter rules issued by the Environment Ministry, saying it was not in favour of passing any interim order.