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match·up

 (măch′ŭp′)
n.
The pairing of two people or things, as for athletic competition or for comparison.

matchup

(ˈmætʃʌp)
n
(General Sporting Terms) US and Canadian a sports match
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Noun1.matchup - the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competitionmatchup - the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition; "it was a good match-up but the home team won"; "we need a matchup of the best teachers with the neediest schools"
pairing - the act of grouping things or people in pairs
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None of the other potential matchups have occurred in the previous 50 Super Bowls.
CLEVELAND -- Not that any members of the Angels will admit to looking ahead to the postseason, but the American League playoff matchups have already started to take shape.
This defense depends on matchups, which are simply 1-on-1 situations on and off the ball.
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The Suns present an entirely different scenario than the Lakers would have and perhaps more difficult matchups.
They may be unrealistic at times, but they can also be helpful in securing attractive matchups.
The matchups at Mohegan Sun will include the Tucson-based Scorpions, coached by MMA legend Don Frye, taking on the Toronto-based Dragons, coached by MMA world champion Carlos "The Ronin" Newton.
Two late goals from Cornell Glen, making his first start since joining the Galaxy in Week 2, ensured that just as it was for five matchups last season, it was the defending MLS Cup champions doing the taking in a 2-1 Galaxy victory.
Other marquee opening-night matchups include Montreal at Boston in an ``Original Six'' matchup, Ottawa at Toronto, the New York Rangers at Philadelphia, and Carolina at Tampa Bay, in which the reigning Stanley Cup champion Lightning will raise their championship banner to the rafters after a year winning the cup.
Their annual matchups with Miami at home and Florida on the road being the only real threats to upend Florida State's march to the Sugar Bowl.
I-AA basketball playoffs Sunday afternoon, placing it on the opposite bracket of top-seeded Long Beach Poly and setting up several intriguing matchups in the later rounds.