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18th Apr '17 8:52:09 AM hullflyer
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* Robert B. Parker's ''Hush Money'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.

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* Robert B. Parker's ''Hush Money'' ''[[Literature/{{Spenser}} Hush Money]]'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.
8th Apr '17 9:30:22 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', mob boss Dedede casually tells [[PunchOut Little Mac]] that he's going down in the third round.

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* In ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', mob boss Dedede casually tells [[PunchOut [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]] that he's going down in the third round.
31st Mar '17 2:36:51 PM Narsil
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': As in the source material, Matt Murdock's father "Battlin' Jack" agrees to take a dive in a fight against Carl "The Crusher" Creel, but changes his mind at the last moment and gets gunned down in an alleyway for it. The scene is a direct reference to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' scene (as the mobsters who solicit the offer tell him to agree to go down in the fifth, and repeat that instruction).

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': As in the source material, Matt Murdock's father "Battlin' Jack" agrees to take a dive in a fight against Carl "The Crusher" Creel, but changes his mind at the last moment and gets gunned down in an alleyway for it. The scene is a direct reference to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' scene (as the mobsters who solicit the offer tell him to agree to go down in the fifth, and repeat that instruction). Unlike in the comic book (and like in ''Pulp Fiction''), Jack bets on himself to ''win'' by knockout--and arranges for the money to be held safely for young Matt, since he doesn't expect to survive this double-cross.
25th Mar '17 5:45:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/PulpFiction'': Butch (BruceWillis) is supposed to take a dive. He agrees to go down in the fifth round (as shown in the page quote), but then turns around and bets on himself, and winds up ''[[CasualtyInTheRing killing]]'' the other boxer during the fight. What follows is the weirdest fucking day of his life. It's even worse for Marcellus.

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* ''Film/PulpFiction'': Butch (BruceWillis) (Creator/BruceWillis) is supposed to take a dive. He agrees to go down in the fifth round (as shown in the page quote), but then turns around and bets on himself, and winds up ''[[CasualtyInTheRing killing]]'' the other boxer during the fight. What follows is the weirdest fucking day of his life. It's even worse for Marcellus.
28th Feb '17 9:19:09 PM dmcreif
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* This is part of Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s backstory: his father was killed when he refused to take a dive.

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* This is part of Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s backstory: his father was killed when he refused to take a dive. [[Film/{{Daredevil}} The film]] and [[Series/Daredevil2015 the Netflix show]] also use this variation.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt's father was killed for refusing to take a dive in a boxing match. A flashback in season 2 shows that Elektra managed to track Roscoe Sweeney down so that Matt could dish some of his anger out on him.
21st Feb '17 1:46:23 PM Kakai
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* In the climax of the second book of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' [[spoiler:the pirate queen Safi duels]] throws the fight in exchange for a future favour from Safi.
19th Feb '17 3:24:03 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Last Man Out", a match-fixing ring is influencing the outcome of games in a semi-professional cricket tournament. The match fixers are initially suspected when two cricket captains are murdered, but the match fixing is a RedHerring and has nothing to do with the killings.
16th Feb '17 10:31:59 AM megarockman
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* An example without cheating happened at the 2016 Copa Sudamericana. The final was Chapecoense (Brazil) and Nacional (Colombia), and the day before the first game, the plane carrying the former to Medellin crashed. Combine the tragedy and the fact they had already won the Usefulnotes/CopaLibertadores that year, Nacional forfeited playing the finals and Chapecoense were declared champions.
28th Dec '16 9:04:55 PM ultimomant
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* In a DC vs. Marvel event, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} defeated SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} in a fight off-panel. Given at the time Wolverine didn't have his adamantium skeleton and only had bone claws, and Lobo has Superman-level strength and an insane HealingFactor, this seemed highly unlikely. Later, Lobo commented that some bald guy (likely Professor Xavier) bribed him into throwing the fight.
26th Dec '16 8:13:58 AM igordebraga
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* An example without cheating happened at the 2016 Copa Sudamericana. The final was Chapecoense (Brazil) and Nacional (Colombia), and the day before the first game, the plane carrying the former to Medellin crashed. Combine the tragedy and the fact they had already won the Usefulnotes/CopaLibertadores that year, Nacional forfeited playing the finals and Chapecoense were declared champions.
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