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[in singular]A reasonable chance of winning or succeeding.
‘I'll give you a sporting chance’
‘That gives the supporters a sporting chance of reaching the magical 10 per cent mark.’
‘There were also things that need to improved on, but if we can go on and build from this win then we should have a sporting chance of making it to the knockout stage of the league.’
‘There is a vast reservoir of talent lying untapped within the country; sporting abilities that could provide us with a sporting chance.’
‘If we can reproduce last Sunday's performance then there's a sporting chance that we will resurrect our league aspirations against what prior to last Sunday seemed to be mountainous odds.’
‘As Irish champion John knows, he has a sporting chance to scoop the world's beyblading championship - a Japanese version of the classic spinning top game.’
‘The Cartron Action Group called on Sligo Corporation to give the young people of the area a sporting chance following United's victory last year.’
‘A criminal trial is not a game in which a guilty defendant should be provided with a sporting chance.’
‘To give all the competitors a sporting chance, they will be kitted-out in tuxedos and will get a chance to show-off any musical skills they might have as well on the night.’
‘Make a start and donate this site to the people of Cartron, and give the area a sporting chance.’
‘This is the fifth County Title for the parish this season and must rank as one of the best ever, giving them more than a sporting chance of taking the club of the year title.’
‘Sure, no club has any God-given right to any status, but every club in a league should expect a sporting chance to progress, and those who cannot stand the heat demotion.’
‘The essence of the spirit in which the English approached their hunting was that the quarry - even the noisy jackal - had to be given a sporting chance.’
‘The widening financial gap between the top clubs and the rest would be reduced, and smaller clubs would once again have a sporting chance of challenging for honours.’
‘The tittle-tattle from the industry is that he has a sporting chance.’
‘Sports authorities ban them because they give the user more than a sporting chance by artificially helping them boost muscle strength and cut down recovery times after strenuous training.’
‘A perfectly sporting chance to prevail and set the record straight, it seems to us.’
‘This way you can write and send your postcards on the day you arrive, so that you have at least a sporting chance of them arriving back home before you do.’
‘If only some of our readers had got the first four questions right, they would have been well in with a sporting chance of winning the Bunny Suit.’
‘For the winners there's the sporting chance of advancing to the knockout quarter final stage with the guarantee of at least one more hugely competitive pre championship outing.’
‘In other words, extra-time will last either 15 or 30 minutes and the side which concedes a golden goal will, at least, be given a sporting chance of fighting back.’