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used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit

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Philadelphia's strength is their ball-hawking, opportunistic defence.
The ball-hawking Tigers, who had 25 steals in the contest, didn't waste any time taking control of the game.
Mathieu's ball-hawking skills, which we first saw against Oregon, are just one piece of a fast, powerful football machine.
With rookie Tampa Bay passer Josh Freeman coming off a fiveinterception game against Carolina last week, his confidence could be bruised further by the ball-hawking Jets pass defence, who have kept their side in games.
Wheeler doubled as a ball-hawking cornerback and a sure-hands receiver for the Indians, who advanced to the 12th championship game in program history.
Doldoorian, the former Sutton High star who was named MASCAC Rookie of the Year, may have only scored two points, but played 34 minutes of ball-hawking defense to help the third-seeded Owls over the second-seeded Lancers, 45-36, in a MASCAC Tournament semifinal.
He knows the frustration and panic that can overwhelm a Pac-10 point guard bringing the ball up against the Beavers' 1-3-1 zone trap, a defense that begins with the ball-hawking Seth Tarver in a python-like crouch at the top of the key.
The ball-hawking defence he faces have managed 16 interceptions, scored a ridiculous 11 touchdowns and are allowing opponents to complete a league-low 51.
Bonaventure, however, was able to keep La Secla from adding to his season total of 35 touchdown passes, thanks as much to an intense pass rush as its ball-hawking secondary.
After falling behind by six points early in the second quarter, the Naps' ball-hawking defense and long-range shooting regained the lead and laid the groundwork for a 56-41 victory before a large crowd at Doherty's gym.
All that's left to do is stay healthy in the fall, as opposed to last season, when Thurmond dealt with an array of maladies that limited his ball-hawking abilities.
A ball-hawking, man-to-man defense that continually forced turnovers and bad shots proved critical.
Miami's secondary displayed their ball-hawking skills to great effect at Sun Devil
10 Shrewsbury High, using a ball-hawking press that induced numerous turnovers to build an 18-point lead by intermission on their way to a 58-27 home victory.
That ball-hawking unit has combined for 189 tackles this season, and their play, along with the defensive secondary, is one reason why OSU leads the league in fewest first downs allowed (178) and turnovers forced (31).