Missing Word: Misses in Sports

Can you name the missing word(s) from these descriptions of (in)famous misses in sports? 🥅 See Quiz Note

DescriptionWordSport, Year
In the 4th quarter and then in overtime of a game versus Nevada, Boise State's Kyle Brotzman missed two go ahead field goals, ending the Broncos' ____________ hopes. [12]NCAA Football, 2010
Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu was suspended for a year after missing a ____ ____ due to an administrative error over a double-booking. [4 4]Track and Field, 2006
Immediately before a game-tying goal by the Oilers in the final seconds, Stars' Patrik Štefan missed an _____ ___ goal. [5 3]NHL, 2007
After an improbable 75-yard touchdown to keep the Saints' playoff hopes alive, John Carney missed the _____ _____ to tie the game. [5 5]NFL, 2003
On what would have been the final out of a perfect game by Tigers' pitcher Armando Galarraga, umpire Jim Joyce missed a call at _____ base. [5]MLB, 2010
Leading by 3 points in the Finals with 8 seconds left, Magic's Nick Anderson missed ____ free throws, giving the Rockets a lifeline who then went on to win. [4]NBA, 1995
In extra innings of the World Series, Red Sox's Bill Buckner missed a ______ ____ between his legs allowing in the winning run. [6 4]MLB, 1986
Down 2-1 in a World Cup game, Nigeria's Yakubu missed an ____ ____ from about four yards. [4 4]Soccer, 2010
In the final minutes of Super Bowl XLVI, Patriots' Wes Welker missed a ____ in field goal range on a potential game-clinching drive. [4]NFL, 2012
In the Champions League Final, Chelsea's John Terry missed a _______ ____ off the goal post, causing Chelsea to lose the championship by one goal. [7 4]Soccer, 2008
On the final play of a game versus the Yankees, Mets' Luis Castillo missed a ___ __, allowing two runs to score and costing the Mets the game. [3 2]MLB, 2009
In the 1st minute of extra time in the Asian Games quarter-final, Qatar's Khalfan Fahad had an easy shot on goal, but he missed off the ____; Qatar lost 1-0.  [4]Soccer, 2010
On the 18th hole of the U.S. Open, Dustin Johnson missed two _____, ultimately losing the tournament by one stroke. [5]Golf, 2015
During the Word Cup, England's Rob Green missed an easy ____, leading to his immediate dismissal from the team. [4]Soccer, 2010
On a potential game-winning field goal in the playoffs, Cowboys' Tony Romo, missed the ___ while attempting to hold the ball for the kicker. [4]NFL, 2007
In the final seconds of the championship game, Memphis' Derrick Rose missed a free throw resulting in a game-tying _____ pointer by Kansas. [5]NCAA Basketball, 2008
In Super Bowl XXV, Scott Norwood missed a potential go ahead field goal in the final seconds, which has become known as '____ _____'. [4 5]NFL, 1991
In the final seconds of a Seahawks-Packers game, replacement referees missed a call in the end ____, ruling a touchdown instead of an interception. [4]NFL, 2012

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