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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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The Bears have recovered nine opponent fumbles this season, contributing greatly to Cal ranking ninth in the nation in turnover margin.
A BATON fumble by Craig Pickering got our men's 4x100 team disqualified after they finished second in their semi-final yesterday.
Lekaditis would follow, returning one from 45 yards out and the other from 40 to become the only player on record to return two fumbles for a touchdown in the same Central Mass.
The lost fumbles are Oregon's most since 2004, when the Ducks had 14; highest total in the Bellotti era is 18 in 1998.
They've forced seven turnovers in the last three games, six of them fumbles.