No decision

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No decision may refer to either of two complicated sports statistics scenarios:

  • In baseball and softball, a starting pitcher (one who starts a game but leaves without earning either a win or a loss, that is, before either team gains or surrenders the ultimate lead) is said to have received a no decision pitching win–loss record, regardless of individual performance.
  • In boxing and related combat sports, although uncommon these days except in IWCBA white-collar boxing, a no decision (ND) bout occurs when (by law to discourage gambling, by rules to discourage injury of amateurs, or by pre-arrangement of the fighters to protect titles from sudden upsets), if both boxers are still standing at the bout's conclusion and there was no knockout, then no decision is rendered, i.e. the bout is a tie (draw).