Close it down
While watching the Lady Vols trounce North Carolina on Saturday, I heard this from one of the announcers:
North Carolina needs to get some stops here to close this game down.Considering that NC was, at the time, down by about 16 points, I was at first baffled: they were going to need a lot more than that. Then I realized what she had to mean by "close it down" (and my sister hasn't got a DVR but I'm pretty sure she said /kloz/ not /klos/) - get the score close.
That's very odd to me, even if it had been /klos/.
I wonder if it's got any currency at all in sports. A quick Google didn't show anything but the "shut down, turn off" meaning.