Dead heat: If a race ends in a dead heat, two or more finish with exactly the same result.
Have someone in your corner: If you have someone in your corner, you have their support or help.
Keep your eye on the ball: If you keep your eye on the ball, you stay alert and pay close attention to what is happening.
Tackle an issue: If you tackle an issue or problem, you resolve or deal with it.
Whole new ball game: If something's a whole new ball game, it is completely new or different.