Greatest comebacks in sports history
Oracle Team USA pulls of stunning America's Cup win
Oracle Team USA once trailed 8-1 before going on a seven-race winning streak to tie up the America's Cup at 8-8 with Emirates Team New Zealand. By picking up its eighth consecutive win Wednesday, Oracle Team USA's victory goes down as one of the most unfathomable comebacks of all time.
The Miracle at the New Meadowlands
With just under eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the Eagles trailed the Giants by 21 points. DeSean Jackson (10) of the Philadelphia Eagles returns a punt for the winning touchdown as time runs out defeating the New York Giants 38-31 during their game on December 19, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
U.S. women down Canada in thriller
In the 123rd minute of play, and most likely the last minute of extra time in overtime, with the score tied at three apiece, a final hopeful cross from Heather O'Reilly floated into the area in front of the Canadian goal. Alex Morgan and her pink headband were there to meet the ball and send it into the back of the net to secure the 4-3 victory over the Canadians.
A rally to remember
After giving up a 3-0 series lead, the Bruins gave up a 3-0 edge in Friday's Game 7, as the Flyers won 4-3 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Flyers won with a game winning goal from Simon Gagne. They are the 3rd team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series.
The Miracle Minute
Everything was going according to plan for the Terps, they found themselves up 10 with 54 seconds to go. Due to many Maryland mistakes (turnovers, missed free throws, fouls) the Blue Devils were able to tie the game, send it into overtime, and eventually win the contest.
Liverpool down, but not out
Down 3-0 at the half to AC Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, Liverpool scored three goals in just six minutes. This comeback would help the team tie the game up in the second half. Liverpool went on to win 6-5 after penalty kicks.
Donovan supplies the heroics
Landon Donovan and Benny Feilhaber of USA celebrate Donovan's winning goal against Algeria, 1-0, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. Tied 0-0, the Americans needed a win to advance. Donovan took care of that.
Reggie Miller scored eight points in final 18.7 seconds of the team's game against the Knicks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Pacers would go on to lose in the next round to Orlando.
The Buffalo Bills beat Houston in the biggest NFL comeback in history. Falling behind 35-3 in second half, Bills quarterback Frank Reich threw four touchdowns to lead the Bills back to a 41-38 win.
Red Sox overcome
The Boston Red Sox overcame a 3-0 series deficit to beat Yankees in the ALCS en route to the World Series. Johnny Damon (18) of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the New York Yankees 10-3 to win game seven of the American League Championship Series on October 20, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Peyton Manning lead the Indianapolis Colts to score 21 points in the final five minutes of regulation vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Colts went on to win it in overtime.
Man. City wins title in injury time
Vincent Kompany, the captain of Manchester City, lifts the Barclays Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. Manchester City scored two goals in injury time to secure the victory.
Corrales stuns Castillo
WBO/WBC lightweight champion Diego Corrales (right), of Sacramento, Calif., lands a flurry of unanswered punches on Jose Luis Castillo (left) of Mexico, in the tenth round of their unification bout on Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Corrales pulled off a stunning comeback, winning by technical knockout when referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight in the tenth round.
Spurs race to beat the clock
In the final seconds of play in the December 2004 game against the Spurs, Tracy McGrady knew the fate of the game was in his hands. Refusing to head into overtime, he raced the clock and landed a three with just 1.7 seconds left in the game. The Rockets beat the Spurs that night 81-80.
Manchester United pulls through
As Bayern Munich led for the first 85 minutes of the 1999 European Cup, Manchester United’s efforts looked defeated. But, with two injury time goals from United substitutes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the team's misfortune turned to gold as it was able to battle through the injuries and beat Bayern Munich 2-1.