Biggest Comebacks

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Scott McLaughlin
December 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
On July 15, 2016, Tom Brady announced that he was ending his legal battle against the NFL and would serve the league’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the 2014 AFC championship game, effectively ending the year-and-a-half-long circus known as...
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Scott McLaughlin
November 29, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Following his junior season at Boston College, Mark Herzlich appeared to have it all. He was a 2008 First Team All-American, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and a projected NFL first-round pick if he chose to leave college early (he announced shortly after the season that he would return to...
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Scott McLaughlin
November 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Michael Jordan shocked the world on Oct. 6, 1993, when he announced that he was retiring from basketball. Jordan and the Bulls were coming off a third straight NBA championship and he was just 30 years old. But he was also going through the toughest time of his life, as his father had been murdered...
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Aaron Halford
October 26, 2018 - 10:51 am
After falling behind the Yankees 3-0 in the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Red Sox were able to scrape out two nerve-wracking extra-inning victories, pushing the series to a Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. The Sox turned to Curt Schilling, who was shelled in Game 1 of the series while...
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Aaron Halford
October 11, 2018 - 5:14 pm
It was a Monday night, and Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce was out at The Buzz Club, a dance club in Boston’s Theater District. After a fight broke out inside, Pierce tried to mediate the situation and separate the individuals involved. Moments later, Pierce was stabbed 11 times in the...
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Aaron Halford
September 25, 2018 - 10:42 am
Following a tumultuous decade pervaded by injury and scandal, Tiger Woods notched his 80th career PGA win Sunday at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, ending a five-year drought. Woods, now age 42, put on a dominant and inspiring performance, reminiscent of the Tiger who won tournaments at an...
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Krystle Boyajian
September 13, 2018 - 11:23 am
Just a couple weeks after winning his third Super Bowl and a few days after playing in his first Pro Bowl, Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke in February 2005. In the early morning of Feb. 15, Bruschi woke up with numbness on his left side and a headache. But being only 31 years old...
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Krystle Boyajian
August 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Ted Williams famously made not one, but two great comebacks during his illustrious career, after serving in World War II for three years and then again after serving in the Korean War for a year. By 1942, the then-24-year-old Williams had already led baseball in home runs twice, hit .406 in a...
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Krystle Boyajian
August 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
In March of 2014, the Houston Astros cut J.D. Martinez. Little did they know Martinez would turn his career around and come back as one of the best hitters in baseball. During Martinez’ three seasons with the Astros, his offensive numbers were lackluster, as he registered a .251 average, 24 home...
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