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Cleveland Indians second baseman Kenny Lofton (R) scores the game-winning run ahead of the tag attempt by Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Lampkin (2nd L) as Indians DH Eddie Taubensee (2nd R) and home plate umpire Jeff Nelson (L) watch during the 11th inning, 05 August, 2001 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated Seattle 15-14 in 11 innings. (credit: DAVID MAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 5 Epic Sports Comebacks

For being such a beautiful feature of athletics, comebacks occur with great frequency in most sports. We take a look at some of our favorite comebacks in sports — and No. 1 may not be one that you expected.

08/20/2014

Sweden's Artemis Racing sails along the San Francisco waterfront while competing against Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge during a Louis Vuitton Cup semi-finals match on August 6, 2013. Artemis, sailing its first race since a May 9 capsize killed crewman Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, lost to the Italian team by just under two minutes. (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden’s Artemis Recovers From Lost Sailor, Confirms America’s Cup Challenge

Artemis Racing confirmed it is challenging for the America’s Cup again and announced that Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew.

08/19/2014

Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Racing, and Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, speak to the media during the America's Cup Summer of Racing Launch event on April 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The America's Cup Finals will be held in San Francisco Bay between September 7-22. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Boss Coutts Tells Kiwis To Skip Cup Meeting

If America’s Cup challengers are to get on the same tack as defending champion Oracle Team USA heading into the next regatta, they’ll do so without Emirates Team New Zealand — at least for the time being.

07/27/2014

Oracle Racing 5 - Coutts competes in the AC500 Speed Trial in front of the San Diego skyline and the U.S.S. Midway during the America's Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race on November 20, 2011 at San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

San Diego 1 Of 3 Prospective Venues For 2017 America’s Cup

America’s Cup officials have reduced the prospective venues for the next regatta from four to three, and it appears San Francisco has been eliminated.

06/09/2014

Roy Heiner, left Peter van Niekerk and Dirk de Ridder celebrate after their single race off against New Zealand in the Soling class at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Thursday. New Zealand lost the race and consequently failed to make the semifinals. (credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sources: Cup Sailor De Ridder’s Suspension May Mark End Of Career

America’s Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing’s international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

04/15/2014

Emirates Team New Zealand sails in front of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson in the AC500 Speed Trial during the America's Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race on November 20, 2011 at San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

San Diego Unanimously Approves Bid Submission To Host 2017 America’s Cup

Port commissioners have voted unanimously to submit a bid to host the next America’s Cup on San Diego Bay in August 2017.

02/11/2014

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill hoists the America's Cup trophy while celebrating his team's victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America's Cup on September 25, 2013, in San Francisco. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Historic America’s Cup Skipper Spithill To Return To Cup Champion Oracle Team USA

The chance to win a third straight America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.

02/03/2014

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA race in front of Coit Tower during race 10 of the America's Cup finals on September 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mayor’s Proposal May Bring 35th America’s Cup Back To San Francisco

In a strong sign that the America’s Cup could return to San Francisco in 2017, Mayor Ed Lee has proposed to regatta organizers that Piers 27-29 serve as the main venue again and host the team bases.

12/23/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker react after losing to Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in race 19 of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Emirates Skipper: ‘Vultures Circling’ Defeated Team New Zealand

Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker says “the vultures are already circling” the defeated America’s Cup challenger and that the team will likely fold unless action is taken to secure its future.

10/01/2013

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America’s Cup Was 21st Century Adrenaline Rush

Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenaline rush.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2013

Oracle Team USA waves to spectators after crossing the finish line to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand in America's Cup race 16 September 23, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA defeated Emirates Team New Zealand for the fifth America's Cup race in a row, again denying the Kiwis the one victory they need to take the trophy. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Oracle Wins Again To Keep USA Alive In America’s Cup

Skipper Jimmy Spithill accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and steered defending champion Oracle Team USA to its fifth straight win against Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to stay alive in the America’s Cup.

09/23/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (L) and Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker in action during race 15 of the America's Cup finals on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Oracle Team USA won races 14 and 15. Team Emirates New Zealand leads the series 8 to 5. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle Wins Twice To Keep USA Alive In America’s Cup

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air Sunday on San Francisco Bay, winning two races against Emirates Team New Zealand to stay alive in the America’s Cup.

09/22/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker (L) and Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (R) in action during race three of the America's Cup finals on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won race three and Oracle Team USA won race four. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Close Win In Race 4 Saves Oracle Team USA’s Chances To Retain America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA’s heart-stopping victory in Race 4 of the America’s Cup may have saved the event as well as the syndicate’s chances to retain the oldest trophy in international sports.

09/09/2013

Oracle Team USA sails their AC72 during a practice run before the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco, California on August 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Champion Oracle Docked 2 Points, Key Sailor Expelled As Cup Matches Approach

Hours after being hit with the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, skipper Jimmy Spithill defiantly declared defending champion Oracle Team USA to be an underdog that “will come out fighting” against Emirates Team New Zealand starting Saturday.

09/03/2013

Oracle Team USA sails their AC72 during a practice run before the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco, California on August 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hearings Begin In America’s Cup Scandal, Oracle Team USA May Have To Forfeit Cup Match

An international jury has begun hearings into what could be one of the biggest scandals in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup.

08/26/2013

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