The Philadelphia 76ers tied the NBA record for most consecutive losses on March 27, 2014, but avoided sinking to a new low when they defeated Detroit two nights later.
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2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland started its 2010 season a respectable 7-9 after LeBron James left for Miami, but went on to lose 36 of 37 games during a dismal stretch that included 26 losses in a row.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs lost their first 26 games, beginning with an 0-14 campaign in 1976 and followed by an 0-12 start in 1977.
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When quarterback Dan Orlovsky and the Lions lost 31-21 to the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 28, 2008, it made Detroit the first NFL team to ever go 0-16. The team had lost its final game of 2007 and first two games in 2009, putting its losing streak at 19 games.
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Prairie View University
The Texas school lost 80 consecutive games between 1989-98, almost doubling Columbia University's 44 straight losses between 1983-88.
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The Wildcats dropped 34 straight between 1979 and 1982.
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The Phillies set the modern major-league record for consecutive losses with 23 in 1961.
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San Jose Sharks
The Sharks lost 17 in a row between Jan. 4 and Feb. 12 in 1993, tying the NHL all-time record set by the Capitals in 1975.
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The Bills lost in four consecutive Super Bowls, their first to the New York Giants, a 20-19 loss in Jan. 27, 1991.
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The Cubs last won a World Series in 1908. Their 105-year championship drought is longer than that of any other major North American professional sports team.
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The O's opened the 1988 season 0-21, an AL record for consecutive losses.
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The Mets pitcher dropped 27 in a row before ending the streak in July 1993.
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New Jersey Nets
The Nets tied the NBA record with an 0-17 start to the 2009-10 season, costing coach Lawrence Frank his job. They matched the 1988-89 Miami Heat and the 1999 Los Angeles Clippers in hoops futility.
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The Sens lost 38 in a row on the road during their inaugural season (1992-93).
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The Shock ended the longest losing streak in WNBA history when out-of-retirement Sheryl Swoopes, 40, hit a jumper with 2.9 seconds left to beat the Sparks 77-75 on Aug. 27, 2011. It improved their record to 2-25.
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Caltech lost 207 consecutive games to NCAA Division III opponents between 1996 and January 2007. Rutgers-Camden had 117 consecutive losses from 1992 to 1997.
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His 21-match losing streak, which ended in 2000, is believed to be the longest in pro tennis history.
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Beck had four victories on the PGA Tour (1988-92) and 20 runner-up finishes, but missed 46 consecutive PGA Tour cuts from 1997-98.
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