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Biggest Sports Upsets of All Time

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USA Hockey vs Russia 1980 Olympics Report Abuse
Lake Placid NY was the scene of this upset/
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Super Bowl III Report Abuse
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Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson Report Abuse
Buster beat Mike Tyson for the heavyweight boxing crown.
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1969 Miracle Mets Report Abuse
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The Orioles had one of baseball histories greatest teams. No way they could lose, no way.......WRONG...... This was a huge upset!
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NY Giants defeat undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl Report Abuse
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2009 Confederations Cup Semi Finals - United States Defeats Spain 2 - 0 Report Abuse
The United States team defeated currently #1 ranked in the world and European Champion Spain in the Confederations Cup semi final. The United States had showed that it was struggling in recent World Cup Qualifiers prior to the tournament. The struggling continued as the team only got to the semi finals by the 3rd tie breaker - Goals Scored, beating out Italy and Egypt. Spain was on a 15 game winning stream and had not lost in 35 games. It is easily considered one of the greatest upsets in soccer.
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1950 World Cup's Miracle on Grass - United States Beats England 1 - 0 Report Abuse
This is considered one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history. It is also considered one of the greatest if not the greatest upset in United States soccer. It was called the Miracle on Grass. The United States was filled with amatuers and a few immigrants while England was a team of professionals and easily one of the best teams in the world at the time.
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Villanova stuns Georgetown Report Abuse
1984 NCAA Basketball tournament championship game
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Cincinnati Reds sweep A's in 1990 World Series Report Abuse
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I've been a rabid Cincinnati Reds fan for 40 years, but I tell ya, this wasn't as much of an upset as some think. Oakland had one of the great choke, overrated teams in baseball history. Cincinnati had one of the best pitching staffs of the 1990's. Good pitching will always stop good hitting.....ALWAYS! As a Red's fan, this was sweet revenge for 1972.....
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Appalachian State vs. Michigan Report Abuse
College Football FCS vs. FBS App State -34 vs #5 Michigan -32
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Man O' War loses only race Report Abuse
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USSR Defeats USA in Olympics Basketball Report Abuse
USA had never lost this event until this game
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this should not be an upset, it was a crappy officiating call
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I'm not one to be bitter, I'm really not.....BUT.....all you have to do is look at the film and you will see that Team USA didn't lose this game. It was taken from them by inept officials hell bent on giving the game to the communists.....
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Los Angeles Dodgers beat Oakland A's in 1988 World Series Report Abuse
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Once again, good pitching will handle supposed good hitting. Another example of how this Oakland A's team was overrated......Made a legend out of Kirk Gibson. The Dodgers weren't that good of a team. If Oakland was as good as the media made them out to be, LA wouldn't have made it past Game 5.....
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Larry Owings beats undefeated Dan Gable at the 1970 NCAA wrestling tournament Report Abuse
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North Carolina State grounds Phi Slamma Jamma Report Abuse
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Rulon Gardner defeats Alexander Karelin Report Abuse
Sydney Olympics. Karelin had not been even scored on in a decade.
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Uconn stunned by George Mason Report Abuse
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Denver Nuggets eliminate Seattle SuperSonics in 1994 NBA playoffs Report Abuse
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1987 Washington Redskins (replacement players) VS Dallas Cowboys Report Abuse
No team in the NFL had more players cross the picket line during the 1987 strike than the Cowboys. Entering a game with the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Washington had also won their two games during the strike, but without any veterans. For this game the Cowboys had Danny White, Randy White, Tony Dorsett, Ed Jones among other veterans, but were upset by the replacement Redskins players
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Chaminade knocks of Virginia Report Abuse
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Browns beat Eagles 35-10 in its fist NFL game against 1949 champs Report Abuse
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Duke tops UNLV Report Abuse
1991 NCAA Basketball tournament
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Denver Broncos drop Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII Report Abuse
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2009 Robin Soderling beats Rafael Nadal at the French Open Report Abuse
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Netherlands beat Dominican Republic at WBC Report Abuse
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Steven Bradbury wins Speed Skating Gold Medal Report Abuse
The guy from tropical Australia, hardly a speed skating powerhouse is now well past his prime. In the semi finals a collision allows him to narrowly squeak into the finals. In the finals Steven is trailing all the other skaters by a very large margin. They all collide. Steven because he is so far behind avoids the chaos and coast over the finish line giving Australia its first every Olympic gold medal. Watch it on youtube, hilarious.
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Australia II defeats Liberty in 1983 America's Cup sailing regatta,ending the longest winning streak in sporting history. Report Abuse
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Connecticut beats Duke for 1999 NCAA men's basketball title Report Abuse
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Jack Fleck beats Ben Hogan at 1955 U.S. Open Report Abuse
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Argentina v Cameroon - World Cup 1990 Report Abuse
Cameroon scored the only goal of the opening game of the tournament that turned the sporting world upside down. Argentina went on to be runners up to Germany in the final.
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1954 Kentucky upset at home by Ga. Tech Report Abuse
Was UK's first loss at home in eight ? years, maybe 16 or so to a SEC opponent. Ragtag Tech team did not substitute...played same five. Tech was beaten previous year by Kentucky both times by over 50 points. Tech player stold ball in final seconds to make winning shots..UK fans were actually crying in the stands
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NCSTATE VS OHIO STATE Report Abuse
2012 BCS TITLE GAME soon to come. NCSTATE win in overtime. 30 to 24
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Soviet Union wins controversial gold over U.S. basketball team at 1972 Olympics Report Abuse
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