The 20 Most Disappointing Comebacks in Sports

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The 20 Most Disappointing Comebacks in Sports
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Within every athlete is a competitive fire that can only be extinguished by the wear and tear of a lengthy career. In the uncertain industry of sports, eventual retirement may be the one certainty.

Sometimes, though, the heated nature remains—even if the athletic skill has diminished. 

While comebacks can be memorable—even historic—sometimes they can be disastrous. Let's meet the indecisive athletes who should have kept their cleats on the rack.

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