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WINNERS & LOSERS / Some of sports' all-time streaks:

MLB

Victories: (NL) 26-New York

Giants, 1916; (AL) 20-Oakland,

2002.

Defeats: (NL) 23-Philadelphia,

1961; (AL) 21-Baltimore, 1988.

NFL

*Victories: 17-

Chicago Bears,

1933-34.

*Defeats: 26-Tampa

Bay, 1976-77.

*Regular-season games

NBA

Victories: 33-Los

Angeles Lakers,

1971-72.

Defeats: 23-

Vancouver, 1996;

Denver, 1998.

NHL

Victories: 17-

Pittsburgh, 1993.

Defeats: 17-

Washington, 1974-

75; San Jose, 1992-

93.

NCAA Football (Div. I-A)

Victories: 47-Oklahoma, 1953-57

Defeats: 34-Northwestern, 1979-82

NCAA Basketball (Div. I)

Men

Victories: 88-UCLA, 1971-74

Defeats: 37-Citadel, 1954-55

Women

Victories: 54-Louisiana Tech, 1980-

1982.

Defeats: 58-Brooklyn, 1987-89

Pro Tennis

Men: Bjorn Borg won 49 straight

matches, 1978.

Women: Martina Navratilova won 86

straight matches, 1983.

Pro Golf

Byron Nelson won 11 straight PGA

tournaments in 1945.

Nancy Lopez had five straight

victories in 1978.

NASCAR

Richard Petty won 10 consecutive

races in 1967.

Untouchables?

Baseball: Anthony Young lost 27 straight games for the Mets, 1992-

93. Carl Hubbell won 26 games in a row for the Giants, 1936-37.

Track and Field: Edwin Moses had 122 straight wins in the 400-meter

hurdles, 1977-87.

Olympics: The U.S. men's basketball team won every game from 1936 to

1972.

Track and Field: Iolanda Balas of Romania had 180 straight victories

in the women's high jump in the 1950s and 1960s.

Track and Field: American shotputter Parry O'Brien had a string of

120 straight victories during the 1950s and 1960s.

Horse Racing: Citation and Cigar were unbeaten in a North American-

record 16 consecutive races in the 20th century.

High School: Miller Place has won 466 consecutive matches and 29

consecutive Suffolk county championships in badminton.

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