Longest losing streaks in sports

Here are some of the longest losing streaks of all time in several sports leagues:

— 58: Brooklyn (Division I women's basketball, Feb. 7, 1987-Feb. 22, 1989)

— 41: Towson (Division I men's basketball, Jan. 3, 2011-Jan. 25, 2012)

— 34: Northwestern (FBS, Sept. 22, 1979-Sept. 18, 1982)

— 26: Louisville Colonels (MLB, May 22, 1889-June 22, 1889); Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL, Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4, 1977); Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, Dec. 20, 2010-Feb. 9, 2011); Philadelphia 76ers (NBA, Jan. 31, 2014-March 27, 2014)

— 25: Ottawa Senators/Rough Riders (Canadian Football League, Nov. 10, 1928-Nov. 12, 1932)

— 24: Cleveland Spiders (MLB, Aug. 26, 1899-Sept. 16, 1899); Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, March 19, 1982-Nov. 5, 1982)

— 20: Sunderland (English Premier League, Jan. 18, 2003-Sept. 10, 2005). The first 15 games of this streak came at the end of the 2002-2003 season and Sunderland was relegated. Sunderland then lost its first five games of the 2005-2006, its next season in the English Premier League.

— 18: Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL, Jan. 13, 2004-Feb. 22, 2004). The NHL officially recognizes its worst losing streak at 17 by two teams, the Washington Capitals in 1975 and the San Jose Sharks in 1993, because the Penguins' streak includes one overtime loss.

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Source: STATS.