2014 Sports

The Greatest Sports Moments of 2014  

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List Rules This list includes any and all sporting events that happened over the past year.

The greatest sports moments of 2014, ranked by voters like you. It was another memorable year in sports, with amazing, jaw-dropping moments that made even the mildest fans jump up and scream in delight for a team's victory, from no-hitters to walk-off home runs, the Olympics and the World Cup, buzzer beaters and game-changing plays on the gridiron. What were the best moments in sports in 2014?

This list a perfect compilation of some of the greatest moments to have ever gone down in the past year. Which were you favorites? Vote up which sports moments made you fist pump and squeal in delight, and vote down the ones in which you only gave a half-hearted "huzzah." 
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Portland hadn't advanced past the first round of the NBA Playoffs in 14 years. That all changed when, down by two points, Damian Lillard hit a game-winning, buzzer-beater three-pointer to send the Trail Blazers into the second round. They would lose in the next round to eventual champion, San Antonio.

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2 45 VOTES
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The World Cup concluded this year with Germany facing Argentina. Germany had routed host Brazil in the semi-final and came in to the game with a ton of momentum. Argentina featured star Lionel Messi, but it was an unexpected player who scored the only goal of the game and propelled the Germans to their fourth World Cup.
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Peyton Manning claimed another NFL record in Week 7 of the season when he tossed his 509th touchdown to Demaryius Thomas. The score moved Manning past former record holder Brett Favre, and with the rate he's tossing touchdowns, 600 by the end of his career isn't out of the question.

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U.S and Russia met in another classic Olympics showdown. Granted, this wasn't the Miracle on Ice, but the two teams engaged an epic shootout to see who would win the game. Unlike the NHL, international rules allow a player to take multiple shots during a shootout. So, clean your skates and check your grip tape, T.J. Oshie, cuz you're taking (almost) all the shots in this shootout.

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