Career-defining mistakes in sports

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SportAthleteCareer-defining mistake
MLBLet a routine ground ball slip between his legs in the 1986 World Series, losing the game
SoccerIn his retirement match in the 2006 World Cup Finals, was sent off for headbutting an opponent
BoxingOnce the most feared man in boxing, until he famously tried biting off Evander Holyfield's ear
NFLBills kicker who had the chance to win the Super Bowl. Instead, it famously went wide right
NHLWhile with the Canucks, violently drove Steve Moore's head into the ice, ending Moore's career
NFLAs a defensive end with the Vikings, accidentally recovered a fumble and ran 66 yards to the end zone - in the wrong direction, for a safety
College basketballIn a tight 1993 NCAA Finals, tried calling a timeout with none left - resulting in a technical foul
GolfThis dominant golfer's image took a major nosedive after news of a massive sex scandal broke in 2009
SnowboardingAt the 2006 Olympics, with a lead going into the last jump, she did a showboating board grab - resulting in a crash, and the loss
MLBIn 1908, forgot to tag second base on the game-winning play - resulting in a loss
SportAthleteCareer-defining mistake
NFLCowboys player who accidentally touched a blocked field goal in 1993, making it a live ball and letting the Dolphins recover to win the game
Figure skatingBecame infamous when her ex-husband conspired to take out the kneecaps of rival Nancy Kerrigan
NHLWith the Oilers in the 1986 Playoffs, accidentally bounced a pass off his own goalie for the series-deciding own-goal
MLBKnuckleballer who was caught tampering with balls using a nail file - he claimed he'd only been giving himself a manicure
College footballWith 11 seconds left in the 1982 Big Game, this school's marching band charged onto the field to celebrate a surefire victory - only to be flattened by a Cal comeback
MLBAll-time Major League hit leader who was banned from baseball for gambling
NBAAfter running into the crowd to attack Pistons fans in 2004, he was suspended for the season
AthleticsCanadian sprinter who won gold at the 100m, and was then forced to give up his medal after testing positive for steroids
NHLAs 'Wayne Gretzky's Bodyguard' with the Kings, was caught with an illegally-curved stick in the 1993 playoffs - the ensuing powerplay let Montreal tie the game
NFLFalcons quarterback who shocked the league with his involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring

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