The Rundown

  • MUDDY - A competitor falls into muddy water during the Tough Guy event in Perton.

    NASTY - Rafael Nadal of Spain touches his bandaged hand during a practice session at the Australian Open.

    OUCH! - Stoke City's Jonathan Walters (C) stretches for the ball during their FA Cup match at Stamford Bridge.

    SWEATY - A bead of sweat drips from Rafael Nadal of Spain during his men's singles quarter-final tennis match against Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne.

    WHOOPS! - Marcel Hirscher of Austria crosses the finish line of the slalom part of the men's Super Combined competition of the FIS Alpine Skiing

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  • The 10 stupidest ideas in the history of sport

    It was with a heavy heart that The Rundown read the news that the ICC has once again shelved its idea to launch a World Test Championship - the tournament intended to become the Test cricket World Cup.

    Test cricket is great, and the best matches remain etched in the sporting memory in a way that the entertaining-but-forgettable limited overs stuff simply can't match - so the idea of a World Cup of Test cricket featuring the world's best teams all in one place sounded fabulous.

    On closer examination, it's a daft idea. Home advantage is so important in the five-day game that choosing a neutral

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