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5 crazy things: AVB masterminds crazy score, football in the groin

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The world of sport throws up a lot of stories every day - funny, shocking, bizarre and amazing. But you don't read them all. You can't. You don't have time.

That's where we come in: each day, World of Sport brings you the pick of the stories that you might have missed from the last day or two. Here's today's choice.

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1) AVB has a message from Russia with love

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Andres Villas-Boas failed to make an impact in English football with Chelsea or Tottenham but he seems to be enjoying life in Russia with Zenit St Petersburg.

They started the season with a 4-0 win over Arsenal Tula last weekend but things got even better on Saturday when they scored EIGHT to thrash Torpedo Moscow 8-1.

Hulk, Jose Rondon and Alexander Kerzhakov all scored twice in the win and not surprisingly Zenit are early leaders at the top of the Russian League table.


2) Evan Boehm stars in 'man getting hit by football'

One of the greatest Simpsons moments of all time is the cinematic masterpiece that is Hans Moleman getting hit by a football in the groin.

When it happens to somebody in real life though? It might just be even funnier.

Step forward Evan Boehm of the University of Missouri.


3) Fulham fan gets cheeky letter on his wedding day

Fulham fan Mark Wilby had to miss Fulham's opening game of the season against Ipswich but he had a decent excuse – he was getting married!

His favourite team though made sure he wouldn't forget who his 'true love' was though by sending him this cheeky, but hilarious letter.

4) Barcelona star’s plane prank stinks the place out

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Barcelona star’s plane prank stinks the place out

You would have thought Gerard Pique had his fill of stinking performances after his Spain side crashed out of the World Cup finals in the first round, but apparently not.

The Barcelona defender has a reputation as a bit of a practical joker, and lived up to his billing when his team-mates boarded a plane for a pre-season match with Helsinki.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Pique upset staff on the plan by unleashing a stink bomb near the rear of the plane. Staff on the flight did not see the funny side as they were forced to apologise to fellow passengers. Having a real stinker before the match is a new one, but Pique did okay in the game itself, scoring in a 6-0 win.

5) Blackpool only name four subs in season opener

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Championship - Pearce starts with win at Nottingham Forest

Blackpool's recruitment problems in pre-season have been well-documented and they couldn't even fill the bench in their Championship opener against Nottingham Forest.

Amazingly it could have been even worse as when manager Jose Riga woke up this morning he didn't even have a full team.

All things considered their 2-0 defeat to Forest doesn't look too bad now.

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