World of Sport

  • 5 crazy things: Did you realise Rooney could sing this heartbreakingly well?

    Wayne Rooney's wonderful duet with Ed Sheeran highlight's star's X Factor.

    A lot of mad stuff happens every day. Funny stuff. Crazy stuff. Weird stuff. So much stuff, in fact, that you can't keep track of it all. You can't. It'd drive you bonkers.

    That's where World of Sport comes in: we spend hours trawling the news for sports stories that will amuse, delight, entertain and shock so that you don't have to.

    And today, Wayne Rooney's stupendous voice is the main focus in our round-up of the craziness from the world of sport.

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    1) ROONEY'S VOICE - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? - United star performs spine-tingling duet with pop sensation Ed Sheeran

    What's great about Wayne

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  • Oh dear! Sailing team encounter major difficulties

    Team Dongfeng suffered a serious problem after their padeye, which holds the sail, broke towards the end of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

    Team Dongfeng suffered a serious problem after their padeye, which holds the sail, broke towards the end of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

    Given the padeye holds crucial parts together, water rushed in and nearly caused the boat to capsize.

    It caused major issues for the team, but they managed to finish the day's racing unscathed without any injuries.

    Volvo Ocean Race generic (Reuters)Volvo Ocean Race generic (Reuters)
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  • Genius or terribly unsporting? Keeper rips out goal to prevent rivals scoring

    David Leggio had to think very quickly when a two-man breakaway developed with nobody back in defence.

    4) GENIUS OR TERRIBLY UNSPORTING? - Keeper rips out goal to prevent rivals scoring

    David Leggio, AHL goalie for Bridgeport, had to think very quickly when a two-man breakaway developed with nobody back in defence.

    His response? Throw the goal on the ground, turning it over so that the opposing team simply couldn’t score.

    A penalty was awarded, which he saved, but it was all in vain as his side – rightly – went on to lose.

    Where's the goal gone? (Screenshot)Where's the goal gone? (Screenshot)
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  • 5 crazy things: Late twist in auction for baby's footballing allegiance

    A late surprise sees Eddie Charters supporting a very different team.

    A lot of mad stuff happens every day. Funny stuff. Crazy stuff. Weird stuff. So much stuff, in fact, that you can't keep track of it all. You can't. It'd drive you bonkers.

    That's where World of Sport comes in: we spend hours trawling the news for sports stories that will amuse, delight, entertain and shock so that you don't have to.

    And today, the footballing allegiance of a baby is the main focus in our round-up of the craziness from the world of sport.

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    1) FOOTBALL CLUB AUCTION OVER BABY ENDS WITH SHOCK - An auction set up for the allegiance of a newborn baby has a surprise result

    Ian Charters' post on eBay (screenshot)Ian Charters' post on eBay (screenshot)

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  • Eight-year-old fan dies after being hit during match

    Tragic death of eight-year-old fan at ice hockey match.

    Tragedy has touched the hockey world after an eight-year-old fan died of injuries sustained after being struck by a puck during an FFHG Division 1 game in France.

    Near the end of the third period during the game between Dunkirk and Reims, the young fan, Hugo Vermeersch, was hit in the ear with a puck and went into cardiac arrest.

    The president of Reims, Dr. Benoit Vrielynck, who is also a surgeon, began performing CPR before firefighters took him from the Patinoire Michel Raffoux Arena to a local hospital.

    Sadly, he would succumb to his injuries on Sunday morning.

    "It is with great sadness

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  • 5 crazy things: Romantic or lazy? England striker's unusual marriage proposal

    England striker finds unusual way to 'cheat' his marriage proposal.

    A lot of mad stuff happens every day. Funny stuff. Crazy stuff. Weird stuff. So much stuff, in fact, that you can't keep track of it all. You can't. It'd drive you bonkers.

    That's where World of Sport comes in: we spend hours trawling the news for sports stories that will amuse, delight, entertain and shock so that you don't have to.

    And today, England striker Andy Carroll's marriage proposal is the main focus in our round-up of the craziness from the world of sport.

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    1) ROMANTIC, TACKY OR JUST LAZY? - England striker outsources marriage proposal to events management company

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  • Man's blindfold crazy tightrope walk between skyscrapers - and no safety net

    Nik Wallenda cheated death with his blindfold tightrope walk between two skyscrapers in Chicago - without any safety equipment at all.

    Nik Wallenda isn't your average bloke.

    While you were at home on Sunday night watching Downton Abbey or Homeland, he was walking between two skyscapers in Chicago.

    And not via a zebra crossing, either: the 35-year-old Floridan traversed the gap via a wire suspended 500ft above street level.

    He did so without any harness, net or other safety equipment.

    And just for good measure, he wore a blindfold. 

    I mean, really. What are you trying to prove, Nik? A blindfold as well?

    Well, whatever he was trying to prove, he proved it: Wallenda successfully crossed the void between the Marina City towers,

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  • Jimmy White reveals shocking extent of cocaine addiction

    Snooker legend opens up about crack cocaine history.

    Jimmy White (PA Sport)Jimmy White (PA Sport)

    Snooker legend Jimmy White has revealed the depths of his drug addiction in his new autobiography.

    Second Wind, which is being serialised in the Sun, details what is referred to as a “three-month crack spree” after losing his World Championship final to Steve Davis in 1984.   

    Crack cocaine, said to be the most addictive form of cocaine, is smoked to give the user an intense but brief high - and White moved on to that form of the drug having previously snorted it.

    White also reveals that the nadir of his period of bingeing cost him a staggering £32,000.

    Along with another snooker player, Kirk

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  • Is this the greatest high-five ever seen?

    Crazy freestyle skier finds amazing way to do a high-five.


    Top skier and stuntman Johan Berg is a specialist at the slopestyle category of the sport – and this is why!

    He shows off his showboating skills with a quite unbelievable clip of him high-fiving a friend in mid air while performing a quite ridiculous stunt off a slope. 

    The Norwegian also seems remarkably laid back about the whole thing, completing the high-five with Aleksander Aurdal and acting in a very nonchalant fashion afterwards.

    Berg achieved the incredible stunt at the Prime Park Sessions Snowpark on Stubai Glacier in Austria.

    What on earth will he think up to do next?

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  • Whoops! Star's gesture to fan goes very badly

    Star attempts kind gesture, but it does not go according to plan.

    Isn't it lovely when sports stars attempt to make kind gestures for the fans who support them?

    Well, it really is admirable, but only if the attempt goes according to plan.

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Chris Polk was in jubilant mood during his NFL team's victory over the Houston Texans, but made a real mess of his interaction with a fan.

    Polk attempted to kindly throw the ball to an Eagles fan in the stands after a touchdown was scored, only for it to go badly wrong as he hit a female fan square in the face and arm.

    Now, was it the fan's fault for not concentrating on what her hero was

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