World of Sport

  • Liao Hui smashes 14 year world record with 166kg snatch

    Liao Hui smashes 14 year world record with 166kg snatch

  • 5 crazy things: United star's X Factor TV show nightmare

    United star fails in bid to watch TV show 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, a Manchester United star's trip to try to watch X Factor takes centre stage in our round-up of the craziness from the world of sport.

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    1) WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN'T COME IN? - United star's X Factor nightmare

    Manchester United's Luke Shaw (back) and Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon battle for the ballManchester United's Luke Shaw (back) and Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon battle for the ball

    Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw

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  • Video: Fan's about to get a big shock from team's mascot

    Mascot flies into the crowd, lands on shocked fan's shoulder.

    Those of us who work at huge sports events neither expect nor deserve your sympathy.

    Every once in a while, though, it'd be nice to kick back and just watch some sport without getting a shock of some sort.

    But that's exactly what Taima, the Seattle Seahawks' live mascot, decided it would not allow a group of fans - and one man in particular - to do just minutes before the start of the team's NFL match against the New York Giants.

    Here's how it played out from those in the thick of the action:

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  • Collective groan as fan miserably bottles half-court shot

    A Portland Trail Blazers fan blew the chance to win a car in comical circumstances.

    If you’re in the market for an inspiration story about someone overcoming the odds, then it’s probably best to click the back button now.

    For a Portland Trail Blazers fan blew the chance to win a car in comical circumstances.

    Admittedly, Bob (as he’s called in the above Vine) had a tricky task – sink a half-court shot in a packed stadium.

    He bounced the ball twice, loaded the ball against his chest and released… one of the most pitiful shots ever captured on film.

    There was a collective groan from the crowd as the ball started prematurely plummeting towards the floor, eventually landing

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  • Mayweather on top of world with $105m for 72 minutes' work

    Floyd Mayweather is once again the world's top-earning athlete of the year, despite spending barely more than an hour in the ring.

    Floyd Mayweather Floyd Mayweather

    American boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has again come out on top of the list of the world's top-paid sports stars.

    The undefeated 37-year-old star fought just twice in the last 12 months, but despite his lack of endorsements he raked in enough from the bouts against Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana to collect an astonising $105 million - or £66m.

    No wonder he's nicknamed himself 'Money', and constantly flouts his wealth with pictures on Instagram.

    Perhaps most surprising of all, however, is how he makes so much: while the other top earners make a huge chunk of their money through

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  • If you watch the genteel sport of curling you will know that a two-point score is normally seen as a ‘good’ end.

    Anything more than that is exceptional, and to overturn an opponent’s commanding position with the final stone of an end (known as the ‘Hammer’) can result in scenes of delirious celebration.

    Well a combination of these factors has led some fans and pundits to call this particular shot the best they have ever seen in the sport.

    In the final of the Masters Grand Slam, Brad Gushue’s team are leading 6-2 at the final stone of the sixth end.

    Mike McEwen’s team has three stones in the

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  • 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.

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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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