World of Sport

  • Half marathon ‘sabotaged’ by moved signs

    The IOC is yet to comment on the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon being sabotagedOrganisers of a half marathon in Wales have blasted a "malicious individual" who severely disrupted the race on Sunday by moving signs which marked the route.

    Up to 40 of the almost 500 runners in the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon only ran 11.3 miles of the 13.1-mile course. reported how race organiser Peter Norman set out on the morning of the race to check all of the signs were in position, only to find one pointing the wrong way.

    Later, while driving the lead car during the race, Norman caught up with runners who should have been behind him. The sign had been moved again.

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  • Slovenia win ski jumping event despite huge crash

    Slovenia won the team gold at the ski flying World Cup event in Oberstdorf, Germany, despite one of their team ending up in hospital following a huge crash.

    It was the first ever victory for Slovenia in a team ski jumping event at the top level, and came in an event that that was decided on a single round of jumps due to bad weather.

    Jurij Tepes, Jure Sinkovec, Peter Prevc and Robert Kranjec scored 732.5 points to edge Austria into second place on 731.8. Norway were third with 715.9, while the Austrians' second place was enough to win them the FIS Team Tour title.

    Amazingly, the victory came

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  • Quotes of the week: ‘He treated me like a dog!’

    Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Carlitos Tevez...

    "I was kind of in a bad mood and when (Mancini) brings on De Jong and takes off Dzeko, and we're losing 2-0, I thought it was a defensive substitution. So I decided to sit back on the bench. So I'd already warmed up for 10 minutes and he has this attitude that he wants to lose 2-0 instead of 4-0.

    "So I sat down and at the same time Dzeko comes off and is really angry and has a go at Mancini. He then sees the tunnel is closed so he has to sit down next to him and they start to have an argument. Dzeko was speaking Bosnian and Mancini

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  • ‘Michel Platini’ sparks brawl, joins opponents

    A week ago, Michel Platini was wading into Dinamo Bucharest players when a friendly against CSKA Sofia degenerated into a mass brawl but the Romanians were more impressed by his football skills and promptly signed the striker from the Bulgarian side.

    The 28-year-old Brazilian, named after the former France captain and current UEFA president, has signed a three-year deal with the Romanian league leaders yet only last Wednesday, he was blamed for sparking the melee in the Turkish resort of Antalya.

    The hot-tempered Platini reacted badly when he was fouled in the second half of the match,

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  • BMX star pulls off amazing trick

    BMX rider Daniel Sandoval has pulled off an incredible trick that has stunned the world of extreme sports.

    The rider managed to land a physics-defying 720-degree double tailwhip at the FISE contest in Costa Rica. Sandoval is reportedly the first rider ever to land the trick under the glare of the camera.

    The almost unbelievable stunt involves spinning the bike around through two complete revolutions with his feet off the pedals, getting back on in mid-air then spinning round once more for good measure - before calmly riding away.

    We say 'calmly'; that's not even vaguely true, as Sandoval was

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  • Linesman floored by piece of cardboard

    A linesman in the Belgian top flight has become a laughing stock after his theatrical reaction to being struck by a missile during a match.

    Assistant referee Michele Scatorchia was running the line during the match between Lierse and Zulte Waregem when he was struck by something thrown from the crowd.

    Going down as if he'd been bullseyed by a sniper on the roof of the Herman Vanderpoortenstadion, Scatorchia's reaction sparked terror that something awful had happened among his fellow officials, the players on the pitch and almost all of the 8,500 fans present.

    The referee blew the whistle to

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  • Wayne Rooney finally names his racehorse

    Wayne Rooney has finally revealed the name of his racehorse: Switcharooney.

    The Manchester United and England striker spent £63,000 on a one-year-old colt in December after being tempted into the world of racing by team-mate Michael Owen.

    The purchase sparked a frenzy of speculation about what the 26-year-old would call the thoroughbred.

    The player had originally wanted to name his horse Oceans Seven, but the name had already been registered with the British Horseracing Authority.

    So in the end he made a late switcheroo to go with Switcharooney, whose jockey will race in pink and white silks

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  • British giant joins Harlem Globetrotters

    Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess has become the first Brit - and the tallest ever player - to join the Harlem Globetrotters, the legendary New York basketball team famous for their showboating and trick shot displays.

    And at an incredible 7'8" he is not only the tallest Globetrotter, but is also recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest professional basketball player in the world, ahead of 7'6" Chinese legend Yao Ming.

    Tiny - who says he earned his nickname "because I make everyone else look tiny when I step on to the court" - was a decent footballer in his youth in Loughborough, and is

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