World of Sport

  • 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.

    Think we missed something better? Let us know in the comments box down below.

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    1) Michael Owen mocked by fans after watching the eighth film of his life

    Michael Owen Michael Owen

    Fans took to social media on Tuesday to mock Michael Owen after the football pundit shared with the world the news that he

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  • This huge fan - in every respect - really did, much like R. Kelly, believe that he could fly.

    Indeed, such was his conviction that he took part in a half-time slam dunk competition involving a trampoline.

    What could possibly go wrong, other fans were left to wonder?

    Well, plenty, as you might have guessed.

    The poor man does at least get past the trampoline stage without suffering humiliation, only to fall crashing down into a safety mat.

    It was the way that he refused to give up on landing the basket that was so tragic, with his arms still outstretched towards the board when he fell.

    You have

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (Reuters)Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (Reuters)

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg might take himself seriously on the track, but off it he is as light-hearted as they come.

    Despite wrecking his chance of victory at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix with an avoidable error, he was soon poking fun at his own misfortune in a slow motion video on Mercedes’ YouTube channel.

    Rosberg was asked a series of questions on various topics from Mercedes’ constructors triumph to his first lap disaster, with the German responding with a range of movements that summed up his emotions.

    Check it out below:

    Rosberg wrecked his tyres locking up under braking on the

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  • Victor Thompson (Twitter)Victor Thompson (Twitter)

    This is not a look that you want to have if you get arrested! Victor Thompson is a huge sports fan, so this set of tattoos may have once seemed like a good idea.

    Thompson is a massive New England Patriots supporter and, as such, got all the details of the team's NFL helmet tattooed all over his head.

    This became an issue for him and a point of hilarity for everyone else when he was arrested in Florida last month for possession of marijuana.

    Now photos of his mug shot have gone viral on social media...

    Here's one side of his head, with the Patriots logo and the official NFL one to go with it

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  • Simone Biles is an all-conquering gymnast, who is now world champion at the age of just 17.

    But one thing we learned about Simone on the biggest stage was that she really - REALLY! - hates bees.

    Indeed, she would appear to be untouchable if not for a surprise bee that floated out of her flower bouquet.

    Yep, you read that correctly: Biles produced a wonderfully dramatic reaction to a bee that gatecrashed her big moment on the victory podium.

    Simone Biles (screenshot)Simone Biles (screenshot)

    The bee was first noticed as the loud speakers blared out the 'Star Spangled Banner' and, as soon as Biles noticed the shock intruder, chaos and hilarity

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  • 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 gymnastics world champion takes centre stage in our round-up of the craziness from the world of sport.

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    1) AHHHHH, WHAT'S THAT? - World champ gymnast gets a big shock on the podium


    Simone Biles is an all-conquering gymnast, who is now world

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  • Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay (Reuters)Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay (Reuters)

    By the time the eight athletes contesting the men’s world 100 metres final assemble in Beijing next August, the IAAF will have determined whether Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay are eligible to be on the start line.

    And now, the evidence seems to be pointing to one conclusion: they must be banned for life.

    This isn’t about second, or third chances. It's not a question of whether drug cheats are treated too leniently.

    No, this is about something far less complex. A question not of morality, but of science.

    Because the latest evidence strongly suggests that athletes feel the benefits of

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  • 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, one little Manchester United fan takes centre stage in our round-up of the craziness from the world of sport.

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    1) PRICELESS MOMENT YOUNG FAN REACTS TO UNIFORM - Little girl sobs over having to wear blue school uniform


    Little Lilly Rae Doyle is a

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  • “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” goes the old adage. Which is fair enough when talking about skiing.

    But the chance to swap snow for volcanic ash, ditch the salopettes and cumbersome winter jacket and head out in shorts and a t-shirt? Now that sounds like fun!

    And that’s exactly what local Sicilians have been doing.

    The notorious Italian island’s volcano, Mount Etna, erupted back in August and thrill-seekers unable to wait for the winter season have been heading towards the summit to take full advantage of the powder-like ash.

    The ski fanatics can be seen hurtling down the side of the

    Read More »from Bored of skiing on snow? Then why not ski on a volcano?
  • TV reporter Tom Steinfort had no idea what was going on behind him with these fans, plus more craziness from our round-up of funny stuff.