World of Sport

  • As Manuel Pellegrini was finally confirmed as Manchester City's new boss, the club website made an unfortunate blunder by misspelling his name.

    The Chilean was dubbed online as Manuel Pelligrini in a feature on his backroom staff, and Twitter was immediately lit up with people sharing and spreading the mistake.

    "Funny to see Manchester City spell Pellegrini's name wrong on their website," observed Irish football journalist Kevin Palmer, "As if they haven't known he was coming for the last six weeks!"

    City swiftly corrected the mistake, but some wondered whether Pep Guardiola would have got

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  • Barcelona youth star scores from halfway line

    Barcelona’s future continues to look bright thanks to their world-famous academy – and here we present to you the latest exhibit of evidence.

    Barca’s Juvenil B side’s comfortable 3-1 Campionat Catalunya over Damm was highlighted by a fantastic goal from the halfway line by defender Carlos Blanco.

    Sit back and enjoy this excellent display of clinical vision which proves that when it comes to any Barcelona side, you just don’t know where – or who – the next goal will come from.

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  • Who would be a goalkeeper nowadays? A winger can make dozens of errors without costing his team anything, but every action of a keeper comes under scrutiny as it can lead to a goal.

    High-quality video replays, youtube and social networking all intensify the magnifying glass placed on the last line of defence, and you need an incredibly thick skin to deflect the disproportionate criticism that comes your way.

    One thing in particular has made life even harder for keepers, and that is meddling with the thing they have to catch – the football.

    Just take a look at this frankly ridiculous goal by

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  • I struck Joe Root in the face and I'm here to apologise to Joe and own up to it. I'm extremely remorseful. I have let my team-mates, Cricket Australia, the fans, myself and my family down. I have accepted the punishment that has been handed down and I'm accountable for my actions. Since then I have exchanged text messages with Joe. He accepted my apology which I am thoroughly grateful for" – Australia bad-boy David Warner mans up and takes it on the chin (ho ho) after being punished for aiming a jab at little Joe Root.

    "David Warner has done a despicable thing but I also hold the team to

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  • Meet David Luiz’s frankly ridiculous doppelganger

    Photo from the Galícia website

    You might recognise the guy on the right – that's David Luiz who is a Brazilian footballer with long curly hair who plays the position of defender.

    You might not know the guy on the left – but that's Davi Luis who is a Brazilian footballer with long curly hair who plays the position of defender.


    The amazing doppelganger spot was made by Brazilian website Globoesporte.

    Luiz is a Premier League star with Chelsea of course but his almost-namesake look-a-like is not quite playing at the same level.

    Instead he plies his trade for Galicia in the second division of Brazil's Bahia region.

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  • Fighter spews his guts during post-victory interview

    Making his MMA debut in his 30s with a small organisation, Cliff Thompson did not seem destined for instant fame within the sport.

    Thanks to an embarrassing incident after his second professional bout, unfortunately for him, he is now an internet celebrity.

    Thompson won a three-round fight on Wild Bill’s Fight Night 57 at the weekend, though it’s the post-fight interview which garnered mass attention – as you can see above.

    Interviewer George Kennebrew, lavishing Thompson’s performance with praise and labelling the bout a ‘fabulous war’.

    But when he asked the winner for his thoughts on the

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  • A fourth division fixture in Romania between Chisoda and Sannicolaul Mare was momentarily suspended after riot police carried out an armed search for a player suspected of multiple crimes.

    As you can see from the above footage - taken by a spectator at the game on his mobile phone - armed police stormed the pitch during the game and forcing all of the participants and substitutes onto the ground, hands on their heads.

    After checking every last footballer to see if one of them was their man - Chisoda's Sorin Udrea - the police looked set to give up and continue their manhunt elsewhere.

    But it

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  • Think your team has got the bargain of the summer? Think again.

    Because this week Real Betis confirmed the signing of Numancia midfielder Cedrick Mabwati for a fee of just £1. No, that isn't a typo.

    In what must be the cheapest ever professional transfer that actually involves a fee, Mabwati was able to secure his move to the Primera Liga club by paying a release clause of just 1.20 euros.

    When he signed his contract with Numanica, Mabwati cleverly inserted a clause that entitled him to move for the stupidly small fee if a Primera Liga side showed interest in him.

    However, Betis did have to

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  • Why does new Porsche Le Mans car look like a zebra?

    It is it a bird? It is, er, a zebra? No it is Porsche's first Le Mans 24 Hours contender in 16 years which will compete in the 2014 running of the famous race.

    The German manufacturer unveiled the new LMP1 racer at their own track in Weissachon on Tuesday but unless you are a cars aficionado then you might be wondering about the funky paint job.

    Well, it is not some fancy new modern design but rather the black and white swirls have a much more practical use.

    The design acts as a camouflage so that rivals can't steal its more intricate aerodynamic features by studying the picture.

    It is a

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  • Rooney shows off new hair after top up transplant

    Wayne Rooney has been showing off his latest haircut after having a top up hair transplant.

    The Manchester United first started treatment for his hereditary baldness in 2011 but a second procedure is needed to cover up new bald spots.

    Rooney posted a picture on Twitter of him and wife Coleen attending a Rihanna concert in Manchester.

    Rooney's original hair transplant cost £15,000 and he underwent the treatment at London’s Harley Street Hair Clinic.

    He said at the time: "Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I'm delighted with the

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