World of Sport

  • Heroic or irresponsible? Dad takes risky one-handed catch while holding baby

    This Dad decided to be a hero, but we're not quite sure if he should have taken the risk...

    Things worked out very well for one Dad during the MLB baseball match between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it could have been worryingly different.

    The fan took a wonderful catch at Wrigley Field, beating the Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to the ball to make it all the more impressive. Oh, and it was one-handed.

    But the fact that he was holding a baby - who was drinking milk from a bottle at the time, remarkably - left some thinking that he took an unnecessary risk that perhaps he shouldn't have with others in awe.

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  • This might just be the greatest badminton point of all time

    One point away from disaster, a Danish star pulled off a quite staggering piece of skill.

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus knew one mistake would cost him the opening game of the US Open final.

    Facing a 20-19 deficit, the Denmark international bided his time – rebuffing the approaches of opponent Lee Chong Wei – before launching an all-out assault.

    His first smash sent Lee sprawling to the floor, but the shuttlecock returned.

    His second shot had the Malaysian scampering too, but again the shuttle returned – this time looping over his head for a sure winner.

    Vittinghus was left with only one option: the ‘hot dog’.

    He charged after the shuttle, lifted one leg off the floor and swung his

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  • Leo Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo debate settled... by some girls in London

    Of course, the question wasn't who is the best player - merely who was the cutest when they were a little nipper.

    Leo Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo. It's the question that nobody in football has been able to settle.

    The Argentine's tricks against the Portuguese's strength. Messi's selflessness versus Ronaldo's ruthlessness. Lionel's flair head-to-head with Cristiano's hair.

    But why decide such questions when it's a lot easier to get a couple of photos of the superstars, and show them to some girls wandering up and down by the banks of the Thames in London?

    That's what radio station Talk Sport did on Tuesday - and the results are in.

    While there was very little discussion of the respective merits of the

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  • 'Snobby and sexist' R&A 'looked down their noses' at Gary Lineker as a golf presenter

    The R&A heavily criticised the BBC when they handed the rights to The Open over to Sky earlier this year. Now, a former big cheese at the corporation has hit back.

    Crisp salesman Gary LinekerCrisp salesman Gary Lineker

    The Royal and Ancient were not happy with the BBC's decision to allow Gary Lineker to front its golf coverage, according to the terrestrial broadcaster's former head of sport.

    Roger Mosey has also attacked the sport's governing body for a sexist and elitist attitude he discovered during the BBC's coverage of the Open Championship over the past decade.

    “The R&A didn't seem to like footballers much, and were resistant to the idea of Gary Lineker, a golf fanatic, being our main presenter for the sport," said Mosey in his new book, Getting Out Alive, which has been serialised in The Times.

    "A

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  • Jack Grealish pictured with £1,000 bottle of Ciroc Vodka in Marbella

    Aston Villa star faces more tough questions following images of him lying in road during holiday in Tenerife.

    Jack Grealish with bottle of Ciroc Vodka (via @FourFourTweet)Jack Grealish with bottle of Ciroc Vodka (via @FourFourTweet)

    The photo of the 19-year-old was taken on June 2 during his post-season holiday in the popular resort of Marbella, just a few days before he was pictured lying in the middle of a road, seemingly inebriated, whilst on holiday with his friends in Tenerife.

    The youngster, who proved one of only a few bright sparks for Villa last season as they avoided relegation and made it to the final of the FA Cup, is no stranger to controversy. In April footage emerged of

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  • Alex Song wears Predator mask while riding £18k bike

    The former Arsenal midfielder probably startled passers-by with this odd look.


    Barcelona midfielder Alex Song was filmed pursuing an unusual activity during his summer break.

    The Cameroon international uploaded a video to his Instagram page which showed him wearing a strange Predator mask while riding a three-wheeled bike.

    Alex Song and his bike (17alexsong on Instagram)Alex Song and his bike (17alexsong on Instagram)

    According to the Daily Mail, the bike was a Can-Am Spyder. It boasts a top speed of 110mph, has 105 brake horsepower and costs between £13,999 and £18,199.

    Song has been linked with moves to Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City in recent weeks.

    Alex Song and his bike (17alexsong on Instagram)Alex Song and his bike (17alexsong on Instagram)

    The 27-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Ham last season, with the Hammers

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  • Video: Jimmy Carr steals the show at England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey's wedding

    The comedian did a little routine as the Swansea player married former S Club Juniors star Daisy Evans.


    Swansea City and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey must have known that getting Jimmy Carr to do a speech at his wedding would see him grab most of the attention.

    Carr managed to make headlines for a mini routine which he delivered in front of Shelvey's guests as the former Liverpool player married ex-S Club Juniors star Daisy Evans.

    Perhaps predictably, a video of Carr performing which Shelvey uploaded to Instagram proved to be a huge hit online.

    The comedian's performance was apparently unexpected for everyone except the bride and groom, who hopefully enjoyed what he had to say.

    Jimmy Carr performing at Jonjo Shelvey and Daisy Evans's wedding (Instagram)Jimmy Carr performing at Jonjo Shelvey and Daisy Evans's wedding (Instagram)

    One joke

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  • VIDEO: Fan has total nightmare trapped in his own poncho

    This baseball fan had no idea what he was doing in a desperate poncho struggle.

    What could be worse than having a nightmare breathing under a poncho and having the cameras focus in on your struggle?

    One Washington Nationals baseball fan encountered a huge problem with his poncho and appeared to be finding it very hard to breathe as he attempted to find his way into the holes.

    As the rain began to fall, he quickly tried to put a poncho over his head without any idea where the holes were during the MLB match against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    "Honey, help! Can I get some help in here?" the commentators said, clearly revelling in his discomfort.

    "Phew, it was getting hot in

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  • In defence of Mo Farah

    The rules are clear: three missed tests and you’re out. So why is Mo Farah's reputation being dragged through the mud, asks Ben Snowball?

    Mo Farah of Great Britain (AFP)Mo Farah of Great Britain (AFP)

    Judging from the commotion, you’d have thought Mo Farah had been convicted of first-degree murder.

    The double Olympic champion’s image was plastered across the internet, the words ‘missed two drugs tests’ an unwelcome caption. The Daily Mail had uncovered accounts of Farah’s missed tests – one from early 2010 and another in 2011 – that threatened his participation at London 2012. Answers were being demanded.

    Only, he hadn’t broken any rules. 

    The leak followed claims on a BBC Panorama documentary ‘Catch Me If You Can’ that Alberto Salazar, Farah’s coach, had used illicit methods. Among the

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  • Basketball superstar Tim Duncan ‘lost $20m on bad investment advice’

    Basketball superstar Tim Duncan has revealed that he has lost more than $20 million (£12.6 million) following bad advice from a financial advisor.

    Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) fouls San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) in the fourth quarter of game seven of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples CenterLos Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) fouls San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) in the fourth quarter of game seven of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center

    Duncan was the first pick in the 1997 draft and has enjoyed a stellar career that has reaped financial reward.

    39-year-old Duncan has won with titles in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014 won the league’s Most Valuable Player awards in 2002 and 2003, and has been a three-time NBA Finals MVP.

    San Antonio Spurs legend Duncan has earned in the region of $220 million over the course of his career, report Bloomberg.

    However, he has filed a lawsuit against a former financial advisor, Charles Banks. The lawsuit claims that Duncan was coerced into bad investments.

    “I thought, for the most part, I was

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