The Rundown

  • The 10 who should fear Fergie’s revelations the most

    Owner of the infamous hair-dryer, Sir Alex Ferguson has never been shy about coming forward with an opinion, so, with his autobiography due out tomorrow, we look at 10 people or organisations who could be on the end of a Fergie tongue-lashing.

    Wayne Rooney

    A no-brainer. Obviously there is bad blood between the pair. What the source of this is remains to be seen - but that mystery should only last a few days longer. It has been speculated that it dates to Rooney’s transfer request, but it could be a litany of perceived indiscretions during the forward's United career - some we know about and

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  • Sporting Photos of the Week: Mud, magic and midriffs

    Sports people around the world showed scant regard for the laws of physics this week, while a young mother from South-East England played volleyball.

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    He must be loopy! Skateboarder Aaron "Jaws" Homoki of Phoenix, Arizona manages to stay on his board as he successfully pulls off a 5m high loop-the-loop in Vista, California.

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    Who needs the laws of physics?: A member of the Flying Dubs, an acrobatic dunk team of the Golden State Warriors, performs before their NBA Global Game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Beijing.

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    Here's mud in your eye: Two British competitors help each

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  • The strangest teams in the history of football

    Mexican football has hit the headlines this week after the country's FA decided to fire the national team manager for the fourth time in six weeks.

    Admittedly, they've had a tough time coming through qualifying, and will need to beat New Zealand in a play-off - but it still makes for one of the strangest tales we've heard in a long time.

    It got The Rundown thinking about some of the stories of the strangest football clubs from around the world - so here's our pick of some of those tales, starting with the Mexicans themselves:

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    Mexican national team

    Mexico's near-disastrous World Cup

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  • We take a look at past classic meetings between England and Poland ahead of Tuesday evening’s crucial World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

    ‘Clown’ keeper stops England reaching finals

    The first competitive meeting between the countries in Chorzow in June 1973 ended 2-0 to the hosts - England’s only defeat to Poland - which ultimately left Alf Ramsey’s struggling side needing to win the return fixture in October to reach the World Cup finals in Germany.

    However, with the Poles arriving at Wembley with a goalkeeper described by Brian Clough as “a circus clown in gloves”, few expected anything other

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  • Sporting Photos of the Week: From darts to Ironman

    One of the beauties of sport is that it encompasses everything from pub games, such as darts, to the ultimate in human endurance, such as the Ironman - and everything in between.

    This week, the same can be said for our selection of the best sporting photos from the last seven days. Enjoy.

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    Phil 'The Power' Taylor on his way to an 11th Grand Prix of Darts title at the weekend. And kudos to the photographer for keeping the champion in focus in the face of all sorts of distractions. Like, er, his opponent's yellow shirt for instance.

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    There were fears that the Chicago Marathon

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  • 10 sport stars who defied nationality rows

    Following the furore in the wake of Jack Wilshere's comments regarding the England football team, we take a look at some great sportspeople who turned out for countries other than their place of birth

    1) Alfredo Di Stefano

    Di Stefano, nicknamed 'Saeta rubia' (the Blond Arrow), played international football mostly for Spain, but he also played for Argentina, the country of his birth, and Colombia.

    2) Ferenc Puskas

    A member of the great Hungary team of the 1950s, he scored 84 goals in 85 games for the national team. He turned out for Honved but refused to return to Hungary after the

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  • Seven of sport’s most infamous skivers

    It is one thing to skive off work, but another thing entirely to attempt to cover your tracks and to get caught being somewhere you shouldn't be. Just ask David Warner.

    The always-up-to-something Australia cricketer has again found himself in big trouble after he declined to play for his Randwick Petersham club side, claiming that he should probably practice instead.

    That was acceptable. But what he did instead was not.

    Warner tweeted a picture of himself in boxing gloves with a fitness trainer before he was reportedly spotted shortly afterwards at a horse racing meeting at Sydney's Randwick

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  • It has been a rough few months for Joe Hart, but we're here to help England's number one get back to his best ahead of make-or-break World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland. Here's how to turn Hart back into a world-beater.

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    1-Get him Bruce Grobbelaar's gloves from the Anfield Rap.

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    2- Employ a set of toddler's reins to stop those madcap forays out of the box.

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    3- Book some training sessions with this goalkeeping guru.

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    4- Glue - and if you think it could never happen, ask NFL legend Lester Hayes who used to slather himself with 'Stickum' before - and during - games.

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  • Eight of the best sporting photos of the week

    Here's our weekly look at the greatest images from around the world of sport.

    A montage of the very best in sports photography that takes us from Utah in the USA to Moscow in Russia.

    Olympic skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace poses for a portrait in Park City, Utah on September 30, 2013.

    Ilinca Lucia Serbu of Romania (L) and Zahrah Memon of Britain perform the Muaythai traditional dance before their match in World Muay Thai Angels 2013 in Bangkok, October 2, 2013.

    AC Milan's goalkeeper Christian Abbiati fails to save a free kick shot by Juventus' Andrea Pirlo during their Italian Serie A

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  • "Sebastian should think less about my balls and more about himself. With comments like that he is running the risk of losing the respect of his fellow drivers." – Nico Rosberg is not amused by Sebastian Vettel’s joke that rival drivers "hang their balls in the pool on Fridays" when Red Bull are working hard.


    "I'm sure you speak louder on the football pitch." – The chairman of the bench at Newcastle Magistrate’s court asks West Brom midfielder Stephane Sessegnon to speak up before he was banned and fined for driving offences.


    "I've travelled as a football player on coaches after games in

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