World of Sport

  • A Bolivian goalkeeper has pulled off one of the most amazing sequences of penalty saves ever seen on a football pitch after he saved the same penalty three times.

    With the scores locked at 1-1 with 16 minutes left, Carlos Arias of Bolivian top-flight side Oriente Petrolero was called upon to try and stop a spot-kick taken by Universitario's Gabriel Rios.

    The striker hit a fine penalty that was screaming towards the top corner, but Arias pulled off a marvellous dive high and right to push the ball around the post, showing why he has earned 39 international caps for his country.

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  • Fabrice Muamba's nightmare year has turned to joy as he married his fiancee, Shauna Magunda, who stood by him throughout the heart problems that ended his football career.

    The 24-year-old former Bolton star married Shauna in a fairytale wedding in a stunning castle in Cheshire.

    Fabrice and Shauna Muamba (@ShaunaMuamba)

    Thierry Henry flew in from New York to be Muamba's best man at the lavish affair, while among the other footballers invited were Robin van Persie, Andy Cole and all his former Bolton team-mates, according to reports in the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail.

    But the guest of honour at the do was Dr Andrew Deaner, the

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  • Robber cheers favourite team as he flees scene

    (FBI)A robber in the United States gave police an unlikely clue as to his identity when cheering his favourite sports team as he fled the scene of his crime.

    A bearded man, wearing thick glasses, walked into a bank in St Louis, Missouri on Friday and handed over a note to the teller that demanded money be handed over.

    Though the suspect did not reveal a weapon at the First Bank branch, he made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    However, his heist was not complete until the robber shouted "Go Cards!" in support of local baseball side St Louis Cardinals.

    The Cardinals play their home games at

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  • Olympic heroics result in Rutherford heartbreak

    He may have won gold and the admiration of a nation with his long jump triumph at the London Olympics, but Greg Rutherford has discovered that love is a losing game.

    Rutherford leapt 8.31m on the same 'Super Saturday' night that saw Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis also collect gold medals on a triumphant occasion for Team GB, catapulting him to national fame.

    However, the vastly increased media and promotional demands since placed on the 25-year-old have made his personal life suffer, with the Daily Star Sunday reporting that he has broken up with his long-term girlfriend Liz Rose as a result.


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  • WWE wrestler’s vigilante heroics caught on CCTV

    WWE wrestlers are often criticised for the fake jeopardy they create in the ring during the highly choreographed fights.

    But there was nothing phoney about the danger faced by former WWE star Shawn Daivari, aka Sheik Abdul Bashir, as he turned vigilante to take on an abusive thug on a commuter train in Minneapolis.

    The offender was riding the light rail to the city airport when he began being abusive and threatening towards fellow passengers.

    Bystanders became so worried that several of them set off the train's emergency alarms - but when no police came to help, Daivari was forced to take

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  • An American schoolboy has become a global phenomenon after landing a 67-yard field goal kick during an American football match.

    Austin Rehkow of Central Valley Bears pulled off his miraculous kick - which beats the NFL record by four yards - in a match against local rivals Shadle Park High School.

    Even more amazing than the kick itself is the pressure that Rehkow was under: the 17-year-old stepped up to take his shot with just two seconds left on the clock and his team trailing 55-52.

    His astonishing piece of skill sent the game into overtime, and the Bears then went on to score a touchdown

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  • Sport quotes of the Week: ‘Frankel is a freak’

    Cecil poses with Frankel after the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Frankel fever

    Ahead of legendary horse Frankel's final run at Ascot on British Champions Day this Saturday - where he will seek to complete a career record of 14 races unbeaten - we bring you the thoughts of the people that matter - and some that don't.

    Clare Balding, TV presenter: "Every sport needs a jaw-dropper. The kind of athlete who makes you stop and stare. Frankel is racing's Usain Bolt. He makes it look so easy, it's almost ridiculous. I feel privileged to have seen him race and I have certainly never seen a better horse in my lifetime."

    Sir Michael Stoute, trainer: "[Sir] Henry

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  • Discovered: Interview with a 13-year-old Lionel Messi

    Often you will find interviews with young footballers in local players as they talk about their hopes and dreams for the future.

    Once such story was written for La Capital newspaper — based in Rosario, Argentina — way back in 2000.

    It just so happens that the interview was with a young 13-year-old called Lionel Andres Messi who would go on and become the greatest footballer in the world.

    The young Messi talks about his hopes and dreams in the story as well as answering trivial question such as what his favourite food was.

    Here is what the 13-year-old Messi told the newspaper were his

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  • Sam Allardyce talks to Yahoo!

    Watch an interview with West Ham manager Sam Allardyce.

  • Man runs 2:46 marathon in flip flops

    Keith Levasseur ran Saturday's Baltimore Marathon in 2:46:58 while wearing flip flops. Levasseur will file paperwork with the Guinness Book of World Records to have the feat acknowledged as a world record for a marathon in flip flops.

    Levasseur, a member of Maryland's Howard County Striders, ran his marathon PR of 2:38 at last year's Marine Corps Marathon. Before the Baltimore Marathon, he said his goal was to go sub-3:00 in flip flops.

    "I had every intention of sticking to the race plan of finishing a little under 3:00, so my initial pace starting out was 6:40-6:50 [per mile]," Levasseur

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