World of Sport

  • Taekwondo match does not go as expected

    We don't have any details about where this fight took place, who the participants are, or why exactly it is so funny, we just know that we love it.

    The 'Taekwondo With a Twist' video has proved to be a ratings smash with our friends at Yahoo! US so we thought we would share it with you here in the UK.

    Taekwondo is a serious Olympic sport but this certainly isn't a serious video just a bit of fun to lighten up your day.

    As our friends at Yahoo! US said: "This is something you don't usually see in a Taekwondo match! It's definitely entertaining though!"


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  • DRS nightmare pt. 524

    "The manner of Usman Khawaja's exit for one was farcical, evidence that incompetency cannot be easily overcome by innovation. The Khawaja dismissal was brought about by shocking decisions from both an on-field umpire and the official in the video review box" – Fairfax Media’s Chris Barrett on the latest Ashes cock-up.

    "DRS had another of those days when it looks like your grandma trying to make a call on a smartphone and accidentally downloading a snuff movie" – The Australia’s cricket pundit Gideon Haigh neatly (of not nicely) encapsulates the hapless umpires’ use of

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  • Horror tackle takes out wrong opponent

    Sometimes poor tackles are the result of a rush of blood to the head.

    An opponent fouls you earlier in the game, maybe says something out of order, possibly even leaves a niggly elbow after a challenge.

    Or, like in this case, he could be guilty of the ‘sin’ of being a bit too good for you.

    Liaoning Whowin's Zhang Jingyang felt he was being taunted by the skill of Giovanni Moreno, a Colombia international midfielder who plays for Shanghai Shenhua.

    Moreno weaves inside and out the Chinese midfielder, who loses his rag before launching into a knee-high, two-footed tackle; the kind of tackle that

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  • Soap opera pays tribute to Colombia football legends

    'La Seleccion' – or 'the national team' – is the story of Colombia's four greatest players and how they made their names in the 80s and 90s.

    You may well remember the likes of goalkeeper Rene Higuita – famous for his 'scorpion kick' – and Carlos Valderrama, the silky midfielder with the bouffant blond afro hairdo.

    There was also Freddy Rincon, probably their most successful club player at the time, and of course Newcastle's wild-man Faustino Asprilla.

    All four were larger-than-life (see later for detail on run-ins with the law), and are still a bit loco even though they're well into middle

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  • A man who has raised thousands of pounds for charity by running around the country with a fridge on his back is set for his biggest challenge to date.

    Tony Phoenix-Morrison, or 'Tony the Fridge' as he is known, is aiming to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End with the 42kg (93lb) monstrosity on his back in just 40 days.

    That means 1,053 miles, or just over the length of a marathon each day. For 40 days. WITH A FRIDGE ON HIS BACK, with all the proceeds going to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

    Tony has raised over £36,000 for the cancer charity already through his fridge-running exploits, and

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  • Electric Lionel Messi as you’ve never seen him before

    We are all used to seeing Lionel Messi waltz around the football pitch with the ball glued to his toe like a 1980s football computer game.

    Pundits and men in pubs the world over have salivated over his touch and technique – then spent the night dreaming they were as good as the Argentine.

    So what could sponsor Adidas do to introduce us to a fresh angle on his game?

    “Exploring the moves that make him the best in the world in intricate detail through the use of light,” reads the press release.

    “The film captures and analyzes Leo's movement, to reveal the secret of his movement on the pitch.


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  • Tottenham's quest to sign a new defender was rejected in a telephone rant by a madcap club owner - from his prison cell.

    Spurs are looking to bring in a centre-half following Steven Caulker's surprise sale to Cardiff City.

    They thought they had completed the deal after a £7 million offer for Romania international Vlad Chiriches was accepted by Steaua Bucharest.

    But a disagreement about the timing of the transfer led Steaua's eccentric owner Gigi Becali to renege on the deal, in a furious telephone call from his prison cell.

    Steaua coach Mihai Stoica, who is looking forward to a Champions

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  • Football expert Mark Lawrenson has been given a reduced role by the BBC for its future broadcasts.

    The former Liverpool and Ireland defender, 56, has come under fire from fans after some below-par appearances as a pundit and co-commentator.

    And as the BBC announced their new plans for sports broadcasting, there was no mention of Lawrenson's name alongside the other football experts on its roster – not even on their Match of the Day announcement, where every other support pundit got a mention. See for yourselves:


    From the BBC's official MOTD announcement:

    On Saturday 17 August at 10:30pm,

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  • WoS realises that you probably don’t want to, but do you remember ‘The Anfield Rap’?

    While it was no doubt an excruciating experience for any poor, innocent soul merely wanting to enjoy some of the FA Cup final’s extended coverage back in 1988, it has officially been succeeded in the ‘ill-advised football hip-hop’ genre some 25 years later.

    The MLS All-Stars, looking to continue the American summer theme of milking as much publicity from the visit of top European clubs as possible, went and did their own 80s rap take, entitled “We’re Better Than The Best”.

    Erm, come again?

    Better than the

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  • Back in the 1980s, the only skateboarding move almost any elementary boarder knew about was the ollie. Everybody could do one. Or said they could.

    And then Tony Hawk changed the game. Airwalking and grinding became part of the sporting vernacular. He brought the 540, the 720 and even the 900 into our living rooms during the X Games, in video games and as part of movies like "Gleaming the Cube".

    Nobody since has quite been able to emerge as a household skateboarding name the way Hawk has. But after this weekend Egill Gunnar has as good a shot as anyone.

    The young Icelandic skateboarder posted

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