World of Sport

  • One handed golf kid tipped to be star

    A 10-year-old golf protégée from Dorset is being tipped as a future star despite the fact that he was born with only one hand.

    Leo Millar was born without fingers on his right hand but has had a special bionic glove made for him which allows him to swing two-handed.

    He has only been playing the game for seven weeks but has already wowed onlookers with his expert chipping and putting - and, quite amazingly, is already able to hit balls over 200 yards.

    His flexible glove attaches to his right wrist and allows him to grip any golf club and swing with two hands, and the device has already been

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  • New Celtic away kit ‘looks like home one’

    Celtic are famed for their green and white hooped jersey so it might come as some surprise to see their new AWAY kit is a hooped effort with plenty of....well green and white in it.

    The new shirt is white with silver grey hoops, separated by think green lines, and also has prominent green sleeves.

    The jersey is described by the club as "a modern take on the world famous hoops".

    However, the choice of colours has been greeted with a mixed response from fans on the internet with Twitter user hiranom20 saying "Celtic's new away jersey can pass for a home kit".

    DropGoal66 added on the

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  • Goalkeeper has day to forget

    Icelandic
    women's footballer Arna Lind Kristinsdóttir headed to the European U17 Championships hoping to get noticed across the world.

    But the
    unfortunate goalkeeper ended up garnering the worst kind of fame after a
    miserable day between the sticks in a match against Spain that must represent
    one of the worst goalkeeping displays ever seen outside Sunday League.

    The
    17-year-old had shone in the group matches as Iceland made the semi-finals
    of the tournament in Nyon, France - but it all went horribly wrong when
    Kristinsdottir pulled on her jersey for the semi-final against Spain.

    A shocking

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  • "Obviously I would like him to put that into the back of the
    net. But Mario is Mario, he does some strange things sometimes. Hopefully he
    will get better and maybe learn from these sort of experiences." Manchester
    City midfielder James Milner,
    commenting on THAT miss by team-mate Mario
    Balotelli
    in a friendly match against LA Galaxy which prompted manager Roberto
    Mancini to haul off the Italian.

    "We were all pretty impressed with the way Mancini handled
    it. That said it all really. Our coach Bruce Arena would have done the same,
    I'm sure. You can say it's a friendly but you don't want to see

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  • Tottenham delete Bale from official club Twitter page

    Internet conspiracy theorists have been going crazy on Tuesday after Spanish sport newspaper Marca noticed that Tottenham Hotspur have removed Gareth Bale from their Twitter homepage.

    Marca, who have had Bale's likely move to Real Madrid on their front page almost every day this summer, point to the change as a surefire indication that a deal for the Welsh winger is imminent.

    Unfortunately, their argument is undermined slightly by the fact that the background image also showed American striker Clint Dempsey, who has just completed a transfer to Seattle.

    So we've got a lot of sympathy for Spurs

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  • German superstar’s horror miss

    German striker Kevin Kuranyi was guilty of a shocking miss in his latest
    Russian Premier League match.

    The
    29-year-old has been out of favour with the national side ever since a run-in
    with national coach Yogi Loew three years ago.

    But he has
    continued his stunning strike form ever since, and has netted 13 times in 33
    matches since joining Dynamo Moscow last year.

    The
    Brazilian-born star's touch deserted him spectacularly on Sunday, however, when he
    somehow contrived to miss an open goal from three yards out against struggling
    Volga.

    With a
    perfectly-weight pass from midfielder Igor Semshov

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  • Swimmer laughed off after early dive gaffe

    Mauritania's Hamza Labeid became an unwitting star at the recent World Swimming Championship in Shangahi after an embarrassing false start saw him instantly disqualified.

    Many swimmers have 'jumped the gun' in the past, but it seems that Labeid knew he made a mistake as soon as he started his leap into the pool, but his attempt to check his dive just led to a belly flop that led to cries of laughter from the crowd in Shanghai.

    In the past Labeid would have got a second chance to try and compete but a new rule was brought in a few years ago meaning that you do not get a second chance after a

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  • Eight great fan gestures that backfired spectacularly

    Fernando Torres's move to Chelsea left one fan red-faced: he had changed his name to Fernando Torres just before Christmas to commemorate his devotion to Liverpool.

    We thought it provided the perfect opportunity to get all misty-eyed about crackpot fans whose extravangant gestures to prove their loyalty backfire spectacularly - starting with the aforementioned Torres:

    1. Man changes name to Fernando
    Torres weeks before transfer

    Shaun
    McCormack's extravagant gesture to prove his dedication to Liverpool could not
    have come at a worse time: the 36-year-old from Scunthorpe changed his name to

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  • Kit supplier’s advert backfires spectacularly

    England's kit supplier has been left with egg on its face
    after presumptuous plans for a 'Grand Slam Champions' campaign backfired.

    The men in white had been odds-on favourites to beat Ireland
    in Dublin on Saturday and secure their first Grand Slam since 2003, but an
    inspired Irish team ended that dream as they smashed England 24-8.

    The brilliance of the Irish taught a costly lesson
    to England kit supplier Nike as its promotional
    video hailing England as 'Grand Slam Champions 2011' was leaked on to the
    internet - as was a pre-match internal email seeming to take victory for granted.

    The RFU

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  • ‘Fastest OAP’ took 10-mile short cut

    Anthony Gaskell finished this year's London Marathon in the fastest time ever recorded by anyone over 65, but it has since been revealed that he took a 10-mile short cut.

    Gaskell, a 69-year-old from the Wirral in Merseyside, completed the marathon in a mere three hours and five minutes to find himself in the record books.

    The OAP was due to receive a plaque marking his achievement but, six weeks after the event, it was uncovered that he took 10 miles off the course.

    Observers questioned how a previously unknown veteran could have performed with such distinction, and an enquiry revealed he

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