World of Sport

  • Is this the longest drop goal ever?

    Francois Steyn has a reputation as having the biggest boot in world rugby and he lived up to that billing with an extraordinary drop goal in Friday's Top 14 play-off match between Racing Metro and Clermont.

    With his side 14-12 ahead and aiming for a place in the semi-finals of France's domestic championship, the South African World Cup winner unleashed a drop goal from fully 60 metres away.

    Not only did it clear the posts, it would have been good from another 20 metres.

    Sadly for Steyn, who earns an estimated €750,000 per season with the Paris-based club, his team eventually lost the match

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  • LA gangland cricket team to tour Australia

    A cricket team from the most notorious suburb of Los Angeles is about to head off on a tour of Australia.

    Compton Cricket Club, based in the LA suburb of the same name, was founded 15 years ago to help local kids stay out of the gangs that rule the area. The team has been going ever since, despite one of the players being killed in gang warfare and others ending up in jail.

    Now they are to make history by becoming the first completely American-born team to take a touring side Down Under. They will play three matches in Sydney and three more in Melbourne - including a Twenty20 match against the

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  • Goalkeeper scores from 107 yards

    Fans of FC United of Manchester - the breakaway club formed by disgruntled Manchester United fans - have already made a hero out of goalkeeper Sam Ashton.

    Ashton was the star during the Northern Premier League side's  FA Cup second round match against League One high-flyers Brighton earlier this season, saving a late penalty to earn his side a replay.

    Now, he has gone one better - by scoring an incredible goal from within his own penalty box.

    When Ashton's team-mate Scott McManus passed the ball back to him during  a league match against Retford, the keeper nonchalantly smashed a clearance up

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  • The 20 funniest ever commentator gaffes

    Sky football commentators Richard Keys and Andy Gray have
    found themselves in the centre of a media storm after their unguarded comments
    disparaging women match officials at the weekend.

    Keys and Gray have both been forced to apologise for the
    offence they caused - but thankfully, commentary blunders usually cause more
    laughter than anger.

    So to put things in perspective, we take a look at some of
    the funniest commentary gaffes of all time.

    Got a favourite gaffe we haven't listed? Then leave it in
    the comments box below.

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    1. "For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs

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  • Roberto Carlos scores direct from a corner

    Roberto Carlos has scored a number of wonderful goals in his career - and has now added a new one to his impressive collection by scoring direct from a corner.

    Carlos, who made his name playing for Real Madrid and the Brazil national team, scored the goal for his current club Corinthians against Portuguesa in the Sao Paulo state championship.

    The 37-year-old curled in the corner in the 19th minute with the outside of his left foot to put his side 2-0 in front.

    All-in-all it was a good day for the Brazilian legend as his team went on to win the match 2-0.

    Watch his latest wonder goal below...

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  • Rock stars draw own teams – against each other

    Manchester United v Liverpool may be the stand-out tie in the FA Cup third round, but it was far from the highlight moment during the draw at Wembley.

    That instead came from the special guests who conducted it - Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and Oasis's Noel Gallagher - who incredibly drew their favourite teams to face each other.

    First Pizzorno, who was drawing the home teams, picked out his beloved Leicester City then Gallagher paired them with his club Manchester City - to the disbelief of the two guitarists.

    "Yes" cried Gallagher as he pulled out City's number 23 after a lucky shake of the

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  • Homeless man beats millions in fantasy league

    A homeless man beat over three million people in a fantasy American football league despite not even owning a computer.

    Nathan Harrington, a 33-year-old from Salem, Massachusetts had a run of bad luck after a car accident in 2009 left him with nerve damage and unable to work.

    He was then forced to leave the apartment he shared with his fiancée and their three-year-old son because the building was so infested with rats it became uninhabitable.

    His computer was put in storage as he was forced to live in cheap motels, but his fantasy team on ESPN's website kept picking up points and ended up

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  • Paul the Octopus given shrine and golden urn

    aquarium in Germany that housed the football-predicting octopus Paul has
    unveiled a shrine to its most famous former resident.

    Paul, in one of the stranger stories of last summer's World Cup in South Africa, correctly 'predicted' every Germany result and even the final itself.

    Two pieces of food were placed into his tank in two boxes - each bearing the flag of one of the competing teams. And on every occasion - eight in total, lest we forget - Paul picked out food from the winning team.

    Paul hit the headlines once again in October as the sad news of his death emerged.
    At the time of his

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  • Is this the world’s stupidest ever streaker?

    The fine art of streaking and/or pitch invading seems to be as old as sport itself, but the idiotic behaviour of some of those who engage in such activities appears to know no bounds.

    The latest 'internet sensation' involves a man who decides to go for a late-night run in his birthday suit on to a tennis court only to collide full speed with a glass wall before he gets there. Is he the the world's stupidest streaker?

    Watch the video below then check out some other contenders for the crown.

    World's dumbest streaker?:

    Certainly up there with the dumbest of the dumb has to be this Australian

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  • Clijsters’s revenge over ‘pregnant’ text

    Kim Clijsters managed to get a very sweet, and very public, revenge on an ex-player who had speculated that she was pregnant.

    After cruising into the third round of the Australian Open by beating world number 62 Carla Suarez Navarro, the former world number one was interviewed on court by ex-Australian tennis star Todd Woodbridge.

    Little did Woodbridge know, but Clijisters had seen a text message that Woodbridge had sent to another player that speculated that she was expecting her second child.

    "You said you thought I was pregnant!" Clijisters told the former Grand Slam doubles champion. "The

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