World of Sport

  • It may sound a bit like Zippy from Rainbow, but the boffins at Red Bull have managed to get one of their Formula One cars to 'sing' the American national anthem.

    The Austrian team managed to rig the engine so it could rev the relevant notes to make up the Star-Spangled Banner.

    The stunt was performed by the team's showcar in New York's Liberty Park in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty.

    The tuneful performance was to promote the 2013 Grand Prix of America at the Port Imperial Street Circuit in New Jersey.

    Formula One returns to the States for the first time in five years in November when the

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  • AC Milan headhunt 10-year-old British girl

    Aisha Saini (Photo SWNS)

    A 10-year-old from Scotland is the first girl to have ever been invited to a prestigious European football tournament run by Italian giants AC Milan.

    Aisha Saini from Lenzi, East Dunbartonshire was spotted by scouts for the seven-times European Champions while enjoying a kick-about in La Manga, Spain while on a family holiday.

    So impressive was her play against the boys in the camp that Milan invited her to compete in the tournament which is part of the 'Milan Soccer School' that has produced players such as Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi.

    Aisha's father Michael, 44, a roofing business

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  • A rally driver and his navigator have survived one of the most incredible motor racing crashes ever caught on film.

    Driver Jeremy Foley and his navigator Yuri Kouznetsov were taking part in the legendary Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the second oldest motor race in America.

    But Foley misjudged one of the turns on top of a cliff in his Mitsubishi Evo, and the car flew off the road and down the side of the boulder-strewn, 14,000ft mountain.

    The 500-horsepower car rolled over 20 times as it flew down the mountainside, leaving spectators fearing that

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  • Canada's Oluseyi Smith reacts after the team was disqualifiedA ten-year-old boy's charming and touching gesture has made him famous around the world after he tried to comfort four of his country's failed Olympians.

    Canada's Justyn Warner is comfortedElijah Porter was distraught when Canada's 4x100m relay team were stripped of their bronze medal following the final in London, a decision which was taken when video replay evidence showed that Jared Connaughton stepped out of his lane during the race.

    But rather than simply feel sad for his idols, Elijah decided to do something to try and cheer them up: he sent the quartet a medal he had won in a recent football tournament so that they

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  • Maxim Molokoedov trains under the eyes of prison guards (AP)A Russian cocaine smuggler currently serving a prison sentence in South America has signed for a professional football club in Chile.

    Maxim Molokoedov tried to smuggle six kilos of cocaine out of Chile two years ago, hiding the drugs inside a set of children's books.

    But he was caught by police in Santiago, where he was tried and sentenced to three years in prison.

    Molokoedov was 22 at the time of his arrest, and tried his hand at drug smuggling - a decision he now brands "stupid" - despite being on the books of Russian second division side Pskov-74.

    His conviction originally seemed certain to

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  • Striker’s shocking penalty blasted towards car park

    The Austrian top flight doesn't often find itself in the spotlight of world football, but Red Bull Salzburg's Jonathan Soriano changed all that this weekend.

    He lit up the league with a truly cataclysmic penalty miss:

    The blunder came at a critical moment in his side's home clash against fellow title hopefuls Rapid Vienna.

    Vienna were leading their hosts 2-0 going into the final 10 minutes when a foul gave Spaniard Soriano the chance to pull one back for Salzburg - and maybe allow them to go on and score again to snatch a point.

    Whether it was the pressure of the situation or just tired legs

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  • Horror tackle revealed cancer

    A 16-year-old boy has a horror tackle on the football pitch to thank for saving his life, after resulting hospital tests showed that he had cancer.

    Kris Dunn was part of Bulwell Rangers' under-16 team last season, and suffered a knee injury when playing at full-back for his side last December.

    The original diagnosis was a pulled ligament, but after a lump appeared and the pain persisted for seven weeks, he returned to hospital for X-Rays.

    The scans revealed a tumour the size of a golf ball, and the early stages of bone cancer.

    Dunn begun a course of chemotherapy, and with the cancer detected

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  • A basketball player's attempt to show off in front of his pals went horribly, and excruciatingly wrong.

    The man and his friends were playing a game of basketball at a camp site in America when a golf buggy pulled up alongside the court.

    And unable to resist the challenge, the unknown man - no doubt inspired by the Olympics - decided to try and vault clean over the buggy.

    After a good run-up and a well-timed leap it seemed like he had pulled it off... but then disaster struck as he sustained perhaps the greatest wedgie ever seen in internet video history.

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  • ‘They got the wrong Korea!’ – Quotes of the Week


    "We were angry because our players were introduced as if they were from South Korea, which may affect us greatly as you may know. Our team was not going to participate unless the problem was solved perfectly and fortunately some time later, the broadcasting was corrected and shown again live so we made up our mind to participate and go on with the match. If this matter cannot be solved, we thought going on was nonsense. Winning the game cannot compensate for that thing." (North Korea coach Sin Ui-gun)

    "Of course the people are angry. If your athlete got a gold medal

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  • Darts star walks off after weight jibes

    Darts legend Phil Taylor walked off during a semi-final match after spectators made fun of his weight.

    The 15-times world champion was playing Raymond van Barneveld at the Shetland Masters on the Scottish island when the incident happened.

    'The Power' has lost two-and-a-half stones in recent months after changing his diet and said afterwards that he felt he took a necessary step.

    "I want fans to come to the events and to enjoy themselves," he told the Daily Telegraph.

    "It's fine for them to support a particular player, but it goes too far when the abuse is personal.

    "I was upset by some of

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