World of Sport

  • Bowler’s blunder ends in crazy strike

    Josh Scanlan turned up to the USBC Team USA ten-pin bowling trials full
    of hope that he could grab a place in his international team.

    But he ended up walking away from the event in Nevada with
    egg on his face after a catastrophic blooper that saw him throw his ball down
    the wrong lane.

    With the pressure building in the event Scanlan lined up his
    final ball of the 10th frame after two consecutive strikes.

    But somehow he failed to let go of the ball in time,
    resulting in a hooked throw that clattered off the guttering of the adjacent lane
    before ricocheting back into the middle - and knocking

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  • Brentford show some warmth to fans in ‘chilly’ times

    League One Brentford have become the latest club to show their charitable side by promising to dish out free chilli to every fan who buys a pint at Griffin Park.

    Here are a few others of clubs being hospitable for their fans:

    Celtic offered free buses to and from Celtic Park for home and away fans living in Greater Glasgow ahead of last week's New Year's day derby between Celtic and Partick Thistle. All season ticket holders were entitled to two free tickets for the match to bring along friends and family.

    When Preston North End are away from home, season ticket holders can watch Chorley for

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  • Top 10 sporting quotes of 2010

    2010 was an eventful year in sport that saw plenty of scandal, tragedy, heroism and failure. Here is our pick of 10 quotes from some of the year's biggest sporting stories.

    "We were machine-gunned, like dogs. There was blood pouring down the bus" - Togo striker Thomas Dossevi after three people died when separatist rebels in Angola attacked the team bus in January, before the start of the African Nations Cup.

    "I was unfaithful, I had affairs, I cheated. What I did was not acceptable and I am the only person to blame" - Tiger Woods in his first public appearance since revelations of repeated

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  • Is this the best goal celebration ever?

    If this video is anything to go by, goal
    celebrations have certainly come a long way since Roger Milla wiggled his hips down
    by the corner flag.

    No longer is a mere dance good enough for
    some players, as Icelandic top flight side Stjarnan proved in their game
    against Fylkir at the weekend.

    With the game seemingly heading for a 1-1
    draw, the home side were awarded a penalty in the dying moments. Up stepped Halldór
    Orri Björnsson to score with a delightful chip over the keeper.

    While it was undeniably a fine strike, if some
    way off the best penalty ever. But the goal will be remembered for what

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  • The 15 best-dressed sports stars

    Forbes magazine have listed the 15 best-dressed people in sport - and three Britons have made the list.

    Unsurprisingly for an American list, US-based David Beckham is on there, while it is good to see English golfer Luke Donald and former boxer Chris Eubank (remember him?) also make the cut.

    The list also includes four tennis players - Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and both Williams sisters - and American football star Tom Brady who is married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

    Also on the list is Charlotte Casiraghi who is the daughter of Princess Caroline (that's Princess of Hanover,

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  • England striker Bothroyd gets caught out by big freeze

    It turns out that the snowy weather enveloping the country has affected even international footballers.

    Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd made his debut for Fabio Capello's side last month in a friendly international against France.

    But he had an altogether less successful journey down the M4 on Monday.

    Bothroyd, it emerged, had gone to London to do some Christmas shopping with his family, but on the return trip he was forced to abandon his car - and walk the last nine miles home.

    On his Twitter page, Bothroyd wrote: "I'm walkin Down [sic] the m4 left car! Gotta walk 9 miles."

    A picture

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  • NFL star celebrates prematurely

    An NFL star was left red-faced when he started celebrating a touchdown more than 35 yards from the goal-line only to then be tackled before reaching the end zone.  

    Leon Washington of the Seattle Seahawks caught a punt deep in his own half against the Carolina Panthers and then embarked on a fantastic run into the Carolina half.

    He broke completely free and was so certain he was going to score he put his arm in the air with the only player even near him being the Panthers punter Jason Baker.

    Kickers in American football are rarely asked to perform tackles but Baker did manage to catch-up

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  • Driver crashes while celebrating win

    Daniel Morad secured a remarkable victory in the DD2 World Go Karting Championship in Italy, but followed it with an incredible gaffe when he crashed while celebrating the chequered flag.

    The Canadian lined up 13th on the grid and made an outstanding start to pick up 10 places on the first lap.

    He managed to move up to second place two laps later, but victory seemed unlikely as leader Maik Barten had already pulled away from the field.

    But gradually the 20-year-old Morad overhauled Barten and took the lead on the 13th lap before going on to complete the win.

    However, as he celebrated wildly

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  • Greatest sporting streaks

    Brett Favre's astonishing run of consecutive starts in
    American Football's NFL has finally come to an end, more than 19 years after it
    began.

    And Favre's amazing longevity has inspired us to take a look
    at six of the best longevity-related feats in the world of sport - starting with
    the inspirational quarterback himself.

    1. Brett Favre: 297 consecutive
    starts in the NFL

    The Minnesota Vikings quarterback is one of American
    football's true legends - and one of the few names recognisable even to
    non-fans of the sport outside of the US.

    Okay, maybe that's going a bit far; probably the only NFL

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  • Dutch fans ejected for wearing mini-dresses

    FIFA ejected 36 female Netherlands fans from their World Cup match with Denmark for wearing an orange mini-dress designed by a beer company.

    The dresses were made by Bavaria beer and despite the outfits containing no branding, the organisers said it was against their rules on "ambush marketing".

    "It's a nice dress. Very fashionable. In my opinion, people should have the right to wear whatever they want," Peer Swinkels, from Bavaria beer, told South African newspaper The Star.

    "We launched the orange item on April 30 on the Queen's birthday, which we call Queen's Day. The Dutch people are a

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