World of Sport

  • Hansen set to leave Match of the Day next year

    Alan Hansen is to leave Match of the Day next year, according to a report from one of Britain's most respected sports media journalists.

    Former Liverpool defender Hansen has become a household name as chief pundit on the top flight highlights programme for more than 20 years.

    But Charles Sale of the Daily Mail claims that next season will be the last for the Scot.

    Hansen, who turned 58 two days ago, will leave his job at the BBC after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with the Corporation apparently having decided that the programme is in for a "much-needed shake-up".

    There has often been huge

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  • Richard Swanson (breakawaybrazil.com)

    A man who set off to dribble a football from his home city of Seattle to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup has died after being struck by a car in Oregon.

    Richard Swanson was less than two weeks into his planned 13-month journey.

    The 42-year-old was struck as he walked on the shoulder of a road on the outskirts of Lincoln City just east of the Oregon coast, according to Lincoln City Police Sergeant Randy Weaver. Swanson's ball was found nearby, Weaver added.

    Swanson's death was mourned in a post on the Facebook page titled 'Breakaway Brazil,' which he had used to document his planned

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  • Ian Holloway was in a good mood after watching Crystal Palace beat Brighton 2-0 to book his side a spot at Wembley.

    In the dressing room after the match, the colourful manager did his best Michael Jackson impression as soon as one of the player's turned on some music and everybody seemed to take great delight in watching his moves.

    Brighton, undefeated in 11 games, were clear favourites to sink their fierce rivals on their own patch after the goalless first leg.

    But Palace produced the match and afterwards Holloway said: "It was nice knowing everyone wrote us off and we beat a very good team

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  • Tevez slips on backside after getting FA Cup medal

    It was an embarrassing day for Manchester City at Wembley as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat to huge underdogs Wigan in the FA Cup final.

    Carlos Tevez probably had no interest in his runners-up medal but to make the ignominy all the worse he has now been caught on camera slipping on the steps on the way back down after picking up his medal.

    At least he was not alone as one of the referee's assistant's suffered a similar fate.

    Watch both men losing their footing in the funny video above.

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  • Ronaldinho shows class with wonder assist

    Ronaldinho set up two goals to inspire Atletico Mineiro to a 3-0 win over bitter rivals Cruzeiro in the first leg of the Mineiro (Minas Gerais state) championship final on Sunday.

    The former Paris St Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan forward sounded an early warning when he beat two defenders and fired over the crossbar.

    Ronaldinho then created a flurry of first-half chances for his team mates but only one was converted (the one in the video above) by former Everton and Manchester City striker Jo in the 15th minute.

    Seven players were booked in the first half and Cruzeiro were reduced to 10 men

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  • Terrible sliced own-goal ends team’s season

    It is not just in England where you can find play-off drama as fans of Monterrey and Tigres in Mexico will tell you.

    In the quarter-finals of the Mexican League play-offs, Tigres went into the second-leg of their match against Monterrey trailing 1-0.

    An early goal though levelled the tie and got the home fans excited but then in the 33rd minute defender Israel Jimenez went to clear possession but somehow managed to get such a wild slice on the ball that it went into his own net.

    Tigres could not find another goal in the match and their season was over with Monterrey instead moving onto the

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  • NFL star arrested three times in one week

    Titus Young's most recent mug shot. (Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Former NFL receiver Titus Young has squandered his talent -- that much is for sure. And at this point, a future in the NFL is least of his worries.

    Young, who was released by the Detroit Lions in February after a number of on-field and off-field incidents, was arrested on Friday and charged with burglary, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest. This happened after Young was reportedly seen breaking into a San Clemente, Calif. home. When officers arrived Friday night, Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff's Department told the Detroit News, Young fled on foot and fought with

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  • Goalkeeper’s epic blunder three minutes into injury time

    Football has witnessed some incredible injury-time goals in the last few days, with Ben Watson's beautiful header to win the FA Cup for Wigan and Troy Deeney's magical strike to put Watford in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

    But while Watson and Deeney both produced great strikes, the late goal in the Korean K-League match between FC Anyang and Gwangju was marked by the most painful of own goals conceded by the keeper three minutes into injury time at the end of the second half.

    When a Gwangju cross was deflected high into the air off the legs of Anyang defender Tae-Bong Kim, it

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  • The Slovenian top flight keeper who would shame a pub team

    If you're going to watch Slovenian top flight football match, you'd expect a reasonable sort of standard from the players.

    Okay, so maybe you wouldn't think they'd be brilliant - but you'd expect them to be alright. After all, newly-crowned champions Maribor beat Ranges a couple of years ago to make the group stages of the Europa League, and they earned a draw against Spurs and victory over Panathinaikos when they made it through to the same stage of the competition again this season.

    What you wouldn't expect of a Slovenian top flight side is goalkeeping of a standard that would shame a

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  • Driver and steward survive horrific Ferrari crash at Suzuka

    A racing driver and a steward both survived an unimaginably horrific during a Ferrari race in Japan.

    The accident came during a Ferrari 458 Challenge series event at Suzuka, the iconic circuit which has long been the host for the Japanese Grand Prix.

    Driver Shigeru Terajima was streaking down the start-finish straight and lost control at nearly 200mph, veering off to the side and smashing violently into the side of the circuit at the point where the pit lane comes back out onto the track.

    Despite the staggering impact of the collision - which smashed the Ferrari into thousands of pieces -

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