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  • Blasting LeBron James for grabbing the Duchess is completely absurd

    The NBA superstar committed the cardinal sin of grabbing hold of a member of the Royal Family - but blasting him for it is absurd.

    NBA superstar LeBron James is having a busy week. First he gets splashed all over the media for wearing an "I can't breathe" t-shirt in solidarity with a protest at police brutality, and now he is under fire for grabbing hold of HRH the Duchess of Cambridge.

    The Duchess - AKA the artist formerly known as Kate Middleton - is currently on a sort of "working" holiday in the States with the Duke - AKA the rapidly-receding bloke formerly known as Prince William, and the pair happened to meet basketball's biggest star on Tuesday.

    After a brief chat, they posed for a picture - and that's when LeBron

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  • Alessandro Del Piero produces stunner - but gets outshone by Brazilian literally half his age

    The Italian superstar is producing some magic in the Indian Premier League - but he was outshone in Tuesday's match.

    Alessandro Del Piero scored a brilliant free kick for Delhi against Chennai - but Brazil's Bruno Pelissari pulled off an even better strike.

    Juventus legend Del Piero joined the Delhi dynamos in August after a stunt in the A-League with Sydney, and is showing that despite hitting 40 last month he still has prodigious skill.

    Alessandro del Piero Alessandro del Piero 

    But as good as his free kick was, it wasn't even the best goal of the match between Delhi and Chennai. That honour went to Chennai's Bruno Pelissari, who pulled off one of the best goals direct from a corner that Early Doors has ever seen.

    Just to add a bit of salt into

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  • Has Paige VanZant had the strangest transformation in sport?

    Paige VanZant used to be a cheerleader, now she's a UFC fighter.

    From cheerleader to UFC fighter (Getty)From cheerleader to UFC fighter (Getty)

    There probably aren't a lot of mixed martial arts fighters who once were cheerleaders. Nor are there a lot of them, particularly women, who learned grappling by wrestling with their father.

    But Paige VanZant has never been one to run with the crowd.

    The strawweight, who defeated Kailin Curran on November 22 in Austin, Texas, in a Fight of the Night bout in the UFC debut for both women, has gotten to the pinnacle of her sport by being an individual and blazing her own path.

    She's not interested in being the next Ronda Rousey, though that tag is often pinned to her, as it is to many promising

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  • Andre Drummond's 'scary as hell' photo is even worse than it first appears

    Drummond posts 'scary' image of him driving, but it's even worse than this.

    Andre Drummond (Reuters)Andre Drummond (Reuters)

    If you want to re-route some misplaced anger towards a sports star today, NBA star Andre Drummond should be your guy.

    The Detroit Pistons center not only Snapchatted a picture while driving - completely stupid and reckless to begin with - but the photo he picked showed him driving 96 and soon to be 97 miles per hour on a highway with a 70 mile an hour speed limit.

    Drummond, a big sports star in America, even decided to add text and an emoticon to his post – again, while driving.

    Oh, and to cap the whole thing off, the photo even revealed that Drummond wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time.

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  • Must see video: Toddler's utterly brilliant reaction to missed putt goes viral

    This young boy's reaction to a missed putt is quite brilliant.

    "We are going to show you now what we think is the most authentic, genuine, real and truthful reaction to a missed putt in the history of golf," said TV presenter Gary Williams while introducing the above clip on Golf Channel's Morning Drive.

    The way the toddler reacted to the missed putt perfectly summed up how every adult feels when missing a shot from this distance, only he didn't have any filter system holding back his emotions.

    Every now and again you see a spectacular tantrum from an adult on the sporting field of play, but this really was something very special indeed.

    The clip of the

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  • Ronnie O'Sullivan pulls off perhaps the greatest snooker escape of all time

    The Rocket was pushed to his limit by Judd Trump in the UK Championship final - but he always managed to find the miracle he needed.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan was made to work ridiculously hard to win the UK Championship on Sunday night.

    And never was that more apparent than in this quite extraordinary escape after Judd Trump had him in all kinds of trouble in frame seven.

    Trump came to the table and laid a seemingly rock-solid snooker on The Rocket - or at least, that's what the viewing millions at home believed when looking at the angles.

    No option other than to come off a cushion, with brown and blue were well-placed making it awkward and black lurking close by in the event that O'Sullivan missed the yellow and ran on.

    And what

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  • Daredevil risks life biking round 50-year-old roller coaster

    Julien Dupont took to the famous old Russian Mountains Roller Coaster in Mexico City on his trail bike - and the results will have your heart in your mouth.

    A French daredevil has pulled off a fabulous bit of stunt biking at a rickety old amusement park in Mexico.

    Julien Dupont took to the famous old Russian Mountains Roller Coaster in Mexico City on his trail bike, and rode fearlessly round the course - even throwing in a few backflips on the flatter sections to mix things up a bit. 

    Great stuff - and terrifying. Particularly when you consider that the Russian Mountains ride celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, is made of wood, was for a while the world's tallest roller coaster, and is located in a country that - let's face it - isn't well

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  • He's human after all! Ronnie O'Sullivan's amazingly bad shot

    Just a day after an immaculate 147, Ronnie 'The Rocket' O'Sullivan hit a shot that would have embarrassed a complete novice.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan hit a shot in Saturday's UK Championship semi-final that simply has to be seen to be believed.

    The snooker superstar - who just a few days ago smashed in the 13th 147 of his professional career - was lining up a black in the eighth frame of his match against Stuart Bingham.

    But rather than slot it home easily and go on to make a century, as you might have expected, O'Sullivan succeeded only in sending the white flying off the table - as you can see in the video above.

    The explanation? After consulting with snooker experts around the office, the consensus is that the great

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  • 5 crazy things: Boy tries to copy Dad's gesture, gets it slightly wrong on live TV

    Adorable boy attempts gesture, makes a small mistake on BT Sport.

    A lot of mad stuff happens every day. Funny stuff. Crazy stuff. Weird stuff. So much stuff, in fact, that you can't keep track of it all. You can't. It'd drive you bonkers.

    That's where World of Sport comes in: we spend hours trawling through the news for sports stories that will amuse, delight, entertain and shock so that you don't have to.

    Heading up today's selection is the cute case of a young boy attempting to copy his Dad but getting it slightly wrong on live TV.

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    1) BOY COPIES DAD, ONLY GETS GESTURE SLIGHTLY WRONG...

    This adorable clip shows a young boy at a big football match with

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  • VIDEO: Ronnie O'Sullivan's 147: The snooker legend's genius break

    The Rocket wowed fans with a quite brilliant maximum break.

    Ronnie O’Sullivan was in imperious form as he sauntered through to the quarter-finals of the UK Championship, including a truly magnificent 147 break.

    After he began to hit form with breaks of 61, 52 and 89, Ronnie really turned on the magic with a break that few will forget.

    Indeed, the Rocket closed out the match with his brilliant 147 to whitewash poor Matthew Selt 6-0.

    It was the 13th maximum of his glittering career, and one which left the fans in raptures.

    Unless anyone equals the feat during the tournament, the maximum will earn O'Sullivan £44,000, consisting of £4,000 for the

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