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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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  • Crocodile kills golfer as he tries to collect balls from lake

    A 29-year-old man has died in tragic circumstances after a bet backfired.

    A crocodile (file photo)A crocodile (file photo)

    A South African golfer has been killed by a crocodile on the course at the country's biggest game reserve, Kruger National Park.

    29-year-old Jacque van der Sandt was with friends retrieving golf balls from a lake when he was taken by the beast and dragged beneath the surface.

    A two-hour search for the crocodile and his victim eventually turned up Van der Sandt, who had tooth marks on his front and back. The crocodile was also found, and was killed by park rangers.

    The victim, the son of a park employee, was at a golf course next to a staff residential area on the world-famous reserve where he

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  • Superstar jockey banned for grabbing rival's whip half-way through horse race

    Davy Russell did the unthinkable halfway through a race at Clonmel - and has paid the price.

    Jockey Davy Russell was on board the favourite in the 1.15pm at Clonmel - but he was stuck back in the pack and feeling desperate  as the race unfolded.

    Russell hadn't been helped by the fact that he'd dropped his whip while on board Leave At Dawn in the Powerstown Handicap Hurdle at the Irish track.

    With fans having heavily backed the 8-13 favourite, the 35-year-old rider decided to take drastic action and grab a whip from fellow rider Phillip Enright.

    A drastic move, but Russell had to do something. After all, we're talking about a man who is a double Irish jump racing champion, and who won

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  • 5 crazy things: TV pundit Phil Neville provokes backlash with Jesus picture

    Neville angers some fans with David De Gea as Jesus image.

    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 bizarre situation involving Phil Neville, David De Gea and a picture of Jesus.

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    1) OH PHIL, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

    David De Gea as Jesus (philipneville 18 on Instagram)David De Gea as Jesus (philipneville 18 on Instagram)

    Phil Neville has come under fire after comparing Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to Jesus with

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  • 77-year-old grandmother Willie Murphy is a weightlifting champion

    Amazing grandmother puts even big men to shame.


    Willie Murphy is 77 years old, but that has not stopped her becoming a weightlifting champion who is in the shape of her life.

    Murphy is self-taught, self-trained and has deadlifted 215 pounds at the World Natural Powerlifting Federation World Championships.

    Indeed, she came home from the World Championships held in Atlanta having won her division in the deadlift, also bringing home first-place awards in the power curl and bench press.

    To top off her achievements this year, she was named the '2014 Lifter of the Year'.

    Murphy began by lifting five-pound weights a few years ago after seeing a

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