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Ten-pin bowling: a new kind of strike

IT’S a strike Jim, but not as we know it…

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Posted: 3rd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Roger Federer is a crybaby

AFTER losing a truly epic – no, really it was – Aussie Open singles final to Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer could hardly control his emotions. ‘God, this is killing me,’ the Swiss star said when he stepped up to speak to the crowd after five sets of better-than-superlative (yeah, and that’s not even possible) tennis. He then quietly sobbed into his chest like a little girl, as you can see below:

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Posted: 2nd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (10)


This club’s crap, let’s abuse the missus

Southampton FC’s crap form has been blamed for an increase in domestic violence.

Latest figures in the scummy lovely city show referrals to the council have doubled.

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Posted: 2nd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Manchester United’s Scholes Can Hit A Helmet From 40 Yards

PAUL Scholes is able to land the ball on the “head” of any piss taking Manchester United player. Fact.

Says Alex Ferguson:

“The most amazing thing is Paul Scholes in the morning.”

Paul Scholes morning glory?

“…when a player goes to pee at the side of the training pitch… he fires balls from 40 yards right on the top of their head. He got John O’Shea about two weeks ago.”

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Posted: 2nd, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism, Sports | Comments (5)


Michael Phelps Dries Out With A Marijuana Bong Fire

MICHAEL Phelps, multiple Olympic gold medalist, is pictured smoking weed from a bong. Marijuana is the secret of Phelps’ success. There is hope of London’s Olympians yet.

And who knew that a man who spends his life face down in chlorine and other people’s wee could have a life outside the pool?

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Posted: 1st, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment (1)


Newcastle Utd star downs tools after Joe Kinnear forgets his name

OF all the reasons why you’d want to leave a sinking ship football club, we’ve never heard the one used by Newcastle’s Charles N’Zogbia this week.

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Posted: 30th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Fabio Capello gets a lapdance on Italian TV (with video evidence)

THIS would never have happened in the days of Alf Ramsey! Sir Alf was always tucked up in bed by 10, no doubt with a steaming Horlicks plonked on his bedside table.

We’re not sure the current England gaffer knew what he was getting himself into when he agreed to appear on a TV show in his native Italy. We do suspect that his agent is now looking for a new job.

Watch the video below:

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Posted: 30th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


The Harry Redknapp Flow Chart

HARRY Redknapp has a plan. It goes something like this… The Harry Redknapp Flow Chart:

Spotter: Hack

Posted: 29th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (2)


Top 10 Super Bowl ads

WITH the Super Bowl taking place this weekend (Pittsburgh Steelers v Arizona Cardinals, if you’re interested), the Anorak sports desk thought it would be timely to feature ten of the best halftime commercials – companies pay huge sums of cash to make and screen one-off ads during the event, and the extra effort shows…

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Posted: 29th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


Boxer uses ‘left hook/Chinaman impression’ combo to win back world title

‘SUGAR’ Shane Mosley, a 37-year-old American boxer who has won world titles at three different weights, defeated Antonio Margarito last week to retain his WBA welterweight belt. No one expected him to win, but then he had a secret weapon – racism.

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Posted: 29th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


Is this the maddest two minutes in football history?

SEE if you can figure out what’s going on in this k-k-krazee football video, shot during a game between Mazara and Villabate in the Sicilian League of Excellence (excellent name for a league, by the way)…

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Posted: 29th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Eric Cantona, not good enough for Paul Scholes

MUCH consternation on Planet Football this week, and all caused by wee ginger Paul Scholes, the thinking footballer’s footballer.

Scholesy selected the best Man Utd XI he ever played with, a list that was published recently in United’s matchday programme for their Premier League fixture against Spurs. But – shock, horror! – there was no place in the starting line-up for either Cristiano Ronaldo or Wayne Rooney. Eric Cantona, regularly hailed as an Old Trafford legend on a par with the likes of George Best and Bobby Charlton, didn’t even make the subs’ bench!

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Posted: 28th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (6)


Halftime entertainment goes wrong in the USA

In which an NBA halftime act didn’t go quite as planned when a female escape artist takes too long to escape from her water tank…

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Posted: 28th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


British long jumper leaps naked from house roof

YES, you did read that headline right.

A British long jumper has been released from police custody after leaping naked from the roof of a house in South Africa. According to The Times:

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Posted: 28th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Robinho Sex Case: Soccer Ace Gets His Own Chant, Kaka Jealous

WELCOME to British football, Robinho, Manchester City’s Brazilian blade.

It’s not all goals and money. It’s about drinking, mobile phone footage and sex cases, like the one the Mirror brings the world via its front page:

“ROBINHO QUIZ OVER SEX ATTACK.”

The quiz is not “Why have you never been embroiled in a nightclub sex attack?” but “Was it you?”

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Posted: 28th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


The Damage To A Footballer’s Brain

AMERICAN footballers have brains. Really. Dr. Ann McKee, co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), has looked between the ears of American football players and found evidence of brain action:

What’s been surprising is that (the damage is) so extensive. It’s throughout the brain, not just on the superficial aspects of the brain, but it’s deep inside.”

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Posted: 27th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Doing Business With Harry Redknapp

HARRY Redknapp is being linked with every player who has turned out for Spurs. But how does it go?

Redknapp furious as accusations fly back and forth over striker talks – Times

Harry Redknapp accused Sunderland of double standards last night over their attempts to sign Darren Bent. The Tottenham Hotspur manager reacted angrily to Sunderland’s charge that the North London club had led a concerted attempt to unsettle Kenwyne Jones by alleging that the Wearside club had pursued their interest in Bent without Spurs’ knowledge and approval.

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Posted: 27th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


US basketball player stomps on opponent’s head

In which the University of Houston’s Aubrey Coleman uses Arizona opponent Chase Budinger’s face as a doormat. Coleman was ejected from the game for the mis-step and has been suspended for one game by his team. In a karmic twist, Houston lost the game in overtime, despite at one stage enjoying a 12-point lead.

Watch the stomp below:

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Posted: 27th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


VIDEO: David Beckham picks up new accent

Perhaps taking a cue from ‘Shteve’ McClaren’s cringe-inducing Dutch accent, David Beckham adopted a mysterious foreign accent when he was interviewed after scoring his first goal for AC Milan, on Sunday.

Watch the clip below:

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Posted: 27th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (2)


Robinho Fined And Robbie Keane Sold

FOOOTBALL Heads & Tales: Robinho Nand Robbie Keane…

ROBINHO, of Manchester City

“City bottle their Robinho showdown. They don’t even fine Brazilian ace – The Sun

“Hughes welcomes Robinho back with £300,000 fine” – The Times

Fact!

Roy Keane, of Liverpool

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Posted: 27th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


The Best Goalkeeping Blunder And Trick Ever

EVER wondered why the goalkeeper plays in goal? Because he is good on the ball? Yeah, right.

David James -eat yer heart out:

Arsenal news» Latest Arsenal blogs » F.A. Cup 5th round draw: West …
Goal.com – England – FA Cup Preview: Liverpool – Everton
Beckham Scores First Goal for AC Milan – 100 Percent Soccer
The Arabs Are Coming – Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Soccer
In defence of Brazilian goalkeepers

Posted: 26th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Aston Villa’s Ashley Young In Shameful Crime Horror

MUCH embarrassment for Ashley Yong, Aston Villa’s young blade.

While Young watched his tem toil to a 0-0 draw with mighty Doncaster, his home was burgled.

The Sun says that villains broke the back door of his £200,000 home and made off with a £1,000 plasma telly.

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Posted: 26th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Ronaldo Demolishes Building

TIMBER! Ronaldo finds new work.

Eat yer hear your, Hot Shot Hamish!

Posted: 25th, January 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Sports | Comment


Silent Tribute For Still Living Footballer, And TV’s 100 Greatest Silences

PRAY silence for Tommy Farrer, star player for Bishop Auckland FC in the post Second World War Years and winner of 20 caps for England at amateur level, or Division 2, as it is now known.

Over 2,000 football fans are keeping the silence.

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Posted: 24th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Sex On The Tottenham Pitch: Dino Drpic’s Hot Pre-Match Ritual With Celsius

NEWS from the field of play is that the centre circle has been marked out by Croatian defender and Tottenham enthusiast Dino Drpic and his wife Nives Celsius.

Nives tells Serbian TV:

“Dino had arranged that people should turn on the stadium lights for us and he finally fulfilled his dream of having sex in the middle of a football pitch. It was very naughty.”

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Posted: 23rd, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (2)