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Incredible backheeled penalty

By SportUK 19/07/2011 11:56

Is this the most cheeky penalty ever taken? In a friendly match between the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, Awana Diab runs up, spins round and backheels his shot into the back of the net.

But, what on earth is the keeper doing?! Surely he should save this and make Awana Diab look like a fool?


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A round-up of the big names the the British Open at Royal St George's

By SportUK 14/07/2011 12:09

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke has won The Open at Royal St George's by three strokes. The in-form Northern Irishman led from start to finish on the fourth day and ended with a level par 70, just missing out on four sub-70 rounds. He rolled in a putt from a couple of inches to claim the famous Claret Jug- the oldest trophy in world golf. America's Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson finished tied for second as Mickelson's early round form stuttered and Johnson couldn't quiet keep pace with the man from Northern Ireland. Thomas Bjorn, who missed out on the title when it was held here last eight years ago, finished a creditable fourth. Rickie Fowler who stormed up the leaderboard in the pouring rain yesterday taken holed ten pars in a row but finished on par overall with countrymen Anthony Kim and Chad CampbellTom Lewis has secured success for England and Great Britain. His round of 74 was enough for him to finish above Peter Uihlein and win the silver medal for best placed amateur. Simon Dyson, the world number 74, was the best placed Englishman in joint ninth. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy had an average day, +3 after 18 holes, his hopes of a second successive major all but extinguished by the end of the front nine. McIlroy's playing partner Sergio Garcia had an excellent start to the day and finished on one under par, also out of the running for the Claret Jug. Reigning champion Louis Oosthuizen's time as champion is over as a round of 77 put him on +13 for the tournament. Veteran Tom Watson hung on in the top half of the group, shooting +2 on the final day to end +6. Englishmen Justin Rose and Paul Casey had decent days, carding par and +2 respectively, but the damage was done yesterday and they were well out of contention. A large group of big name British and Irish players who missed the cut on Day 2 included Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Ross Fisher.  Former champions Ernie Els, Todd Hamilton, Mark O'Meara, Ben Curtis, Mark Calcavecchia, John Daly and Sandy Lyle also all missed the cut.


Ukrainian fighter follows "show don't tell" mantra.

By Duncan Hooper 07/07/2011 11:15

David Haye did a lot of talking ahead of his encounter with Wladimir Klitschko.


After the fight, his opponent has chosen to tell the story in pictures.



Without saying a word, the giant heavyweight delivered a stinging taunt to the British boxer on his YouTube channel.


The out of contract player issues a ‘come and get me’ plea.

By SportUK 05/07/2011 14:40

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been forced to film fitness videos and put them on YouTube in order to try and get a club before the start of the season.

In the 2006 World Cup Hargreaves was England’s best player and he subsequently secured a £17 million move to Old Trafford a year later.


In the four years that followed the Canadian-born workhorse only managed 39 games and has now been reduced to self-promotion on the internet in order to secure football.


In a series of videos the 30-year-old attempts to show prospective managers that he is fully-fit and his knee complaints are a thing of the past.

Surely, a mid-table Premier League team will sign him on a pay-as-you-play deal? They would have nothing to lose.


See Owen Hargreaves’ YouTube channel here.

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Golfer ruins chances of Open glory after jumping into a lake.

By SportUK 05/07/2011 12:12

Thomas Levet, golfJumping in a lake to celebrate his French Open win has put Thomas Levet out of this week's Scottish Open - and quite possibly The Open as well.


The 42-year-old suffered a small fracture to his shin and had his leg put in a cast.


Levet, who lost a five-hole play-off to Ernie Els in the 2002 Open at Muirfield, is to receive intensive treatment and will consult a specialist again later this week before making a decision about whether to travel to Sandwich for next week's championship.


The flamboyant Frenchman had come through a 36-hole qualifier at Sunningdale recently to be eligibile for The Open, but now he could have just thrown that all away.


Incredible video from the Women's World Cup.

By SportUK 05/07/2011 11:20

If you thought the ‘Hand of God’ was blatant cheating then you will be amazed, shocked and humored, all in equal measure when you watch this video…


In a Women’s World Cup match between Australia and Equitorial Guinea the most obvious handball ever seen in football was not given by the referee.


After the Australian striker hits the post with a volley the Equitorial Guinea defender catches the ball, turns around and then casually drops it behind her, only for the keeper to pick it up and amazingly see the referee wave play on.


This is less a call for video technology, just referees with eyes!

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In an MSN Sport poll 64% of you said that the Hayemaker will come out on top in Saturday’s big fight.

By SportUK 01/07/2011 12:36

David HayeOn what is, perhaps, the most anticipated, but certainly the most hyped, heavyweight boxing match this century, well over 3.000 of you have voted on the outcome.


And it’s clear, you think the Bermondsey Braggart has what it takes to beat Wladimir Klitschko.


The bookies have the Ukrainian as the favourite and former champs, including Mike Tyson, have said that the 6ft 5in fighter, nicknamed Dr Steelhammer, will be too strong for the Haye.


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: See who James DeGale thinks will win


Will Haye be returning back to England with four heavyweight title belts or is he all talk?


Let us know in the comments below if you agree with our poll. 

Post your messages of support for Murray before his big match.

By SportUK 01/07/2011 11:46

As you can see with his racquet bag, Andy Murray has been particularly appreciative of the messages of support from his fans.

Andy Murray's Wimbledon racquet bag


After his first round match against Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Murray said of his fans' messages, “I didn't use it as inspiration in this match but will do in the future."


And it’s worked!


After some fantastic performances in the tournament so far from the Scot, he now faces his sternest test – world number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal


So, before one of the biggest matches of his career we invite you to pass on your thoughts of good luck to Britain’s number one.


In the comments below let him know you’re behind him!

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