sport: August 2010 Archives

Sky Sports presenter Jessica Kastrop was hit on the head by a stray football during a live pre-match broadcast.

In the clip - which has already become a hit on YouTube - Kastrop can be seen talking to her co-presenter about the pre-season clash in Stuttgart

But then all of a sudden a ball is whipped in by Former Chelsea star Khalid Boulahrouz smashing Kastrop on the back of her head.

The force of the 100mph ball knocked her head forward so fast Kastrop almost head-butted the desk she was stood at.

Boulahrouz insists the battering ball was an accident… and Chelsea fans will tell you he can't normally shoot with that accuracy.

275x250.jpg A £40,000 golf buggy which has a refrigerator built into the dashboard, can now be driven on Britain's roads after receiving legal permission.

The Garia cart is the world’s most expensive golf buggy and is made in the same factory as cars like the Porshe Boxster.

It has suspension inspired by supercars and a drive train built by the same firm which produces Ducati gearboxes. But until recently it could only be used on the golf course.

But makers now say it can be used to drive "directly from your home to the golf course"… as long as you don't live too far away, because it can only do 35mph.

275x250.jpgWhen Craig Bellamy joined Cardiff City from Manchester City it took many people by surprise, including staff at the club shop.

Within hours of the shock announcement that Bellamy would play with the number 39 on his back, thousands of replica shirts were sold.

But the club shop soon ran out of Ys and 9s -- so fans started buying shirts with "Bellam 3" printed on the rear.

Many say they plan on returning to get the rest of the shirt printed once the store has more letters in stock.

Cynics have suggested the fans should pop into a Manchester City store and they would probably top it up for them.

275x250.jpgA video of Roger Federer serving a tennis ball and knocking a bottle off a man's head William Tell-style has become an online hit.

But is the clip real or fake? The internet is currently debating whether it was a great shot, or a great camera trick.

In the video -'leaked' from a Gillette shoot - Federer convinced someone to stand with a bottle on his head.

He then went to the other end of the studio and served the ball knocking the bottle to the floor. For good measure he then repeated the trick.

What do you think, is it a camera trick… or did the first 14 attempts  result in people breaking their nose? Let us know in the comments.

275x250.jpgA daredevil motorcross rider was thrown into the crowd at an event in London after he hit a ramp awkwardly.

Andre Villa had been competing at the Red Bull X-Fighters competition at Battersea Power Station when he was propelled from his saddle.

Despite the huge fall into watching spectators, Villa was luckily not seriously injured and (even more luckily) his bike had not made it over the audience barrier.

A spokesperson for the event said no-one had been seriously hurt in the  accident and that three fans suffered minor injuries.

One fan said: "I know this was a dangerous sport. But I thought it was only dangerous for the riders, not the audience too."

An Icelandic football team who shot to fame after a goal celebration video went viral online say they're now under pressure to come up with more.

Stjarnan FC became web heros when their celebration of pretending to be fishing and landing a player on an imaginary line was viewed by millions.

But now the players say they feel under as much pressure to make fans laugh as much as they are to score goals and win games.

As such they've been working on new routines and got the chance to try a few out during a recent 3-2 win.

In odd news the manager has hinted that rather than buying a new centre-back they are on the lookout for a good choreographer in the transfer market.

A 'cowardly' US baseball fan has become an online hit after chickening out and dodging an foul ball… which went on to hit his girlfriend.

The man, known only as Bo, had been watching the Astros v Atlanta Braves game in Houston, when a foul ball came flying towards him.

But after jumping up to catch the wayward ball he changed his mind at the last minute and dived out of the way.

If bailing on the catch in front of thousands of fans wasn't bad enough then speeding ball then stuck his girlfriend on her right arm.

A clip of the incident has now gone viral online… and earned Bo the unenviable nickname of "The Bailer".

A Japanese baseball player has stunned fans by performing an amazing Spider-Man-esque jump to catch a ball.

Masato Akamatsu made the impressive catch during the Nippon Professional League game between the Yokohama BayStars and Hiroshima Carp.

After Shuichi Murata hit the ball it looked destined to fly over the wall and into the crowd - but Akamatsu was not having any of if.

The never-say-die fielder ran at the ball and jumped at and off the wall before plucking it out of the air some 15ft up.

Since the clip was uploaded to the internet it has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans and almost makes baseball look interesting, almost.

275x250.jpg A basketball mad teenager has made what's thought to be the longest ever shot… after an hour and a half of misses.

17-year-old Evan Sellers hit the basket from the 134ft platform of the Vulcan Monument, Birmingham, Alabama, in the incredible record attempt.

After his heroic hurl, the ball took over four seconds to fall through the hoop and set the unofficial record.

Sellers is a member of the "Legendary Shots" group which makes amazing basketball trick shots and posts videos of them online… obviously they edit out the hundreds of misses first.

275x250.jpgA Kiwi adventurer has set off on a record-breaking four month and 31,000 km jetski journey from London to New Zealand.

Jeremy Burfoot says he will ride for up to 12 hours per day during the trip - and he knows you will probably think he is an idiot for doing it.

The 51-year-old airline pilot says he and pals came up with the idea after trying to think of ways to better his previous feat of circumnavigating New Zealand on a jetski.

Burfoot will be joined on his journey - which he's spent three years planning -  by four other adventurers also riding jetskis adapted to hold 250 litres of fuel.

When his mate first suggested the mega-journey Burfoot said his first response was to ask, "What kind of a fool would do that?" -- he's currently straddling his jetski somewhere in Europe.

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