sport: November 2011 Archives

They were being honoured together for the time they spent battling it out on the football field -- but for pensioners Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca old rivalries die hard.

The pair of 73-year-olds -- who were being celebrated at a Canadian Football League luncheon -- recently started brawling on a stage at the event.

Mosca had apparently tried to offer Kapp a flower to make up for the the grudge between the two which began during the 1963 Grey Cup -- but he wasn't having any of it.

He swung his walking cane at his aged rival, in turn prompting Mosca to swing his fists at him and knocking him to the ground.

275x250.jpg American Samoa -- ranked as the worst international football team in the world -- have finally won their first game… after 17 years of trying.

The US protectorate have previously suffered some embarrassing loses -- including a 31-0 thrashing by 31-0 and are bottom of Fifa's rankings.

But following 30 straight defeats the team have this week managed to get a 2-1 victory over Tonga.

Reports say the players and coach reacted to the win like they'd just won the Premiership, Champions League and World Cup all at the same time.

However, coach Thomas Rongen isn't getting carried away and described the win as "part of soccer history" okay maybe he was getting carried away.

Extreme surfer Garrett McNamara has broken a surf world record -- by riding a 90-ft wave off the coast of Praia do Norte in Portugal and surviving.

McNamara was tow-in surfing with pal Andrew Cotton in the ZON North Canyon Project when the 90 feet mega-wave formed.

And amazing video footage, shot by fellow surfers and a camera on Garrett's own board shows the moment he managed to ride the wall of water.

Speaking about the wave, Garrett said: "I feel so blessed and honoured to have been invited to explore this canyon and its special town. The waves here are such a mystery." Not bad for a mystery.

A footballer in Romania has been punched in the head by a crazed fan who ran onto the pitch and disrupted the game.

Steaua Bucharest had just scored in their clash against Petrolul Ploiesti -- taking the score to 2-0 -- when the man invaded the pitch.

After running past security staff the man, dressed all in black, he ran behind defender George Galamaz and whacked him in the side of the head.

Other players then grabbed the man and knocked him to the ground before repeatedly kicking him -- two were sent off for their actions.

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