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Sport Pulse Archive - December 2011

VIDEO (29/12): We do like a mass brawl at The Pulse. Bonus points awarded if they involve players, staff and fans and are caused by something as innocuous as a water bottle. When one is thrown at a striker as he's clean through on goal, it causes mayhem at an Iranian league five-a-side match.

VIDEO (28/12): A day after a cameraman's embarrassing public crash off his segway at the MCG that saw Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke jump out of their skin, Ian Healey has a go on a two-wheeler and makes a right mess of the MCG outfield.

VIDEO (28/12): Sticking with cricket, study this video closely between 18 and 27 secs and look for a central figure singing and swinging his head with cherubic enthusiasm. Recognise him? Here's a further clue. If you're still struggling here's the answer.

VIDEO (23/12): This is Andy Roddick as you've never seen him before. The former world No.1 raps on stage with 'Bobby Bones' while wearing a truly appalling Christmas jumper and swigging from a bottle of beer. Hard to imagine Roger Federer doing the same.

VIDEO (21/12): If looks could kill... Check out this spectator as he drops his young daughter in his desperation to catch a baseball hit into the stand. Then wait until the end to see his wife's reaction. No words are necessary.

VIDEO (21/12): American football throws up all sorts of intricate, pre-planned moves but this one has got to be a first. Classic.

VID (20/12): This may well be the first time that table tennis has featured on the Pulse but it's been worth the wait. Some clever clogs has put together the top 10 shots of the year for you to slobber over. Number nine is our personal favourite.

VID (19/12): You'd think that the safest time to be on an American football pitch would be after the game. Apparently not. While being interviewed following his team's win, Spring Dekaney head coach Willie Amendola and several bystanders are mowed down by an electric runaway cart.

VID (14/12): Can taekwondo ever be described as 'cute'? This particular fight certainly can. It's like an action replay of the first round between David Haye and Audley Harrison.

VID (13/12): Kim Clijsters sparks a security alert at an exhibition match in Antwerp by climbing up to the umpire's chair and inviting members of the crowd to kiss her doubles partner. Several lust-crazed enthusiasts take her offer a bit too seriously.

VID (13/12): He may skip along the baseline with unrivalled athleticism, but an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing still looks unlikely for Rafael Nadal on this evidence.

PIC (12/12): Shane Warne's comeback for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash may be put on hold. His games of lovey-dovey pat-a-cake with Liz might be a little more awkward too, after this nasty cooking accident.

VID (12/12): Is frisbeeing a sport? As with last week's dubious fishing clip, we're once again answering 'yes', purely to shoe-horn in a quite spectacular viral video.

VID (12/12): Caroline Wozniacki does her best Serena Williams impression at a recent exhibition match.

VID (09/12): It's raining teddy bears as hockey fans cover the ice with over 25,000 cuddly toys during the annual Calgary Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss. Spotter's badge if you can spot the yellow-furred Pikachu.

VID (09/12): Here's a nicely shot video of a skier tackling the melting snow in his neighbourhood, leaping off trucks and the like in the process. We're not quite sure of the point of it or if in fact it's sport but it looks good so who cares.

VID (08/12): A fight breaks out amongst a group of spectators at a club rugby match in New Zealand. The players, naturally, decide to join in. One of them even wades in brandishing a wooden pole. Perhaps a bit of music would calm them all down?

VID (08/12): Exactly how much of a lunatic do you have to be to skateboard down a bobsleigh track? You'll have to ask Danny Strasser and the equally fearless/stupid cameraman.

VID (08/12): Check out this incredible near miss as a cyclist careers round a sharp bend into the path of two motorbikes and a car.

VID (08/12): Check out what happened when the 'Bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius took on British triathlete Jonny Brownlee on his bike in a straight head to head.

VID (06/12): Rafael Nadal - not renowned for his sense of humour, is he? David Ferrer is the victim of a rare moment of Rafa hilarity while on Davis Cup duty with Spain. Have a look.

VID (05/12): Is fishing a sport? We'll say yes, purely for the purpose of shoe-horning in this gem of a clip. A Sardinian fisherman gets speared by a swordfish he has just caught.

STORY (05/12): England No.8 Nick Easter has been revealed as the player that said "that's 35,000 down the toilet" in the wake of the World Cup quarter-final defeat to France. The Harlequins back-row forward has insisted he is not a mercenary and that the remark was simply "gallows humour".

VID (02/12): Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson celebrates his touchdown against the New York Jets by mimicking Plaxico Burress, who accidentally shot himself in the leg and was cautioned by the police as a result.

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SPORT PULSE ARCHIVE

November 2011: Imanol Harinordoquy's protective dad, AC Milan sing-a-long, Super League highlights made out of lego, Samir Nasri's multi-coloured heart underpants, Superman touchdown.

October 2011: Pitch invader clobbers footballer, extreme trampolining, Barcelona cheerleading team, giant antelope wipes out cyclist, hot and sweaty models demonstrate the rules of rugby.