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Bolivian fans spooked by running 'ghost'

Bolivian fans spooked by running 'ghost'

Chills went down the spine of fans watching a Copa Libertadores clash in Bolivia when a ghostly 'shadow' ran through the crowd.

Saintly 'Pope' team get two red cards in first game

Saintly 'Pope' team get two red cards in first game

A team promoting non-violence who are named after Pope Francis had two players sent off in their first ever match.

Unused sub in bib makes goal-line clearance

Unused sub in bib makes goal-line clearance

A substitute who was warming up stopped a certain goal after cheekily racing onto the field to clear a shot off the line with his head.

Hockey player's mashed-up-mouth selfie

Hockey player's mashed-up-mouth selfie

A hockey player has posted a stomach-churning selfie after being hit in the mouth with a puck.

Ex-England player Danny Mills wants to buy pasty company

Ex-England player Danny Mills wants to buy pasty company

Former Manchester City and England right-back Danny Mills is reportedly part of a consortium in talks to buy a Cornish pasty company.

Woman trolled on Twitter over Moyes mix-up

Woman trolled on Twitter over Moyes mix-up

An Edinburgh woman has been bombarded with abusive Tweets after her @Moyesy account was mistaken for Man Utd manager David Moyes.

Nigel Reo-Coker injured after falling over bike rack

Nigel Reo-Coker injured after falling over bike rack

Nigel Reo-Coker could miss Vancouver Whitecaps' game against Houston Dynamo this weekend after tripping over a bike rack and cutting his face.

Aberdeen fans revive Human League hit

Aberdeen fans revive Human League hit

Aberdeen fans have resurrected a 1981 hit by The Human League back into the iTunes top five three decades after its release.

Cricketer banned for carving penis in pitch

Cricketer banned for carving penis in pitch

A cricketer has been suspended for scratching an image of a penis and testicles into a pitch.

Players put bags on heads in wage protest

Players put bags on heads in wage protest

Unpaid players at Mexican club Atletico Celaya have protested by posing with bags over their heads in a pre-match photo.