Mental edge aids England’s victory over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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Sri Lanka went to tea on course for a draw but within minutes they had suffered a knockout blow in the first test against England. Henry Bridge looks back at a most unusual opening test to the summer.
After a memorable performance by Barcelona at the weekend, cricket fans were treated to their own memorable performance [...]

WWFO: World’s first BMX triple backflip

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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There are two reasons to like this video. First off it’s what we believe is the first such jump of its kind as Jed Mildon hits a triple backflip on his BMX. The other is that in addition to conventional camera angles, the first view we get is a first person perspective and man we [...]

WWFO: Roger Federer’s clever ad for Mercedes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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While this is obviously fake (the YouTube account belongs to Mercedes-Benz USA, which is a big giveaway) this is still a cleverly edited video where Roger Federer appears to lob balls through the sun roof of his coach’s car.

WWFO: All of Lionel Messi’s 53 goals from the 2010-11 season

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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The title says it all pretty much, here’s every goal Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored this season in one video. Now isn’t that convenient.

In related news, yes we’ve had quite a few WWFOs lately but I will do something mad and write an article or two this week. There should be some great content on MMA [...]

WWFO: David Villa’s goal from the UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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Another one that probably won’t last long, here’s David Villa’s goal to make it 3-1 to Barcelona against Manchester United.

WWFO: Lionel Messi’s wonder goal in the UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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This may not last long but here’s Lionel Messi’s cracker to make it 2-1 to Barcelona against Manchester United.

WWFO: Kim Clijsters gets a ridiculous bounce against Arantxa Rus

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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Belgium’s Kim Clijsters suffered a big upset in the second round of the French Open this week at the hands of unfancied Arantxa Rus. Clijsters can’t blame it on bad luck if the following video is anything to go by. Watch a freakish bounce as the ball clips off the net towards being out only [...]

Magners League: Final still a grand challenge after the Heineken Cup

Friday, May 27th, 2011

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Normally you’d expect there to be a sense of anti-climax about having the Magners League Grand Final a week after the Heineken Cup final, especially after a game as exciting as last week’s decider. If there is any fixture in European club rugby that could hope to compete though, it’s Munster v Leinster and tomorrow’s [...]

Tactics not Passion: Analysing Kildare 0-12 Wicklow 0-5

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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Kildare and Wicklow engaged in a forgettable opening round game of the Leinster Championship on Sunday. It’s taken a while to give it a proper look but Emmet Ryan has found some points of note.
This is how you hand-pass at speed
For all the criticism the art of hand-passing received after Donegal’s victory over Antrim, Kildare [...]

WWFO: New York Times feature on the Crossover

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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The crossover is one of the most breathtaking moves in Basketball. The player in possession quickly changes direction switching the ball from one hand to another regularly causing the defender to fall over as though their ankles have been broken. In the video below, the New York Times talks to some of the finest exponents [...]