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Off the Record: 5 sporting stories you may have missed this weekend

Featuring a baseball brawl, a monster dunk and Ian Harte taking a hilarious tumble.

UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN glued to the internet all weekend, there’s a chance that some weird and wonderful sporting tidbits might have slipped through the cracks. Here’s a run-down of some of the stories you may have missed.

1. #HE FELL OVA’ Ian Harte is taken out by a sniper during Reading’s defeat to Aston Villa. Comical.

(h/t: OffThePost via WhoAteAllThePies)

2. #FISTICUFFS A mass brawl broke out between the Canadian and Mexican players at the World Baseball Classic after the Mexican pitcher fired the ball at his opposing batter… three times.

YouTube credit: ESPN

(h/t: BusinessInsider)

3. #OUT OF THIS WORLD An exquisite finish from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona on their way to a 2-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night. The Argentine phenomenon broke yet another record with that goal – overhauling Teodor Peterek by scoring in 17 consecutive matches.

YouTube credit: fc barcelonalikers

4. #GET IN THE HOLE The Puerto Rico Open witnessed an incredible hole-in-one by Jordan Spieth over the weekend…

YouTube credit: pgatour

(h/t: Yahoo Sports Blog)

5. BASKETBALL And finally, dunk of the weekend goes to DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers.

YouTube credit: CL2013GOALS

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