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Off the record: sport stories you might have missed this weekend

Paul Casey’s caddie thinks he’s won himself a Cadillac, there’s a contender for dunk of the season, Swansea leave a grown man in tears and Cian Healy has got himself a new nickname.

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 our favourites…

1.#SICKENER When Paul Casey hit a hole-in-one in the WGC Cadillac Championship on Sunday his caddie Craig Connelly couldn’t contain his elation. The pair had agreed to split any prizes won and Connelly believed that they had just picked up a brand new Cadillac, which was on display behind the tee-off. Watch his face drop when Casey explains that the car was actually for the 13th hole.

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(H/T: The Daily Mail)

2. #DUNK New York Nets player Gerald Green scores an insane windmill alley-oop against the Houston Rockets in Newark on Saturday night.

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(H/T: Deadspin)

3. #50 AND COUNTING Fresh from becoming the first player to score five goals in the European Cup since 1980, Lionel Messi hit his 50th goal of the season with a double against Racing Santander. We’ve run out of superlatives for him at this point.

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4. #MORE THAN A GAME There was a major development in the Premier League race this weekend as Manchester City slipped up against Swansea to allow United back into the driving seat. The defeat came after Luke Moore’s 83rd-minute headed goal, which brought a fan to tears at the Liberty Stadium.

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5. #PASSION FRUIT Cian Healy has been given a new nickname, it seems. Young Ireland fan Andrew comes up with ‘Passion fruit’ for the man who goes by ‘ProperChurch‘ on Twitter.

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