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

The flukiest snooker shot you will see today, a Serie A goal that never was, and why not to bring up retirement when interviewing Jamie Carragher.

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. #SHOCKING DECISION If ever there was an incident which screamed out the need for goal-line technology, this is it. Serie’s top two met on Saturday and former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari scored with his head only to have the goal ruled out. Memories of this come flooding back.

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2. #NUTMEG Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio left DeMarcus Cousins embarrassed when he played the ball through the Sacramento Kings player’s legs before picking out team-mate Blake Griffin in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. Even Shaq looked impressed.

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3. #FLUKE Thai snooker player Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon took on England’s Robert Milkins in the Haikou World Open and pulled off an incredibly jammy shot to pot the black and win frame number six. That amazing shot brought him to 4-2 but his luck didn’t last long as Milkins went on to win the match.

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4. #NOT HAPPY A bit of advice for Sky’s Andy Burton: Don’t suggest to an ageing footballer that his career might be coming to an end. Jamie Carragher doesn’t take kindly to Burton’s question and fires back a smart remark about this infamous incident.

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5. #OUCH Anthony Pettis took just 81 seconds to win his lightweight fight with Joe Lauzon at UFC 144 when he landed a ferocious kick to the head of his opponent over the weekend. Looks more painful the more times we watch it.

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