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

Napoli claimed their first piece of silverware since the glory days of Diego Maradona and there was a sweet hole-in-one at the HP Byron Nelson.

1. #SILVERWARE Napoli picked up their first piece of silverware in 22 years last night with a 2-0 win over Juventus in the Coppa Italia final. Goals from Edison Cavani (from the penalty spot) and Marek Hamsik saw Walter Mazzarri’s side hand the Old Lady of Turin their first defeat of the season.

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Slovakian midfielder Hamsik had agreed to allow his team-mates to shave off his, admittedly pretty suspect hair, if they were victorious and here’s the evidence:

2. #HOLE IN ONE JJ Henry’s tee-shot from the fifth on the final round of the HP Byron Nelson yesterday. That shot put the fan favourite in the lead, but he had a disastrous 17th and eventually finished third on nine-under-par.

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(h/t: Business Insider)

3. #WWIII? This has to be the most bizarre television ad we’ve ever seen for a major football tournament, or any sporting event for that matter. Chinese station Now TV depict a Europe torn by war in their animated clip promotoing Euro 2012. The mind boggles.

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(h/t: 101greatgoals)

4. #GOOD CATCH A boy, being held in the arms of his father, catches a ball off the bat of Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto at Yankee Stadium. Impressive.

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(h/t: Off The Bench)

5. #CELEBRATIONS In the aftermath of Chelsea’s unbelievable Champions League win on Saturday, Italian broadcasters Mediaset grab defender David Luiz for a comment. Clearly a little worse for wear, the Brazilian begins shouting “caraca” meaning “bald” at legendary AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi.

(h/t: balls.ie)

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