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The YouTube top 10: another week another round-up of the best online action

Kobe totes an Uzi, an 80s action hero returns to the ring and Ronaldo is denied an unbelievable goal against Spain – by a familiar team-mate.
Nov 18th 2010, 2:57 PM 303 0

EVERY WEEK WE press rewind on seven days of viral sport.

1o. In the TV advertisement for the newest Call of Duty video game, Kobe Bryant lines out in the ‘There’s a soldier in all of us’ campaign.

It’s caused a bit of a stir in the States but it is just a humorous spot designed to show the game’s wide appeal, I suppose. Jimmy Kimmel also features:

9. Back on the court, check out this dunk from Illinois’s Brandon Paul. Schooled.

8. Argentina beat arch-rivals Brazil this week in an international friendly. Leo Messi – who else – got the decisive and beautiful goal late on.

7. This has happened to a lot of us. Actually, check out Paul Ring’s first AUL diary for more like this…

6. The worst miss ever? You haven’t seen me play, but it’s up there.

[Thanks to reader Alan Smith]

5. American Ryder Cup star Rickie Fowler needs to work on his crazy golf game. He four-putted, embarrassingly, at Disney Land recently.

4. Two of our favourite things: Shaq and Cheers.

The NBA legend visited the bar in Boston where the second greatest sitcom ever was recorded. There’s one Irish voice in the melee, predictably.

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3. Of course, this was a sort of homecoming for Mayday Malone fan Shaquille.

2. Eighties icon Claude Van Damme is to return to kick-boxing after nearly 29 years away from the sport. The 49-year-old Van Damme has signed on to fight Somluck Kamsing in a K-1 rules match in April 2011 in Las Vegas. Where else?

1. Manchester United winger Nani today apologised to Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for denying the Real Madrid forward a memorable goal in their side’s 4-0 friendly mauling of world champions Spain. He headed CR9′s shot from point-blank – in an offside position.

It would’ve been a beauty.

[Thanks to Keith Kent]

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