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Iker Casillas, Tomas O’Connor and an ex-competitive eater all feature in this week’s countdown.

10. Earlier this week, retired competitive eater Ed “Cookie” Jarvis wrote an illuminating piece for Deadspin about his experiences in the eating world. Here’s a video of one of his somewhat legendary performances in which he eats 53 chicken wings in three minutes.

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9. Spain’s display against Italy last weekend may have been described as ‘ruthless’ by at least one commentator, but Iker Casillas did show a tinge of sympathy for the opposition, albeit on the brink of full time.

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8. Being a line judge at Wimbledon’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

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7. For anyone who was disappointed by the lack of drama in Sunday’s Euro 2012 final, the Argentinian second division might be more up your street. Check out what happens during the last minute of a relegation/promotion playoff between Chacarita Juniors and Nueva Chicago, with the latter team winning a penalty and a chance to grab an all-important second goal, which would enable them to win the overall tie.

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6. Rock, paper, scissors is a sport, right? Anyhow, scientists have invented a robot that cannot lose the game, owing to an in-built camera, which causes it to react to your movements in a matter of milliseconds.

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5. You would think Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad would be in a good mood having just won gold in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Yet his inexplicable decision to shove the mascot in the immediate aftermath of his success would suggest otherwise.

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4. Missed Tomas O’Connor’s incredible catch for Kildare last weekend? Here’s another look:

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h/t balls.ie

3. Possibly after deciding he was unworthy of being part of such a great side, Alvaro Arbeloa decided to jump off the Spanish team’s bus during their homecoming celebrations this week.

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2. They just don’t do subtlety in South American football, do they?

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1. On June 11, Teófilo Stevenson, one of the greatest Amateur boxers of all time, died at the age of 60. Here’s a short documentary looking back at his career:

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