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The YouTube top 10: because Brazilian motorcyclists have a penchant for going down easily

Also featuring Lionel Messi proving he’s human.

10. Man getting hit by parachuter

Parachuting into a football stadium when the team’s training session is in progress is seldom a good idea, as the man behind this video quickly found out.

YouTube: studiofutbolec

9. BREAKING: Lionel Messi is human

The video below constitutes proof that the Barcelona star does occasionally miss chances, albeit with more than a tad of misfortune to blame for such shortcomings.

YouTube credit: HeilRJ03

h/t Balls.ie

8. Jockey prank

The moral of this story is: never do an interview while simultaneously standing naked in the shower room. Unfortunately, Davy Russell learned this lesson the hard way.

YouTube: TouchlineMediaGroup

7. The man of the moment

The Pittsburgh Steelers just about emerged from their Monday Night Football encounter with the Kansas City Chiefs with their playoff hopes still in tact.

However, despite the fact Lawrence Timmons intercepted the Chiefs’ Matt Cassel in overtime to set up Shaun Suisham for the game-winning field-goal, it is Mike Wallace Steelers fans can thank for getting them out of this one by scoring the team’s only touchdown.

It was one of just three receptions on the night for Wallace, but it’s a catch that will live long in the memory.

YouTube: xboxmoddinghelper

6. Awkward!

What’s Spanish for ‘goalkeeping howler’? Atletico stopper Rafeala should know.

YouTube credit: football


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5. Suspicious minds

James Harden got fouled by Ray Allen last night, and it was a technical so he got two shots and possession.

He sunk the first one and then high-fived his teammates, who weren’t actually standing there. Someone is superstitious:

YouTube: nbainfos

4. Basketball madness

The Belgian basketball league is hardly much discussed or celebrated by most followers of the sport. However, perhaps these non-believers are missing out, as the madcap play in the video below suggests.

YouTube credit: Albalao forsport

3. Faking it

Unfortunately for the individual in the following video, he didn’t realise a camera was focused on his shenanigans. Hence, his desperate attempts to get the race re-started, as he apparently faked injury, were there for everyone to see.

YouTube credit: stalker92srb

2. Whatever doesn’t kill you…

It seems as if the injury that sidelined the Philadelphia 76ers starting shooting guard, Jason Richardson, is bothering him no more.

Richardson contributed 20 points, four rebounds and two assists on his return from the ankle injury that saw him ride the bench for four games.

However, his efforts were all in vain as the Sixers lost 105-96 to the Milwaukee Bucks.

A relatively unremarkable game, however, was enlivened by this incredible 360 dunk that whipped the Wells Fargo Centre crowd into a frenzy.

YouTube: lebronjames675

1. Wow!

Got five minutes to spare? Check out the nifty video below, featuring Ricky Fowler and Lolo Jones.

YouTube credit: redbull

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