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The Sunday Stroll: 11 September, 2011

September 11, 2011

Sit back and relax folks, it is time for your weekly Sunday Stroll…

The World Athletics Championships from Daegu in South Korea drew to a close last weekend, with Brit Mo Farah winning gold in the mens 5,000m – a truly brilliant run. Here’s the final lap…

Usain Bolt and his compatriots set a new world record for the mens 4x100m relay. Just 37.04s it took to run 400m… crazy.

Suffice to say, this chap is probably not going to make the Olympics in 2012…

The Rugby World Cup in New Zealand kicked off earlier this weekend. Here’s a cracking advert from O2. Free pie, you say??…

Want some drinking rules for the tournament. Look no further…

Alas New Zealand begin as favourites, as they have done for most of the preceding tournaments. Little wonder when they produce players capable of this…

England began by narrowly beating Argentina yesterday – a lacklustre performance but a winning start no less. It would appear Kevin the sheep is off to a good start…

In football, Juventus moved into their new stadium and invited Notts County to be their first guests; read a great article via this link on the quite delightful gesture from the Italian giants. Here are the highlights from a game many County fans wondered if they would ever see…

Swansea’s Alan Tate is currently out for the season with a broken leg having suffered an unfortunate golf buggy accident. This naturally reminded us of Welsh rugby player Andy Powell’s endeavours, and led us to this brilliant song…

Aaand he drives the fastest golf kart in the west!…’’

And whilst we’re on the subject of speed, here’s a quite frightening crash between Tony Kanaan and Hélio Castroneves during the warmup for the IZOD IndyCar Series race in Baltimore…

Wonder what F1 drivers (current and former) get up to in their spare time? Here are JB and DC taking time out to appear on Red or Black

And from four to two wheels and the mother of all balls-ups from 125cc rider Johann Zarco, who looked set to triumph from a stirring last-lap battle and claim victory in Misano last weekend, only to sit up on the straight, look behind him, and wave an arm as rival Nico Terol stormed past him for the win…

Brian Purdy rather vividly demonstrates the perils of street-based bike racing at the Manx GP earlier this week…

In football, England beat Bulgaria 3-0 in Sofia and then scraped past Wales with a 1-0 win at Wembley in their latest round of Euro 2012 qualifiers. Job almost done for England now, although how on earth did Rob Earnshaw miss that sitter at the end…

Here’s a cracking goal from Russia’s first division. A few keepy-ups in the opposition’s box followed by an overhead kick. No sweat…

Could this just be the most embarrassing penalty miss ever? To compound his misery, the ref booked him as well. Deserved…

Could this be the best own goal ever?? [Seriously, are those pesky Spaniards the best at everything when it comes to football??!…]

And whilst we’re on the subject of all things Spanish, the Vuelta a España comes to a close today with two Brits in the top three, Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins having enjoyed brilliant tours. The race will live long in the memory of British youngster Froome for stage 17, when he triumphed in a stunning and enthralling ding-dong with race leader Juan José Cobo up the final climb…

Here are the GB Men’s Eight rowing team entertaining themselves at Munich airport recently…

The US Open reaches a climax this weekend, the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal takes place later today. Earlier in the week though, Nadal set the pulses racing by collapsing during a post-match press conference. Luckily it was merely a bout of cramp, but t’was dramatic nonetheless…

Novak Djokovic – ever the crowd pleaser…

Shades of the Inbetweeners there, Nole. And as for Man United’s Anderson…

From dancing to singing, and Graeme Swann was covertly captured singing along to a bit of Wham… [*This clip does actually play, even if it looks blank]

And Swanny’s not the only sports star to have dabbled in a bit of oratory warbling lately. Here’s boxing hard-man Manny Pacquiao singing a duet. Yes, one of the pound-for-pound greatest ever, singing a duet. Bizarre…

And we finish with this, mountain biker Danny Hart winning the UCI MTB World Championships in atrocious conditions by a frankly ridiculous 12-second margin. The commentary is just as brilliant…

As ever folks, thanks for reading. All the best…

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