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The Sunday Stroll: 4 December, 2011

December 4, 2011

This is brilliant. Ex-pros Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca, now both in their 70s, still celebrate the art of ‘sportsmanship’. Sportsmanship in this case being taking a few healthy swings at each other…

Shane Williams retired from international rugby with an injury-time try (his 58th) against Australia at the weekend. Excellent servant to the game…

When it comes to TV, they say never work with animals or children. Here’s F1 presenter Jake Humphrey – a former kids-TV presenter no less – finding out that the son of Brazilian football legend Ronaldo doesn’t really care much for Formula One and would rather go home…

Meanwhile here is MotoGP star Valentino Rossi in action in a rally car over in Monza…

France fight #1: Imanol Harinordoquy’s father steps on to the pitch to defend his son ‘by boxing with [Jean-Jo] Marmouyet’…

Memories of a certain boxing match there…

France fight #2: by the players after the Amien-Mets final whistle…

It’s like they’ve been watching ice hockey… (ps wait for the re-start, it’s brilliant)…

From ice hockey to the Ice-man… and Kimi Räikkönen has announced he will return to F1 for next season, meaning there will be 6 World Champions on the grid for 2012. – What’s he been up to, we hear you cry? Well, aside from less than flattering experiences whilst rallying, he also dabbled in NASCAR. Here’s how that went…

Anyways, we love Kimi and we are delighted he is back. Race-wise for the undoubted talent that brought him a world title, the reputation as the  out-and-out fastest driver in F1 (when the mood took), stunning drives such as at Suzuka in 2005 (watch highlights of this race, which he won from 17th on the grid, via this link), and the ‘I-don’t-give-two-hoots-for-the-PR-side-of-F1’ attitude that led to gems such as this…

Gary Speed RIP. What’s so shocking is is how out-of-the-blue his passing was. Just the day before he was on Football Focus seemingly in good health and casting an eye forward to Wales’ 2014 World Cup qualification hopes. Rest in peace, Gary…

Let’s play spot the rugby referee…

The Barbarians eventually bagged a try against Australia last weekend…

Got to love outrageous clips like these…

We also love vintage goalkeeping howlers. Anderlecht’s Silvio Proto, look away now…

Skip to 0:35 to see the blunder that Bristol City benefitted from the other night…

And showing that it is not just the goalies that get things wrong, here are Mushaga Bakenga and Jonas Svensson misjudging their synchronised overhead kicks in the recent Rosenborg-Viking match in Norway…

And, better still, Milan’s Robinho missing an unguarded net from all of two yards. Priceless…

And we leave you with this. Palace’s Darren Ambrose scored this 40-year screamer to help send United out of the League Cup earlier this week…

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