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Hilarious sporting fails caught on camera

WATCH: Proof that even professionals mess up

These are the times when world-class athletes have been forced to learn a lesson in humility.

  • Angry Kyrgios denies Wimbledon 'tanking'

    Nick Kyrgios furiously denied giving up trying as he crashed out of Wimbledon and slammed his image as the bad boy of tennis in terse exchanges with reporters. The temperamental Australian, who missed out on reaching the quarter-finals in a 7-5, 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (8/6) to Richard Gasquet on Monday, vented his frustration at suggestions he "tanked" a game in the disastrous second set with a string of sarcastic replies. Gasquet broke in the second game of the second set and Kyrgios responded petulantly -- appearing to "tank" in the next game as he walked in the opposite direction to one Gasquet serve and then gently knocked another return into the net.

    AFP
  • The morning after: Cheers fade as Greeks face reality

    After jubilant celebrations by 'No' voters, Athens returned to a reality of ATM queues on Monday and the shock news that the finance minister, champion of the victorious anti-austerity camp, had quit.

    AFP
  • Eurozone's poorer nations take hard line on Greece

    The eurozone's poorer former communist nations, having themselves endured painful reforms and austerity programmes, are taking a hard line on Greece after its people voted to reject creditors' bailout terms. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia have long insisted they are too poor to pay for the mistakes made by wealthier Greece and that it should have stuck to the reforms and austerity measures laid out in its massive 240-billion-euro ($273 billion) bailout.

    AFP
  • Lorna Jane under fire for 'discriminatory' receptionist job ad

    Fitness queen Lorna Jane Clarkson has come under fire over a job advertisement that stipulated body measurements. The fashion entrepreneur posted the receptionist job advert on Seek last Friday. Ms Clarkson listed the position as a ‘dream job’ and an ‘opportunity to join the Lorna Jane sisterhood’.

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  • Missing WA prospector assumed dead

    A woman who went missing while prospecting with her husband in Western Australia's Goldfields region four months ago is not expected to be found alive. The alarm was raised after their emaciated Great Dane wandered into the Sandstone Caravan Park, about 30km away, about a week later. "We now believe it's a recovery mission," Major Crime Division Detective Superintendent Alan Morton told reporters on Monday.

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  • Fidel Castro congratulates Greek PM on referendum result

    Former Cuban president Fidel Castro on Monday congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for his "brilliant political victory" in the country's referendum, which saw voters deliver a resounding 'No' to more austerity. Castro wrote to Tsipras saying he had "closely followed this victory" on Venezuelan TV station Tele Sur, according to a statement from the Tsipras office. Several South American leaders on Monday hailed the Greek referendum result, including current Cuban President Raul Castro -- Fidel Castro's brother -- and his Argentine and Bolivian counterparts Cristina Kirchner and Evo Morales.

    AFP
  • When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

    Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps. From lip-synching famous movie scenes and quizzing political leaders to interviewing job candidates, Indian tech firms are betting on the latest craze to grip social media -- the video selfie. The global craze is sweeping the Indian film industry, with numerous stars entertaining legions of loyal fans with dubbed videos which are uploaded to popular sharing platforms Facebook and Instagram.

    AFP
  • Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction

    A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month. Nuestra Senora de Atocha went down in a violent hurricane in 1622 near the Florida Keys laden with New World gold while en route to Spain. Treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched 16 years for it before discovering the Atocha motherlode in 1985.

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  • Oil crashes 8 percent as Greek vote, Iran talks set off exodus

    Oil prices suffered their biggest selloff in five months on Monday, falling as much as 8 percent as Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's stock market woes set off a deepening spiral of losses. Adding to the pressure on oil, Iran and global powers were trying to meet a July 7 deadline on a nuclear deal, which could bring more supply to the market if sanctions on Tehran are eased. "With the number of bearish elements weighing on the market now, the only support has been the seasonal demand in gasoline, and even that will be going away soon," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital.

    Reuters
  • The Middletons attend Princess Charlotte's christening (7 photos)

    Kate Middleton's family, sister Pippa, brother James, and parents Michael and Caroline Middleton were all in attendance at Princess Charlotte's christening.

    New Idea
  • Mundine begs to fight Mayweather

    Anthony Mundine has turned to begging Floyd Mayweather to be his next opponent, writing an open letter asking for a bout. “My name is Anthony “The Man” Mundine,” it begins, highlighting that despite his claims to be “the uncrowned best athlete of all time” Mundine recognises Mayweather probably has no idea who he is. Mundine goes on to plead to be considered as Mayweather’s opponent for his final fight on September 12.

    7Sport
  • Lily Allen 'turned away from VIP area'

    Lily Allen was turned away from a VIP area at Wireless festival on Friday night (03.07.15). The 30 -year-old singer - who attended the festival with a group of friends - reportedly tried to enter the exclusive Live Nation area, where drinks were free, but was instead told she was not allowed inside by security, who claimed they did not know who she was. Lily - who has daughters Ethel Mary, three, and Marnie Rose, two, with husband Sam Cooper - told security: "I don't want to make an unnecessary scene.

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  • Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage

    Accused of urinating in public, spitting on the street, or kicking a sacred temple bell -- free-spending Chinese tourists are receiving a mixed welcome as their soaring numbers help the kingdom's creaking economy. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkok's Grand Palace that triggered the latest round of enraged, and sometimes racist, comments as Thai social media users claimed she was Chinese. In March a Thai model's video of tourists from China jumping the queue at an airport was viewed more than two million times and saw a similarly angry rant against Thailand's largest group of foreign holidaymakers.

    AFP
  • Berlin's firm stance on Greece exposes divergence with Paris

    Germany has broken ranks with Paris and Brussels in slamming the door on talks with the Greek government on a new bailout deal before Sunday's crucial referendum, analysts say. After weeks in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande appeared united in their efforts to end a stalemate with Athens, the discord could hardly have been clearer. While the European Commission, backed by France, was still manoeuvring to try clinch a last-minute accord between debt-laden Greece and its creditors Wednesday, Berlin slammed on the brakes.

    AFP
  • Billy Joel Marries Alexis Roderick in Surprise Wedding

    Billy Joel married Alexis Roderick at home in New York on Saturday (US). Surprise! Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick got married on Saturday evening (US). The intimate ceremony, which was held at Joel's sprawling estate on Long Island, was presided over by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, 57, a longtime friend.

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  • McKinnon payout could exceed $10m

    Alex McKinnon could expect a compensation payout even greater than the $10 million being spoken of within two years over the tackle that ended his NRL career last year, a leading litigation lawyer believes. On the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program on Sunday night, McKinnon indicated for the first time he is considering legal action over the spinal injury he suffered in March last year. The former St George Illawarra and Newcastle forward has already been issued with the maximum $500,000 compensation payout available to NRL players and around $1.2 million was raised towards his care in last season's Rise For Alex round.

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  • The Magic Mike XXL Workout (8 photos)

    How Channing Tatum and the crew got so ripped

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  • This is what happens when your Great Dane wants to cuddle

    It's official: There is nothing more delightful than watching a Great Dane who think he's a lap dog. In a video uploaded to Facebook, a Great Dane decides to unwind by lying out on the couch on top of his human, completely squishing the man who's just trying to watch some TV.

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  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

    Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts — not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million.

    Associated Press
  • Radradra breaks record in Eels win

    Parramatta winger Semi Radradra has broken a 60-year record in his side's strong 28-16 win over the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Monday night. An irresistible Radradra bagged a second-half brace - his fifth double in five games - and had a hand in another as the Eels made it three wins on the trot. Not since Newtown's Ray Preston in 1954 has a player scored five doubles in five games.

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