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Alex Perry
August 2, 2013
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Did you all see Cristiano Ronaldo's rather pathetic attempt at pitching a baseball at the Dodgers game? If you missed it, click here, but be sure to come back because we have ten more entertaining videos of sports stars trying out something slightly different to what they are used to…

Graeme Swann trick shot

During a well-deserved round of golf for the England team, Stuart Broad filmed Graeme Swann trying a trick shot with Jimmy Anderson's brand spanking new driver. What happened next was not exactly what any of the bowlers expected…

Usain Bolt v Chris Gayle

Bolt makes no secret of the fact he would love to play for boyhood idols Manchester United, but did you know as a youngster he was a budding cricketer? Find out what happened when he went up against his friend and West Indies legend Gayle:

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

One is the king of grass, the other the king of clay. But who is best? There's only one way to find out - and that is by creating a court which is half and half. Obviously.

The world's fastest hole-in-one

Up-and-coming English golfer Jake Shepherd and F1 legend David Coulthard headed to the Top Gear track in Surrey where the pair combined to create the world's fastest hole-in-one.

The golf ball left Shepherd's driver face at 178mph and was carefully judged by Coulthard who caught it 300 yards away in the cockpit of his Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster travelling at 120mph.

The feat was independently verified by a Guinness World Record adjudicator who confirmed the achievement of furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.

Bryan Habana v A cheetah

South African rugby star Habana is quick. But is he as quick as a cheetah?

Bryan Habana v An Airbus 380

Not content with taking on nature's fastest creature, Habana then decided to challenge a British Airways Airbus 380. The world's gone mad…

Clay Pigeon Golf

We are sure you all saw the excellent video from last month where Rory McIlroy took on a wise-cracking robot. Well, the European Tour production teams have been churning out these popular Every Shot Imaginable videos for years now. In terms of pure skill, this is up there with the most difficult.

Cristiano Ronaldo v Bugatti Veyron

He may not be so good at baseball, but we know Ronaldo is rather quick on the football field. So boot suppliers Nike set up a promo stunt involving the Real Madrid forward taking on the world's fastest street car, Bugatti's Veyron, which has a top speed of 268 miles an hour.

Michael Johnson v Donovan Bailey

The unofficial title of "world's fastest man" is typically handed to the 100 metre champion. But when commentators pointed out that Johnson's gold-medal winning 19.32 seconds in the 200m was faster than Bailey's time of 9.84 seconds in the 100m - in that 19.32 divided by two is 9.66 - a 150m challenge was set. Here is what happened:

Basketball star takes to soccer

Steve Nash is an NBA superstar and LA Lakers starting point guard. He is also a huge fan of the beautiful game and is a part-owner of MLS franchise Vancouver Whitecaps. Nash was unable to get some game time with his beloved Tottenham Hotspur, but Inter Milan will do…

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