Daily Shorts: Sexy sevens go viral

By Steven Holloway

The New Zealand rugby team dance after winning the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament against England in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The New Zealand rugby team dance after winning the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament against England in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

From half naked pics of rugby players to cheeky tweets, Daily Shorts looks at the light-hearted side of sport.

Sexy sevens

When New Zealand won the Hong Kong Sevens tournament this weekend they celebrated by dancing shirtless in the rain.

Well, that's how the Americans interpreted it anyway, and the Yanks bloody loved it. Photos of the All Blacks performing the Maori haka in the middle of a rain storm went viral on sites like Reddit, Deadspin and Mashable with readers and editors equally embracing the images with comments like 'NSFW - Not Safe for Wife' and 'Rugby is officially your new favorite sport. You're welcome.'

The New Zealand team perform the Haka after winning the Cup Final between England and New Zealand during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium. Photo / AP
The New Zealand team perform the Haka after winning the Cup Final between England and New Zealand during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium. Photo / AP

Check out the gallery of photos here. Or the video here.

Who will win the EPL?

When Sky Sport pundit - and former Manchester United skipper - Gary Neville was asked live on air, which of Liverpool or Manchester City he would prefer to win the English Premier League, he rose to the occasion.

'It's like having a choice of two blokes to nick your wife,' he quipped. As expected, social media ate the clip up and the Daily Mail turned it into a spread.

Ceremonial pitch goes bad:

Watch what happens when a ceremonial Major League Baseball first pitch goes wrong.

Angels' hitting coach Don Baylor had donned the gloves for the celebrity throw from Vladimir Guerrero to open their season against the Mariners. But while catching the ball he hyper-extend his leg and fractured his right femur. Ouch.

Tweet of the day:


Also, check this incredible goal from Athletico Madrid striker Diego in their 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League this morning.


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