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Daily Shorts: Blowing away the opposition

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Lance Stephenson blows into the ear of LeBron James
Lance Stephenson blows into the ear of LeBron James

From the blowing in ears to Wayne Rooney's favourite songs, Daily Shorts looks at the light hearted side of sport.

Blowing it
Lance Stephenson of the Pacers had an interesting tactic while defending LeBron James yesterday, blowing in four-time MVP's ear.

It has led to some great viral Photoshopping.

Stephenson was also fined $US10,000 flopping in the Pacers' 93-90 playoff win.

James was asked on three occasions in the post-match press conference about the ear-blowing incident and brushed them off each time before finally saying that they only ear he has blown into is his wife's.

Fed still got it


Wrong anthem
Macedonian players were understandably confused when the wrong anthem was played before a recent friendly against Cameroon. As the camera started panning past the Macedonia starting XI it quickly became clear that something was amiss - the ground PA was playing the opposition anthem instead. Boosted by two playings of their anthem Cameroon went onto win 2-0.
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Yes, 50 Cent's pitch was really bad
The Washington Post has produced a graphic that points out just how bad 50 Cent's ceremonial first pitch was compared to other notable names. Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian both had shockers but still nowhere as bad as 50 Cent.

Rooney sounds
Wayne Rooney has revealed his music playlist ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. All the big names to get you up for a big clash - Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and of course James Blunt.


We'll pass thanks
Italian fashion house Versace has released a special World Cup themed t-shirt and it only costs $800 odd bucks. You could get all of Group H's shirts (Belgium, Russia, South Korea and Algeria) for that much.


Where America's Cup yachts go to die
A former America's Cup yacht is just sitting on its side in Valencia, being attacked by mussels.

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