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5 crazy things you missed: BBC’s Queen drugs gaffe, McIlroy’s new ‘girlfriend’

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Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments in sport go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last few days.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

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1) THE QUEEN IS GUILTY OF WHAT? - BBC reports Queen tests positive for drugs

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Yes, this really happened. In an incredible blunder, the BBC reported that the Queen tested positive for drugs on its news ticker.

"THE QUEEN HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR MORPHINE" shouted the news ticker, rather confusing a story about her horse.

What really happened? The Queen’s racehorse Estimate has tested positive for morphine, thought to be from contaminated food. Cue embarrassed laughter.

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2) IS THIS MCILROY'S NEW GIRLFRIEND? - McIlroy pictured with a new girl rumoured to be his girlfriend after Open win

Golf champion Rory McIlroy is back in the headlines after stepping out with a new girl after his sensational win at The Open and two months after dumping his fiancee, Caroline Wozniacki.

McIlroy has been pictured walking alongside model and car sales executive Sasha Gale on a shopping trip in Belfast, sending the papers into a spin.

McIlroy dumped his Danish wife-to-be in May, after realising he ‘wasn’t ready’ for marriage after proposing in December last year. The golfer said sending out invitations for the couple’s wedding, which was due to take place in August, made him realise he could not commit.

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3) WOW, WHAT IS THIS NEW LOOK, CRISTIANO? - Ronaldo shows off pics of his new look while away on holiday

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Cristiano Ronaldo on Instragram

Why is he wearing this? Cristiano Ronaldo has posted pictures of his new look resembling Hannibal Lecter more than the current Ballon d'Or winner.

Ronaldo posted an Instagram photo of him relaxing with what appears to be a facial mask during his summer holidays – amid other rumours that it was an aid for strengthening facial muscles.

The Real Madrid star is currently enjoying a break from football ahead of the new campaign when he will be joined by both Gareth Bale and now James Rodriguez.

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4) WHAT'S BALOTELLI READING? - Not just what is he reading, but why is he doing so while ironing?

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(Mario Balotelli on Instagram)

Posting on his Instagram page Balotelli is pictured ironing while reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic's book, 'I am Zlatan'.

Perhaps more importantly, he has Notorious B.I.G. on the stereo and gives his adoring - or just plain confused - fans a little dance to finish.

What a character. Seriously though, this is actually pretty dangerous.

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5) FOWLER IS STILL BRILLIANT AT FOOTBALL - Liverpool legend hits crossbar with first attempt

Well, he hasn't lost it, has he? Robbie Fowler may have lost a lot of pace and fitness, but he can still ping a ball onto a crossbar from the halfway line.

The crossbar challenge as a 'thing' may have got incredibly tiresome, but seeing a true Premier League hero pull it off in one go is actually very impressive.

So, well done, Robbie. Now, go and fetch that ball and do it again.

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