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5 crazy things: Serena’s amazing workout move, bizarre tribute to star

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1) GOOD GRIEF, SERENA REALLY IS SUPER STRONG! - Tennis legend shows off her quite amazing workout move

Serena Williams is very, very strong and athletic. This we know very well from years of watching her destroy her opponents on the tennis court.

But far too often sports stars are underestimated in terms of their sheer athletic and physical abilities, with fans falling into the trap of thinking that they could emulate their heroes in the gym or in training.

Well, take a look at the video above and have a go at doing what Serena manages to do, then tell us how it felt to admit defeat (please, don't hurt yourself, though!).

Quite how Serena manages to not only hold her balance in the handstand pose but also to have the core strength to perform showboating press ups in the position is beyond us at World of Sport.

Hats off to you, Serena - no wonder you're probably the greatest ever female tennis player.

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2) VERY BIZARRE TRIBUTE TO SPORTS STAR - Five-acre tribute to star carved into corn field

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Bizarre five-acre tribute to baseball star Jeter carved into corn field

Derek Jeter means a lot of things to a lot of people. Clutch ballplayer. Captain of the New York Yankees. Likely Hall of Famer. The Face of Major League Baseball. Romancer of beautiful women. Purveyor of fine men's fragrances.

And now, thanks to a farm in New Jersey, he's a cornfield maze.

VonThun Farms of South Brunswick, which is a little over an hour away by car from Yankee Stadium, has mowed Jeter's telegenic head into five acres of corn, making a maze through which the public may navigate.

NJ.com has the "why?" — as if we didn't already know:

The corn-maze design was originally going to be a tractor with pumpkins in it, but the company that helps the VonThun family with its corn maze had a better idea, and it's still great in September and October.

"We are right in the middle of Yankees territory," said Cindy VonThun of the VonThun Farms. "No matter which way you turn, everybody just loves Derek Jeter. He's just the all-around good guy."

Hopefully, this also doesn't make Jeter a bigger target for alien abduction.

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Bizarre five-acre tribute to baseball star Jeter carved into corn field

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3) SPEEDWAY CHAMP'S DANGEROUS HYDRATION FAIL - Star banned from race after failing breathalyser

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Darcy Ward

World number three Darcy Ward was banned from the speedway Latvian Grand Prix at the weekend after failing a breathalyser test, which he's explained as a failure to "hydrate" in combination with one too many drinks with pals.

His mea (sort of) culpa in full ran thus: "I got some bad news [on Saturday] while I was having some dinner and had a couple of drinks. Obviously I had one too many.

"I wasn’t hydrated. We’ve had a long week here in Riga and I didn’t eat properly and I wasn’t hydrated, unfortunately. It’s the worst day of my life.

"It will never happen again. I should have hydrated. It was only marginal and I’m having a bad time at the moment. It is what it is. Of course I’ll be back. I’m sorry to the sport and all the fans.”

It's not the first time Ward has had problems with his, er, "hydration choices".

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4) FOOTBALL FANS' VERY UNUSUAL PROTEST - PSV supporters protest angrily about Wi-Fi at stadium

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PSV Eindhoven supporters very surprisingly launched a protest against the introduction of Wi-Fi at their stadium during the 6-1 victory over NAC Breda.

Fans were angered by the club’s move to allow supporters better access to data on their mobile phones during matches, with one banner reading: “F**k Wi-Fi, support the team”.

Placards with crosses running through the Wi-Fi signal were also held aloft before the match with many fans believing the support has been lessened by distracted fans looking at their phones instead of the match.

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5) GOALKEEPER SCORES OUTRAGEOUS GOAL - He scores, but is very embarrassed by the whole situation

Go Ahead Eagles goalkeeper Erik Cummins is just 21-year-old, but he has already achieved something most shot-stoppers wait their entire careers to do: he has scored a goal.

Cummins looked pretty embarrassed about his very fortunate effort, however, rather reluctantly celebrating with his team-mates after the freak goal.

The goalkeeper simply punted a long ball down the pitch, catching his opposite number off his line as it bounced over his head and into the back of Excelsior’s net.

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