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The deadliest punch in NBA history

9 Dec 1977
The deadliest punch in NBA history
  • In a Houston Rockets-LA Lakers game, the players engaged in a fight at half court.
  • Rudy Tomjanovich who had gone in to break up the fight was punched by Rockets player Kermit Washington. The near fatal punch almost killed Tomjanovich dislocating his skull.
  • The rules in basketball were changed with the punch; penalties were introduced.
  • Washington's sub par career ended with that fight.

Zidane headbutts Materazzi for hurling insults

9 Jul 2006
Zidane headbutts Materazzi for hurling insults
  • Zinedine Zidane's 2006 World Cup headbutt is probably the most controversial event in football.
  • He allegedly charged at Italian Marco Materazzi for hurling spiteful words at him.
  • There were conflicting speculations suggesting Materazzi commented about Zidane's mother and terrorism.
  • Though Materazzi himself admitted to having said: "I prefer the whore that is your sister" which made the French player lose his cool.

Zidane headbutt gets immortalized in bronze

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The Zidane headbutt was immortalized by Adel Abdessemed, an Algerian-born artist, in a 16 feet high bronze statue which was displayed in Paris in October 2013, outside the Pompidou art museum.

Sreesanth slapped by Harbhajan Singh

26 Apr 2008
Sreesanth slapped by Harbhajan Singh
  • Harbhajan Singh who had been mired in a racial slurr controversy with Andrew Symonds, again came under the spotlight for wrong reasons.
  • After the IPL match between Mumbai and Punjab, Harbhajan Singh slapped his opponent paceman S. Sreesanth.
  • While some confirm the slap, others believe it was a tap on the latter's cheek.
  • Still others have blamed Sreesanth for abusing Harbhajan and provoking him.

When Sir Alex hit Beckham, with a boot!

15 Apr 2009
When Sir Alex hit Beckham, with a boot!
  • Moments after United had been knocked out of the FA Cup by arch-rivals Arsenal, the former's manager pegged the entire loss on David Beckham's head.
  • Feeling bullied, cornered and insulted publicly, Beckham swore at the manager.
  • Sir Alex kicked a boot lying on the floor which hit Beckham (he got 2 stitches for the wound) and Beckham lunged at the manager.

IK Enemkpali punches fellow teammate Smith

11 Aug 2015
IK Enemkpali punches fellow teammate Smith
  • Geno Smith quarterback for the Jets was attacked by his fellow teammate IK Enemkpali in the locker room.
  • The attack broke Smith's jaw and he will not be able to play till October,
  • According to a source, the reason behind the fight was over money.
  • Other said that Enemkpali was infuriated after Smith didn't show at a football camp organised by him for children.

Kyrgios fined for lewd comments on Wawrinka's girlfriend

15 Aug 2015
Kyrgios fined for lewd comments on Wawrinka's girlfriend
  • Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka garnered headlines for their involvement in a heated confrontation in the locker room after Kyrgios made a snide remark about Wawrinka's girlfriend.
  • Kyrgios' on-court comment that his opponent's friend and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with Donna Vekic, Wawrinka's girlfriend, prompted this controversy.
  • The Australian has been fined £4,700 for the comments picked up by courtside microphone.

Wawrinka tweets his disapproval

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Expressing his disappointment at Nick Kyrgios comments, Wawrinka tweeted "What was said I wouldn't say to my worst enemy. To stoop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief."