YouTube's most popular sports videos of the week

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The most popular sports videos of week as watched by YouTube viewers at 3:00 PM GMT, Tuesday, January 26, including The Rock pumping iron, an embarrassing moment for a world class athlete, a devastating foul tackle in ice hockey, and a controversial goal in the German 2nd Division soccer league.

1) Dwayne Johnson • 1,475,907 views
A look into actor and ex-wrestler Dwayne Johnson's strength and fitness routine courtesy of Muscle & Fitness magazine. Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) is Muscle & Fitness's cover star for the March 2010 issue.

2) Funny: Bobsled runner Gillian Cooke splits her spandex • 1,192,893 views
Gillian Cooke, a Scottish bobsledder who won gold at the 2009 FIBT Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships accidentally exposing her hindquarters just prior to launching a run at the St Moritz, Switzerland leg of the 2009/10 Bobsleigh World Cup Tour.

3) Coups Salaud de Patrice Cormier des Huskies de Rouyn-Noranda sur Mikael Tam des Remparts de Québec • 745,717 views
Patrice Cormier of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies fells Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts during a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Tam convulsed and was hospitalized with head trauma - the QMJHL suspended Cormier for the rest of the 09/10 ice hockey season. No sound.

4) MSV Duisburg gegen FSV Frankfurt Skandaltor (Tor des Jahres) • 622,458 views
Fan footage of a contentious goal scored by Christian Tiffert of MSV Duisburg against fellow German 2nd Division soccer team FSV Frankfurt, sarcastically dubbed 'Goal of the Year', as part of Duisburg's 5-0 victory. A shot from distance bounced off the crossbar, but did it cross the line?

5) Patrice Cormier Brutal Cheap Shot on Mikael Tam (Jan 17th 2010) • 666,288 views
Another clip of Courmier's elbow on Tam, this time with French commentary from a sports news report. Patrice Cormier of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies fells Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts during an ice hockey game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Tam convulsed, prone on the floor. Cormier was suspended for the rest of the season.

6) Ein Skandaltor (Tor des Jahres) • 453,051 views
Another view of Christian Tiffert's controversial goal for MSV Duisburg against FSV Frankfurt that took the scoreline to 5-0. Footage is captured from television coverage and includes German commentary and slow-motion replays. The linesman did not flag the goal and even Tiffert himself expresses surprise at the decision.

7) Jets Fans arrested at Chargers • 461,603 views
An enthusiastic New York Jets fan is arrested either for his repeated chanting amongst a bank of Chargers fans or a prior disagreement with a wheelchair user during the Jets vs Chargers playoff game on Sunday, January 17. Surrounding Chargers fans contest the man's arrest with police officers.

8) FC Bayern München / Robben schlägt Lahm nach einem Foul im Training ins Gesicht? • 414,949 views
Limited news footage of a training ground dispute between Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben and defender Philipp Lahm after a sliding tackle, followed by a recap of other archived playful bust-ups between Munich players in recent years.

9) AC MILAN - SIENA 4-0 Ronaldinho goooool!!!!! • 417,353 views
Ronaldinho rediscovers his form scoring a hat-trick in AC Milan's 4-0 thrashing of AC Siena on Sunday, January 17. Triggering the deluge was the sending off of Siena goalkeeper Curci after he brought down Milan striker Borriello on 11 minutes. Borriello scored the second, Beckham supplied Ronaldinho for the third, and the Brazilian capitalized on a defensive error for the fourth.

10) Victoria Salmon Kings TSN Highlight of the Night • 1,004,111 views
Footage from the Victoria Salmon Kings vs Bakersfield Condors ice hockey match on Friday, January 15 was selected by Vancouver's A Channel as its Highlight of the Night, after the puck is passed through the legs of Condors players three times.

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