YouTube's most popular sports videos of the week: sports fans shocked by futsal death

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The most popular sports videos of week as viewed on YouTube at 12:30 GMT, Tuesday, March 16, center around stunned reactions to a bizarre and fatal accident during a game of futsal, which is a popular indoor soccer game, and foul play by an ice hockey player. To lift the spirits, a basketball coach celebrates wildly following sole successful plays.

1) Buzz Walks It Out - 1,736,128 total views
During a recent Milwaukee University Golden Eagles college basketball match, head coach Buzz Williams is transformed from a sports blazer wearing, hands-in-pockets bystander to a rejuvenated, awkwardly dancing celebrant following a dunk by sophomore guard Darius Johnson-Odom. DJ Unk provides the backing with his 2006 hit "Walk It Out."

2) ' Futsal player Robson dies due to defective court' - 1,007,381 total views
Robson Rocha Costa, a young Brazilian football player, suffered a horrific and unexpected injury during a friendly match between his club Guarapuava Sporting Athletic and Palmeiras Jundiai on March 7. During a sliding challenge, a piece of loose wooden flooring pierced his leg and went into his stomach, causing serious hemorrhaging. The athlete was hospitalized but died the following day.

3) ' Lapo Elkann deflects Caldéron's ball' - 753,077 total views
During the closing seconds of the March 9 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors, the basketball bounces out of the court but remains in play - wealthy New York-Italian businessman Lapo Elkann is caught in the heat of the moment, reaching up to deflect it, but in doing so prevents the Raptors' Spanish guard José Calderón from hurling it back to his teammates.

4) Real Madrid vs Sevilla 3-2 [6/03/10] - 584,451 total views
Sevilla get off to a flying start, knocking home a fine goal before the first ten minutes are out and seem to spend the rest of the first half denying Real many well worked opportunities and even notch another goal early in the second half. It takes nearly an hour's play before the floodgates open as Ronaldo and Ramos cancel out Alonso's own goal and Dragutinovic's free kick, though it's not until extra time that the win is secured.

5) Matt Cooke knocks Marc Savard out - 556,248 total views
Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins ice hockey team lets off a whip-cracking shot before his season is ended by the Pittsburgh player Matt Cooke, cruising past with a prominent shoulder colliding with Marc's head. Savard suffered a second grade concussion and is thought to be out for the season as a result of the continuing nausea and headaches experienced.

6) Sanfrecce - S-Pulse 100306a - 609,691 total views
A clever penalty taken by Hisato Sato of the Japanese J. League team Sanfrecce Hiroshima on the first day of the 2010 season. Players from both teams stand on the edge of the area, many assuming that it will be Tomoaki Makino who steps up, having previously laid the ball on the penalty spot before stepping out of the area. Sato rushes from amongst the bystanders and rifles the ball into the net.

7) Matt Cooke DESTROYS Marc Savard (HD - Full Incident) - 391,474 total views
Another clip showing Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins delivering a knock-out blow on Boston Bruins' player Marc Savard, this time at a slightly wider angle to show the hit at full speed. There was no associated penalization during the game, and surprisingly none to follow afterwards either.

8) ' Futsal player dies after leg injury during game' - 335,738 total views
A clip from a Portuguese-language news report on Ricardo Rocha's tragic death, including scenes of fans and mourners gathered outside his home, after his leg and stomach were perforated by a loose floorboard on an indoor futsal court, following a sliding challenge.

9) Carl Edwards Flips Brad Keselowski At Atlanta - 279,404 total views
NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski's car takes off and flips over, back onto its wheels, after the slightest of nudges from Carl Edwards during the March 7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta. Commentators refer to an earlier incident where Keselowski was responsible for Edwards' car turning over, something which both drivers alluded to in later comments.

10) ' Futsal player died after he was injured in a game' - 280,546 total views
Another Brazilian news report following the untimely death of futsal player Ricardo Rocha, who sustained injuries to his leg and intestine on an indoor sports court.

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