YouTube's most popular sports videos of the week: Slam dunk challenge

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The most popular sports videos of the week as viewed on YouTube at 12:00 UTC, Tuesday April 13, include a high school student challenging an NCAA player to a dunk contest, Barcelona scoring a goal from near the half-way line, and fallout from a controversial bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

1) Hobson challenged to slam dunk contest - 1,402,781 total views
Footage of an impromptu dunk competition between St Pius X High School senior Kaelan Brennan and NCAA player Darington Hobson, forward for New Mexico University's college basketball team, when Hobson visited the school to give a motivational talk. The story was picked up by ESPN and Yahoo! Sports' Rivals website, helping make it the most watched of the week.

2) Pedro crazy goal - 940,477 total views
Pedro Rodriguez, Barcelona's Spanish winger, takes advantage of a fluffed counter-attack clearance by Deportivo La Coruna during their April 14 game, punting in a shot from nearly halfway down the pitch.

3) Dana White on Jim Rome is Burning - 831,967 total views
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's mixed martial arts sporting organization, discusses the April 10 UFC 112 title event with ESPN's Jim Rose. Middleweight Championship title holder Anderson Silva both taunted and got the better of his opponent for the first two rounds but then held off, showboating and avoiding confrontation: White left the event rather than award Silva the championship belt.

4) Playoffs: Green Men Upside down - 889,887 total views
Two fans of the Vancouver Canucks NHL team have become something of a legend in ice hockey circles - clad in figure-hugging green bodysuits, they book seats next to the opposition team's penalty box and taunt players sent to the sin bin. Here they mock an LA Kings player during the April 15 playoff game.

5) Chris Seitz gaffe - 472,891 total views
DC United's captain Jamie Moreno puts Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Chris Seitz under pressure and pounces on the fumbled ball, feinting one way before equalizing play at two goals apiece. Philadelphia eventually won 3-2 when their French forward, Sebastian Le Toux, completed a hat-trick.

6) Dana White 'embarrassed' by Anderson Silva at UFC 112 - 937,501 total views
Ariel Helwani of AOL's Fanhouse website interviews Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White just after Anderson Silva's Middleweight Championship fight against Demian Maia, reeling from Silva's odd non-commital performance despite tanning Maia and defending his belt.

7) Wladimir Klitschko calling out David Haye - 406,543 total views
IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko challenges David Haye, the WBA World Heavyweight champ, telling him that following up on the match-up is a matter of retaining respect from fans and boxers in the light of previous missed opportunities.

8) Exclusive: Jeff Hardy Is Injured By A Fireball - 418,038 total views
Footage from the Monday Night iMPACT show courtesy of TNA Wrestling themselves, as wrestler James Storm pulls a stunt on opponent Jeff Hardy, swigging flammable liquid from a tampered beer bottle and blowing a fireball in Hardy's face.

9) Sebastien Buemi Crash Free Practice China - 464,471 total views
Formula One driver Sebastian Buemi's Red Bull car bottomed out in a spectacular way during practice laps on Friday Arpil 16 ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix - both front tires broke away from the chassis and trundled down the track alongside Buemi. Trackside and onboard views are included in the clip.

10) Terry's tackle on Milner - 449,653 total views
Chelsea captain John Terry tackles James Milner of Aston Villa during the Blues' FA Cup win at Wembley. Terry recieved a yellow card for the studs-up sliding tackle that caught Milner just below the knee.

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