Something From The Weekend: Waterfield leads the way; McAllister's sad ending; Munatari's ghost goal

The Good, The Bad and The Odd
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The Good: Waterfield leads the way

Peter Waterfield deserved plenty of praise for his bronze medal in the men's 10m platform final at the Diving World Cup on Saturday.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist has been in relatively modest form, finishing a lowly seventh in the 10m synchronised event with his diving partner and Britain's poster boy for the Games, Tom Daley, who has been drenched in criticism for his media commitments. Claiming a podium finish at London's Aquatics Centre, though, will reinvigorate Waterfield's preparations for this summer and his display will have made some of his critics scarper.

The Bad: McAllister's sad ending

Boxer Lee McAllister endured an undignified ending to his unsuccessful bid to claim the European light-welterweight title in Aberdeen on Saturday. The Scot quit on his stool before the eighth round of his bout with Russian Denis Shafikov, saying afterwards that an injury to his left hand forced him to retire. McAllister received a good luck message from Sir Alex Ferguson before the fight. There are some sportsmen even United's all-powerful manager cannot influence.

The Odd: Munatari's ghost goal

The omission of goal-line technology once again infuriated footballers and fans alike. In Seria A's top-of-the table encounter between Milan and Juventus, Sulley Muntari was wrongly denied a headed goal which clearly crossed the line and should have put Milan 2-0 up. Bizarrely, referee Paolo Tagliavento gave the goal but was overruled by his assistant. Juve subsequently drew the game, drawing derision from the home support.