YouTube's most popular sports videos of the week: Baseball fan's pitch invasion meets shocking end

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The most popular sports videos of week as viewed on YouTube at 15:00 UTC, Tuesday May 11, include an overexciting baseball fan's pitch invasion gets a shock, an important Italian footballer gives away a terrible foul, and a little girl manages some spectacular slam dunks thanks to a bit of adult supervision.

1) Game disruption - 1,810,677 total views
A pitch invader runs around the Philadelphia Phillies' Citizens Bank Park baseball field during the May 3 game against the St Louis Cardinals, and a police officer halts his escapade with a taser.

2) ' Roma-Inter 0-1 Totti's foul on Balotelli' - 807,355 total views
Experienced Roma striker Francesco Totti is sent off in a match against Inter Milan after hacking Inter forward Mario Balotelli from behind.

3) ' Roma-Inter 0-1 Totti's foul and sending off'- 826,072 total views
More coverage of the Coppa Italia final between Inter Milan and Roma. Totti later received a four match ban for his moment of madness.

4) Little girl dunks thru her legs - 708,552 total views
An American youngster (with a little help from some taller friends) slam-dunks through a miniature basketball hoop, first in the iconic style of Michael Jordan, and then through her legs.

5) ' Mughini after the Lazio-Inter game' - 558,514 total views
Italian sports commentator and journalist Giampiero Mughini offers his controversial opinions on the Lazio capitulation against Internazionale on May 2 that saw Inter regain top spot in Serie A with two games to go.

6) Totti kicks Balotelli!! - 677,741 total views
Another clip depicting Totti's foul on Balotelli in the Roma - Inter final of the Coppa Italia tournament.

7) Mariusz Pudzianowski - 'Tanio Skóry Nie Sprzedam' - 563,804 total views
Polish strongman and mixed martial arts fighter Mariusz Pudzianowski features in this mock-up that touts what appears to be Mariusz' favorite motto, directly translated as 'Don't buy cheap leather'.

8) Philadelphia Phillies fan tasered during game - 471,552 total views
More footage from an alternative angle of the fan who ran onto the Phillies' baseball pitch during a game and was taken down by a taser-wielding police officer, including more banter from the crowd.

9) Barcelona vs Tenerife 4-1 - 400,076 total views
Highlights from Sky Sports' English coverage of the Barcelona vs Tenerife match on May 4 as Barcelona staved off what threatened to become an embarrassing defeat as Messi both starts and finishes Barcelona's four goal tally.

10) Danny Ainge threw a towel in the air during Hickson's free throw - 410,967 total views
The Boston Celtics' General Manager Danny Ainge audaciously throws a towel an effort to distract the Cleveland Cavaliers' forward J.J. Hickson during a free throw attempt in the second of a possible seven NBA Conference Semifinal games on May 3.

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