YouTube's most popular sports videos: World Cup winners and LeBron James spoof

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Shakira's musical performance at the FIFA World Cup's closing ceremony was uploaded shortly after the ceremony was televised on July 11, and gains enough momentum to become the most-watched sports video of the week ending Tuesday, July 20.

Spain's Jose Reina, David Villa, Sergio Ramos and Xavi Hernandez celebrate their World Cup win on the plane home by boisterously serenading team captain Iker Casillas and his girlfriend, the reporter Sara Carbonero - as well as the rest of the passengers.

Casillas and Carbonero appeared again in the week's top ten as an emotional post-match interview ends with a kiss.

Once back in Spain, the victory parade continued with an open-top bus tour of Madrid. In high spirits, Barcelona's Gerard Pique can't resist launching a stealthy dab of spittle in the direction of Pedro Cortes, ex-president of rival team Valencia.

Though clips from basketballer LeBron James's prime-time TV announcement about his team choice for 2010/11 were nowhere to be seen, comedians Steve Carell and Paul Rudd tell us all we need to know about the media moment.

Polish rising star Robert Lewandowski scores in his first game for Borussia Dortmund with a flashy overhead kick in a friendly against Lotte - the shot was 101 Great Goals' pick of the week on Monday, July 19.

Elsewhere, Nick Johnson converts a half-court pass into a sweet backwards alley-oop on the first day of the Elite Youth Basketball League finals; German soccer star Mesut Özil pops a piece of chewing gum back into his mouth - after flicking it up with his foot; the JR Sport Brief recaps the World Cup final for American viewers; a goalkeeping blunder in the Icelandic first division leads to an unlikely goal.

1) Shakira: Waka Waka World Cup 2010 Closing Ceremony part 1 - 1,486,768 total views
2) Reina sings to Casillas and Sara on the plane - 1,002,872 total views
3) Steve Carell spoofs Lebron James The Decision during ESPYs - 1,088,395 total views
4) ' Casillas and Sara Carbonero kiss' - 1,185,386 total views
5) ' Piqué spits on Pedro Cortés' - 681,091 total views
6) Sportfreunde Lotte vs Borussia Dortmund 1:1 Lewandowski - 616,940 total views
7) Spain 2010 World Cup Champions! JRSportBrief - 601,545 total views
8) Nick Johnson Catches Half-Court Reverse Alley-Oop - 546,087 total views
9) ' Mesut Özil plays keepie-uppie with his gum'! - 726,640 total views
10) Ogmundur Olafsson - soccer-goalie.net - 594,017 total views

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