Kobe's outburst, demon back muscles in global sports video charts

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Kobe Bryant shows his displeasure at being penalized in the Lakers vs. Spurs game, a bodybuilder wows Japanese viewers, and Messi and Ronaldo's first of four derby encounters feature among the world's most viewed sports videos for the week ending April 19.

YouTube's top sports video was of Kobe Bryant's angry reaction after committing a technical foul, edging dangerously close to a one-match suspension, and prompting TNT's cameras to cut away.

Viewers of Japan's Nicovideo propelled a bodybuilding clip to the top of the site's sports chart.

In second place, former Nippon Professional Baseball MVP and All-Star Tomoaki Kanemoto proves that even legends can have off days.

Top video on the French-based Dailymotion is of Real Madrid vs. Barcelona on April 16. The teams are to meet again on April 20 for the Copa del Rey final, and on April 27 and May 3 in their Champions League semi-final matches.

Tudou's Chinese chart is focused on football. A three-second goal from the Portugese lower leagues and Rafael Benitez's presence at Liverpool for the Hillsborough commemorations sandwich further scandal surrounding Colombian player Luis Moreno.

YouTube's most watched sports videos of the week (total views)
1) Kobe Bryant gets technical foul, is NOT happy (2,043,850)
2) ' 80 meter goal' - scores from goal kick (1,048,292)
3) ' Neymar red carded for goal celebration' (841,731)

Nicovideo's most watched sports videos of the week (search for registration guides)
1) ' Demon power back muscles!' (255,979)
2) ' Hanshin Tigers' Kanemoto fumbles infield throw' (716,879)
3) ' Inter Milan v Chievo highlights' (103,730)

Dailymotion's most watched sports videos of the week
1) Real Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga (178,591)
2) Liverpool v Manchester City - English Premier League (133,315)
3) ' IPL 2011: Pune Warriors India v Delhi Daredevils' (82,043)

Tudou's most watched sports videos of the week
1) ' 3 second goal' (98,407)
2) ' Owl-kicking footballer moves onto kicking players' (45,979)
3) ' Rafa's tears at Hillsborough anniversary' (42,182)

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