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We at Page 2 have to admit we were wrong.

After news ranging from tied All-Star exhibition games to Wimbledon streakers and cryonically frozen baseball legends, we thought we'd miss the XFL.

These strange sports stories do make it hard to make up something even stranger, but we'll give it a shot with our latest edition of Bizarre and Bogus.

Below we've compiled five strange-but-true sports-related stories and one that we made up. Guess which one you believe is fake, then click here to see which item isn't true.

Jim Jackson
Jim Jackson

  • No. 1 A Tunisian who played professional soccer in Europe was reported to have taken part in al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan and placed himself on a "list of martyrs" before his arrest in Belgium on Sept. 13.

  • No. 2 When Miami Heat guard-forward Jim Jackson recently got married, his bride was given away by Mike Tyson.
    Corey Dillon
    Corey Dillon

  • No. 3 Jens Knippschild lost in the opening round of the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament after he swallowed a bee just before the match.

  • No. 4 A used jockstrap once belonging to Cincinnati Bengals star Corey Dillon is being sold on auction site eBay.

    Phillie Phanatic
    Phillie Phanatic

  • No. 5 The Phillie Phanatic is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • No. 6 To combat a rise in injuries, the governing body for rugby union, the International Rugby Board, is considering allowing players to wear football-like versions of shoulder pads.


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