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Sydney Leroux imitates Happy Gilmore and fails

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There are many valuable lessons to be learned from "Happy Gilmore." Alligators and hands don't always mix. Your grandmother, sweet as she may be, may lose her house if she doesn't pay the mortgage. And a running start can really transform a golf swing. Just ask U.S. national team forward Sydney Leroux:

That was her failed attempt at the Happy Gilmore swing while in Portugal with the women's soccer team — a blooper that she was humble enough to post on her social media account. Wondering how far off she was with her technique? We've compared the two here:

But Sydney Leroux has risen up in the ranks of women's soccer for a reason: she's a great athlete. And great athletes eventually get the hang of things:

40-yard crash

Sometimes it can be hard to slow down when you're sprinting at full speed. Free safety Kenny Ladler of Vanderbilt demonstrated this truth at the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis. After registering an unofficial 4.75-second time during the test, he officially wiped out.

Is this what they mean by chin music?

During a preseason game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford tried to pull off the old hit-and-run. While Puig could only manage to hit the ball into foul territory Crawford was less successful as he timed his slide into second base — a good 10 feet short — and landed on his chin.

Manu's exploding shoe

Considering how much goes into NBA shoe endorsements you would think that the products would hold up pretty well on the players' feet. Manu Ginobili may tell you otherwise, after his left foot went right through the sole of his shoe against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.

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40-yard crash

Sometimes it can be hard to slow down when you're sprinting at full speed. Free safety Kenny Ladler of Vanderbilt demonstrated this truth at the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis. After registering an unofficial 4.75-second time during the test, he officially wiped out.

Is this what they mean by chin music?

During a preseason game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford tried to pull off the old hit-and-run. While Puig could only manage to hit the ball into foul territory Crawford was less successful as he timed his slide into second base — a good 10 feet short — and landed on his chin.

Manu's exploding shoe

Considering how much goes into NBA shoe endorsements you would think that the products would hold up pretty well on the players' feet. Manu Ginobili may tell you otherwise, after his left foot went right through the sole of his shoe against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.

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Follow @YSportsMinute on Twitter along with the Yahoo! Sports Minute Facebook page.

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