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We tend to find European sports terminology hilarious, mainly because it points to how equally absurd American sports terminology is. So here's a look at the big news of the week in odd, confusing sports in other lands, with our translation.

The return of Brad Ottens from a midseason bout of osteitis pubis will help, but the Cats cannot rely on one man's groin to arrest their slump. [The Australian]

Face it, their sportswriting is just more lyrical than ours.

Sourav Ganguly will remain suspended from international cricket, but his ban has been reduced from six matches to four. Justice Albie Sachs ruled on Thursday that Ganguly's original punishment for slow over-rates was "too severe." []

Apparently you can get into trouble in cricket for wasting time. We thought that was the whole idea.

Former All Black Andrew Hore faces NZRU disciplinary action after conviction in court for his role in the death of a protected fur seal. []

Ah yes, we're familiar with this. Have you seen Brett Favre's freezer? Full of walrus meat.