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KINGSBARNS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 05: Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 5, 2012 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Animals invading golf courses

From alligators to monkeys, golfers find themselves sharing the course with wildlife more often than you would think.

  • Greg Hardy's drug arrest should close door on faint hopes of a return

    Usually, talented players in their prime get second, third and fourth chances by NFL teams, no matter what has happened to them off the field. Hardy, who had a domestic violence arrest and NFL suspension in 2014 and was reportedly a disruption in the Dallas Cowboys locker room in 2015, barely drew any attention as a free agent this offseason. Whatever small chance Hardy had at getting another shot might be gone after he was arrested for drug possession.

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  • Nerlens Noel calls Sixers crowded center situation “silly,” adds it “doesn’t make sense”

    At the center position, the Sixers have the athletic and defensive minded Nerlens Noel, the offensive-minded Jahlil Okafor, and the untested player who may be the best of the group in Joel Embiid. Nerlens Noel called the situation out as “silly” speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey.

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  • Jets need Fitzpatrick to step up following career-high six INTs

    The New York Jets need Ryan Fitzpatrick to play like he did in Week 2 when he threw for 374 yards as opposed to how he played on Sunday when he threw six interceptions in a 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  • How Les Miles went from a championship to fired at LSU

    The football culture at Louisiana State University is both a beautiful and terrible thing, perpetually cycling between extremes. The number of ways in which LSU mishandled Miles in the past 10 months is staggering. The backlash was severe enough that the firing was halted at almost literally the last minute – Miles’ job was saved during the regular-season finale against Texas A&M.

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  • Fined for crack block vs. Saints, Odell Beckham Jr. facing suspension if he's flagged again

    Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman battle last December (AP) It makes a little more sense now why New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he would walk away if things got a little too intense between he and Washington cornerback Josh Norman on

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  • Ryder Cup: Ryan Moore Selected as 12th American Team Member

    The 12th and final member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team is Ryan Moore, as announced Sunday night on Sunday Night Football by broadcaster Mike Tirico. Moore finished second at the Tour Championship Sunday, losing a four-hole playoff to Rory McIlroy at East Lake. "Ryan fits so well with what we have in place," said Captain Davis Love.

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  • Gregg Popovich Shares His (Very Insightful) Thoughts on National Anthem Protests

    Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is known as being extremely cerebral and thoughtful, and at the team's media Monday, he offered his thoughts on the national anthem protests inspired by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. His comments were so insightful that a reporter asked him if he'd consider running for president after he spoke on the social injustices occurring in the United States. Below is a transcription of Pop's words: What are your thoughts on what's going on in the country? "I think it's really dangerous to answer such important questions that have confounded so many people for hundreds of years, to ask me to give you my solutions, as if I had any, in 30 seconds. So if you

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  • Report: Chelsea set to overhaul defense with clear out

    At times during Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday, Antonio Conte looked like he was going to cry. The defending was that bad. Chelsea gave up three first half goals, the first in calamitous fashion as Gary Cahill was inexplicably caught on the ball to let Alexis Sanchez in to score, and Conte was seething in his post-match press conference about the level of defending and the fact that Chelsea has now conceded at least twice in each of their last four games. The Daily Mail reports that the Italian manager has seen enough from both Cahill and struggling right back Branislav Ivanovic and he will “phase them out” in the coming weeks at Stamford Bridge. With captain John Terry set to come

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  • Benches clear between Nationals, Pirates after Bryce Harper leaves game

    Bryce Harper left Sunday afternoon's game between his Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent left hand injury. What led to Harper's hurt hand also led to the benches clearing at PNC Park.

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  • Nicole Williams and NFL Player Larry English Are Engaged!

    Nicole Williams and Larry English are set to tie the knot after the 30-year-old NFL player popped the question to his longtime girlfriend on the season finale of WAGS. PEOPLE has the exclusive clip from the moment English took a knee to ask Williams for her hand in marriage. When English traveled to Thailand to surprise Williams, his romantic gesture nearly backfired after she freaked out that she didn't know his whereabouts.

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  • Fantasy Freak Show pod: Kenneth Dixon and other waiver wire adds

    Kenneth Dixon #30 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball during a preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don open the podcast discussing fantasy ramifications from all of the

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  • Ross exits, salutes fans

    David Ross is removed from the ballgame in the middle of the 7th and receives a huge ovation from Cubs fans while walking off the field

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  • Notre Dame officially parts ways with defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder

    Notre Dame has officially parted ways with embattled defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. “This is a difficult decision,” Irish head coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. “I have the utmost respect for Brian as both a person and football coach, but our defense simply isn’t where it should be and I believe this change is necessary for the best interest of our program and our student-athletes.” Notre Dame has allowed 134 points through their first four games and are just 1-3 after extremely high preseason expectations. This was VanGorder’s third season in South Bend but the Irish have regressed significantly and ranked 101st in FBS scoring defense after Saturday’s home loss to Duke. Defensive

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  • Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

    A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom police said was armed when officers shot him. Crowds were smaller on Sunday than earlier in the week, but protesters said they would continue until police, who on Saturday released portions of videos showing Scott's death, published all the footage.

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  • Phil Mickelson Criticizes PGA Tour's Setup of Tour Championship

    Phil Mickelson wasn't happy with the PGA Tour's course setup for the Tour Championship, and he let everyone know. After his final round, Mickelson was critical of the PGA Tour's setup ahead of this week's Ryder Cup because of the thickness of the rough. After a Sunday 66, Mickelson finished in 22nd place. The PGA of America runs the Ryder Cup when it's hosted in the United States, and the European tour runs the event when it's held in Europe.

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  • The Man Who (Practically) Owns NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car

    If you’ve bought a battery charger for your car at Walmart or Pep Boys or most anywhere else, you know where Don Schumacher made his money – Schumacher Electric, the world’s largest manufacturer of chargers. It’s what Schumacher does for fun – and profit, for that matter – that we’re addressing here: If you watched the NHRA drag racing coverage from Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis this past weekend, the man in the bright red shirt, standing there at the starting line, was downright ever-present during the Top Fuel and Funny Car eliminations. There was Don Schumacher standing there for the Top Fuel final between his son, Tony Schumacher, who has eight Top Fuel season championships, and his challenger, Shawn Langdon.

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  • Robin Lehner certainly has swagger

    Robin Lehner is a big goalie, and barring possible language barrier issues, sure seems to have a pretty big personality. That at least seems to be the case with the Buffalo Sabres’ top guy, who provided the Buffalo News’ John Vogl with a great quote: “There’s a lot of pressure on me, and that’s fine. … I know I’m a good goaltender,” Lehner said. Hey now. As much as the Sabres feel like a work in progress, acquiring Lehner was one of GM Tim Murray’s boldest moves. Murray was able to observe Lehner in Ottawa, and despite some struggles, the big Swede (6-foot-5, 240 lbs.) was sneaky-good in 2015-16. Twenty-one games serves as a limited sample size, yet a .924 save percentage seems quite promising.

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  • Joe Biden tweeted at Carson Wentz: 'It's our year'

    It may be thanks to Vice President Joe Biden that we're all aboard the Wentz Wagon. Biden may have coined the term and Barack Obama made it big. Now, Biden has tweeted at Wentz after the Eagles' rookie led the Birds to a 3-0 start.

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  • Curtis Granderson is close to making history

    With a fourth-inning solo home run off of Phillies starter Jake Thompson, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson reached the 30-homer plateau for the fourth time in his 13-year career. It’s a moment worth celebrating, only there’s one problem: he has just 56 RBI on the season. There are many reasons for the low RBI total. 24 of Granderson’s 30 homers have come with the bases empty. He came into Sunday’s action hitting just .140 in 124 plate appearances with runners in scoring position and .197 with runners on base. He has hit leadoff for most of the season, meaning he’s had the Mets’ pitchers hitting “ahead” of him in the No. 9 slot as well as the Mets’ catchers typically hitting eighth. Mets catchers,

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  • MacArthur concussed in Senators camp, fight breaks out (Video)

    At Ottawa Senators camp, defenseman Patrick Sieloff – who was acquired in the offseason for Alex Chiasson – made contact with the head of Clarke MacArthur in a play along the boards. MacArthur immediately went to the ice clutching his head. Bobby Ryan, who is not known for being much of a fighter, went directly after Sieloff.

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  • Wayne Rooney no longer good enough for Manchester United

    At age 30, Wayne Rooney is no longer good enough to play for Manchester United in the Premier League. Frankly, Rooney is a captain without a position on United because he is simply not good enough to play anywhere on the park at this point in his career. With Rooney left out of the starting lineup, Juan Mata got to play in his natural No. 10 role for the first time this season.

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  • A moment in time: How Kevin Harvick won on the final restart

    “They gave me a shot to win,’’ Kenseth said of his team, “and I didn’t hang on for it.’’ The final moment, though, actually began a few laps earlier. As the cars circled New Hampshire Motor Speedway behind the pace car, Kenseth’s team told him that there had been complaints about the last restart. He asked who complained. His team told him NASCAR, although officials ruled the restart was legal. “They made it sound like I slowed down the last time,’’ Kenseth said after finishing second to Kevin Harvick. “But in my opinion the leader is always supposed to have the advantage. He’s the leader; he earned that advantage. They said I slowed down a little bit last time, which I’ve got to re-watch it.

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  • Draymond Green says he will stand for anthem, criticism of Kaepernick “ridiculous”

    At the same time, expect all those guys to back Collin Kaepernick and others who have done these protests. The latest example came from the Golden State Warriors media day and Draymond Green. Here is what he said in a passionate talk about the protests, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News.

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  • Vin Scully says goodbye to home fans with another legendary call

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers came into Sunday with a chance to clinch the National League West during Vin Scully’s final home game, it seemed as though the stage was set for a storybook ending. The Dodgers did not disappoint, winning the game and clinching the division on a dramatic walk-off home run in the 10th inning. With that, Vin Scully left the the world of baseball with yet another legendary highlight.

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  • BMW Drivers Had a Really, Really Bad Day at the Nürburgring

    On Saturday, the Nürburgring hosted the ADAC Barbarossapreis race, the eighth event on the VLN Endurance Championship calendar. The Germs dominated on home turf, handily sweeping the Nordschleife podium. The No. 8 HARBIO Mercedes-AMG GT3 took the overall

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