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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.

  • Tiger Woods Moves Up More Than 250 Spots in World Ranking

    Tiger Falls to 15th Hideki Matsuyama held off Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson to win the Hero World Challenge on Sunday. Tournament host Tiger Woods finished 15th in his return.Tiger Woods improved his Official World Golf Ranking by more than 250 spots after his 15th-place finish in the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial PGA Tour event benefitting the Tiger Woods Foundation.

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  • Chelsea come back from halftime deficit to defeat Man City

    After following behind by a goal in the first half, Chelsea scored three goals in the second half to beat Man City and strengthen its position at the top of the table.

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  • Draymond Green fires back at league: “It’s funny how you can tell me… how my body is supposed to react”

    It’s not hard to find out how Draymond Green felt after picking up a flagrant foul Thursday night when his leg flew up after a foul and caught James Harden in the face. Just go to his Twitter feed. Saturday at Warriors’ practice, Green expanded on the subject, here’s the video via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. If you prefer to read are Green’s comments transcribed: “I just laugh at it. It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position.

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  • Bryan Price likely to use Raisel Iglesias, Tony Cingrani, and Michael Lorenzen in closer’s role

    C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds manager Bryan Price is likely going to use a trio of pitchers in the closer’s role: Raisel Iglesias, Tony Cingrani, and Michael Lorenzen. At RedsFest on Saturday, Price said: I’d say right now that we have a series of guys that I’m comfortable with in the ninth inning and that would include (Raisel) Iglesias, (Tony) Cingrani and (Michael Lorenzen). Should we stay with this format – which I intend to do – all three of those guys and maybe more could have opportunities in save situations. At this point in time, there’s no defined closer. There are multiple options and I’d like to stick with the philosophy that we’re going to have our

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  • Will Andrew Luck shine in his return?

    Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Monday night's Colts vs. Jets meeting in New York.

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  • Hot Stove Digest: Rich Hill expected to re-sign with Dodgers

    COMING BACK: Though a deal is not yet complete, multiple reports on Saturday suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers were on the verge of re-signing left-hander Rich Hill. MLB Network’s Peter Gammons was the first to report that at least one rival executive believed that Hill and the Dodgers were in agreement on a three-year deal worth over $40 million. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman added that while no deal is confirmed, the known competition for Hill had reportedly moved on, leaving the door open for a deal to be completed soon. Rich Hill seems pumped up at the thought of returning to the Dodgers.

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  • Mets Hot Stove: What is the ideal Mets outfield?

    Owners, players, MLB officials and the Major League Baseball Players Association reached an agreement Wednesday night on new a five-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Friday afternoon. The deal includes revised rules for free-agent and qualifying offer compensation, the international amateur market and luxury tax threshold. In the previous labor deal, teams were fined for payrolls exceeding $189 million. In the new agreement, the luxury tax threshold will rise annually from $195 million to $210 million. Teams that repeatedly exceed the payroll threshold by a certain rate will be subject to increasing tax rates, which could reach as high as 90 percent.  Teams will still

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  • Hamilton not chasing number one status at Mercedes after Rosberg exit

    Lewis Hamilton says he is not chasing number one driver status at Mercedes as the team begins its search for a replacement for Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg. Rosberg edged out Hamilton for the F1 drivers’ championship in Abu Dhabi last Sunday before sensationally announcing his immediate retirement from the sport five days later. Mercedes has said it will take its time when looking for a replacement for Rosberg, with the majority of the F1 grid tied up contractually for 2017. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have both been linked with the Mercedes drive in the wake of Rosberg’s departure, leading to questions about whether Hamilton would want another big-name star alongside him.

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  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 4-1 for Arsenal

    Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends a curling shot from the top of the box and scores to give his side a 4-1 lead over West Ham.

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  • Report: Peyton Manning invited to join Augusta National Golf Club

    Peyton Manning carries a 4.4 USGA handicap index. Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is apparently set to become a member of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, according to a report from Austin Rhodes of the Augusta-area radio station, WGAC. Augusta National does not (and is under no obligation to) discuss membership matters, so it’s not like there will be confirmation or denial.

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  • Emre Can puts Liverpool up two again with precise strike

    Liverpool's Emre Can gets the ball at the top of the box and sends a first time shot into the back of the net to give his side a 3-1 lead over Bournemouth.

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  • Coyotes' Mike Smith sets franchise record with 58 saves in loss

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith picks up his stick after giving up the game-winning goal to Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner during the shootout of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout. Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets was one to remember but also one to forget for Arizona Coyotes netminder Mike Smith. The Coyotes dropped their third straight with a 3-2 shootout loss, but Smith was outstanding as he made a franchise record 58 saves on the night, including 22 in the third period.

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  • Report: Marlins intent on adding a big-three reliever

    The Marlins are intent on adding one of the three best relievers available on the free agent market, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Those three, of course, are Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melancon. As Ashley noted earlier, Melancon is reportedly fielding multiple four-year offers in excess of $60 million. The price tags for Chapman and Jansen are likely to match or exceed that. The Marlins haven’t typically been eager to whip out the checkbook for free agents but with the bullpen being the name of the game in baseball these days, GM Michael Hill may feel the need to match his rivals. The Nationals, Giants, Yankees, Cubs, and Dodgers are the teams most often linked to the “big-three”

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  • Chapecoense fiancee: We should be married now

    Dener Assuncao Braz was one of the 19 Chapecoense players killed in the Colombian plane crash last week. Amanda Machado had been with Dener for seven years and she's at a loss to explain the sudden turn of events.

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  • Yankees agree to deal with Matt Holliday for $13 million

    Cardinals’ outfielder Matt Holliday obliges the fans with a curtain call after hitting a pinch-hit home run during a 7-0 with against the Pirates. Before general manager Brian Cashman could make his grand entrance at the Winter Meetings, the New York Yankees have landed a key free agent. According to FanRag Sports Jon Heyman, the Yankees have reached a one-year, $13M agreement with Matt Holliday, who will likely serve as a part-time first baseman and designated hitter.

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  • Alderson talks OF trade, Wheeler in bullpen on eve of winter meetings

    Owners, players, MLB officials and the Major League Baseball Players Association reached an agreement Wednesday night on new a five-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Friday afternoon. The deal includes revised rules for free-agent and qualifying offer compensation, the international amateur market and luxury tax threshold. In the previous labor deal, teams were fined for payrolls exceeding $189 million. In the new agreement, the luxury tax threshold will rise annually from $195 million to $210 million. Teams that repeatedly exceed the payroll threshold by a certain rate will be subject to increasing tax rates, which could reach as high as 90 percent.  Teams will still

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  • Best from the Sprint Cup Awards red carpet

    Here’s a look at the stars of the Sprint Cup Series arriving with their families on the red carpet for Friday night’s award banquet in Las Vegas

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic chips Maarten Stekelenburg to give Man United the lead

    Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg comes off his line to try to get the ball, but Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic chips Stekelenburg and does just enough to score to give his side a 1-0 lead.

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  • Vettel, Raikkonen complete hot laps in Ferrari F1 cars at Daytona

    Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed their final Formula 1 run-outs of 2016 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, taking part in a special demonstration for the Ferrari Finali Mondiali. The Finali Mondiali acts as the world final for the continental Ferrari Challenge series, bringing together competitors from the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific championships. As part of the weekend’s running, Vettel and Raikkonen were on hand to complete demonstration laps behind the wheel of recent Ferrari F1 cars, with Vettel also completing some donuts in front of the main granstand at Daytona. Here are some of the videos and pictures from the event.

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  • Alabama dominated Florida 54-16 to claim third-straight SEC title, top CFP seed

    For the third consecutive season, and the fourth time in the past five seasons, Alabama is the champion of the SEC. The Crimson Tide capped off an undefeated campaign with a 54-16 win against Florida, which assured Alabama the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. Florida started the game inspired.

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  • Earl Thomas not overlooking Panthers

    The Seattle Seahawks safety explains why his squad won't underestimate the wounded Carolina team and how he watched his first game missed.

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  • Draymond Green has Steve Kerr’s back with one odd pro-pot argument

    Steve Kerr missed the first half of last season with debilitating back pain, and in his quest to find pain relief he admitted he tried marijuana (which was legal for medicinal use in the state at the time). It didn’t work well for him, he added. But Kerr also talked about how professional sports leagues, where the players are dealing with a lot of pain management (particularly the NFL and NHL), need to start viewing marijuana differently than they did a generation ago. Draymond Green has his coach’s back, via Chris Haynes of ESPN. Although, not with the best pro-pot argument I’ve ever heard. Vegetable? We’re just going to let this go because his heart is in the right place. It’s kind of like

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  • Festivus miracle: Gaudreau returns ahead of schedule

    Earlier in the week, Calgary Flames President Brian Burke aired his grievances over Dougie Hamilton trade speculation. On Sunday, the team received a Festivus miracle – Johnny Gaudreau will return to the lineup three weeks ahead of schedule. If there isn’t a Festivus pole in the Flames locker room, someone needs to rectify that immediately.

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  • Adam Jones didn't like Orioles farewell gift to David Ortiz

    Orioles’ star Adam Jones presents David Ortiz with a dugout phone, which Ortiz smashed during a game in 2013. The David Ortiz farewell tour was filled with many memorable moments. Prior to his final game at Camden Yards, on Sept. 21, the Orioles rolled out the red carpet, showed highlights of Ortiz mashing home runs against the mutual rival New York Yankees, and then presented him with the actual visitor’s dugout phone he once destroyed during an in-game meltdown.

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  • Latest OF Updates: Could Red Sox go after Bruce or Granderson?

    Dec 4 | 1:45PM The Red Sox could be in the mix for Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson if they prefer a left-handed hitting option, according to ESPN's Scott Lauber. Lauber suggests the Sox could also go after Matt Holiday or Mike Napoli with Carlos Beltran no longer available. Dec 3 | 9:08PM The Mets are positioned to move OF Jay Bruce and/or Curtis Granderson "fairly quickly" as the team heads into the upcoming winter meetings, according to Newsay's Marc Carig, who also reported the door isn't closed on dealing both players. Dec 1 | 8:10AM The Mets would rather trade OF Jay Bruce, as opposed to Curtis Granderson, who may be needed at times in center field, multiple sources recently told MLB.com's

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