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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

May 11, 2013

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

  • Adam Silver doesn't love the 1+1 deals signed by LeBron and Durant

    One of the weirdest things about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is that he’s not committed to his new club past the 2016-17 season. Durant signed a two-year deal with Golden State that includes a player option on the second season, and no one believes he’ll actually accept it. LeBron James has signed similar deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers in each of the past two offseasons, and he figures to do the same thing in upcoming weeks in advance of getting his own record-shattering contract next summer.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Chargers befuddled by Bosa’s position, but maybe they shouldn’t be

    It’s a holdout about nothing, at least from the team’s perspective. With defensive end Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the draft, officially absent for the start of camp, the team is left to wonder why. Per a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking, the Chargers view the impasse as “strange,” given that every penny of Bosa’s slotted contract is fully and completely guaranteed. The franchise looks at the remaining areas of the dispute as minimal and trivial, given that most if not all other players on the roster: (1) have offset language attached to their guaranteed money; and (2) accept a deferred percentage of their signing bonus until March of the following year. The problem seems

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • 2016 Federal Rebate Pays Off Your Mortgage

    2016 Federal Rebate Pays Off Your Mortgage

    If you haven't missed a mortgage payment in 3 years and owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

    EasyLoan
  • Dean Ambrose's WWE Championship Title Run Will Dictate Legitimacy of SmackDown

    Dean Ambrose's drafting to SmackDown Live gave the program immediate relevancy. Many fans suspected the move would happen, mainly for this reason. After all, if the company truly wanted the revitalized program to start on a high note, it needed WWE's top title. But now that the new WWE Universal Championship is coming to Monday Night Raw, there is even more reason for SmackDown Live to get it right. All the pressure is on Ambrose to overachieve, because if he doesn't, then SmackDown could fall behind. There's every reason to believe he will do just that. Ambrose is a star. He won the WWE Championship because he earned it, not because he needed it. Ambrose was doing fine without it; he was arguably

    Bleacher Report
  • In case you missed it on Friday

    Before the Mets take on the Rockies, check out the latest news and rumors you might have missed from Friday. Juan Lagares will have surgery to repair the partially torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss at least six weeks. Brandon Nimmo has been called up to take his spot on the roster. Read more  The Mets have an offer out for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Read more The Angels and Mets have discussed a possible deal involving RHP Joe Smith. Read More Jose Reyes is close to returning from his Grade 1 intercostal strain, but will not be in Friday's lineup. Read more The Mets have interest in Rays OF Steve Pearce, but believe his cost is too high at the moment. Read more

    SNY
  • PGA Championship: Fed Up McDowell Fires Back at Shouting Fans

    If you've been to a PGA Tour event in person or watched a broadcast on TV, you've heard it before. A new fan favorite on Tour is "BABA BOOEY," and it's that particular utterance that ticked off Graeme McDowell Friday at the PGA Championship.

    Golf
  • Insane Device Turns Phone Into $5,000 DSLR Camera

    Insane Device Turns Phone Into $5,000 DSLR Camera

    Professional Photographer: "I now leave my $5,000 Nikon Camera at home unless I'm shooting billboards. This works so well with my phone and tablet".

    LuxHD450
  • Cubs fan will donate to domestic-violence charity for each Aroldis Chapman save

    The acquisition of bazooka-armed reliever Aroldis Chapman wasn’t exactly greeted with glee by Chicago Cubs fans because of the pitcher’s offseason domestic violence incident. While Cubs fans are desperate for their team to finally end its 108-year-old streak without a World Series title, some aren’t desperate enough that they feel comfortable adding a player to the roster who was accused of domestic violence before prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges. Lifelong Cubs fan Caitlin Swieca decided to do something positive to help herself cope with the disappointment she felt in her beloved team.

    Big League Stew
  • Did NHL teams suck fun out of 3-on-3 OT? (Trending Topics)

    A little more than a year ago, the NHL announced that it had officially adopted a 3-on-3 overtime as a means of juicing goal-scoring in the league and avoiding the shootout to as great an extent as possible. At the time, we had little understanding of what the NHL looked like at 3-on-3. From 2007 through the end of 2014-15, all NHL teams combined had played a grand combined total of just 87 minutes in that strength situation.

    Puck Daddy
  • Former gold-medalist gymnast says a subtle move in a routine by Simone Biles proved why she's so 'untouchable'

    19-year-old US gymnast Simone Biles is expected to be one of the breakout stars in Rio in her first Olympics this year. On Thursday, former gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson went on "Sports Center" to talk about Biles and her chances in Rio. During the interview, Johnson pointed to a subtle, funny move Biles pulled during her routine in June's P&G Championships as proof that Biles is incredibly gifted. During one of her turns, Biles winked at the sidelines — it was later revealed that she was winking at Johnson. "I was taken back by that wink, because I remember in my floor routines, I didn't even know — I probably couldn't have told you my name in the middle of it, let alone thought to look at

    Business Insider
  • 2016 Federal Rebate Package Pays Off Your Mortgage

    2016 Federal Rebate Package Pays Off Your Mortgage

    If you haven't missed a mortgage payment in 3 years and owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

    EasyLoan
  • Chobra given run of League of Legends at IEM events, more teams, regions, and matches this season

    In an interview with Yahoo Esports earlier this week, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL Michal “Carmac” Blicharz provided new details about League of Legends in the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters circuit. “It’s definitely going to be a more high value product for the League of Legends fans,” he said. Cho, who has previous experience hosting the broadcasts, is much more likely to “yelling at his TD in the production room” at this season’s shows.

    Travis Gafford
  • Doc Rivers: Clippers were third for Kevin Durant

    The Warriors signed Kevin Durant. The Celtics claimed they finished second for the superstar free agent. And the bronze medal goes to… Doc Rivers on The Vertical Podcast with Woj, as transcri…

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Patriots’ Handling Of Deflategate Reportedly Turned Entire NFL Against Them

    To say the whole Deflategate situation hasn’t been kind to the New England Patriots would be a massive understatement. After the NFL shockingly handed Tom Brady a four-game suspension back in May 2015, the Patriots fought tooth and nail to try to get that ruling overturned and bring justice to their quarterback. That effort obviously failed, but in a recent article for SI.com, columnist Greg Bedard revealed that New England’s steadfast support of Brady did not go over well with the rest of the league. From Bedard’s column: “Even if Patriots owner Robert Kraft wanted to seek retribution and lead an ouster of (NFL commissioner Roger) Goodell… it’s not going to happen. NFL owners agreed to the rules

    New England Sports Network
  • Federal Stimulus Package To Payoff Your Mortgage

    Federal Stimulus Package To Payoff Your Mortgage

    Before you pay your next mortgage you need to see this. Millions of homeowners are stunned and banks are shocked. Do this before it expires.

    The RateMarketPlace
  • AAC commissioner: 'It looks like' some members will leave for Big 12

    American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The American Athletic Conference will probably lose at least one member to the Big 12. “I’ve been talking to the (athletic directors) and the president of the schools that might leave, and it looks like some of them will,” Aresco told Barnhart.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Cruz is a full-go as Giants practice for the first time

    Giants receiver Victor Cruz is back a lot sooner than anyone expected.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Fowler, Thomas, Smylie rooming, living it up at PGA

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It appears SB2K16 is the vacation that never ends. Three months after Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas Smylie Kaufman and Jordan Spieth took the Bahamas vacation heard 'round the golf world, the group remains (almost) inseparable, especially on the road. Their latest adventure comes at the year's final major, where Fowler, Thomas and Kaufman are rooming together and continuing to have the time of their lives.

    Golf Channel
  • Four best landing spots for Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has seemingly been on the trading block for two straight seasons. Interest in Bruce has a lot to do with how he’s been performing this season, and especially recently. Entering Friday’s game in San Diego, Bruce was hitting .271 with 25 home runs and 79 RBIs through 95 games. Currently, Bruce is enjoying a nine-game hitting streak.

    Big League Stew
  • Sano breaks bat on his knee

    Miguel Sano swings and misses at the Chris Withrow pitch for the final out of the 8th, then breaks his bat in frustration

    MLB.com
  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

    Dwyane Wade performs on-stage at the Bud Light Stage Moment at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Three weeks after agreeing to terms on one of the more stunning deals of the summer, the Chicago Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at a Friday afternoon press conference. The All-Star shooting guard got to town a bit early, though — early enough to check out a crosstown interleague baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, and to make a special appearance at the opening of Lollapalooza, the massive music festival held each summer in Chicago’s Grant Park.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • WATCH: Adonis 'Superman' Stevenson delivers brutal KO to retain title

    They call him 'Superman' for a reason. WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) came out of the gates swinging on Friday night in Canada and left with his belt and scoring a brutal knockout of Thomas Williams Jr. in the fourth round. Stevenson and Williams Jr. traded blows for the first three rounds, including the champ scoring a knockdown at the end of the first round. But Williams Jr., was able to rally, telling he corner he was OK. In the second, Williams Jr. went on the attack, throwing and landing multiple heavy shots that looked to at least wobble the champ. Each time Stevenson connected with a shot on him, Williams Jr. would point to his chin to say it's not hurting.

    CBS Sports
  • Five drivers to watch at Pocono Raceway

    Keep your eyes peeled for these five drivers during the Sprint Cup race weekend at Pocono Raceway, which culminates with Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 on NBCSN. With as much speed as Joe Gibbs Racing has right now, it’s tough to settle on one JGR driver to watch at a horsepower track like Pocono. But let’s go with the guy who won out in the fuel mileage madness that ended this race a year ago. After five consecutive finishes of 22nd or worse at Pocono between 2012-2014, Kenseth has found a handle on the Tricky Triangle with three consecutive top-10 finishes, including a seventh this past June. Keselowski has cooled down over the last couple of races, but he’s still had a great middle stretch of the

    NASCAR Talk
  • NFL conditionally reinstates Dolphins' Dion Jordan

    The NFL has decided to conditionally reinstate Miami Dolphins’ pass-rusher Dion Jordan, who was suspended for a year under the league’s substance abuse policy after submitting a diluted test sample. According to the announcement from the NFL, Jordan can join the Dolphins at training camp, allowed to participate in “meetings, conditioning work and similar activities.” He must also secure treatment in the Miami area, and after he’s done that he will be able to play in preseason games. The NFL will re-evaluate Jordan’s case at the start of the regular season, and after meeting with him will determine whether he’s been complying with the conditions of his reinstatement, he will be allowed to participate in regular-season activities.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Pat Riley says new addition Dion Waiters is worth more than he signed for

    Dion Waiters and Pat Riley will now share a room. (Getty Images) Pat Riley says Dion Waiters is not worth the contract Riley’s Miami Heat just signed Waiters to. We’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not you personally think Waiters is worth less

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Former Cardinal Jonathan Cooper hurt again

    The Arizona Cardinals sent guard Jonathan Cooper to the New England Patriots in a deal that brought outside linebacker Chandler Jones to Arizona. Cooper, the former number seven overall pick, struggled with staying healthy and then playing without thinking about his injuries. Playing on the Patriots first-team offensive line, the injury bug bit him again in training camp. He collapsed on a play when he was pulling. He has not been able to catch a break. He was incredibly talented coming out of college and very athletic. The Cardinals were thrilled to draft him seventh overall. But he broke his leg in the first preseason game he appeared and missed his rookie year. In Year 2, he had turf toe and

    Cards Wire
  • Agent: Spurs sign David Lee

    David Lee is signing with the Spurs. Free agent forward David Lee has signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, agent Mark Bartelstein told The Vertical. Lee will have a player option in the second year of his deal, which will be worth the veteran’s minimum.

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  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits. POTENTIAL

    Big League Stew
  • Hanley Ramirez literally throws away a Red Sox win

    In the bottom of the ninth of Thursday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels, Ramirez absolutely blew it on defense, allowing the Angels to escape with a 2-1 walk-off win after David Price had thrown eight scoreless innings for the Red Sox. Boston closer Brad Ziegler was trying to navigate out of a sticky situation with the bases loaded, one out and a 1-0 lead.

    Big League Stew