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MIAMI - MARCH 19: An inquisitive Racoon inspects a golf ball beside the 1st fairway during practice for the 2008 World Golf Championships CA Championship at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, on March 19, 2008 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

An inquisitive Racoon inspects a golf ball beside the 1st fairway during practice for the 2008 World Golf Championships CA Championship.

Animals invading golf courses

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

  • Yasiel Puig claimed off waivers, but don't count on a trade from Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have found another team that wants Yasiel Puig. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, an unknown team has made a waiver claim on Puig, who the Dodgers sent down to Triple-A earlier this month after not being able to move him at the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. What that means essentially in modern terms: Some unknown team out there swiped right on Puig.

    Big League Stew
  • Watch live: Cubs and Pirates meet in Free MLB Game of the Day

    The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started out playing a normal baseball game on Monday night, but it ended up as a wacky, wild affair that took 13 innings and more than five hours. It featured three Cubs comebacks and the same player being thrown out at the plate two separate times in extra innings. The second game in this Cubs-Pirates series is Tuesday’s Free MLB Game of the Day on Yahoo Sports, which means you can stream the game for free on on the Yahoo Sports app, Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index, video home and this very post.

    Big League Stew
  • Jim Harbaugh has a very interesting take on Colin Kaepernick's protest

    The Colin Kaepernick controversy has stirred up quite the discussion. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem on Friday and his intention to continue doing so. Harbaugh then went all Age of Enlightenment on us, via ESPN.com.

    Shutdown Corner
  • John Wall isn't 'watching' the money Bradley Beal and James Harden make

    NBA players have always chafed at either perceived or legitimate inequalities in yearly payroll. Wall is about to enter the third year of a five-year, $80 million (then-“maximum”) contract extension he signed in 2013.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • ESPN ranks Islanders' system seventh in the league

    The Islanders' system still ranks in the upper echelon of NHL, according to ESPN. Corey Pronman took a look at all 30 teams' systems and ranked the Isles seventh, down two spots from a year ago. "The Isles have been somewhat patient with their young players in recent seasons, exemplified by the fact that none of their top 10 prospects from last summer graduated," Pronman writes. "The group is led by skilled forwards Mathew Barzal, the No. 16 overall pick from 2015, Anthony Beauvillier (No. 28, 2015) and Kieffer Bellows (No. 19, 2016)." The Islanders have used their last five first-round selections on forwards. I like that the Isles have been patient -- some would say overly patient -- with their

    SNY
  • Late show? Chelsea linked with transfer deals for James Rodriguez, Alonso

    Chelsea may be set to do some late business in the summer transfer window. According to Marca in Spain they will sign Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso for $27 million. Alonso, 25, previously played for Bolton and Sunderland in the Premier League but the Real Madrid product moved to Serie A in 2013 and has flourished for Fiorentina. He is able to operate as a left back and in midfield and could provide Antonio Conte with another option in defense so he can switch Cesar Azpilicueta to right back and potentially Branislav Ivanovic to center back. Another player who could be on his way to Chelsea is Real Madrid’s forward is James Rodriguez. This is one we’ve heard before, many times. The Colombian

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Year after stunning Williams, Vinci returns to Open with win

    A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers. "Some Americans recognized me," Vinci recounted, a mix of appreciation and bewilderment written on her face. Regardless of whatever else may come for Vinci on — or, indeed, away from — a tennis court, the Italian will always be remembered as the woman who stopped Williams' bid to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century.

    Associated Press
  • Lindsey Vonn: Most Broncos players don't understand what I do

    Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier. A very good one. A gold medalist and a four-time overall winner of alpine skiing's World Cup. She's world-famous. People know her. But the Denver Broncos apparently don't really know what she does. Vonn moved from Minnesota to Vail, Colorado when she was 12 years old and has been a Broncos fan ever since. This offseason, she hung out with some of the Broncos (she and Von Miller rehabbed their knees together back in 2013) and it became clear to her that a lot of Broncos mostly don't understand her job. A photo posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on Aug 28, 2016 at 8:45am PDT Here, from an interview with DenverBroncos.com: I do take some from them. Not often,

    CBS Sports
  • NBA rookies name Kevin Durant their favorite player

    Kevin Durant faced tremendous backlash for leaving the Thunder for the Warriors. But not from NBA rookies. In the league’s annual rookie survey, a plurality of first-year players voted Durant their favorite player: 1. Kevin Durant, Golden State — 29.7% T-2. Carmelo Anthony, New York — 9.4% LeBron James, Cleveland — 9.4% Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 9.4% T-5. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio — 6.3% Kobe Bryant (retired) — 6.3% Paul George, Indiana — 6.3% Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.3% T-9. Kevin Garnett, Minnesota — 4.7% Others receiving votes: Vince Carter, Memphis; Stephen Curry, Golden State; Marc Gasol, Memphis; Kyrie Irving, Cleveland This is the third straight year Durant has claimed

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.

    Puck Daddy
  • Yoenis Cespedes unleashes monstrous bat flip after walk-off homer

    If the New York Mets are going to make a second half surge for the second straight season, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is going to have to carry them again. The outfielder proved he was once again up for the task during Monday’s 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Cespedes was the clear star for the Mets all night, picking up three hits in three at-bats.

    Big League Stew
  • Tiki Barber Feels Twitter’s Wrath After Voicing Opinion On Colin Kaepernick

    Several people have been weighing in on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest regarding standing during the National Anthem at football games, and now, former NFL star Tiki Barber is voicing his opinion. The former running back, who hosts his own CBS Sports radio show Tiki and Tierney with Brandon Tierney,checked into CBS This Morning on Monday (Aug. 29), to discuss the controversy surrounding Kaepernick. According to Barber, Kaepernick has the right idea when it comes to “continuing the narrative” about the unjust history of blacks in America, however, he believes he should still be standing for the anthem.

    Vibe
  • Joel Embiid feels '100 percent,’ is on track to play for 76ers in preseason

    Joel Embiid has fun with Nerlens Noel during warm ups prior to a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 10, 2016. At long last, from the sound of things, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers might this season — possibly, potentially, with a little bit of luck, maybe — actually get a look at that rarest and most imagination-captivating of theoretical beings: a fully healthy Joel Embiid. The 7-foot-2 Cameroonian prospect, whom the Sixers selected out of Kansas with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft despite pre-draft fractures in his lower back and foot, was front and center during the Sixers’ Beach Bash in Avalon, N.J., this weekend.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Nebraska transfer Andrew White commits to Syracuse

    Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he announced Sunday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • 10 deals to look out for on Transfer Deadline Day

    As the seconds tick away, Premier League teams will become more desperate. The summer transfer window for PL clubs closes at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday and there seems to be plenty of business still to be done by all 20 teams. Below is a look at the top 10 players to keep an eye on in the next 24 hours or so, as deals for them to move elsewhere already seem to be in motion. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal): English midfielder wants to head out on loan. Juventus, Roma are interested, plus several PL clubs. A mercurial talent who just needs to play regularly. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City): Out of the picture completely at City, Bony could head to West Ham, Stoke or Everton. Powerful striker who needs to regain

    ProSoccerTalk
  • McAdoo: Offensive woes are 'correctable'

    The New York Giants' offensive issues continued to rear their ugly head in Saturday's 21-20 preseeason win over the New York Jets. They rushed for only 39 yards on 20 carries and the pass protection was abysmal once again. Head coach Ben McAdoo, who has run the Giants' offense the past two seasons with positive results, is as puzzled as anyone else these days on why his team is struggling moving the football. "Offensively, obviously we need to go forward. We need to a better job of going forward," McAdoo said on his Sunday conference call with reporters. "Everything there is correctable. I'm expecting a lot of questions there about the offensive line, but it's more than just the offensive line.

    SNY
  • NASCAR does not view Kyle Larson’s celebration as excessive

    A NASCAR executive says the sanctioning body has no issues with the burnout Kyle Larson performed Sunday after scoring his first career Sprint Cup victory. Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that the celebration was not viewed as excessive. O’Donnell said earlier this month on “The Morning Drive’’ that series officials were seeing a “trend we don’t like to see” with victory celebrations that damage the winning car. He said at the time that “you’ll probably see us sooner than later put something in place that covers us for that as you kind of head into the last quarter of the season.’’ But O’Donnell didn’t

    NASCAR Talk
  • 'The Show or no': Raffi Torres gets training camp invite from Hurricanes

    Raffi Torres will get the opportunity to find out if his rehabilitated knee can withstand the rigors of the NHL after the Carolina Hurricanes extended the 34-year-old forward a training camp invite. Aaron Ward broke the news of the invite with the Hurricanes confirming to the News and Observer on Tuesday. Between ACL surgeries and various suspensions, Torres has only played 56 NHL regular season and playoff games since 2013.

    Puck Daddy
  • Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is a sports owner once again

    There aren’t many major league ownership reigns which ended more ignominiously than Frank McCourt’s reign as Dodgers owner. He was granted access to one of business’ most exclusive clubs — one which being a convicted criminal or even a Nazi sympathizer cannot get you kicked out of — and somehow got kicked out. The clear lesson from his saga was that saddling your team with debt, using it as your own private piggy bank and exercising bad judgment at every possible turn will not get you drummed out of baseball but, by gum, having it all go public in a divorce case sure as heck will. McCourt landed pretty safely, though. By sheer luck, his being kicked out of ownership coincided with the vast appreciation

    HardballTalk
  • Verstappen: I was the victim at Spa

    Max Verstappen believes he was the victim in the first corner collision with Ferrari's Formula 1 drivers that sparked controversy later in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. The teenager lost part of his front wing and damaged the floor of his Red Bull as he, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen tangled at the La Source hairpin, and his driving later in the race came in for criticism from the Finn. "First of all Kimi started to squeeze me but we are not touching each other but then Sebastian decided to turn in on both of us.

    Autosport
  • Football Fan With Muscular Atrophy Gets Huge Surprise from Tom Brady

    It was a bittersweet moment for a Connecticut man on Sunday when one of his heroes reached out in a very public way.

    WTIC - Hartford
  • Tiger Woods's Home Is Filled With New Golf Equipment

    The battle of the brands has begun, and only Tiger Woods can stop it. According to Woods's longtime friend Notah Begay, a bevy of golf equipment manufacturers have flooded the 14-time major winner's Jupiter, Florida home with their products, all of them vying to fill the void left by Nike's exit from the golf equipment business.

    Golf
  • Standoff over: Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa

    Joey Bosa won’t be re-entering the 2017 draft after all. The San Diego Chargers announced they’ve signed Bosa, the Ohio State defensive end who was the third pick of this year’s draft, to a four-year contract. Bosa was looking at turning down a lot of money, all over a squabble over offset language and the timing of his signing bonus payments, and the Chargers were getting to the point in which their new star defensive player was going to not have a chance to have an effective rookie season.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Jennings' passion already resonating with Knicks fans

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Brandon Jennings hasn't even stepped onto the NBA hardwood as a Knick yet, but he's already on his way to becoming a fan favorite. Upon joining New York, Jennings quickly took to social media to declare how excited he was to play in the world's most famous arena. Now, he already has a championship in his sights and seems to understand how special it would be to win one in the heart of New York City. If that weren't enough, he's most recently been participating in a discussions amongst fans about which player had the better career: Reggie Miller or Robert Horry. Knicks fans have a certain disdain for Miller for obvious reasons, and Jennings' motivation

    SNY