COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 4: Running back Lamical Perine #22 of the Florida Gators reaches out to catch a pass against Terez Hall #24 of the Missouri Tigers in the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 4: David Perron #57of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates a second period goal scored by teammate Erik Haula #56 (not pictured) as Craig Anderson #41 and Dion Phaneuf #2 of the Ottawa Senators react at Canadian Tire Centre on November 4, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Nigel Warrior #18 of the Tennessee Volunteers does a flip while celebrating after defeating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Neyland Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City vs Arsenal - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - November 5, 2017 Manchester City fans shield their eyes from the sun during the game Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Jason Cadee of the Kings drives to the basket under pressure from Demitrius Conger of the Hawks during the round five NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Illawarra Hawks at Qudos Bank Arena on November 5, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Audi Cup of China - Ladies Free Skating - Beijing, China - November 4, 2017 - Marin Honda of Japan in action. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Nov 9, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames right wing Troy Brouwer (36) and Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) fight during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 5: Rafinha #70 of Cruzeiro and Lucas Fernandes #23 of Atletico PR battle for the ball during a match between Cruzeiro and Atletico PR as part of Brasileirao Series A 2017 at Mineirao stadium on November 5, 2017 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Rotnei Clarke of the Hawks shoots during the warm-up before the round five NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Illawarra Hawks at Qudos Bank Arena on November 5, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes the ball under pressure from Jaylon Smith #54 of the Dallas Cowboys and Brian Price #92 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter of a football game at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers avoids a tackle attempt by Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 07: Ian Poulter of England feeds the monkeys on the range at the Lost City ahead of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC on November 7, 2017 in Sun City, South Africa. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - NOVEMBER 7: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs steals the ball from Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers at AT&T Center on November 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after an injury on a play in the second half of the NLF game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: The New York Rangers defend the net against the Boston Bruins during the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 8, 2017 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Nov 5, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton (16) makes a catch over Miami Dolphins free safety Reshad Jones (20) for a touchdown during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Brazilian Championship - Corinthians v Palmeiras - Arena Corinthians stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 5, 2017 Angel Romero of Corinthians stands in a firework smog before the beginning of the match. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Nov 5, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) dives and scores a touchdown past Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson (20) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Fall and winter sports are taking center stage in the U.S. now that America's pastime has wrapped for the year.
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Elsewhere in the world, soccer and golf continue to captivate fans -- including some furry ones who stopped by the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa on Tuesday.
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