DOG DAYS: The Tampa Bay Rays hosted “Bark in the Park” on Sunday and many fans brought their dogs to the stadium. Pitcher David Price brought his dog, Astro — whose likeness was turned into a bobblehead and given away to fans under 14. Sounds like a RUFF LIFE. (Photo: J. Meric/Getty Images; Chris O’Meara/The Associated Press)
Everyone is talking about Caroline Wozniacki caddying for Rory McIlroy at Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest. But let’s be honest — the real star of the show was Bubba Watson’s caddie, his one-year-old son. Look at that face. (Photos: Harry How/Getty Images; Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Shut down the Internet. Shut it down. We’re done here. Pack it up. We don’t need to see it anything else: Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Phil Coke checks out Rocky, a 4-week-old Bengal tiger from the Dade City Wild Things Zoo.
Bottom photo: This real tiger does not like fake Tiger Justin Verlander. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/The Associated Press)
It’s been quite a ride: A 53-year-old former champion has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska’s gruelling test of endurance.
Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday.
“This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age,” he said after crossing the finish line in temperatures just above zero. His race time in the 1,600-kilometre race was nine days, 7 hours and 39 minutes. (Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)
Photo, middle right: A musher and dog team cross the ice between the Rohn and Nikolai checkpoints. (Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)
Bottom photo: Iditarod Air Force pilot Scott Ivany prepares to take off with a load of dropped dogs in his Cessna 185. (Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)
Meet Banana Joe: The lovable affenpinscher is Westminster’s best in show for 2013.
A class clown, this champion also is pretty bright.
“He speaks German, Dutch, Spanish and English,” co-owner and breeder Mieke Cooijmans offered.
Yes. He is smarter than we are. Whatever — we should all spend the day trying to emulate that St. Bernard. (Photos: John Moore, Getty Images/Stan Honda, AFP, Getty Images/Frank Franklin II, The Associated Press)