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12:00 AM, February 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:15 AM, February 19, 2020

The dog had its day

A stray dog earned praise for its ball handling from a live TV commentator on Sunday after it ran on the pitch and disrupted a professional Turkish soccer match. With fans and security personnel looking on from the sidelines at an Istanbul stadium, the players and a referee in the First Division struggled to win back the ball from the dog. They finally sent off the uninvited guest by throwing the ball off the field -- but the dog fetched it and returned for a second appearance just as play resumed. Zeki Yildirim, midfielder for home side Fatih Karagumruk Spor, then carried the pup off the field.                                                                                                                     

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