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Matt Hamilton uses Olympic curling gold medal as golf ball marker

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Matt Hamilton is squeezing every bit of value out of his Olympic curling gold medal.

Hamilton, while playing in this week’s Web.com Tour pro-am event, pulled out the medal to mark his golf ball on a green. Not only that, Hamilton was wearing a Team USA cap and clad in red, white and blue stars up and down his shirt and pants.

Also Thursday, Hamilton hit an errant ball that was returned to him by a local resident. Hamilton let the man hold his gold medal as he held a large soda cup but was adamant that he wouldn’t take his eyes off of it.

“I wouldn’t give this [medal] to my mom,” Hamilton said.

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Long jumper stretchered out of sand pit after injury at Shanghai meet

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Chinese long jumper Shi Yuhao suffered an apparent foot or ankle injury on his last jump at a Diamond League meet in Shanghai on Saturday and was carried out of the sand pit on a stretcher.

Shi, 19, was poised to upset Olympic and world champions Jeff Henderson of the U.S. and Luvo Manyonga of South Africa until Manyonga overtook him in the final round.

Shi’s attempt to answer Manyonga resulted in injury and a bail out into the sand pit. Shi finished second, after placing sixth at the 2017 World Championships.

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Tonya Harding dances with bear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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One week after¬†Tonya Harding¬†was nearly eliminated on the “Dancing with the Stars” season premiere, the disgraced figure skater earned positive reviews from the judging panel … with the help of a bear.

Harding, with partner¬†Sasha Farber, quickstepped to “Redneck Woman” by¬†Gretchen Wilson¬†on Monday night. Harding chopped wood. There was a campfire. A man in a bear costume leaped out of bushes.

“All we need is [Leonardo] DiCaprio, and it’s turning into ‘The Revenant'” judge¬†Bruno Tonioli¬†said.

Harding, 47, received straight 8s from the regular three judges, plus a nine from retired NFL running back Rashad Jennings, a past show winner making a guest judge appearance.

Harding was one of five Olympians to make the final six with two episodes left in the 10-athlete season. Harding competed at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics and then was banned from figure skating for life for her role in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

Farber chose the “Redneck Woman” performance last week because he wanted to show¬†“the real Tonya Harding that not many people know about.”

“Redneck woman is totally me,” said Harding, who has repeated that competing on the show feels like competing on Olympic ice again. “I drive a big truck. I cut fire wood. I hunt. I fish. I’m a country girl.”

Harding could become the third figure skater to win the Mirror Ball Trophy after Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis.

Kerrigan competed on the show last spring and finished sixth.

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