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In pics: Animals, birds invading sport pitches

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Birds and animals have at times played an unexpected part at sporting events. Click through the gallery to see the moments when they invaded the sporting pitches or interrupted the play. (Pictured) Soccer player Joel Robles of Everton tries to rescue a cat during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Everton and Dagenham & Redbridge at Goodison Park on Jan. 9, 2016 in Liverpool, U.K.

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