Athlon’s Essential Eleven Links of the Day

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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 24.

• Last night in a win over the Red Sox, Angels phenom Mike Trout became .

• Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News calls out , who will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

• Watching the Little League World Series this week, we wondered what had happened to the cast of The Sandlot. . "You're killing me, Smalls!"

• ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben writes that believes his team could have a top five finish this season.

• Titans coaches after last night’s game against the Cardinals.

• Dave Miller of the National Football Post looks at for winning the BCS.

• Have the Sacramento Kings been exploring ?

• CBS’ Scott Miller examines .


• Check out this list of .

• It’s always impressive to see an athlete turn a flip, but a 235-pound running back in pads right after scoring a touchdown? Here’s Jamie Harper of the Tennessee Titans after reaching the end zone in last night’s win against the Arizona Cardinals.

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August 23

• Nationals manager Davey Johnson finally talks about in mid-September.

• Bleacher Report’s Michael Felder looks at as the starting quarterback.

• Yankees manager Joe Girardi after being swept by the White Sox.

• Watch out .

• Pete Thamel has the latest on into controversial Kentucky recruit Nerlins Noel.

• South Florida will not have the services of Notre Dame transfer Aaron Lynch this season, as .

• Apparently this Georgia high school coach . She got him back.

• It looks like top receiver Da’Rick Rogers.

• Could Derek Jeter’s quality season be explained by PEDs? believes so.

• Former Bears defensive lineman Chris Zorich that cannot be accounted for in the financial records of his charitable organization.

• EA Sports lets us know the genesis of the Ray Lewis and Paul Rudd’s Madden rivalry. Who knew they grew up together?

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---By Patrick Snow ()

August 22

• Roger Clemens is playing independent baseball at age 50. As Ken Rosenthal points out, a Rocket comeback to the majors — something that would separate Clemens from being on the same ballot as another suspected cheater, Barry Bonds.

• The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that for four consecutive seasons starting in 2013. No word if they are changing names to the Shag-uars.

• presents the Pete Carroll “.”

• ESPN Stanford blogger Kevin Gemmell looks at as the Cardinal starting quarterback.

• Xavier has , Dezmine Wells.

• Heralded Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton broke last night with his 147th steal.

• Texas A&M is letting the Lone Star State know that it is “.”

• Kermit as the ?

• The Clippers do not seem concerned with .

• Did Browns coach Pat Shurmur really remove Joe Haden from practice ?

• We don’t know how many games the Minnesota Golden Gophers will win this season, but at least their football meeting room looks cool. Nice work Goldy.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

August 21

• Will be able to stay healthy this season?

• Five schools — Florida, Michigan Arkansas, North Carolina and Georgia — have cut a deal with Kellogg’s . Why have actual bacon when you could some “Razorback Red?”

• If you ever have car issues in the Palm Beach area, call .

• CBS’ Danny Knobler has , who currently have MLB’s best record.

• To no one’s surprise, at quarterback. Hopefully this leads to more Lauren on HBO's Hard Knocks tonight.

• Former North Carolina Tar Heel Julius Peppers at the school. His action comes a week after Peppers’ transcript from UNC was released on the internet and raised questions of possible academic fraud.

• It looks like into the season, as the Longhorns plan to play both Davis Ash and Case McCoy in the opener.

• Is there ? Commissioner Jeff Hurd does not think so.

• The Red Sox’ struggles continue, and yesterday .

• NC State basketball fans are still waiting for to be fully cleared by the NCAA.

• Rangers pitchers Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster give us some MLB highlights as Cubs legendary broadcaster Harry Caray. Well done guys.

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---By Patrick Snow ()

August 20

• The Titans have selected youth over experience at quarterback, over veteran Matt Hasselbeck.

• Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is at Augusta National Golf Club.

• This guy has .

• With , Mark Ennis of Big East Coast Bias writes that this is the first time in recent memory with each team in the league entering a season set at quarterback.

• Will San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera get more than a 50-game suspension ?

• Sergio Garcia recorded in the Wyndham Championship.

• Notre Dame will enter another season .

• has some of aging rocker stars.

• Former All-Pro pass rusher Shawne Merriman in Buffalo.

• CBS’ college basketball writers examine (above the table).

• Sorry for the non-HD video, but here’s a portion of Kobe Bryant dropping 68 points in 15 minutes in a Chinese charity game over the weekend. Love this PA announcer.

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---By Patrick Snow ()


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