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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day

Rounding up the web's best sports links so you don't have to.

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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for June 21.

• So did Kate Upton zing her apparent ex-boyfriend Justin Verlander via Twitter? . Of course, that just gives us the excuse to link to another Kate Upton photo.

• The Heat finished off one of the most compelling NBA Finals in years, a series that was so intense that both teams were exhausted by the end of it. .

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. I'm sure he'd want to know.

. Of course, when you get a good look at him, he's actually a ball-man. Time to get a real job, bro.

Is this real life?

• In honor of Chad Johnson's recent indiscretion, .

• The SEC West will be the epicenter of college football this year. in the most important division. And speaking of the SEC, the league has to offer. Also, are for their own good? 

• Let the LeBron-MJ comparisons commence. As this video asserts, The King is on pace to surpass His Airness.

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June 20

• Wanna score a date with a professional cheerleader? .

. Not much at stake, other than a title and a legacy.

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• What's the sound of one hand high-fiving? .

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• Over in the Ladies' NBA, they make their big announcements without any fanfare. . Of course, I guess for there to be any fanfare, there have to be fans.

• Got $3.195 million lying around? You can have Chipper Jones' Roswell mansion. .

• We lost James Gandolfini yesterday at the shockingly young age of 51. . And .

. I'm going to withhold judgment, but it doesn't look great.

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• Routine popup? For Ronald Belisario, there are no routine popups.

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June 19

• Summer TV used to be a wasteland of reruns interrupted by the occasional sporting event. Not anymore. The , including The Newsroom's Olivia Munn.

. The losers? .

. My only question: Why is Ginobili flopping in the photo? Floppers gonna flop, I guess.

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. Thanks for the shout-out.

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. Predictably, .

at the expense of others.

• It was classic Pop in the postgame press conference. His classiest answer: "Is that a European question?"

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June 18

• Not all supermodels are created equal. , including our old favorite Kate Upton.

• There's nothing better in sports than a Game 7. Let's hope the current respective finals get there, and if they do, that they live up to .

. What's next, live mermaids?

• Don't you like those history what-if games? Here's one: .

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. I don't always watch college football, but when I do, I watch the Aggies.

• Note to shock jocks: .

. Gotta click to see it, though.

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. In other news, Kim's baby has already been kicked out of a club and hired Jay-Z as her agent.

• Remember Bruce Hornsby? . That's just the way it is.

• I'm not a fan of the look-at-me home run bat flip. But there's something mesmerizing about two minutes' worth of such behavior. Judge for yourself.

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June 17

• Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan and the other losers of the weekend's U.S. Open can console themselves with .

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• What's it like to date Tiger Woods? .

• Tis the season for meat. .

• During a pause in the golf action, . Now back to Dan Hicks.

. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

• From the "Where Are They Now" files: .

• Cleaning this headline up a bit for a family audience: .

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• Danny Green is putting on a 3-point shooting exhibition the likes of which we've never seen in the NBA playoffs. He's made more 3-pointers in these Finals than Larry Bird ever attempted in an entire postseason. Here's every one of them.

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