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 October 5.

• The SEC has two great matchups on Saturday involving four undefeated, top-10 teams. Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee looks at between Florida, Georgia and South Carolina from the East.

• MLB’s wild card games make their debut today, with the Braves hosting the Cardinals and Orioles visiting the Rangers. ?

• Check out around the world.

• As Mike Klis of the Denver Post points out, the elite rivalry over the past decade plus has really been . The Patriots host the Broncos on Sunday afternoon.

• Can Texas slow down ?

• The Steelers when they host the Eagles on Sunday.

• At the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, Paul Casey was lining up an eagle putt when . Always have to account for the dogleg Paul.

• Dwight Howard is .

• Texas Tech promoted , replacing Billy Gillispie.

• Heralded Missouri freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham for this Saturday’s Vanderbilt game.

• We all celebrate our teams in different ways, but I’ve never seen victory excitement quite like this Oakland A’s fan. Be careful down there.

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October 4

• Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers finished the job, becoming .

• The Oakland A’s were the other amazing story on baseball’s last day, .

• The Red Sox will look for a fresh start .

• Where is “”, along with Cotton and Pepper? We’re still waiting ESPN.

• Suspended Saints coach Sean Payton , where quarterback Drew Brees looks to break Johnny Unitas’ NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

• Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be part of an ownership

• TCU quarterback Casey Pachall following a DWI arrest.

• Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst has resigned .

• Is there a formula for ?

• In a shocker to no one who follows college basketball and John Calipari’s “recruiting”, committed to Kentucky.

• Clippers star Blake Griffin is known for powerful dunks, but maybe he should try more three-pointers this season.

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October 3

• Just and what are they doing tied for first in the AL West with one game to go?

• The awful Red Sox last night, and the eventual New York victory kept the Orioles a game back in the AL East.

• You have to appreciate .

• Yahoo’s Les Carpenter profiles the popular GIF work and art of “.”

• Texas A&M is still adjusting to SEC defenses, and it appears the Aggies as well.

• New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden, who has been productive filling in for the injured Hakeem Nicks, .

• How did look in their first practice?

• Georgia , Michael Bennett, to an ACL injury as the Bulldogs prepare for a mammoth SEC East clash at South Carolina.

• The returned to the big leagues last night in Miami.

• Here are from last night’s Broke, the latest in ESPN’s 30for30 film series.

• This pro-wrestling wannabe Cowboys fan has become a popular YouTube view as Dallas continues to decline. He does not want to “rant” but still does a pretty good job of it. DEFENSIVE LINE!!

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October 2

• Tony Romo threw five interceptions in the Cowboys’ 34-18 loss to the Bears on Monday Night Football, but .

• ESPN resumes its “30 for 30” series tonight with Broke, .

• Awww...look at .

• With Monday night’s 4-for-5 with a home run performance by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, it looking more and more like since 1967.

• It’s a , with Georgia traveling to South Carolina and Florida hosting LSU.

• Bleacher Report’s Ian Casselberry looks at . The Washington phenom had a very productive September.

• The Steelers will helped by the return of running back Rashard Mendenhall this weekend against the Eagles, and Pittsburgh .

• The Oakland A’s may have one of the youngest, no-name teams in baseball, but in what is an amazing story.

• College basketball practice will be starting soon, and here’s a look at that will highlight that start of the season.

• Is a looming in Seattle?

• Former Penn State and NFL defensive lineman Anthony Adams has a new sporting goal, being a gymnast at the 2016 Olympics. Check out the big man’s hilarious video as he works through the various gymnastics events.

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October 1

• Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star looks at this season, especially after the West Virginia-Baylor 70-63 flag football contest.

• While most American golf fans are still stinging from the U.S. team’s choke job on the final day of the Ryder Cup, FOX Sports’ Robert Lusetich believes for the sport.

• I’m surprised does not have more traffic.

• The Philadelphia Eagles keep finding a way to win close ball games, and the defense came through in over the Giants.

• Did Urban Meyer and Ohio State ? This story surprises no one around college football.

• The Baltimore Orioles for the first time since 1997.

• ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben recaps .

• There is sad NFL news in Indianapolis, where and will miss several games.

• Ray Allen’s signing with the Heat with former Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett.

• Titans offensive lineman Leroy Harris , who leads the NFL in sacks. Delusional much, Leroy?

• Jets coach Rex Ryan gives his “recipe for getting you’re a$$ kicked” after his club was beaten 34-0 at home by the 49ers.



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