Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 18, 2014

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This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 18:

 

Jessica Alba threw out the first pitch for the Dodgers and didn't shame her family. That's all we ask out of our ceremonial first pitchers.

 

This guy's punishment for coming in last in his fantasy baseball league — an embarrassingly revealing calendar that includes Body Issue and Constanza spoofs — is no doubt giving sadistic commissioners across the land evil ideas.

 

The Rams have invited several Ferguson-area high school football players to their preseason game this Sunday as a respite from the chaos. Haven't those kids suffered enough?

 

The Falcons back who got jacked up by Jadeveon Clowney sees nothing special about Jadeveon Clowney.

 

An ice-bucket challenge I can get on board with: the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.

 

The manager of the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans released a little pent-up frustration.

 

Jose Reyes' hair makes him look like a sponge is growing out of his head.

 

No Nadal at the U.S. Open. My interest in that event is waning fast.

 

Read this bizarre story of a married Kliff Kingsbury fan "breaking up" with him.

 

A fan in New Jersey created a corn maze tribute to the Captain.

 

• Worried that Peyton Manning has been underexposed, Gatorade is releasing a slew of new Manning commercials.

 

• Asdrubal Cabrera made a nifty behind-the-back flip to start a double play.

 

 

 

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