Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 3, 2013

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

This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 3.

• In honor of our nation's 237th birthday, of famous ladies in patriotic bikinis and other assorted red, white and blue outfits.

• Homer Bailey doesn't always pitch shutouts, but when he does, they're no-hitters. He's the sixth pitcher to toss MLB's two consecutive no-no's. . Of course, in the afterglow, .

• An MLB career ended yesterday because of drugs. .

• A minor league player hit what he thought was a game-winning walk-off single.


. We in no way condone this behavior, but we will link to it.

. Also, delightfully, .


• One of 2013's intriguing subplots:

• They don't love A-Rod in Charleston any more than they love him anywhere else.

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