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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: April 9, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for April 9.

• Not a huge fan of Ryan Braun. His wife Larisa? That's another story.

Bartolo Colon jiggled his belly like a bowl full of jelly, and it was glorious.

Mason Plumlee — Mason Plumlee! — blocked LeBron's game-winning dunk attempt. What's a superstar gotta do to get a foul called?

Vin Scully used the term "crack pipe" for what was likely the first time in his long life.

A classic photo of the Big Three at the Hogan Bridge. Let's enjoy these guys while we can.

• Sad news: The little girl adopted by the Michigan State basketball team, and Adreian Payne in particular, has lost her battle with cancer.

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• More sad news: The Ultimate Warrior is dead.

• Geno Auriemma won his ninth title last night, breaking a tie with Pat Summitt, who sent a congratulatory note to her old nemesis.

A Fox and Friends anchor congratulated the Huskies for winning the NAACP championship.

12 sports movie moments that could never happen in real life.

Joey Votto dressed like a Canadian mountie for a TV interview.

• Watch a Dutch reporter tumble into a body of water during a live interview.

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