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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 15, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Aug. 15.

• Here's a countdown that will kick-start your Thursday: The 50 hottest women athletes on social media, including javelin thrower Leryn Franco (pictured).

A giant moth targeted A.J. Pierzynski with a kamikaze mission last night.

Yasiel Puig went all Roberto Clemente on the Mets last night.

• Today in Jason Dufner awesomeness: Auburn fan Dufner took acorns from Oak Hill Country Club to plant at Toomer's Corner.

The best Twitter comebacks by athletes.

A living mannequin scared the bejeezus out of some unsuspecting Michigan State players and coaches. Who knew Sparty was such a scaredy-cat?

Marcus Smart and Julius Randle had an epic dunk-off.

• Locks of love: College superfan haircuts.

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy spent his vacation camping in the Peruvian jungle, eating rats. This guy needs a new travel agent.

• Inspirational story of the day: A one-armed basketball player has been offered a spot on Florida's team as a preferred walk-on. I smell movie.

• Yesterday, we brought you the indoor practice facilities of the SEC. Today, the locker rooms. I'd like to live in one of these things.

• A bunch of professional baseball players combined for a play that would embarass a little league team. The only thing missing is sped-up footage and Benny Hill music.

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