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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 15, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 15:

• In honor of Shark Week, enjoy this slideshow of hot girls with sharks.

A Frenchman surrendered his 3000m steeplechase win for excessive premature celebration.

• The opening day of the SEC Network gave rise to this mesmerizing GIF of a Mississippi State cowbell shaker.

Arian Foster continues to frustrate the media in Houston with his useless answers to their useless questions. Speaking of Foster, remember never to share a hot tub with the guy. Click here to find out why.

Watch Lil Wayne freestyle over the SportsCenter theme.

• The star of college football's offseason has been Bo Pelini. Relive his greatest hits.

The most cringeworthy moments in sports history, from Eminem to the Buttfumble.

Dog the Bounty Hunter is coming for War Machine.

A tiny Indiana town saved itself through sports.

Everything you need to know about MLB's new Commissioner.

• I'm as sick of the Ice Bucket Challenge as anyone, but what Paul Bissonnette did with it is impressive.

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