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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 19, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Aug. 19.

• Leading off the week: A statistical analysis of Derek Jeter's nine ex-girlfriends relative to his performance, including Adriana Lima (pictured).

• A plunking, a dinger, an ejection, more allegations: Last night was the night of A-Rod.

• Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson are engaged. The lead of the New York Daily News story puts it less tastefully than I would

• Wanna see Pam Oliver get drilled in the face by a pass from Mr. Irrelevant, Chandler Harnish of the Colts? Of course you do. The screen grab alone is priceless.

• This is interesting: The most statistically average lineup in baseball this year would include Albert Pujols and Stephen Strasburg. Their respective teams aren't paying for average.

• Fox Sports 1 went live over the weekend. Here's an amusing video of the anchors of Fox Sports Live, the counterpart to SportsCenter, reading mean tweets about themselves.

• Ryan Braun apparently slurred his urine collector, calling him an anti-Semitic Cubs fan.

A Ball State student sank a half-court shot to earn free tuition. Sadly, it's the greatest athletic moment in Ball State history. (I kid.)

• Remember when Joe Buck called Randy Moss' mooning incident a "disgusting act"? Now that they're co-workers at Fox Sports 1, they've decided to play nice.

Athlete tweets that went viral. Twitter never forgets.

The NCAA outdid itself by forcing a Marine to redshirt over intramural football.

• It's the second week of the preseason, and we may have already had the Catch of the Year.

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