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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 2, 2013


• Just because it's Friday: Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez riding scooters in bikinis.

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• Failed audition dept.: Seattle bench coach and acting manager Robby Thompson confused his right and left arms and called for the wrong pitcher out of the bullpen. The Mariners then lost.

• Well worth a click: Myles Kerr, American hero.

Athletes vs. Animals: The Slideshow.

The SEC dominated the USA Today Coaches top 10. In other news, the sun rose and water is wet.

The touching story of Roger Federer and a cancer survivor. Proof that not all athletes are spoiled jerks. Just most of them.

Celebrate International Beer Day with these beer-based cocktail recipes. For some of us, every day is International Beer Day.

• Reporter Jenny Dell got soaked while interviewing Johnny Gomes following the Red Sox' walk-off win. She handled it like a pro.

Cubs fans obviously aren't used to celebrating. They kinda suck at it.

• The latest stupid social media trend: Smack Cam.

• Anything's possible: A minor leaguer recorded a one-pitch strikeout.

• Check out Blake Griffin's new Nike ad.

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