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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 22, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 22:

• Apple doesn't fall far from the tree: Jean-Claude Van Damme's rather attractive daughter did the splits for her ice bucket challenge.

• Speaking of solid ice bucket challenge performances, Win McMurry of the Golf Channel gets a gold star.

• The SI cover jinx strikes a 13-year-old: Mo'ne Davis' LLWS is over.

• After last night's Keystone Showdown debacle, Snoop Dogg made his feelings about Steelers OC Todd Haley known via Instagram. Strong language warning, naturally.

Things are getting testy at Bills camp. They're all realizing they live in Buffalo.

"John from Kentucky" called Mike Francesa to defend John Calipari's coaching.

So now V. Stiviano is claiming that Donald Sterling's gay and she was his beard.

There's a Premier League text message scandal erupting involving racism, homophobia, all the biggies.

Grantland is doing a bracket of best SNL cast members. I think I'd have to go with Phil Hartman.

• Don't know about you, but I'm not man enough to play rugby.

More compelling evidence that Jim Harbaugh is just an overgrown kid.

• Indiana coach Kevin Wilson had a nice post-practice run on a slip 'n' slide.

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