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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 26, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Aug. 26.

Enjoy this countdown of the 101 Most Beautiful People in Sports. When surfer Ellie Jean Coffey (pictured) is only No. 14, you know it's a strong list. Fair warning: The list does include both sexes.

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• It's here. College football. And there are already some BCS Championship elimination games on tap for the first weekend.

The LolJets have already provided a season's worth of entertainment, and the season hasn't started. Let's enjoy the Ryan-Sanchez-Smith circus while we can.

Jets and Giants fans staged an inter-sex brawl that was better than the action on the field.

The SEC arms race has extended to schedule posters. These are pretty spectacular.

Caroline Wozniacki is trying to convince the Twitterverse that she and Rory McIlroy are still together. Methinks she doth protest too much.

A kid with cerebral palsy asked Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana of the Indians to hit homes runs for him, and they obliged. Suck on that, Babe Ruth.

Evidence as to why "Predator" is the greatest movie ever made. Hey, you'll get no argument from me.

• Were last night's VMAs the death knell of American culture? Here's the evidence in pictures and GIFs. The folks over at Morning Joe in particular had a conniption over Miley Cyrus' "performance."

I know nothing about rugby, but I know a good prank when I see one.

• You know it's baseball's dog days when the old gum on the hat trick makes an appearance.

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