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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 27, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Aug. 27.

• Let's face it: Women's tennis is replete with comely ladies. Here's a rundown of the 32 hottest contestants at the U.S. Open, including Flavia Pennetta (pictured).

• It's a big year for the Mack Brown regime in Austin. So can Texas actually win a national title? We'll say this: There's talent there.

So apparently Alabama fans are bored by all the winning. We feel so sorry for you.

A guy in Albuquerque made a million-dollar hole in one. So Albuquerque is not all desert, car washes and meth labs?

Rex Ryan's feud with the media has reached the New Jersey governor's office and the front page of the Daily News. Over to you, President Obama.

So that thing that crawls out of the TV in "The Ring" can really bring the heat.

Johnny Manziel spent six hours with NCAA investigators. Let's end this dance and either sit him or not.

50 burning questions as we enter another college football season. Spoiler alert: No. 50 is, will Alabama start murdering trees again?

GQ delves into the psyche of one Nick Saban and decides that it's a scary place to visit.

• Wanna see a screen grab of Michael Strahan in drag, presumably dressed as Oprah? Of course you do.

Watch as Dan Patrick continues to feed the "John Clayton has a ponytail" rumor, which unbeknownst to me, he actually started.

• I don't know much about tennis, but I know enough to know that this shot by Rafael Nadal is absolutely sick.

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