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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 4, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 4:

Yesterday was Evangeline Lilly's 35th birthday. A belated Happy Birthday to Lost's most annoying castaway.

The first Manning Face of 2014 is epic. Let me be the 1,000th person to say that Eli's already in midseason form.

• Andy Dalton, the star of this classic GIF, just signed a $115 million deal with the Bengals.

Clemson QB Cole Stoudt pulls off the mannequin prank.

The Paul George injury could have long-term consequences.

Two boxers had a hilarious confrontation in a restaurant. Had to be staged.

Under Armour's ballet ad is pretty cool.

Tiger's body continues to betray him. Although his caddie is reportedly scouting this week's venue, which sounds like a hopeful sign.

Rory and Sergio are vying to fill the Tiger void. Not surprisingly, Rory's better at it.

A baseball hater's guide to surviving August.

McKayla Maroney got in on the first pitch act with a nice mini-floor routine.

• The D-backs beat the Pirates in controversial fashion.

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