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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 5, 2014

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This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for August 5:

Enjoy a gallery of the spectacular Samantha Hoopes.

• Wow. LeBron is scary skinny. Dude, you can afford to eat.

• How adorbs is this? Justin Verlander tossed girlfriend Kate Upton a baseball, eliciting a precious reaction.

Hard Knocks starts tonight, and the teaser features a tasty brawl.

An excerpt of Paul Finebaum's book focuses on joyless winner Nick Saban.

A little Tuesday schadenfreude for the Puig haters out there.

Play "Spot the Typo" on this Michigan State locker room sign. Hint: A word is not spelled accurately.

The eight least disgusting sports injuries of all time. That's right, I said least.

18 underrated beers to get you through the dog days.

Chris Bosh is launching a line of ties. The name? Mr. Nice Tie. Seriously.

What current NFL stars are first-ballot Hall of Famers?

• Ezequiel Carrera made the catch of the year last night. Move over, Jim Edmunds.

--Email us with any compelling sports-related links at links@athlonsports.com