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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: August 9, 2013


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Aug. 9.

Kate Upton opened up to Elle Magazine on a variety of topics, like how her first SI swimsuit cover made her hate herself.

Steve Spurrier: No shirt, no shoes, no problem, except for the golf tan.

• Don't you love it when a pro athlete who's also a jackass gets caught in a lie? Here are the 20 most aggressive, in-your-face liars in sports.

• Now for something completely different: Matt Kemp's touching relationship with a cancer patient.

• Kevin Durant wasn't content to humiliate a young camper by launching his shot into the stands. He also posted a video of it.

• "Idiocracy" was not quite a documentary, but it's getting closer all the time. Here's a look at what that visionary movie has already gotten right.

• Where the running game still matters: Ranking the SEC's running backs.

Fortunately, South Carolina didn't hire Jadeveon Clowney to spell.

The Manziel family has hired a lawyer with NCAA experience. Stuff just got real.

Watch this biker recover from a crash with a crazy-good move.

Rory McIlroy's crib is pretty spectacular.

• Miguel Cabrera even falls down with style.

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