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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: December 22, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Dec. 22: 

The most popular female athletes, according to Google. No. 4 is lovely tennis player Eugenie Bouchard (pictured). 

Giants kicker Josh Brown kicked a dude in the head yesterday.

• Despite yesterday's close game, the Pats and Jets are speeding in opposite directions.

Marshawn Lynch's media trolling was particularly polite yesterday. He's turned postgame lockerroom interviews into performance art.

Eventful day for Odell Beckham: Records, touchdowns and inciting a brawl.

• This is new to me, although they might have been doing it all year: Every TD from every game of Week 16, from NFL RedZone. 

Ole Miss signee Chad Kelly (Jim's nephew) vowed to get his AK-47 and shoot up a bar

Is it time for Kobe to grab some pine?

The best college basketball photos of the week.

Here's Pau Gasol singing John Lennon's "Imagine."

• Relive Marshawn Lynch's earth-shaking Beast Mode moment from yesterday.

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