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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: February 21, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Feb. 21.

• Jennifer Love Hewitt is turning 35, which makes me feel old. Fortunately, she still looks amazing, which helps soften the blow. 

• Today's the day. U.S.-Canada. Battle lines are drawn. And to help you get ready, here are 17 reasons to love American hero T.J. Oshie. And even better, here's T.J. Oshie's hot fiancee, Lauren Cosgrove.

• We need this one to make up for the women's final. One inch to the left, and the U.S. women would have won gold.

A first-hand account of last night's figure skating final.

Jimmy Kimmel and Kate Hansen punk'd the world with that wolf-in-the-hotel hoax, myself included.

The Dutch speed skating coach thinks we Americans waste a lot of time and talent on football, a "sport that sucks."

The week's funniest tweets, from our friends at Mandatory.

• Fred Davis' weekend is not off to a good start. He was arrested for DUI the day after the NFL suspended him indefinitely.

Matt Lauer zinged Bob Costas with an even better line than "jerk store."

• LeBron James proved he was human, bleeding on the court. Of course, he completed the posterization.

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