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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 16, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for July 16:

Photos have surfaced of Kate Upton's Mexican vacation with Justin Verlander. No wonder Verlander's been distracted this season.

• Over in Liverpool, John Daly is honoring the game and its traditions the best way he knows how: with SpongeBob pants.

• Yeah, Jeets: The word Jeter was spoken 100 times in last night's broadcast. Here are all 100.

Adam Wainwright admitted to grooving a couple of meatballs for Jeter, and all hell broke loose on social media. Though some would argue that the incident exposed the All-Star Game for the farce that it is.

CBS News tweeted out its congratulations to Michael Jeter.

The 10 clutchest quarterbacks in the NFL.

A killer and a rapist got into a jailhouse brawl over LeBron James.

The Ol' Ball Coach is still winning at life, as he proved at SEC Media Days.

Jennie Finch vs. Adrian Peterson was like Randy Johnson vs. John Kruk.

Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: "I don't know who he is."

• Some Internet wizard edited LeBron into a classic Dumb and Dumber scene.

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