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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 3, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for July 3:

Nerd dreamgirl Olivia Munn turns 34 today.

Robin Lopez took a selfie next to Sideshow Bob. Yes, Robin, we see the resemblance.

LeBron Jr. caught a tuna, much to his dad's delight.

Mark Mulder live-tweeted his initial viewing of the movie "Moneyball." Interesting stuff.

• Serena Williams blamed her bizarre Wimbledon exit on a virus. Martina Navratilova ain't buying it.

• An American hero died today at age 97. RIP, Louis Zamperini.

A heroic beer vendor caught a foul ball in his bucket and thwarted a couple of obnoxious ladies' attempts to grab it from him, giving it instead to a little girl. Can we all agree that adults who go after foul balls are just the worst?

• An exception to that last rule: This woman who caught a foul ball and put it in her bra for safe keeping. Solid move.

A nation breathlessly awaits updates from Johnny Manziel's Fourth of July weekend.

John Calipari's 20 questions every recruit should ask a potential coach are a pretty slick way of directing said recruits to Kentucky.

A homeless man showed up at the GMA set intending to kill Michael Strahan.

• The perils of live television: Jerry Remy lost a tooth while on the air.

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