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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 12, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 12:

• We're still celebrating Kate Upton's 22nd birthday here at Essential 11 Links. Join us, won't you?

• Big weekend in sports: World Cup, U.S. Open, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup. To celebrate, here's a picture of a giant Mt. Rushmore replica made of beef jerky.

• Old and busted: the Heat's Big Three. The new hotness: the Heat's Big Four.

• LeBron had a lot of defenders following cramp-gate. Mr. and Mrs. Torii Hunter were not among them.

A Hater's Guide to the World Cup. And, for something completely different, 10 reasons you should watch the World Cup. Still more World Cup goodness here.

Looks like Lefty is in the clear — for now.

• This is cool: Rickie Fowler honored the late Payne Stewart today with some vintage plus-fours.

• Last night's web gem: Kevin Kiermeier's ridiculous diving catch.

• In case you missed it: Jim Harbaugh's wife made a funny ad mocking his dad pants.

• Speaking of mocking, Coco Crisp shamed the premature fireworks after robbing the Angels of a home run.

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