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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 20, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 20:

WAGs of the World Cup. And I thought American pro athletes did well in the lady department.

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• Bizarre World Cup photo of the day: the Colombian swastika weed bishop. Not sure what's going on here.

• Today's dollop of schadenfreude: A gallery of sad English World Cup fans.

Watch a dude walk away from a terrifying motorcycle crash.

Pat Riley gave a refreshingly candid news conference. Money quote: telling LeBron and the other stars to stay, "if you've got the guts."

Mad Dog Russo and Olbermann engaged in an entertaining Twitter slap fight.

The NBA has moved its logo to the backs of jerseys, making room for ads on the front.

• Longform goodness: The life and death of NBA player Eddie Griffin.

• If you're a 12-year-old at heart like me, you'll enjoy this: Schwarzenegger movie scenes with fart sounds added. Presenting: Fartzenegger.

Matt Joyce hit a ball right back to the pitching machine, so the pitching machine pitched it right back to him.

Jimmy Clausen might win the job to be Jay Cutler's backup in Chicago, giving the Bears the league's most punchable QB duo.

• Billy Hamilton made a spectacular ninth-inning, wall-crashing catch.

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