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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 23, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 23:

Hot celebrity Instagram photos: an ever-growing genre. That's surfer Anastasia Ashley joining the fun.

Michelle Wie won the Women's U.S. Open and then had some fun with the trophy.

American soccer fans were understandably sad after yesterday's stunning draw with Portugal. Lolo Jones took to Instagram to capture the gamut of U.S. emotions.

• See what the draw means for the U.S. moving forward by clicking here.

PGA Tour golfer Hunter Mahan's mansion is for sale, and it's insane.

• More athletic opulence: The new Clemson players lounge is essentially a Dave and Buster's.

Darnell Dockett apparently doesn't blame OJ for killing his wife. He didn't weigh in about Ron Goldman.

A man was struck by lightning, then took cell phone footage of his smoking boot.

• Note to American exchange students in Germany: If someone dares you to climb into a giant marble vagina, don't do it.

Watch a College World Series fan take advantage of his moment on camera.

• Marcell Ozuna's game-ending strike from left field to home might be the highlight of the Marlins' season.

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