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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 26, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 26:

• Colombia, which gave us Sofia Vergara, has also given the world many of the hottest World Cup superfans.

Vanderbilt pitcher Brian Miller took time out from celebrating his team's College World Series title to propose to his girlfriend.

Jurgen Klinsmann wrote your boss a note excusing you from work today. Let us know if it works.

• So the U.S. and Germany both advance with a tie. Any chance they'll collude?

• To pump up the crowd in Recife, Will Ferrell promised to "bite every German player I have to."

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog found some World Cup fans to poop on.

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Luis Suarez's taste for human flesh has cost him nine matches.

• As Derek Jeter turns 40, here's how he's done on every birthday in the bigs.

• Very cool: Joe Montana and Jerry Rice will be playing one more game at Candlestick Park.

Emmitt Smith on Johnny Manziel: "You can't burn the candle at both ends of the stick."

Umpire Joe West is not going to let a foul ball harsh his mellow.

• Relive Vanderbilt's College World Series win with this video of a historic day.

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