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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 27, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 27:

• The Golf Channel learned long ago what drives viewership, as this slideshow reveals.

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The best NBA Draft moment last night came courtesy of a guy who'll never play a minute in the league.

Bill Simmons let his Celtic flag fly during the draft last night. He also expressed via an eyeroll his disdain over the Hornets helping the Heat. Sports Guy was GIF gold last night.

10 things you learn behind the scenes at the NBA Draft.

Ranking World Cup floppers. Dwyane Wade got nothing on the boys from Brazil.

Shia LeBeouf behaved like a crazy person last night. In other news, water is wet.

A woman who's days away from giving birth ran the 800 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

• Scary Wimbledon GIF: Novak Djokovic fell on his shoulder and screamed in pain. He finished the match, though.

A lady attacked a 2,800-calorie Beltre Burger at a Rangers game. This lady is my new hero.

A guy had no clue in Final Jeopardy but salvaged the situation as best he could.

• Vin Scully told a story about bird poop as only Vin Scully can.

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