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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 5, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 5.

The Oregon cheerleaders are apparently enjoying their summer.

• Spurs-themed haircuts have become a thing in San Antonio. Here's the best one I've seen.

Baseball lost a legend yesterday. RIP, Zim.

• Chris Davis' teammates ignored him after his home run, so he high-fived the teammates of his imagination.

Lip-readers will enjoy A.J. Pierzynski's takedown of the home-plate umpire. Worth the ejection.

A breakdown of the mistakes that led to the Kings' Game 1-winning goal.

Colin Kaepernick's insane-sounding contract is actually more team-friendly than it appears.

The 14 smartest players in college football in 2014.

An accused carjacker gave a live TV interview and even tried to hit on the reporter. He was later arrested.

• Creative senior prank: The kids hired a mariachi band to follow the principal around.

A Ghanian witch doctor is claming credit for Cristiano Ronaldo's injury problems

• A Rays reporter got choked up sharing the news of Don Zimmer's death.

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