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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: June 9, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for June 9.

Last week was another productive week in celebrity Instagram exhibitionism from Emmy Rossum, et al.

LeBron bounced back with a 35-10 line last night, but it was his unselfishness late that helped the Heat even the Finals, much to the chagrin of Tim Duncan and the Spurs.

The Gatorade-Powerade Twitter slap fight continues.

• Nifty World Cup appetizer: A guy does trick shots wearing the jerseys of all 32 participants.

• More World Cup goodness: John Oliver goes nuclear on FIFA.

• The sports world's two most elusive prizes: a Triple Crown and a win over Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

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• Unclear on the concept: A Royals ball boy tossed a fair ball into the stands and then failed to play a foul ball.

Watch a 6-2 high schooler throw down an insane dunk.

DeMarcus Cousins played Jimmy Kimmel one-on-one while wearing (and playing) a marching band bass drum.

Enjoy your breakfast while watching slo-mo footage of Novak Djokovic spewing.

James Shields' pickoff throw was just a little low.

• This phenomenal diving catch helped send Texas Tech to Omaha.

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