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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: May 12, 2014


This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for May 12.

• NFL WAG of the day: former Miss Utah Marissa Powell, fiancee of Lions pick Kyle Van Noy. She also happened to give one of the more nonsensical answers in pageant history.

• Busy weekend: Elin Nordegren graduated from college, was honored as the outstanding graduate and took a couple of subtle shots at Tiger Woods.

Blake Griffin was in need of a Serge protector for his tender area.

Ron Washington ordered a galactically stupid intentional walk.

Enjoy a fun compilation of referee fails.

A 101-year-old lady jogged out to the mound and threw out the first pitch in Toronto.

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Henrik Lundqvist sprayed Sid the Kid with a water bottle.

AJ McCarron apparently erased all his perceived intangible value by acting all douchey leading up to the draft.

A reminder that it's kinda dumb to put a baseball team in the Rockie Mountains.

• Unable to play the "I was misquoted" card, Donald Sterling says he was baited into saying what he said.

John Wall ended the half with a sweet behind-the-back layup.

• Martin Kaymer won the Players Championship on the strength of an insane par-saving putt on 17.

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