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


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for September 11:

• On a day for honoring America, it doesn't get much more American than the USC song girls.

Today, 11 Links celebrates the last living 9/11 rescue dog, 15-year-old Bretagne. That's a good, good doggie.

• Take a minute today and watch this video of Pat Tillman, which was recorded on Sept. 12, 2001.

• Thirteen years ago today, a Boston College lacrosse player was one of countless heroes.

• In their inimitably profane style, Deadspin calls for Roger Goodell's ouster.

The WSJ says the Ray Rice saga is just the latest example of the NFL's habit of trying to airbrush uncomfortable history.

Paul George made a fool of himself on Twitter. So much for the post-broken leg goodwill.

T.I. is USA Today's celebrity NFL picker this week.

An adorable baby bear had some serious fun with a flagstick on a golf course, then walked off with a ball.

• Note to self: Never call Mike Tyson a convicted rapist to his face.

Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murder, but there's still a lesser charge pending.

• No matter your opinions of Dubya, his post-Sept. 11 World Series first pitch while wearing a flak jacket brought out the chill bumps.

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