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

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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.

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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.

--Email us with any compelling sports-related links at links@athlonsports.com