This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for September 12:
• Plenty of weak matchups in college football this weekend, but the cheerleader matchups are pretty good.
• There were an alarming number of purple No. 27 jerseys on display in Baltimore last night. Perhaps the news cycle is a little behind up there.
• Scary moment last night: Giancarlo Stanton got carted off in an ambulance after being beaned in the face. The beaner, Mike Fiers, offered a heartfelt apology via Twitter.
• First-pitch follies: Joakim Noah botched his first try, but got a mulligan and threw a strike.
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