Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: July 31, 2014

Rounding Up the Web's Best Sports Links So You Don't Have To.

This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for July 31:

• July's finally over; here are the ladies who wowed us this month.

Jags owner Shad Khan, just chilling.

George W. Bush's visit with Derek Jeter included some awkward pawing.

The blockbuster Jon Lester deal finally happened. Guess the A's are serious.

• The WSJ asking the tough questions: Which college football coaches are the biggest chatterboxes?

Watch a timelapse video of the field turf going in at Notre Dame Stadium.

ESPN's ombudsman compared Stephen A. Smith's verbal skills to Tim Tebow's quarterbacking acumen. Ouch.

A WaPo letter-writer defended the good name of Fred Flintsone against Ray Rice comparisons.

Keyshawn Johnson sent out iPads as wedding invitations. Guess he didn't want to spring for a calligrapher.

"Sharknado 2": More sharks, bigger tornadoes.

Long but interesting read about NFL players and stem cell treatment.

• Manny Machado's cannon should be illegal.


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