Best Of The SB Nation Network: August 16, 2011

We have 309 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all today we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!

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Baseball

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- McCovey Chronicles on the patience of fans (or lack thereof).

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- Over The Monster writes about what the Red Sox weekly Orioles player performance report.

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- MLB Bonus Baby has some assorted notes on the recently expired MLB signing deadline.

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Basketball

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- A look back at Clippers draft bust Yaroslav Koralev.

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- The specialties of Nick Young and Jordan Crawford, and how they can (or can't) fit in a team setting.

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- Ten ways to avoid thinking about the lockout.

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Football

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- Hogs Haven is outraged about the price of beer at FedEx Field!

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- Niners Nation love them some Patrick Willis.

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- Turf Show Times reports that the Rams are the only team still over the salary cap, requiring them to make some moves.

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- Field Gulls notes that the Seahawks have signed safety Atari Bigby.

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Soccer

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- Freddy Adu joining the Philadelphia Union has been big news in MLS circles. Well, Brotherly Game caught up with Adu's former coach in Turkey to get some information on how he fared there.

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- It has been a bit of a disaster this year with the Chicago Fire, and Hot Time In Old Town explains how it all went wrong.

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Combat Sports

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- MMA Mania interviews female fighter Jeri Sitzes who says, 'If Dana White doesn't promote WMMA, someone will.'

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