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Hamilton hits double in return to Arlington

In his first home game since rejoining the Rangers, Josh Hamilton doubled in the second inning and received an ovation from the fans at Globe Life Park.

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15mBen Goessling

Peterson sounds off on Vikes' contract stance

In a string of tweets on Thursday afternoon, running back Adrian Peterson said NFL players should have the same kind of fully guaranteed contracts that players in other sports receive.

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4hLynn Olszowy

Grandmothers power LeBron James fan club

The LeBron James Grandmothers' Fan Club is just what the name implies. None of the women is related to James, but they are all grandmothers who feel a special bond with the Cavs' forward.

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Keep your eyes on these regionals

The NCAA baseball tournament begins this weekend with the regional round. As always things won't go as planned for all of the favorites. Check out which roads will be the toughest to navigate.

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Taylor made: Kanaan gets pop star paint job

Add former Indianapolis 500 champ Tony Kanaan to the list of fans who just can't shake off Taylor Swift as his car at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will feature a Swift-themed paint scheme.

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Examining the Dwyane Wade situation

ESPN's Michael Wallace writes: "Just the mere discussion of the possibility Wade would walk away from the Heat just a year after LeBron [James] fled Miami is enough to sink South Beach." Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

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Vanya, Gokul share Spelling Bee crown
Spelling Bee 

For the first time in history, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ends with co-champions two years in a row. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar correctly spelled nunatak and scherenschnitte to win the title. Vanya and her sister, Kavya, are the first two sibling champions.

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Spelling Bee 

Agent: No concussion for Thompson
NBA 

Warriors G Klay Thompson did not suffer a concussion in Wednesday's win, agent Bill Duffy told USA Today. Thompson's father, Mychal, told ESPN his son vomited and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms."

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NBA 

Looking back at the best of the Bee
Spelling Bee 

There's only 2 contestants left, but the Scripps National Spelling Bee has left a string of etymological moments. Here's a few of the more memorable. 2015 Bee on ESPN and WatchESPN

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Spelling Bee 

Man catches big fish -- a really big fish

Jon Black, from Cape Coral, was able to reel in a goliath grouper from his kayak. Estimated size of the fish? 552 pounds or about the combined weight of J.J Watt (289 lbs) and Bartolo Colon (283 lbs).

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Tom Marshall @mexicoworldcup

Goooooooool Santos. The Estadio Corona erupts!! Orozco with it after an astute assist from Djaniny. Santos 1-0 Queretaro.

World Peace tossed from final Italy game
NBA 

Metta World Peace, a.k.a. The Panda's Friend, did not have the most ceremonious exit as his team was eliminated from the Serie A playoffs. Metta being Metta

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Liga MX: Querétaro vs. Santos Laguna
Soccer 

The final of Liga MX kicks off when 6th-seed Querétaro visits Santos Laguna. Querétaro is 8-1-1 in its last 10 games, but has never won the title. Santos, the 8-seed, is seeking its 5th league crown. Follow live

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Soccer 

Doc Rivers: CP3, Jordan have no beef

"I can put this to rest: They get along great," the Clippers coach said today on The Beast 980 in Los Angeles. There have been reports of a strained relationship between the two All-NBA performers. What's the deal, Doc?

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Cole Shafer-Ray finishes in third place
Spelling Bee 

Round 10 ends with Cole Shafer-Ray misspelling acritarch to finish in third place. He had previously spelled six-syllable stumpers such as hapalonychia and commissurotomy. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam will vie for the trophy.

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Spelling Bee 

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

An Indian American is guaranteed to win an 8th straight National Spelling Bee. Will make it 12 out of the last 16.

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

DWade took far less $ to keep LeBron in Miami. LeBron burned him. Now DWade wants to be paid again. Might have to leave Heat.

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

For Wade/Heat to go this public this soon with this, a month before option deadlines, raises questions about trust and respect.

Down to the final two spellers
Spelling Bee 

Siddharth Krishnakumar was the seventh speller eliminated after he misspelled minhag. Then Cole Shafer-Ray was done in by the word acritarch. The final two spellers in the Scripps National Spelling Bee are: Five-timer Vanya Shivashankar, of Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, of Missouri (below).

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Spelling Bee