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FIFA elections: Blatter vs. Prince Ali

Originally expected to be a ho-hum affair, FIFA's presidential election has plenty of extra intrigue with scandal swirling around FIFA again this week.

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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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Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in row

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar shared the Scripps National Spelling Bee title Thursday night, giving the bee co-champions for an unprecedented two years running.

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Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

Will the two Heat mainstays stick together in Miami, or will a superstar on the decline opt out of the $16.1 million left on his deal and bolt?

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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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'Crazy how one side has so much power'
NFL 

Adrian Peterson unleashed several tweets Thursday venting about the leverage the Vikings have and argued he should get some protection against the possibility the team eventually will release him with money remaining on his deal. All about the money

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NFL 

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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Bee ends in tie for second straight year
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 

SportsCenter Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee 

SportsCenter’s Robert Flores hosts a sports-related Spelling Bee with contestants Scott Van Pelt and John Buccigross. Which anchor knows his root words better?

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Spelling Bee 

Burley: Blatter has to go

ESPN FC's Craig Burley doesn't believe FIFA can rebuild its reputation if Sepp Blatter is still in charge: "This guy has the skin of a rhinoceros."

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U.S. Soccer will vote for Prince Ali bin Al Hussein for next president of FIFA. This is a vote for good governance & promise for our game.

Kanaan gets car Swift, as in Taylor
NASCAR 

Former Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan will feature the pop superstar on this sick car for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Kanaan said: "I'm hoping that some of Taylor's luck we saw last weekend at the Billboard Music Awards will carry over with me into our doubleheader in Detroit."

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NASCAR 

Name that Eagle
NFL 

The Eagles have undergone widespread roster changes during the offseason. Some Philly fans need some time to get used to their new team.

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World Peace tossed from final Italy game
NBA 

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

Pallacanestro Cantu Basketball
NBA 

Brad Daugherty: Firing Thibs a mistake
NBA 

"If I was a GM, I would be knocking the door down to get ahold of him."

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NBA 

A-Rod ties Bonds on RBIs list
MLB 

With a sacrifice fly in the 5th inning, Alex Rodriguez tied Barry Bonds for second place on the all-time RBI list with 1,996. Hank Aaron has the most with 2,297.

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MLB 

SportsNation: Jordan is the greatest
NBA 

Trail Blazers wing Wes Matthews joined SportsNation to shut down Bill Laimbeer taking LeBron over Michael Jordan: "There's absolutely no questioning the greatness of LeBron ... [But Jordan] was doing it all."

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NBA 

John Tortorella: Game 7 about goalies
NHL 

"It's the goalies. It has to be," Tortorella told SportsCenter. He said he wasn't making predictions. But ... Henrik Lundqvist? ... At home at Madison Square Garden? "Scary," said Torts.

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Bee tryin' to drain Dev of his energy
Spelling Bee 

The entertainer Drake's reach has no limit. A Drake mixtape rumor was used in the late rounds of the Scripps Spelling Bee and the contestant needed a buzzer-beating spell.

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Spelling Bee 

It's not easy when you're cheesy
MLB 

Prince Fielder’s foul ball landed in a fan’s nachos, causing cheese to fly everywhere.

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MLB 

Golden State remains the title favorite
NBA 

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, which made Golden State the favorite earlier this month, currently has it at 5-12 odds to win it all, with Cleveland getting 2-1 odds to win the championship next month. Vegas break down

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NBA 

Clark: No direct answer from Kelly
NFL 

Chip Kelly's lack of a direct answer today when asked if race played a role in the Eagles' offseason moves leads Ryan Clark to wonder: "Is there some fire where this smoke is coming from?"

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NFL 

POTUS talks hoops
NBA 

President Obama chatted with fans about the NBA on Twitter today -- and as a Bulls fan, he's not particularly thrilled about Tom Thibodeau's firing. Check it out

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NBA 

A lot has changed since 1975

What the world looked like the last time the Warriors were in the Finals:

  • U.S. president: Gerald R. Ford
  • NBA and ABA hadn't yet merged
  • 3-point shot didn't exist in NBA
  • No players on Cavs or GSW had been born
  • Steve Kerr was 9 years old

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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O's try to knock Royals out of top spot
MLB 

Can Everth Cabrera's diving stop top Alex Gordon's reigning Web Gem?

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MLB 

Pirates plunk double-digit runs in Petco

Jung Ho Kang kicked the game off with a 3-run HR and Andrew McCutchen chipped in 2 RBI doubles in the Pirates' 11-5 thumping of the Padres, extending their win streak to 4. Box score

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