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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.


8 spellers still left in Bee finals

After the first championship round of the National Spelling Bee, 2 of the 10 finalists have been eliminated. Eight spellers still remain, including Vanya Shivashankar, a five-time competitor and two-time finalist, who successfully spelled cytopoiesis with her first word. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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'Crazy how one side has so much power'

Adrian Peterson unleashed 11 tweets Thursday afternoon venting about the leverage the Vikings have over the former NFL MVP 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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However, players do not have the luxury of saying that they want out of their contract. And I won't even get into the franchise tag convo

Kelly not worried about perception

Coach Chip Kelly addresses former Eagles RB LeSean McCoy's comments that race played a role in his personnel decisions: "I know how we run this organization and it's not run that way."


Kanaan gets car Swift, as in Taylor

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."


Second Spelling Bee finalist eliminated
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Siyona Mishra, the youngest finalist at age 11, misspells hacek, a diacritical marking. There are now 8 spellers remaining halfway through the first round of the finals.

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First Spelling Bee finalist eliminated
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Sylvia Lamontagne is the first bee finalist eliminated. The seventh-grader from Colorado misspelled cerastes, a type of snake.

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Tanaka could return Tuesday/Wednesday

Joe Girardi said Masahiro Tanaka's next start could come in the MLB. The ace is flying to California (where the team is) after his second rehab start on Wednesday for the Triple-A team. If there are no issues, then Tanaka could start Tuesday or Wednesday in Seattle.

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Of note: Back when they were teammates in Dec 2013, LeBron said, "D-Wade getting that Kobe deal." via @WindhorstESPN> http://t.co/vu8D6mhKFD

Wade to test free agency again?

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are at an impasse, according to ESPN and multiple reports. While Wade has often indicated he prefers to stay in Miami, he is considering all options, including leaving the team that drafted him 12 years ago.


Obstacles in extraditing FIFA officials

Bob Ley is joined by the Assistant Dean at George Washington University Law School, Jessica Tillipman, to discuss the obstacles the U.S. could face in extraditing the indicted FIFA officials.


SportsNation: Jordan is the greatest

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."


Eagles QBs loving OTAs so far

  • Sam Bradford: "I think [the offense] fits my style of game, making quick decisions."
  • Tim Tebow: "Being able to go against the defense, run around and throw, it's just so much fun."


Spelling Bee finals on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET
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Dev Jaiswal leads 10 spellers into the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals. Jaiswal, who spelled bouclé and naranjilla this morning, also earned a perfect score on the preliminaries test. Watch live

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Meet the Spelling Bee finalists
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Here are the 10 spellers who reached the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:

  • Sneeha Ganesh Kumar, 12, Folsom, Calif.
  • Sylvie Lamontagne, 12, Lakewood, Colo.
  • Siyona Mishra, 11, Orlando, Fla.
  • Vanya Shivashankar, 13, Olathe, Kan.
  • Paul Keaton, 14, Pikeville, Ky.
  • Dev Jaiswal, 13, Louisville, Miss.
  • Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Cole Shafer-Ray, 14, Norman, Okla.
  • Siddharth Krishnakumar, 13, Pearland, Tex.
  • Tejas Muthusamy, 12, Glen Allen, Va.
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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).