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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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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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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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Golden State remains the title favorite
NBA 

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, which made Golden State the favorites earlier this month, currently have them 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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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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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 

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
NBA 

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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NBA 

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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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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Angels rough up Tigers' pitchers
MLB 

It wasn't vital, but it was nice. Chris Iannetta hit the Halos' first grand slam of the season (Iannetta's third HR of the year) as L.A. chalked up 7 earned on Tigers SP Buck Farmer and tagged RP Gorzelanny for 4 more in their 12-2 win. Box score

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Kluber shines to lift Indians in Seattle
MLB 

Corey Kluber tallied 13 K's -- his 3rd double-digit strikeout game in his past 4 starts -- to guide the Indians to their 8th win in 10 games. Box score

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A's rally past Yankees to snap 2-game skid

Oakland spotted New York a 3-0 lead, but the A's scored 5 straight runs -- thanks in part to home runs from Brett Lawrie and Billy Burns -- to end the Yankees' 3-game win streak. Box score

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Bulls GM: 'Grow into the future'
NBA 

Gar Forman said Chicago fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach because it wanted to change the culture to improve the team in the long run: "It is our strong belief that there needs to be a culture of communication that builds a trust throughout this organization."

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NBA 

Bee ends in tie for second straight year

Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were named co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee after going through the championship word list with no blemishes.

Giants blank visiting Braves 7-0

Chris Heston and 3 relievers combined for a 4-hit shutout and the Giants' offense went off for 6 runs in the 8th inning to turn what was a close game into a rout. Joe Panik and Hunter Pence each drove in 2 runs for San Francisco. Box score

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Relief spells no end to trouble for Tigers

Tom Gorzelanny relieved Angel Nesbitt in the middle of the 7th and promptly gave up a walk, a hit, another walk and then a grand slam to Chris Iannetta, his third HR of the year and the Halo's first slam of the season. L.A. is cruising 12-1 through 7. Follow live

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