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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. But it has been all Red Sox since.

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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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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.


Meet the champs: Vanya Shivashankar

One of this year's Spelling Bee co-champs, she is a five-time competitor and two-time finalist, placing fifth in 2013. The eighth-grader from Olathe, Kansas, also won the “Child Genius” show on Lifetime this year. Her sister, Kavya, is the 2009 spelling bee winner.

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Meet the champs: Gokul Venkatachalam

One of this year's spelling bee co-champs, he finished third in last year’s bee and is a four-time participant. The eighth-grader from St. Louis is a huge fan of LeBron James.

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A chance Prince Ali beats Sepp Blatter?

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop: "The support was unwavering for Sepp Blatter because you could do wrong and he’d protect you. Now, it’s evident that that’s not the case."


Vanya, Gokul share Spelling Bee crown
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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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Bee tryin' to drain Dev of his energy
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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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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."


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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Agent: No concussion for Thompson

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."


Looking back at the best of the Bee
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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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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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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

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

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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