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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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18mBen 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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3hDarren Rovell

Golden ticket? Warriors still favorites for title

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Warriors at 5-12 odds to win the NBA title, with the Cavaliers getting 2-1 odds to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy next month.

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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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2hEric Sorenson

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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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 

Dell Curry's role with Hornets expands
NBA 

Curry, Charlotte's career scoring leader, was named the franchise's ambassador and special projects adviser today. He will also continue as the color analyst for the team's TV broadcasts on SportSouth.

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NBA 

Red Sox on the board

Mookie Betts drove in the first run with a single that brought Blake Swihart around to score. The Rangers got the next batter, Pablo Sandoval, to ground into an inning-ending double play. Boston is up 1-0 in the fifth. Follow live

Tom Thibodeau deserved more respect

ESPN's Jon Greenberg writes: "Don't get me wrong, this divorce needed to happen for both parties. ... But for all his faults -- he wasn't an easy person to work for or with -- Thibodeau was a culture changer." Why he deserved better

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Bogaerts exits early

Xander Bogaerts has left the Red Sox game. He was hit by a pitch on the hand in the second inning, but stayed in until the fourth. It's unclear if that's the reason he left, but he was clearly in pain after being hit. Score is tied at 0 in the fifth. Follow live

2 more spellers down; 4 still remaining
Spelling Bee 

Snehaa Ganesh Kumar from Folsom, California, was the fifth speller eliminated after she misspelled oflag. Minutes later, Dev Jaiswal (below), a favorite to win, misspelled iridocyclitis. He received a standing ovation and saluted the crowd upon leaving the stage.

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Spelling Bee 

How the Warriors enter the Finals

The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. Here's a look back on Game 5 of the Western Conference finals and what the close-out scenario took to get there.

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Spelling bee down to 6 finalists
Spelling Bee 

Six spellers remain after Round 8, as Tejas Muthusamy, a finalist last year, misspelled Tartarean. He has two more years of eligibility in the competition and previously spelled billiken, as in the Saint Louis University mascot. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Spelling Bee 

Foxx's humor just what Doc ordered

Jamie Foxx only met Doc Rivers once, three years ago, but apparently that’s all Foxx needed to master his spot-on impersonation of Rivers’ distinctively hoarse voice. 'It gave me some levity when I needed it'

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Eduardo Rodriguez's debut going well
MLB 

The Red Sox's 22-year-old prospect looked good in his first two innings of major league play, allowing only one hit and striking out two Rangers. The game is scoreless in the third. Follow live

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MLB 

7 spelling bee finalists left
Spelling Bee 

Paul Keaton, a first-time bee finalist from Pikeville, Kentucky, whose sister competed at nationals five times, was the third speller eliminated, done in by the word poikilitic. He did get the word crannog correct in the first championship round.

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Spelling Bee 

8 spellers still left in Bee finals
Spelling Bee 

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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Spelling Bee 

'Crazy how one side has so much power'
NFL 

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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NFL 

Adrian Peterson @AdrianPeterson

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