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A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Six-year-old Edith Fuller is the youngest speller in the history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee , a competition that allows students who are as old as 15 years old. Zarin earned three points each for her correct spellings Wednesday. "A 6-year-old, sitting in one place, not interacting with anybody, for two hours is the equivalent of torture", said her father, Justin Fuller. Read More

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Girl Soccer Player Mistaken For Boy Gets Team Disqualified From Tournament

Girl Soccer Player Mistaken For Boy Gets Team Disqualified From Tournament

The team had succeeded to the final of the Springfield Girls Soccer Invitational but suddenly saw themselves disqualified after the organisers believed that she was a boy, probably because she had the shortest haircut in the team. As any child would do, Mili cried for her team after the organizers alerted the team. In response to the story, some of US soccer's biggest legends, Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach , have taken to social media to show support for Hernandez and encourage her not to ... Read More

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Dabo, Clemson's Journey to the White House

Dabo, Clemson's Journey to the White House

The win followed Clemson's loss in the previous year's championship to the same Tide program. Trump says it was one of the greatest games he ever watched. The coach then offered a jersey to both Trump and his son, Barron. It's a White House tradition. you win a major sports title, you get honored by the Prez. Read More

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Doubts over my future drove me on, says Nadal

Doubts over my future drove me on, says Nadal

In '72, Rosewall (who was 37) won the Australian Open and Andres Gimeno (at 34) won the French Open . Nadal received 2,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points and €2,100,000 in prize money after crushing Stan Wawrinka in the French Open Final on Sunday, to lift his tenth title in 12 years, since he made his debut at Roland Garros in 2005. Read More

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De Villiers defiant as South Africa choke again

The fielders backed our bowlers and Shikhar's [Dhawan's] intent with the bat was outstanding. "Its ( South Africa's ) approach and intent wasn't positive and that essentially played a very crucial role in the way it lost". "Yeah, all those run-outs are completely my fault". The game against Pakistan was a very inconsistent performance as well. Regarding the nearly 24 overs worth of dot balls delivered by India's bowlers, he said, "See, I don't know the figures". Read More

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Wozniacki suffers at the hands of teenage star Jelena

Wozniacki suffers at the hands of teenage star Jelena

This will be the fifth semifinal match between unseeded women or women with seeds of 30 or lower (Grand Slams increased seeds to 32 in 2001) in the open era. "I think maybe this [birthday] is one of the best ones - because to play semifinal of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it's really nice". Two more quarterfinals matches featuring all seeded players take place on Wednesday at Roland Garros. Read More

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All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour

All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour

Incumbent skipper Sam Warburton has again been rested. Gatland admitted his Test side would need to be more disciplined against the Crusaders , who are undefeated in Super Rugby in 2017. "He got them over the gain line". "The excuses are over it's time for a performance - I actually get that feeling from them", MacDonald said. "This is a huge and exciting challenge for us", Robertson said in a statement. Read More

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Steph Curry, Kevin Durant chide National Basketball Association reporter for asking about squatting

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant chide National Basketball Association reporter for asking about squatting

But are there really that many surprises here from the Golden State side of things? Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant keep the post-game podium reaction bonanzas coming. That was a reference to the Warriors winning the previous year's title in Cleveland . So after inching closer towards an National Basketball Association title with a Game 3 win over the Cavs on Wednesday, she appeared relieved and ecstatic as you can imagine a proud parent would display after a potential ... Read More

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Taylor Swift Brings Back Her Albums On Spotify Plus Other Streaming Services

Swift's 2014 single " Bad Blood " has been seen as directed at Perry, and the "Firework" singer admitted recently that the two were not friends. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's "Bad Blood" continues. Perry kept her mouth shut until this year when she had to do press in preparation for the release of her new album. In celebration of her album 1989 selling more than 10 million copies worldwide, the country-turned-pop superstar has decided to make her entire catalog available on all paid ... Read More

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Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights

Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights

Charlotte Pride, one of the largest pride organizations in the southeastern United States, has rejected Deplorable Pride's float application three weeks after the group submitted it, Talbert claims. The group also posted a petition on its site pushing Capital Pride to "break ties" with "police, prisons and pipelines". The White House did not respond to CNN's request for comment, but Trump repeatedly cast himself as a champion for the LGBT community during the campaign, and he won ... Read More

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MSU's Jake Burger selected in first-round Major League Baseball Draft

MSU's Jake Burger selected in first-round Major League Baseball Draft

The former CBC slugger was picked by the Chicago White Sox. "He's got a plus arm, a 55-60 arm on a scouting 20-80 scale", Hostetler said. "I think it gives us something to rally behind". MLB.com will also provide live pick-by-pick coverage of Rounds 3-10 on Tuesday (June 13), starting at 12 p.m. (CDT), and rounds 11-40 can be heard live on MLB.com on Wednesday, beginning at 11 a.m. Read More

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Ostapenko makes history with stunning French Open triumph

Ostapenko makes history with stunning French Open triumph

Ostapenko became the first unseeded woman to win at Roland Garros since 1933. She appeared headed for a runaway victory when up a set and 3-0 in the second, plus holding three break points for the chance to lead 4-0. I think Simona, maybe she felt a little bit nervous because she had a lot of pressure. Simona Halep (L) was beaten 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the French Open 2017 final. Read More

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Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after confusing officiating blunder

But Green didn't leave the court, and referees said the technical they called after Green's foul with 1:55 remaining in the first quarter was on Kerr - though the official box score had it listed as Green. The problem then worsened when the officials didn't catch the public address announcer saying it was called on Green. It looks like Cavaliers fans didn't take the 118-113 last minute loss lightly following the NBA Finals Game 3 on Wednesday. Read More

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Jets to release Eric Decker on Tuesday

Jets to release Eric Decker on Tuesday

While it appeared Decker drew some interest from teams in the trade market, the 30-year-old receiver is now a free agent. The Ravens have talked to the Jets about Decker , according to multiple records. He was forced to miss 13 games last season due to hip and shoulder injuries, undergoing surgery to fix both issues. Now, Brandon Marshall is playing for the New York Giants, where he says he will retire after two seasons. Read More

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Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion

Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion

Following a sideline conference, game officials Mike Callahan , John Goble and Marc Davis said a flagrant foul had been called on Green, but the first half technical had been on Golden State coach Steve Kerr . "They show me how important I am to them". "But I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond". But still trying to figure out why did I get the second one.”. Read More

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Hamilton Sweeps Canadian GP to Close in on Vettel

It was the Mercedes team's first one-two finish of the year and clear proof of their recovery after a disappointing weekend at last month's Monaco Grand Prix. "Nevertheless I feel the vehicle is very good, I was really happy this morning, I was happy this afternoon and it should be very good in the race so I'm looking forward to tomorrow". Read More

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Josh Jackson cancels workout with Celtics

He also had a 39.5-inch vertical which is impressive for a power forward and especially one who weighed in at 239 pounds. He wants to be there, and the Lakers haven't given any indication that they aren't interested. Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding reported that Ball didn't blow away the Lakers during his pre-draft workout with the team. Instead of playing against any prospects, Ball played two-on-two against some of the Lakers' assistant coaches. Read More

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A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

An emotional Rafael Nadal described his 10th French Open title as the flawless end to a ideal fortnight after he made history at Roland Garros on Sunday. Afterward, Nadal said about Djokovic: "He deserves to win this tournament". "The King of Clay " built a comfortable 3-0 lead early in the second set, before Wawrinka managed to snap his slide after holding serve in the fourth game. Read More

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Draymond Green doesn't regret saying Cleveland fans aren't sharp

Draymond Green is not too happy with Cleveland Cavaliers fans and it has nothing to do with them booing or heckling him. "They don't seem to be the sharpest people around". "After calling the loose ball foul on Draymond Green, I noticed the reaction by Coach Kerr and then assessed a technical foul", Callahan said. The officials acknowledged after the game they did not handle the situation very well. Read More

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Megyn Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones

Kelly was due to emcee the Sandy Hook Promise Gala in DC on Wednesday, but it is now believed she won't attend. "I'm not ready for him to know that yet". Kelly proclaimed of the preview. To do so, the show needs to not only entertain viewers - or build Kelly's brand - but actually inform them about crucial events happening in the world around them. Read More

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Vijay Mallya booed at The Oval

Vijay Mallya booed at The Oval

The 61-year-old had left India for United Kingdom on March 2 last year after a consortium of 17 banks led by State Bank of India accused his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines of defaulting on more than Rs 9,000 crores. Mr. Mallya was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on an extradition warrant in April after India launched formal proceedings earlier this year. Incidentally, Mallya used to own Royal Challengers Bangalore , an IPL franchise which is captained by Kohli. Read More

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Diego Costa pushes Atletico move

Costa was an integral part of Chelsea's Premier League winning campaign this season, scoring 22 goals . Costa apparently replied with a simple, "OK". It is now nearly certain that Costa will be playing elsewhere next season, but where? This was caught on camera and circulated on social media during the second half. Read More

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DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets over Cubs 6-1 for 4th straight win

DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets over Cubs 6-1 for 4th straight win

In addition to the strained left hamstring, Cespedes incurred soreness in his right quadriceps during his rehab. NY starters are 19-19 and rank 23rd in the major leagues with a 4.73 ERA. But Cabrera opened the bottom of the second by lining a drive over the right-center field fence. Adams' second homer, a solo shot, was the first of five runs scored against a Nationals bullpen that blew its 11th save and second during a four-game losing streak. Read More

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Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown

Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown

Djokovic, who is now assured of losing the number two spot in the ATP rankings, has suffered a dramatic dip in form since winning his maiden French Open title a year ago, the last of his overall 12 grand slam honours. I'm very happy to be in the quarters of the French once again. And while his form might have dipped over the last 12 months, there is no denying that the defending champion will start this French Open quarterfinal as the favourite. Read More

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Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

England next play New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday. Given that England are now in the midst of a global tournament, another strong candidate could have been Stuart Broad, a proven worldwide performer who has not been a regular member of the one-day set-up since the end of the 2015 World Cup, but was drafted into the tour of South Africa last winter. Read More

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Penguins beat Predators to repeat as Stanley Cup champs

Pittsburgh previously accomplished the feat in 1991 and 1992. Before this year, it hadn't been done since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. If the goal had counted, the Preds might have forced Game 7. "A lot of emotions, a lot of tears and there should be". That is, until the Predators made it into the finals. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968. Read More

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