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  1. A helpful lesson in spelling Coach K's name

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ask any reporter who covers college basketball generally or Duke specifically for a living, and they'll tell you: Coach K's name takes a while. Let me tell you my story: I've been writing about this sport I love for this web site for four years now. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
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  3. Arvind's Last Stand: A Long-Awaited Win at the Scripps National S...

    Shane Ryan

    "What if Arvind finishes third again? How would he handle that?" I asked Arvind Mahankali's parents while we waited for their son to return from one of the competition's two computer-based tests. Srinivas Mahankali is a software engineer, and his wif...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. About Last Night: High Five to LeBron, Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local theater's lack of midnight showings of After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Miami Heat, buoyed by another vintage LeBron James performance, won a crucial Game 5, 90-79, to take...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. Afternoon Links: Guess Pharrell's Just Really Into Big Bang Theor...

    Tess Lynch

    With every new day comes a new chance to link you to "Get Lucky." Tonight's special is the "Ultimate Johnny Galecki Fan Video," which can't be explained so much as delivered to your eyes and brain in a vacuum-sealed pouch. Also I just found out that ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  6. Arvind Mahankali wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Arvind Mahankali has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  7. 'Wean,' 'Pajamas,' and Warren Moon: Stories of Spelling Bee Horro...

    Rembert Browne

    It was 1995. And after months of studying words with my mother whenever I was awake and not in school (breakfast table, drive to school, drive to practice, drive from practice, dinner, before homework, after homework), it was time for the spelling...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  8. What does that spell?

    Lizzie Haldane

    In honor of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today, we bring to you some of the most challenging names to spell in sports. Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has to be at the top of the list. Following closely being are T.J. ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Adding entertainment to the spelling bee

    DJ Gallo

    Adults are ruining things again. Starting with next month's National Spelling Bee, competitors will have to know the definitions of words to advance to the final round. What the H-E-L-L (a place thought to be a realm of suffering and pain)? ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  11. Spelling Bee kids will have to know definitions

    Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday announced a major change to the format, adding multiple-choice vocabulary tests to the annual competition that crowns the English language's spelling champ.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  12. The 'Yo, Is This Racist?' Month in Racism for May: The Color of W...

    Andrew Ti

    In an effort to keep up with some of the larger issues in the media, every month Grantland Racial Issues Correspondent Andrew Ti will be rounding up some of the biggest questions to hit the Yo, Is This Racist? inbox. Ashton Kutcher and Jason Biggs...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  13. Playbook caption contest winner

    Kurt Snibbe

    Earlier today, we posted a blank cartoon and readers offered their captions. Our favorite was by commenter BrushGoodDar. Please check your profile message center for an email. Thanks for participating. Check back Monday for another cartoo...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  14. Spelling Bee lessons for all sports fans

    DJ Gallo

    The 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee may be over, but let Snigdha Nandipati and the other champion spellers inspire you to use a richer vocabulary. Don't convince yourself that the difficult words used in the competition are impractical. Here ar...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. Spelling Bee Retro Blog!

    Shane Ryan

    I don't think there's a TV-watching soul in America who doesn't love the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It cuts across boundaries and appeals to the frightened child in all of us — that petrified little tyke who remembers the drama and heartbre...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Spurs Finally Fall Off Their High Horse

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Kevin Durant scored 22 points and Thabo Sefolosha nabbed six steals as the Thunder dealt the Spurs their first loss of the postseason, 102-82. "Tim's pr...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  17. Kurt Snibbe's Playbook caption contest

    Kurt Snibbe

    Take a shot at writing a cartoon caption. Playbook cartoonist Kurt Snibbe will offer up a blank cartoon each weekday morning, and he will fill in the blank with our favorite reader submission at the end of the business day. So please, by all means...

    Blog | June 01, 2012