Word games

November 13, 2017 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Association of British Scrabble players has banned one of its star players, Allan Simmons, for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had broken the rules of the popular word game. Simmons has authored books on Scrabble and contributed game coverage to...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017 photo, John Legend arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper said the 10-year-old Legend took a no-nonsense approach, not cracking a smile during the competition until his tutor cried out in joy when he correctly spelled the winning word: prejudice. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 24, 2017 - 11:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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June 24, 2017 - 9:46 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 02, 2017 - 4:18 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ananya Vinay showed little emotion as she plowed through word after mystifying word in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Later, as she stood beside the confetti-covered stage, the newly crowned champion flashed a toothy grin as she inadvertently revealed...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., is kissed by her father Anupanna Vinay moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 01, 2017 - 11:41 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee. The sixth-grader from Fresno, California, won by spelling "marocain," a French word for dress fabric made of...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Nihar Janga of Austin, Texas, reacts to correctly spelling a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md. To the fans watching on ESPN, Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. To the tightknit community...
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Host Mo Rocca applauds at center as Thomas Wright, 14, of Milwaukee, Wis., left, congratulates Pranay Varada, 14, of Carrollton, Texas, on winning the 2017 National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 17, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for...
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May 14, 2017 - 3:47 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Dipsomaniac was the winning word for a 12-year-old girl from Central California who won the State Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. Ananya Vinay, who attends Fugman Elementary in Clovis, told the Fresno Bee ( http://bit.ly/2qgU5uF ) she's no longer as nervous on...
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March 06, 2017 - 6:49 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL NEW: House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government's health care...
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