UPDATE: Laura Newcombe performed admirably, but misspelled her final word after some confusion over its pronunciation. It turned out she knew the work once she understood the proper pronuciation. Laura finished a very respectable 5th overall. Congrats to here.
If you are looking to fill the sporting void between the Stanley Cup Final, the NBA Finals, the upcoming World Cup and almost perfect games in baseball check out the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Canada is represented by 11 year-old Laura Newcombe from Toronto. Laura is the undisputed, two-time, defending champion of the Canwest Canspell National Spelling Bee, and as such represents Canada at Scripps.
Coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-final can be seen live on ESPN at 10 pm ET and on TSN at 2 pm ET. The finals will be broadcast live on both ABC and TSN at 8 pm ET.