Calexico High School senior Orlando Llamas is closing out his career as a Bulldog with a CIF San Diego Section Division IV championship ring. Howev…

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Dev Shah is the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 14-year-old from Largo, Florida, had his spelling career interrupted by the pandemic, then didn't make it out of his regional bee last year. He was brimming with confidence in his final opportunity, asking precise questions about obscure Greek roots. His winning word was “psammophile,” and his root knowledge made it a layup. Dev takes home the winner's trophy and more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. Charlotte Walsh, a 14-year-old from Arlington, Virginia, was the runner-up.

Erykah Badu has occupied the role of culture shifter and influencer for more than 25 years, and now the iconic artist is using her cultural cache for new creative projects and expansion. The four-time Grammy winner released a 42-piece capsule collection with Italian fashion house Marni last month. She has also entered the cannabis industry with That Badu, partnering with Cookies, one of the world’s most recognizable legal marijuana brands. A doula for two decades, she has helped deliver babies, including for singers Summer Walker and Teyana Taylor. And she is largely credited with reintroducing the social justice phrase “stay woke” to a younger generation. But music is Badu's “therapy." Her anticipated “Unfollow Me” tour launches this month.

A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered Diamond Sports to pay the full value of its media contracts to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers. Judge Christopher Lopez made the ruling on Thursday in Houston. Diamond Sports, which owns 19 networks under the Bally Sports banner, has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of Texas since it filed in March. Diamond said in a financial filing last fall that it had debt of $8.67 billion. In April, the judge ruled Diamond to pay half of what the teams were owed in rights fees.