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ltry align probiotic.n your digestive system? for a non-stop, sweet treat goodness, hold on to your tiara kind of day. get 24/7 digestive support, with align. the #1 doctor recommended probiotic brand. also in kids chewables. new york has a new mr. met after the mascot's infamous obscene gesture wednesday night. the team says when mr. met appeared at yesterday's game, another employee was inside the
costume. fans apparently held no grudges despite another mets loss. >> oh. all right. well. >> changing of the person in the costume. >> didn't work for them. neither did changing pitching. speaking of mascots. there is a little bit of an ugly incident at marlins game during a race. phillies receiver, hector narez, see him. he interferes with the orange stone crab. >> oh. >> by some estimates. interference was witnessed by the smallest major league crowd. since the late 1980s. typical marlins game then. >> lot of people dressed as empty seats. >> didn't want to charge the mound, so he charged the mascots instead. golden state warriors at their dominant best. kevin durant had six slam dunks in the first half alone last night. against lebron james and cavs. wound up with 38 points. easy 113-91 victory golden state.
warriors haven't lost in this year's playoffs. so far they're 13-0. game two of the finals sunday night in oakland. you can see it here on abc. but we saw this last time. they were superdominant. >> up 3-1. that's why they play all seven games sometimes. but there was another intense competition last night involving just as much blood, sweat and tears. okay, maybe more tears. >> just a few. >> a clash of the nation's fiercest competitors, best of the best, face to face. steph and lebron, no way. roan and nanya. >> language of origin. >> part of speech. >> reporter: the national spelling bee. that grueling annual battle of the brains. the bee has it all. nervous kids. proud parents, old guys trying to be hip. >> heather's brother suggested she post a tinder photo where she is not wearing if she wants to get less creepy responses.
>> reporter: round after round kids taking a seat after hearing -- [ bell dings ] >> dang it. >> reporter: the dreaded bell that means you're done. but a ten-word winning streak drops the mike. mogollon. correct. >> reporter: didn't even wait for the judges to confirm his confidence. he eventually got bounced. then the final two. 14 from oklahoma. his favorite book "charlotte's web." and from fresno, california. coincidentally, steph curry fan. >> that is correct. >> that is correct. >> that is correct. >> reporter: back and forth way past their bedtimes. >> that is correct. >> man, that was really impressive. >> reporter: and way more entertaining than game one of the nba finals. one espn host, tweeting. there are people actually at the nba finals watching the national spelling bee on their phones.
for 20 rounds until m-a-r-a-m. the veteran, roan takes a seat. ananya the sixth grader has to spell one more work correctly. marocain. >> that is correct. >> congratulations. you are the champion. >> is she relieved, shocked, happy? no, the steely glare of the true competitor. two wins for w nation on the night, but only one featured an entertaining match up. >> moroccan. >> act like you have been there before. you got the memo. and what? and what? >> marocain. >> one of mariah carey's sons. >> yes, exactly what it means. when we come back we have mean tweets and an up close look at our newest correspondent. >> yes. you got to see it. ♪ being embarassed by her parents? nope.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> very special post nba edition of "the skinny." and, jimmy kimmel also got in on the action with the mean tweets, nba edition. >> kicking off the game night specials for the finals. kimmel managed to draft a deep bench of nba stars. check it out. >> so bad at free-throws because his eyes are so close together. >> james harden always looks like he's just about to lead the israelites to the red sea. >> magic johnson becoming gm is just another reminder that any stupid person can do anything they set their mind to. >> i don't think shaq is dumb, but he sure sounds like it. >> actually pretty good tweets there. >> wow, tough there.
game night specials will air every night of the nba finals. next, the notoriously private janet jackson is about to let us into her world. >> she experienced major highs and lows over the last three years from her marriage to qatari business magnate to birth of their son. now their impending divorce. >> so the pop star reportedly pulled back the curtain on all of that and her private life for a reality series on netflix. show said to run as a ten part documentary. will spotlight recording sessions, co-parenting with soon to be ex-husband. preparing for the european and asian legs of her tour. >> the premiere date of the series still to be determined. >> the tour is expected to come this fall, maybe we'll see the show then. next, we here at "world news now" are proud and happy to welcome the newest member of our
abc news correspondent team. >> i bring you -- james longman. >> looks like a good guy. >> comes to us from way across the pond. >> let's talk about his cv, shall we? longman will join abc's london bureau as a foreign correspondent after spending five years reporting for the bbc from beirut. >> to cover attributes. fluent in arabic, french, english, expert in middle eastern affairs with a deep understanding of the middle east conflict. >> that's important for us here at abc. longman was also raised in london. and cairo. and his mother is of lebanese descent. >> and he has a very big social media following. 28,000 fans on instagram, clearly because they're impressed with his professional experience. >> with his cv. >> he reported in war zones. really lifted up his team of of co-workers throughout his time there at the bbc. so we look forward to his
very busy week when it comes to the headlines. everything from hate crimes, missile launch to celebrities behaving badly. >> did end up with a brand new world. >> yes. >> our "weekly friday rewind." >> the mug shot showing the golfing great like we have never seen him before. charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >> do you remember being asleep in the car? >> woods releasing a statement saying i didn't realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly. >> i think this changes
everything for tiger woods. really could derail any chance he's has to come back. >> watch as a 10-year-old boy launches down this 80 degree drop from three stories up. surprisingly, he walked away with only minor scrapes and bruises. >> we are going to do everything we can to make sure that doesn't happen again. >> that one didn't open all the way back there. >> that's 27-year-old navy s.e.a.l. remington peter's parachute, the chute fails to deploy sending him plunging into the hudson river. the u.s. coast guard pulled him out he did not survive. >> jeremy christian started spewing hate at fellow passengers and stabbed three men who tried to protect them. >> i want to say thank you to the people who put their life on cat the line for me. catastrophic war. >> north korea launching a test, scud missile. landing in japanese waters. >> the bottom line is that it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat. >> president trump's top adviser, jared kushner caught in the cross hairs over trying to set up back channel communications with russia. >> some administration officials are saying that is standard
procedure. i don't think it is standard procedure. pictures and video depicting comedian kathy griffin holding the bloody decapitated head of president trump are no joking matter for the secret service. and griffin took to twitter to explain herself. >> i sincerely apologize. i made a mistake. i was wrong. >> the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. >> make our planet great again. >> covfefe. >> i think covfefe. >> can i get a hit of the covfefe. >> covfefe. >> covfefe. >> none of us know how to say it. >> anyway. >> covfefe. >> anyway. >> on to something with the song. >> haven't figured it out. >> going to be huge. ♪ at the covfefe music and laughter ♪ not going to rhyme. ♪ at covfefe we met our love >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
america. >> that's what's making news in america. making news in america this morning, the landmark reversal. president trump's decision to withdraw the u.s. from the paris climate accord reverberating acro across the world. overnight the protest, strong reaction from world leaders and landmarks in green showing solidarity. we have live team coverage. breaking overnight, dozens are dead at a casino in manila after a man armed with a gun and gasoline stormed the building. we have new details from the scene. we have new video of tiger woods after he was taken to the police station. we'll tell you what it shows following his dui arrest. plus, a night of tense competition on two fronts. a new spelling bee champion and lebron james and steph curry square off in game one of the nba finals. but it was actually rihanna getting all the attention.