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Dwyane Wade Has The Most Commonly Misspelled Name In Sports

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Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade watches during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Some sports figures have pretty tough names to spell.

Quick, spell Agnieszka Radwanska correctly! What about Mike Krzyzewski?

But it turns out that the most commonly misspelled name in sports comes down to just one letter: y.

Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade has the most commonly misspelled name in sports, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal sports blog, The Count.

The Count said it used the Factiva database to gather information from more than 32,000 sources in order to figure out which athlete's name gives writers and editors the most trouble. The search found that the "y" in Dwyane Wade's first name causes more typos in news articles worldwide than any other name in sports.

Wade's name has been incorrectly spelled "Dwayne," not Dwyane, in 6,480 articles, the Count found. That's 4.3 percent of all stories written about him and over 5,000 more erroneous articles than the runner up, Miikka Kiprusoff, got.

But with the Miami Heat headed to game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals this week, here's to hoping news outlets get it right from here on out.

(h/t: Poynter)

CORRECTION: While Dwyane Wade has the most misspelled name in sports, Miikka Kiprusoff had the most misspelled name in this post.

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