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Venus Williams advances in 3-set win at Montreal
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:35 PM

MONTREAL (AP) — Venus Williams rebounded from a shaky second set to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Elena Vesnina stepped in as a replacement for the ailing Andrea Petkovic and earned a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi.

The afternoon matches saw scoreboards go dark due to a long power outage that affected 200,000 customers in the area. But play went on despite the lack of electricity, which shut down the umpires' microphones, and left the players without light or hot water in their clubhouse.

NBA Roundup
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:29 PM

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Cavs officially announce signings of Miller, Jones

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers officially announced the signings of Mike Miller and James Jones, two shooters who won NBA titles with LeBron James in Miami.

Miller and Jones agreed to terms with the Cavs shortly after James announced he was returning to Cleveland and signed a 2-year, $41 million contract with the club.

A 14-year veteran, Miller has played Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington and Miami. He's averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Miller gives the Cavs a needed outside shooting threat and a player who knows how to get open for James.

Last season, Miller connected on 46 percent (107-233) of his 3-pointers with the Grizzlies.

Jones, too, can shoot. He has made 40 percent of his career 3s and won the league's 3-point shootout at the 2011 All-Star game.

Bengals' offense wants to have a hard edge
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:23 PM


Associated Press


CINCINNATI — Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict has felt a difference in the Bengals offense during training camp: It's leaving a mark.

Intent on running the ball a lot more, Cincinnati has been trying to hone more of an edge to its offense. First-year coordinator Hue Jackson wants it to take the field with an attitude.

Burfict has noticed.

"They're more physical," Burfict said. "I'm a little more sore this year."

High School Golf Schedules
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:17 PM



Date Opponent Site Time

Aug. 6 Lincolnview Home 10 a.m.

Aug. 11 Tee-Off Classic DCC 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 12 St. Henry* Home 10 a.m.

Aug. 13 Wildcat Invitational Kalida 9 a.m.

Aug. 14 NBremen/NKnoxville* NB 10 a.m.

Aug. 15 Celina Invitational Fox’s Den 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 19 Minster* Home 10 a.m.

Aug. 20 Parkway* Away 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 Springbrook Invite Away 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 27 Versailles* Away 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 28 Fort Recovery* Home 4:30 p.m.

Sep. 8 Coldwater* Away 4:30 p.m.

Sep. 11 Marion Local* Away 4 p.m.

Sep. 13 Delphos CC Invite Home 8:30 a.m.

Sep. 15 Ottoville/LCC/Lib.-Ben.(OV host) Home 5 p.m.

* - Midwest Athletic Conference match




Date Opponent Site Time

Aug. 6 Fort Jennings Away 8 a.m.

Browns defenders wear boxing gloves in practice
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:16 PM


Associated Press


BEREA — The Browns are ready to rumble.

To prepare for the NFL's crackdown on defensive holding this season, the team is making its cornerbacks and safeties wear boxing gloves during training camp practices. The smaller, mittenlike gloves — used by kickboxers and in mixed martial arts — are meant to deter players from latching onto jerseys of wide receivers, an allowable tactic in the past but one that will draw a penalty flag now.

When he first saw the padded gloves, Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden didn't know what to think.

"I came out and we had boxing gloves on," Haden said. "It was crazy."