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Stewart marks 1-year anniversary of injury in Iowa
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart was exactly where he wanted to be when he marked the anniversary of the devastating injury that cost him the second half of last year's NASCAR season.

He was trackside in Iowa at the Knoxville Nationals.

The 3-time Cup champion has not once wavered in his commitment to sprint car racing despite the crash in Iowa last August that led to a broken right leg. He marked the anniversary Tuesday night with a post on his Twitter account, noting his life changed one year ago: "Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to get me back to where I'm at today. It's your life, live it!"

MLB Scores, Schedule
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:38 PM

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American League

Monday's Results

Baltimore 7, Washington 3

Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 1

N.Y. Yankees 2, Detroit 1

Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 3, 7 innings

Oakland 3, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings

L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 0

Venus Williams advances in 3-set win at Montreal
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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
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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
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:23 PM


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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."