A spokesman for Tony Stewart calls the death of a fellow driver he struck and killed at an upstate New York dirt track a "tragic accident." 

The three-time NASCAR champion hit Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday night as Ward walked toward Stewart's car following an on-track incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

In a statement released Sunday morning, a representative for Stewart says, "our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends." The statement says Stewart's team is still trying to sort through the details of the accident.

Stewart has decided not to race today in NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen.


Orioles' Long Ball Produces Another Lopsided Cardinal Loss

BALTIMORE (AP) - Caleb Joseph homered in his fifth consecutive game, Nelson Cruz hit his 30th and Delmon Young also went deep as the Baltimore Orioles beat John Lackey and the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3 Saturday.

All three home runs came with a man on against Lackey (1-1), making his second start since coming from Boston in a July 31 trade. The right-hander gave up nine runs and 13 hits in five-plus innings to fall to 14-8 lifetime against Baltimore.

The Orioles have hit nine homers in winning the first two games of the three-game set by a collective 22-5 score. Baltimore has won seven straight series and leads the AL East by six games, its largest margin since September 1997.

We’ll join the Cardinal pregame in progress at noon Sunday…

CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Odorizzi struck out nine in six scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a five-hitter to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Shields threw a four-hitter and Alex Gordon homered as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight, shutting out the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Saturday night.


Final  Chi White Sox  2  Seattle  1, 10 Innings

Final  Cleveland  3  N-Y Yankees  0

Final  Toronto  3  Detroit  2, 10 Innings

Final  Houston  8  Texas  3

Final  Oakland  9  Minnesota  4

Final  Chi White Sox  2  Seattle  1, 10 Innings

Final  L.A. Angels 5 Boston 4, 19 innings


Final  N-Y Mets  2  Philadelphia  1, 11 Innings

Final  San Diego  2  Pittsburgh  1

Final  Milwaukee  4  L.A. Dodgers  1

Final  Miami  4  Cincinnati  3

Final  Arizona  14  Colorado  4

Final  Washington  4  Atlanta  1, 11 innings

Prospect League

Quincy Gems look for a win at home Sunday evening as they host the Chillicothe Paints in the Championship Series.  Game time at QU Stadium is 6:35 p.m.

NFL Preseason

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher expects Sam Bradford to play in next week's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, the quarterback's first time facing competition since he injured his left knee last October.     Fisher said Saturday that he hasn't decided yet how much Bradford will play against the Packers on Aug. 16. Out of 18 players the Rams held out of Friday night's preseason opener against New Orleans, Fisher says 15 or 16 should play next week.

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