Monday's Sports in Brief
AUG 12, 2014 3:05a ET
PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt force trauma when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart.
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says the autopsy was completed Monday. The 20-year-old driver was competing in a dirt-track race in upstate New York.
Authorities questioned Stewart on Saturday night and went to Watkins Glen to talk to him again Sunday. Povero said Monday there were no plans ''at this time'' to talk to him again.
There is no timetable to complete the investigation.
Povero says there is nothing in the inquiry that supports criminal conduct or probable cause. He says there was no camera in Stewart's car.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt.
Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years' probation and home confinement for Tanya Singleton, who has been undergoing treatment for a recurrence of breast cancer. She is expected to change her plea to guilty Tuesday on a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd of Boston, whose body was found in an industrial area near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.
The former NFL player, 24, also has pleaded not guilty in the 2012 killings of two men in Boston.
MIAMI (AP) - Former first-round draft pick Brady Quinn agreed to terms Monday with the Miami Dolphins, his seventh NFL team.
Quinn reached an agreement on a deal after a tryout and is expected to compete with Matt Moore for the Dolphins' backup job behind starter Ryan Tannehill. Moore has been nursing a sore shoulder and didn't play in the first exhibition game last week, but he practiced Monday.
Quinn was with the Seahawks, Rams and Jets last year but didn't play. He is 4-16 as a starter and has thrown 12 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions, including two touchdown passes and eight interceptions in 2012, when he started eight games for the Chiefs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors in Indiana have formally charged former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden with battery for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.
The free-agent center was charged Monday with felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
The 26-year-old Oden was arrested at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence, Indiana, on Thursday and released later that day from jail. An affidavit says a witness told police Oden had punched the woman in the face, drawing blood.
Drake is a ''global ambassador'' for Canada's NBA club. He was performing at a concert that Durant was attending last week in Toronto when he shouted to the crowd to show the league's MVP what it would be like if he came to play for the Raptors, causing a loud ovation.
An NBA spokesman confirmed the fine, which ESPN.com reported Monday was for $25,000.
Durant can become a free agent after the 2015-16 season. He has spent his entire career with the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - Eleventh-seeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night.
The match was just the second in their 10 meetings in which at least one set didn't go a tiebreaker.
Fifteenth-seeded Fabio Fognini avoided an upset, pulling out a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Also, Gilles Simon earned a second-round match against top-seeded Novak Djokovic with a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Bernard Tomic.
Eleventh-seeded Dominika Cibulkova became the first seeded woman to be ousted, losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-3, 6-3.
Three other seeded women who played on Monday advanced to the second round. Ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic came from behind in the second set to beat Sorana Cirstea, 6-1, 7-5, while 12th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki dispatched Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 6-3, in a match that was interrupted by a late-afternoon storm and 13th-seeded Flavia Pennetta prevailed over qualifier Chanelle Scheepers, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2.
Samantha Stosur will meet top-seeded Serena Williams after defeating Varvara Lepchenko, 6-2, 7-5.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Jimmy Beck, Taylor Moore and British teenager Sam Horsfield shared the lead at 6-under-par after the first round of stroke play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday.
Beck, from Columbus, Georgia, had a 65 on the Atlanta Athletic Club's par-71 Highlands Course and Horsfield and Moore each shot 66 on the par-72 Riverside Course.
Lee McCoy of Clarkesville, Georgia, was one shot back after a 67 on Riverside. Tied for fifth at 4-under were Jonathan Garrick of Atherton, California, who shot 67 on Highlands, and Cameron Young of Scarsborough, New York, who had a 68 on Riverside.
The field of 312 players will be cut to 64 after Tuesday's round. The format then switches to match play on Wednesday, leading up to the championship on Sunday.