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Sports Headlines for Monday, March 29, 1999
R E D S
Young: New hair, same swing
SARASOTA, Fla. Dmitri Young celebrated his return to the lineup with two hits and one bizarre hairdo.
Neagle shelled, satisfied
SARASOTA, Fla. Reds pitcher Denny Neagle allowed four home runs in a simulated game Sunday, but said the outing against Triple-A hitters was not a setback.
Harnisch outing delayed til today
Opening Day starter Pete Harnisch pushed back a scheduled throwing session to today, though he's still scheduled to pitch Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Collins promoted over Dunlop
SARASOTA, Fla. The Reds made a trade Sunday. Harry Dunlop and Dave Collins traded jobs.
SARASOTA, Fla. Jose Rijo was in camp Sunday. He threw a little batting practice and showed off pictures of his complex in the Dominican Republic.
Twins 6, Reds 4
If Nuxhall leaves, Welsh would be good
Sure, Chris Welsh would like the job.
X A V I E R
Prosser talks to Notre Dame
TAMPA, Fla. Xavier coach Skip Prosser met with Notre Dame officials Sunday to discuss the men's basketball coach's opening at the school, but there was no job offer made, sources said Sunday.
O H I O S T A T E
Buckeyes raise high expectations
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Despite the disappointment of a 64-58 loss to Connecticut in the NCAA semifinals, it's difficult for Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien not to be optimistic about the direction his program is taking.
H I G H S C H O O L B A S K E T B A L L
Moeller captures state title
COLUMBUS A trail of talented teams sit at home this morning, reading that Moeller became state champions Saturday night, wondering how they pulled it off.
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COLUMBUS Moeller had a little lamb, little lamb ...
O L Y M P I C S
First bid to lure Olympics one year away
The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.
Regional plan boosts supply of venues
Cincinnati 2012 venues plan
Biggest challenge: Big sports need big locations
Convention center expansion might help
Gay rights issue could be an obstacle
Mass transit is a missing piece
Riverboats would increase hotel space
B O X I N G
Tim Sullivan column
Seeking exposure, Donald finds King
MIAMI Larry Donald has heard all the horror stories. But he sees nothing but sunshine. He has joined hands with Don King, and feels no need to count his fingers.
Austin 'won fight like a champion'
MIAMI Tim Austin was embarrassed, but also vindicated. He had been knocked down, but not out. He had been dazed, but not defeated.
H O C K E Y
CYCLONES 3, INDIANAPOLIS 1
With Jim Carey woozy from a kick in the head, Frederic Cassivi turned in his second straight solid performance Sunday at Firstar Center.
MIGHTY DUCKS 3, ROCHESTER 2
The victory was the third straight for Cincinnati this season over Rochester and improved the Ducks record to 6-0-0-2 in the last eight.
G O L F
Shaker Run to add 9 holes
TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP In hopes of attracting more golfers to its Warren County course, owners of Shaker Run Golf Club are making investments in its Greentree Road facility.
M E N S F I N A L F O U R
Paul Daugherty column
System can work - ask Carrawell
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. He comes straight from the sad, urban American cliche of guns, drugs and single-parent families. Chris Carrawell, who is 21 years old, saw his father for the first time three weeks ago. The man was in the team hotel at the ACC Tournament. He just showed up.
Duke: A team for the ages?
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Most of the myths regarding the Duke Blue Devils have not required the services of media skeptics or Carolina fans or other such undesirables to be dispelled. Their own players and coaches do a sufficient job.
Brand is title game's biggest man
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Center Jake Voskuhl scored two points in Connecticut's win Saturday and needed that basket to give him more in five games of the NCAA Tournament than Duke's Elton Brand scored his last time out.
Childhood friends are foes tonight
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. It's funny how some things turn out. Once upon a time, Ricky Moore was the best basketball player in his Augusta, Ga., neighborhood. He took a younger kid named William Avery under his wing, accompanied him to run-down Oak Park for pick-up games and tried to lead him down the right path.
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Here's a switch for Connecticut: All season long, the highly touted Huskies were supposed to steamroll opponents on the way to the NCAA final.
'Rip' believes he'll rip Duke
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. This is the only way Richard Rip Hamilton can think when he takes the court. Nobody can guard me.
W O M E N S F I N A L F O U R
PURDUE 62, DUKE 45
SAN JOSE, Calif. Purdue started the season with an eye-opening victory and ended it with its biggest one ever.
Figgs steps to forefront
SAN JOSE, Calif. Purdue's Ukari Figgs wasn't about to let it end this way. After failing to score a point in the first half, she came out in the second to make sure the Boilermakers got their national championship.
H E A R T M I N I - M A R A T H O N
Sence, Keeler repeat victories
John Sence knows he'll have the support of the Cincinnati running community when he participates in the Olympic Marathon Trials next spring in Pittsburgh.
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