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Tuesday, March 30, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 89
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Sports Headlines for  Tuesday, March 30, 1999

X A V I E R
Prosser out of Irish sweepstakes
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Xavier fans can breathe a sigh of relief today.

R E D S
Avery earns No. 5 spot
        FORT MYERS, Fla. — Steve Avery was a new man Monday in an old ballpark.

Tim Sullivan column
Nomo margin for error
        FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jack McKeon has a mean streak. Behind that guise of grandfatherly benevolence lurks a heart of darkness.

Reds hook 'Horns quarterback
        FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Reds scored a potential coup Monday night when Adam Dunn, a promising outfielder in their minor-league system, decided to leave the University of Texas' football team to concentrate on baseball.

Notebook: Baerga getting into shape
        FORT MYERS, Fla — Carlos Baerga is getting more playing time than anyone expected when the Reds signed him a week ago.

Reds 12, Red Sox 4

B E N G A L S
Couch could still fall to the Bengals
        Maybe Tim Couch can go home again. For a team desperately needing both, the Bengals are looking at a local cult hero as well as a potential franchise quarterback falling into their laps with the third pick in the April 17-18 NFL Draft.

Falcons may be sly about interest in Ambrose
        Ashley Ambrose would love to play in Atlanta. The Falcons, who would love to have him, keep clearing salary cap room. But they say they are not looking at signing the Bengals cornerback.

New stadium turf will be real/artificial hybrid
        The grass will be greener in Paul Brown Stadium, and it will stay that way longer — maybe even during NFL playoffs.

H I G H   S C H O O LS
Championship reality sinks in for Moeller
        SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP — Moeller High School principal Dan Ledford confessed Monday to breaking three of his own rules during Saturday's boys Ohio Division I basketball finals.

Princeton, Winton Woods hire coaches
        Scott Miltenberger, an assistant football coach at Princeton since 1983, was named head coach Monday, replacing Bryan Deal.

H O R S E   R A C I N G
Turfway wants race later
        FLORENCE — Turfway Park officials couldn't have asked for a better day Saturday for the record-setting inaugural run of the Gallery Furniture.com Stakes.

S W I M M I N G
Wales duplicates Dad's NCAA title
        Dod Wales froze time and melted his father's heart during an improbable weekend at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

M E N S   N C A A   C H A M P I O N S H I P
CONNECTICUT 77, DUKE 74
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This was a picture college basketball could not resist. Duke vs. Connecticut, separated by a point in the NCAA Championship game. Trajan Langdon vs. Ricky Moore, separated by inches. Langdon vs. the goal, separated by 20 feet.

Paul Daugherty column
Duke lost? Believe it
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This can't be happening. This couldn't have happened. You saw it in the faces of the Duke fans, seated in the close rows across from their team's bench. You saw it in gaze of all of them, and if you looked closer, you saw it in the players' faces, too.

Blue Devils stunned
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — What else could there be but disbelief? Duke point guard William Avery was slumped over, unable to look up for a few moments.

At end, UConn had Moore than Duke
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ricky Moore made sure the names Langdon and Laettner didn't become synonymous.

Hamilton gets what he came back for
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Last spring, Richard Hamilton thought seriously about leaving Connecticut for the NBA.

Notebook: An upset when team is 33-2?
        It wasn't so much that few believed Connecticut was a great basketball team. It won 33 of 35 games before arriving the NCAA Championship game. It won the Big East regular season and tournament.

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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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

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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