The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, May 17, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 137
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, May 17, 1999

R E D S
REDS 3, PADRES 0
        Some members of the Reds organization may consider Brett Tomko a problem child. Others may regard him a prodigy in danger of squandering his talent. But ask any Red what Tomko means to the team, and the opinion is unanimous.

Reds relieved to be hitting road
        Nothing against the local fans, but the Reds were almost relieved to be hitting the road.
Reds - Rockies Scouting report

Cameron bashes slump with two-homer game
        When Mike Cameron comes out of slump, he really comes out of it.

Notebook: Sweeney optioned to Indianapolis
        Mark Sweeney's conviction that he's a major league-caliber player — which Reds General Manager Jim Bowden readily supported — offered scant consolation.

Reds worth $163 million, survey says
        The Reds have a value of $163 million and had an operating income of $600,000, according to Forbes magazine.

S O F T B A L L
Four jailed after fight during softball game
        HARRISON TOWNSHIP — An apparent threat during a softball game prompted a bat-swinging fight in which at least one man suffered a serious head injury and four were charged, one with ethnic intimidation and three with felonious assault.

C O L L E G E   S P O R T S
UC, Miami rank low in women's sports survey
        The University of Cincinnati and Miami University have been singled out for not doing enough for women athletes in the areas of participation and financing for their teams, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

H O R S   R A C I N G
Cauthen rooting for another Triple Crown winner
        VERONA — Steve Cauthen, who rode the last Triple Crown winner 21 years ago, has climbed aboard the Charismatic bandwagon.

G O L F
LOCAL GOLF NOTES
        Fairfield Golf Club's Jim Slominski, one of the most visible and dedicated local golf pros, was named PGA Southern Ohio Section Golf Professional of the Year at the spring meeting at Yankee Trace.

S P O R T S   O N   T V - R A D I O
'Racing Report' hits on all cylinders
        Three years ago, Bob Schmidt and Bill “Seg” Dennison were watching the people pour into Lawrenceburg Speedway when they got an idea:

H I G H   S C H O O L S
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

F L Y I N G   P I G   M A R A T H O N
Off to a flying start
Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

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

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