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Sunday, July 18, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 199
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REDS 3, ROCKIES 2
        The first thing Brett Tomko did after icing his arm Saturday was to go up to Scott Williamson and quietly say a couple words to him.
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, July 18, 1999

P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   C O L U M N
Bengals better without Pickens
        Who knows about Carl Pickens? Who cares? If Pickens sits out the NFL season — which, barring a trade he seems likely to do — he won't bother anyone but himself. Pick will inflict Pick upon Pick. Talk about poetic justice.

R E D S
As long as Vaughn bops, Reds are happy
        Greg Vaughn's 1-for-3 performance Saturday against Colorado put him at .234, but that one hit put his team up 2-0 in the seventh. It was his 22nd home run this season, which is the number the Reds care about.
SCOUTING REPORT: Tigers at Reds

REDS NOTEBOOK
        How does a team get four straight singles and not score a run?

Astros 3, Tigers 2
        HOUSTON — Derek Bell stayed patient, and it paid off.

B A S E B A L L
Inner-city baseball makes rally
        Inspired by the parents who raised him and a boys' club director who guided him, Vince Ward gives back to the youth of South Avondale. Father, role model and mentor, Ward is what is needed if baseball is to be rekindled in the inner-city as Major League Baseball hopes it can be.

A SECOND OPINION
        Barry Larkin did it again. He said what he was thinking and then took the criticism.

FIVE QUESTIONS with KEN GRIFFEY
        Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners is considered by many to be the best player in baseball today, if not ever. And he's from our very own Queen City, where he played at Moeller High School. His dad, Ken Sr., is a bench coach for the Reds, which has led to more than a little speculation that Junior will return to play ball in his hometown some day.

U C   B E A R C A T S
Logan struggling to score
        Continuing to struggle with his jumpshot, Cincinnati Bearcats point guard Steve Logan scored five points as the U.S. national junior team stormed past Egypt to reach the quarterfinals of the World Junior Championships in Al mada, Portugal.

T V - R A D I O
Popovich celebrates 20 years at Channel 9
        Today is John Popovich's 20th anniversary at Channel 9. Twenty TV years is the equivalent to 40 human years. When Popovich came to WCPO from Davenport, Iowa, in 1979, he had no idea Cincinnati would become home.

B A S K E T B A L L
UK home schedule includes Michigan State
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Seventeen teams that played in the 1999 NCAA Tournament are potential opponents for Kentucky's 1999-2000 men's basketball squad, Kentucky athletics director C.M. Newton announced Saturday.

UK-Dayton tickets on sale Monday
        A limited number of tickets to the Kentucky-Dayton men's college basketball game Nov.29 at the Firstar Center go on sale at 10a.m. Monday.

NCAA committee soon to release suggestions
        Their work is nearly done. Duck.

U.S. trails early but wins by 31
        SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — With one uncommonly awesome dunk over Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, 19-year-old Andres Nocioni gave Argentina a basketball highlight to last a generation.

H I G H   S CH O O L S
Badin, Harrison reclassified

        Rather than play in Division III, Badin will now compete in Division IV while Harrison has dropped from Division I to Division II.

Little Miami asks, is winning everything?
        MORROW — There are no strip malls, chain restaurants or multiplex theaters here.

M E T   T E N N I S
Topalo, Yeager play for Met title
        It's a championship match that few predicted. But after nearly three hours of play Saturday in the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Tournament, Robert Topalo and Jason Yeager emerged as the finalists for the championship match at 1:30p.m. today.

Molony, Frisch make women's final
        If someone had asked Kara Molony in late April about playing in the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Tournament, the answer would have been an emphatic “No.”

Jones, Kronauge take doubles title
        Kelly Jones and Dan Kronauge can only wait for the anticipated telephone call from Paul Flory, tournament director of the Great American Insurance ATP Championship.

S O F T B A L L
Metro softball tourney begins Thursday
        Today is the last day to register for The Metro Cincinnati Championship Tournament. Softball teams must turn their applications, as well as the $220 registration fee, in at Rumpke Park by noon today.

H O R S E   R A C I N G
Pleasant Temper rolls on RD grass
        Slight favorite Pleasant Temper cruised to her 10th career victory Saturday in the $125,000 River Downs Breeders' Cup.

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
Girls find new heroes
More are looking to female athletes for roles, goals as women's sports take an unprecedented step up into the public spotlight.
Women athletes sell, companies finding

Flying Pig Marathon
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.

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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