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Thursday, August 5, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 217
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REDS 6, ROCKIES 3
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Sports Headlines for  Thursday, August 5, 1999

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Umps have only Phillips to blame
        Richie Phillips has struck out swinging, but he still wants to argue. He should be thrown out of the game, but the umpires can't seem to reach a consensus.

R E D S   B A S E B A L L
Avery surgery could end season
        Left-hander Steve Avery, probably finished for the year, will have surgery today to repair a partial tear in his pitching shoulder.

Reese returns, only to get spiked
        Pokey Reese played Wednesday for the first time since being hit on the left hand by a pitch from Los Angeles pitcher Ismael Valdes on July 26.

Notebook: Bere released
        Jason Bere didn't want to work out of the bullpen, so he's not working for the Reds anymore.

Dodgers 2, Astros 1
        HOUSTON — Kevin Brown pitched a four-hitter to continue his recent mastery of Houston and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Wednesday night.

B E N G A L S
Stephens big in size, potential
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Oliver Gibson got the chance to see Jamain Stephens, the Bengals' offensive new tackle, work twice during double sessions Wednesday and immediately saw a change in his for mer Pittsburgh teammate.

Notebook: No progress toward Smith signing
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — The Bengals appeared to make no progress Wednesday in negotiations with top draft pick Akili Smith. The Smith family and their agent, Leigh Steinberg, were scheduled to meet in California to discuss the next move, but neither could be reached for comment Wednesday night.

TRAINING CAMP INSIDER
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. —All eyes were on the tackle position Wednesday as incumbent Kevin Sargent underwent a six-hour CT scan to check nerve structures in his neck. On Friday, he'll get an EMG, which tests nerve function.

B A S K E T B A L L
Robertson buys interest in Stuff
        Oscar Robertson once played on a professional basketball team in Cincinnati. Now the Hall of Famer owns part of one.

XU's Kremer to play in Germany
        When the Xavier women's basketball season ended with a close NCAA Tournament loss to Connecticut, Musketeers senior Nikki Kremer didn't want to ever pick up a ball again.

A T P   T E N N I S
Women's debut spices up seniors draw tonight
        The only concern Owen Davidson takes into tonight's Great American Insurance Seniors Tennis Championship is understandable.

S W I M M I N G
Area swimmers create rivalry at nationals
        They weren't two ships in the night but rather two swimmers passing in lap lanes. A decade later, Dod Wales and Nate Dusing are ready for a rivalry.
20 locals have eyes on Sydney

P A N   A M   G A M E S
Local boxer beats Cuban in Pan Am semis
        WINNIPEG, Manitoba —Gerald Tucker of Cincinnati rallied in the fourth round to stun Cuba's Waldemar Font in the bantamweight semifinals at the Pan American Games.

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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