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Thursday, August 12, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 225
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ANDRE THE GREAT IS BACK
        With all the wattage required to stage the Great American Insurance ATP Championship, the most notable power source is controlled by one tiny switch. The one in Andre Agassi's mind.
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Sports Headlines for  Thursday, August 12, 1999

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Solid starters energize hopeful Reds
        PITTSBURGH — The big push has not begun. Fifty games from the finish, the Cincinnati Reds are still in midseason mode. Baseball's stretch drive doesn't start to get serious until you find men foaming at the mouth.

R E D S   B A S E B A L L
PIRATES 5, REDS 4
        After trimming 11/2 games from first-place Houston's National League Central Division lead during the trip, the Reds can revel in a 10-game homestand following today's scheduled off day.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        PITTSBURGH — Manager Jack McKeon rested Barry Larkin on Wednesday, marking only the third start the shortstop has missed. First baseman Sean Casey also got a break for just the 10th time this year.

Mets 12, Padres 5
        NEW YORK — Edgardo Alfonzo homered and tied a career high with five RBIs Wednesday night as the New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 12-5.

Braves 8, Astros 5
        ATLANTA — On a night when Greg Maddux and Jose Lima were expected to dominate, the Atlanta Braves' offense was the big story.

F A N T A S Y   F O O T B A L L
Dream tool for fantasy football
        If you've ever managed a fantasy football league you know the hassles associated with drafts, rosters, trades and weekly scoring.

Rookie's guide to fantasy football basics
        NFL training camps are under way so fantasy football leagues are getting ready. If you're a rookie, there are basically three ways to play fantasy football:

B E N G A L S
Injured Ki-Jana jinxed?
        GEORGETOWN, KY. — They may start calling him Ki-Jinx Carter instead of Ki-Jana Carter. But the star-crossed running back and the Bengals think he'll survive this season intact.

Browns could christen Bengals' new stadium
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Bengals President Mike Brown doesn't like to lobby. So he'll be pleased to know that NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Wednesday the league is considering having the Bengals open Paul Brown Stadium against the Cleveland Browns.

Tagliabue near Mack verdict
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Bengals safety Tremain Mack, one of the NFL's leading kickoff returners, should know his fate early next week from NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Tagliabue gives motivational talk
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue gathered the Bengals on the 25-yard line and told them they could go all the way.

TRAINING CAMP INSIDER
        The tight ends are no longer missing and presumed incompetent. Starter Tony McGee noticed Wednesday that TEs are running “the most corner routes I've seen in all (seven) years I've been here.”

X A V I E R   M U S K E T E E R S
Fresno State pulls out of XU game
        Xavier's plan to play a nationally televised basketball game against Fresno State in December has fallen through.

U C   B E A R C A T S
Bearcats to train off campus
        They are not trying to hide, as tempting as that may seem after a 2-9 football season in which the Cincinnati Bearcats surrendered 25 fumbles and 59 touchdowns.

A T P   T E N N I S
Rafter cruises into round of 16

        “I really don't know a reason for it,” he said.

Henman on brink of joining elite
        MASON — Tim Henman looks at the top four players of the men's tennis rankings and believes he's close to breaking into such elite company.

Kafelnikov mum off court
        MASON — He is at once everywhere and nowhere, tennis' invisible iron man. Yevgeny Kafelnikov has played more matches than anyone the past five years, yet lurks on the game's fringes, distancing himself from the public and wrestling inner turmoil.

Chang notches top 10 win against Spaniard Corretja
        MASON — Michael Chang couldn't even remember the last time he had defeated a top 10 player.

Krajicek enjoying resurgence
        MASON — If they each win today, seventh-seeded Richard Krajicek and top-seeded Pete Sampras will meet Friday. Which is not necessarily good news for the top seed in the Great American Insurance ATP Championship.

Martin falls to friend
        MASON — When Justin Gimelstob saw the draw for the Great American Insurance ATP Championship, he told good friend Todd Martin he was going to win his first match, then beat Martin's butt in the second round.

Woodruff making comeback
        MASON — It's doubtful anyone is happier to inhabit the Great American Insurance ATP round of 16 than Chris Woodruff. Not that anyone has been happier this year just holding a racket.

ATP NOTEBOOK
        It had the potential to be one of the best matches of the tournament.

'P' in ATP might stand for pampering
        Hanging around the party tents and beer gardens at the Great American Insurance ATP Championship ...

Today's ATP schedule

Wednesday's ATP results

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
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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