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Friday, August 13, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 226
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Sports Headlines for  Friday, August 13, 1999

R E D S
Vaughn is heart of the order
        It's fair to say that Greg Vaughn is the most valuable .230 hitter in the major leagues.

Reds looking for perfect 10
        The Reds hope to dispel their reputation as a mediocre team at Cinergy Field and remain in playoff contention as they begin a 10-game homestand tonight.

Reds spared Schilling
        Philadelphia ace Curt Schilling did not throw Thursday and was scratched from his next start in Cincinnati.
Scouting report: Phillies at Reds

B E N G A L S
Players feel fury of Camp Coslet
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Brian DeMarco lived through Gulag Coughlin under coach Tom Coughlin's Jacksonville. Matt O'Dwyer survived Parcells Prison under Bill Parcells in New York. Both went to the playoffs, but both say their old coaches have nothing on the camp being run here at Bunker Bruce.

James' deal doesn't spur Smith talks
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Then there was one. And, of course, it was Akili Smith.

13 out for first exhibition
        A total of 13 Bengals won't make Saturday's game against Indianapolis because of a variety of ailments.

TRAINING CAMP INSIDER
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. —Safety Tremain Mack is the No.1 kick returner, and rookie wide receiver Craig Yeast is the punt returner. But it looks as if Yeast (ankle) won't be ready until the third exhibition game and Mack probably won't be available for at least the first four games of the regular season because of a suspension.

C O L L E G E   F O O T B A L L
Thomas More's 'field of dreams' near
        CRESTVIEW HILLS — For the first time this fall, Thomas More College's football team could have a home field advantage.

Couch-less UK optimistic
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — The noise is incessant as workers continue building the House That Couch Built. Through the buzz of wood saws and slamming of hammers, it is apparent, though, that Commonwealth Stadium is not the only element of Kentucky football being reconstructed.

T V - R A D I O
Lapham to miss Bengals opener
        Dave Lapham figures the last time he missed a Bengals opener was when he played for New Jersey in the USFL. That was 1985.

M I A M I   R E D H A W K S
Miami hires Blasi as hockey coach
        OXFORD — For the first time, Miami University has hired one of its former hockey players as its head coach.

P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   C O L U M N
Evolution of Agassi unfolds by the match
        MASON — On his 28th birthday Thursday, Pete Sampras admitted to becoming a little tired of it all. After 12 years as a pro, 12 Grand Slam titles and six years as the top-ranked tennis player in the world, the crown rests heavy on his head.

A T P   T E N N I S
Nemesis Krajicek next for Sampras
        MASON — Pete Sampras practiced with 23-year-old Rainer Schuttler earlier in the week. It gave the top-ranked player a chance to scout his third-round opponent.

Kuerten primed to test Agassi
        MASON — Andre Agassi is the foremost tennis personality of his generation. Now he has competition: A flashy, hard-hitting heartthrob who is immensely popular in his country:

Can 'Cinderella' Chang slip past Rafter?
        MASON — Michael Chang has won three straight matches for only the second time this season on the ATP Tour, and this stretch has clearly been against some tough competition.

Henman, Kafelnikov: Different strokes
        MASON — Tim Henman has a nation hanging on his racket strings, a great weight to lug onto a tennis court. Yevgeny Kafelnikov has only one man.

Evolution of Agassi unfolds by the match
        MASON — On his 28th birthday Thursday, Pete Sampras admitted to becoming a little tired of it all. After 12 years as a pro, 12 Grand Slam titles and six years as the top-ranked tennis player in the world, the crown rests heavy on his head.

Cake is icing on Pete's birthday
        Pete Sampras turned 28 Thursday, and after his two-set victory over Rainer Schuttler he said he had no grand plans to celebrate his birthday.

ATP NOTEBOOK
        MASON — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Sean Casey and outfielder Greg Vaughn attended Thursday's evening matches, along with pitchers Brett Tomko and Denny Neagle and catcher Eddie Taubensee.

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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