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Sunday, August 15, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 228
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ATP'S REVENGE FINAL
A year has passed but not the memory for Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter. “I know Pete wants to kick my bum pretty badly,” Rafter said.

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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, August 15, 1999

B E N G A L S
COLTS 20, BENGALS 17
        INDIANAPOLIS — When is a loss not a loss? When Jeff Blake and the defense re-introduce themselves to the NFL during an impressive first-half display in the Bengals' exhibition opener against Indianapolis in the RCA Dome.

Blake turns back Bengal clock
        INDIANAPOLIS — Long-term, Akili Smith is indispensable, and Lord knows the Cincinnati Bengals are a long-term proposition.

Brown 'helps' Colts close deal
        INDIANAPOLIS — One of the highlights of the holdout of Colts running back Edgerrin James was when team president Bill Polian called Bengals President Mike Brown, “my hero.”

R E D S   B A S E B A L L
REDS 4, PHILLIES 1
        Pete Harnisch pitched seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        Hal Morris has the numbers to prove how difficult pinch-hitting is.

Hall-of-Famer Reese dies
        CINCINNATI — Pee Wee Reese, the Hall of Fame shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers, who later was a broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds, died Saturday. He was 81.

D'backs thinking playoffs
        A month and a half of the regular season remains, but you'd have trouble convincing the Arizona Diamondbacks of that.

P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   C O L U M N
Sports policy aims to keep kids in school
        He cannot help them if they are not there. This is his point. Kids who come to school have a chance to learn, to grow, to emerge as better people when they are done. Kids who drop out do not.

M O R E   C O L U M N S
A SECOND OPINION
        Welcome to “A second opinion,” the UC Bearcat memorial edition. They punch horses, they don't graduate, they lose to Temple. And here are some other exploits, as brought to you by newspapers across the country.

McEnroe an ace in the booth
        Patrick McEnroe's training to be a big-time tennis broadcaster began at age 11.

O H I O   S T A T E   F O O T B A L L
Big losses don't stop big expectations at OSU
        COLUMBUS — They lose five All-Americans and are still ranked in the nation's top 10. Ten starters leave from a team that just missed a shot at the national championship, and they are still one of the favorites to win a tough-as-ever Big Ten.

C O L L E G E   B A S K E T B A L L
Dayton recruit likely in the clear
        Brooks Hall figures he's past the point of no exit. If the NCAA were planning to force him to play basketball at some school other than Dayton, they surely would have done something by now.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
St. Ursula on Good Morning America
        Coach Julie Perry and the six-time state champion St. Ursula volleyball team will make an appearance on Monday's Good Morning America show.

BOYS GOLF PREVIEW
        Listing the best boys golfers for the 1999 season was easy for Cincinnati area coaches but picking the top teams proved more difficult.

GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW
        The cast of players has changed but the outcome is expected to be the same.

N O R T H E R N   K E N T U C K Y
St. Henry's Luebbers likes St. Louis
        Larry Luebbers won't win a Cy Young Award, make the Hall of Fame or have his number retired. Those are goals for other pitchers.

< A T P   T E N N I S
Final recalls heated end of '98 ATP
        MASON — One can still see Pete Sampras parked on the baseline, hands on hips, arguing the final call. Patrick Rafter waiting at the net for a handshake.

Luck, serve lift Sampras
        MASON — Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi agree that it is just one or two points a match that separate them.

Agassi's end familiar
        MASON — The Andre Agassi comeback trail appears to have only one roadblock: Pete Sampras.

Rafter cruises 55 past Kafelnikov
        MASON — Patrick Rafter is making it look a little too easy.

ATP NOTEBOOK
        MASON — Russian tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov doesn't like America, having said, “Something makes me very negative about the United States.”

Saturday's ATP results

Today's ATP schedule

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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