The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 248
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FALCONS 28, BENGALS 16
The Bengals remained in disarray after only the second winless preseason in their history.
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999

R E D S   B A S E B A L L
PHILLIES 10, REDS 2
        The Reds cannot afford many more setbacks such as Friday night's. They fell 21/2 games behind first-place Houston in the NL Central and trail New York by four games in the wild-card race.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        PHILADELPHIA — Scott Williamson felt relieved, though he's probably not relieving for a few days.

Astros 8, Expos 1
        MONTREAL — Ken Caminiti homered twice and drove in six runs and Mike Hampton pitched seven strong innings for his 18th victory Friday night to lead the Houston Astros to a 8-1 win over the Montreal Expos.

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Brown should finally cut Pickens loose
        The time has come for tactical retreat. If Mike Brown can not persuade Carl Pickens to return to the Bengals, he should consider trading him for someone more cooperative.

B E N G A L S
Smith's edges still a bit rough
        Akili Smith had Cinergy Field rocking Friday as it hadn't been since Boomer Esiason's final fling in 1997. But he still looked mostly like a guy who missed 27 days of camp.

Francis fumes on Bengals bench
        James Francis was steamed Friday night after not playing in what may have been his last appearance with the Bengals.

Falcons toy with defense
        Just when you thought the Bengals defense was looking good, along comes a Super Bowl team to thrash it.

BENGALS NOTEBOOK
        The Bengals keep getting trade inquiries about holdout Carl Pickens, the latest one arriving earlier this week from a team willing to give up a second-rounder and an unnamed player.

C O L L E G E   F O O T B A L L
Kent a good opportunity for UC
        It wouldn't appear to be necessary for Cincinnati Bearcats coach Rick Minter to lecture his football team about overconfidence.

Miami, Northwestern coaches put emotion on hold
        EVANSTON, Ill. — Today's Miami-Northwestern game has more subplots than an episode of Seinfeld.

Mount seeks to reverse fortunes
        Ron Corradini has found that the best motivation for his Mount St. Joseph football team is last year's 2-8 record.

Stakes high for UK

        Said UK coach Hal Mumme: “They'll probably come over here and whip us. ... So as far as them being redheaded stepchildren, I don't know. I've never had any stepchildren.”

H I G H   S C H O O L   F O O T B A L L
Dixie Heights 70, Simon Kenton 14

        “It wasn't our "A' game,” senior quarterback Chris Unkraut said after a 70-14 beating Friday of visiting Simon Kenton. “We played good, but we're capable of a lot more.”

Edgewood 27, Ross 0

        But a fumble on the 2-yard line on the Rams' first possession of the second half spoiled Ross' best scoring chance, and the Rams fell to rival Edgewood 27-0.

Elder 56, Boone County 0
        Junior tailback Kyle Koester tied the Elder record for most touchdowns in a game with five — all in the first half — as the Panthers pounded Boone County 56-0 at The Pit Friday night.

St. Xavier 28, Princeton 0
        Keith Jackson connected with Michael Larkin for a 52-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and St.Xavier never looked back on its way to a 28-0 victory over Princeton on Friday night.

Sycamore 38, LaSalle 28
        George Wells garnered the starring role, but the real key contributor in Sycamore's 38-28 victory over LaSalle Friday night was as unlikely as they come — the Aviators defense.

Winton Woods 10, Purcell Marian 7
        Good things happen to athletes who don't quit when faced with adversity. That was the lesson a young Winton Woods football team learned Friday.

Wyoming 22, Roger Bacon 13
        After playing behind star Richard Hall, Wyoming senior tailback David Dupee is making the most of his opportunity.

Scores: Cincinnati | N.Ky. | SE Indiana
Ohio | Kentucky | Indiana
How ranked teams fared
Top performers
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S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
        Get the scoop on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.

PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
        The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.

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.

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