The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 267
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REDS 4, PADRES 3
Greg Vaughn hit his 42nd homer as the Reds held on for the win to gain a game on both teams they're chasing in the playoff hunt.
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koester BATTLE OF NO. 1s
Elder wore out Highlands in a crossriver shootout. Click here for all the scores and highlights.
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Sports Headlines for  Thursday, September 23, 1999

Injured Larkin still swinging
        SAN DIEGO — Barry Larkin reluctantly admitted that his sore left elbow hampered his swing Tuesday night, but the Reds captain remained in the starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the San Diego Padres.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        SAN DIEGO — Juan Guzman's sore back forced him to leave Tuesday night's game prematurely but shouldn't cause him to miss his next scheduled start, the right-hander said Wednesday.

Dispute leaves Bengals, Reds in turf war
        The Reds won't get grass in Cinergy Field until they resolve a conflict that has them playing at home the same night the Bengals open Paul Brown Stadium.

Minivan puts him on road to geekdom
        Yesterday, I was a man. Today, I am a soccer mom.

'Til death (or golf) do us part
        MASON — At the end of June, Alberto Giannone had it. He wasn't playing well on the Senior PGA Tour. He was displeased with his caddies. He needed a change.

KROGER NOTEBOOK
        MASON — Lynn Swann's ball went past the green on his final hole. When he tried chipping it on, it hit a thin green pole that held up the rope around the course.

St. X still No. 2 in state football poll
        St. Xavier remains No.2 behind defending Division I state champion Canton McKinley in the weekly Associated Press football poll. Elder is ranked sixth.

Dillon: Run me up the gut
        Bengals running back Corey Dillon likes barging between tackles, but not into the office of his coaches.

Bengals coy about QBs
        Jeff Blake says he's not playing. Bruce Coslet says he might. Akili Smith would rather not know.

A step up in class
        When they visit Ohio State for some football Saturday, the Cincinnati Bearcats will not be able to rely on the same sort of magic they employed to conjure their upset of Wisconsin.

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
        Get schedules and rosters 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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