HUSKIES ROLL OVER VOLS, 71-52
Connecticut had too much talent, too much depth and too many quck hands. And now the Huskies have something else: a second women's NCAA Championship.
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Sports Headlines for Tuesday, April 04, 2000
Cleaves: 4 years well spent at MSU
INDIANAPOLIS He is one who has kept the promise. Come to school, play basketball. Get an education. Grow.
FINAL FOUR NOTES
INDIANAPOLIS Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci grew up competing with and against one another in just about any sport that could fill the idle time in the tiny, Upper Peninsula town of Iron Mountain, Mich.
Junior's ovation: 'Awesome'
Ken Griffey Jr. was surprised pleasantly surprised. His father, Ken Sr., was touched enough that his eyes welled up.
Rain gets the victory
Inspiration was as hard to find as sunshine Monday as the Reds and Milwaukee Brewers played a season opener that counted in the statistics but not in the standings.
Fans' excitement undampened
The large scoreboard at Cinergy was moved into right field, so construction crews can demolish a portion of the outfield stands after the season and begin building the new ballpark next door.
Neagle stays on usual pitching routine
Monday's called Opening Day game changed the Reds' pitching plans, but it didn't change the pitchers' routines.
Surprise: It's Tucker that who homers first
On an Opening Day of strange twists, one of the strangest was the man who hit the season's first home run.
An umpire's most difficult call: Rain
One of the most difficult calls an umpire has to make is not the bang-bang play at first base, or the fair-foul signal on a line drive over the bag or the shoestring catch by an outfielder.
Brewers regroup after rocky start
Steve Woodard was in trouble. Milwaukee's starting pitcher had just thrown six straight balls to start the game, then gave up an RBI double to Barry Larkin.
Reds manager Jack McKeon dismissed the notion that Scott Sullivan, his first relief pitcher of the season, was a liability under Monday's unusual circumstances.
A little rain, a big parade
Ten-year-old Matthew Tanner of Dayton, Ohio, couldn't tell you whether Monday's Findlay Market Parade was really the biggest and best of all the 82 that have been held.
Findlay Market flag tradition will endure, despite Opening Day whiff
Tradition almost struck out on Opening Day. Before Monday's game was called because of rain, Findlay Market's merchants were left holding the flag.
Marge keeps low profile at Opener
CINCINNATI Marge Schott used to revel in Opening Day festivities. She doted on the pregame parade, roamed Cinergy Field with her St. Bernard and then watched the game from box seats next to the Cincinnati Reds' dugout.
Rain held down ticket prices, vendors say
For the fourth straight year, three generations of Jones men from Fairfield attended Opening Day in Cincinnati.
Tight parking a boost for Metro
Reds players weren't the only ones doing pre-game sprints on Opening Day: Thousands of fans, forced to park their cars in remote lots, dashed across the city to make the game's first pitch.
Reds marketing machine: new year, higher gear
With one of the biggest draws in professional sports in Ken Griffey Jr. and a team coming off an exciting season, it'd be hard to criticize the Cincinnati Reds for just sitting back, opening the ticket gates and expecting a sellout of every home game.
Reds' suite sales open
In less than a week, the Cincinnati Reds have collected a combined $1.175 million in deposits from 47 companies to reserve luxury boxes at the team's new ballpark, even though it won't be ready until 2003.
S P E C I A L S
St. X lands state title|
St. Xavier's 63-54 victory in the Division I state championship game gave the Bombers their first state basketball championship.
Mason girls win state title|
The Mason girls basketball team beat Pickerington 36-25 in the Division I state championship game at Columbus.
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