The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, April 5, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 96
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BROWNS OPEN STADIUM
Cleveland will be the first regular-season opponent in Paul Brown Stadium, after the Bengals sit out the first week of play with a bye.
First-week bye won't help Bengals
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Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, April 05, 2000

Brewers 5, Reds 1
        The Reds finally played a game, but it wasn't their game. Their plan for success this year features air-tight relief pitching and powerful offense that overcomes opponents late in games. Neither was evident in Tuesday night's 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Runs, box score

Neagle proves bad March meant nothing
        We need a body of work — not just one example — before we leap to any lasting conclusions about the Cincinnati Reds' sage left-hander. Statisticians insist on a representative sample. Denny Neagle deserves a fair test.

Die-hard fans brave chill
        It looked more like a Bengals game than baseball. There was a run on coffee and hot chocolate. There were as many orange and black Bengals coats as Reds baseball caps. And fans huddled together, sharing their stadium blankets, gloves and scarves.

Parris looking ahead, not back
        Last year is ancient history to Steve Parris. He doesn't want to think about it. He doesn't want to talk about it. He just wants to move on.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        Always comfortable with using his entire roster, Reds manager Jack McKeon adjusted his lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

UC could be NCAA champs
        INDIANAPOLIS — It would have been unfair to ask Michigan State how its season might have ended if its opponent in the NCAA championship game had worn red and black instead of that funky orange and blue of Florida.

Scott trains with Joyner-Kersee
        Bengals wide receiver Darnay Scott is jumping through the Olympic rings to get to the Pro Bowl.

Orlando 5, Cyclones 1
        If the Cyclones meet Orlando in the IHL Turner Cup playoffs, they might not mind giving up home-ice advantage to the Solar Bears.

Cyclones won't raise ticket prices
        There will be no increase in ticket prices for the 2000-2001 IHL season, Cyclones president Doug Kirchhofer announced. The Cyclones have not raised ticket prices since the 1997-98 season.

Elder volleyballers No. 1
        Area coaches voted the Elder boys volleyball team No.1 in the Enquirer's preseason poll, and just two weeks into the season, the team already has gone a long way toward proving it's worthy.

Kroger field starts taking shape
        Tournament director Margie French announced Tuesday that she has secured oral commitments from several Senior PGA Tour players to compete in the 11th annual Kroger Senior Classic Sept.11-17 at the Golf Center at Kings Island.

Stuff coasting to East title
        Cincinnati will have two chances to win the IBL Eastern Conference crown tonight, but the Stuff will not relax while waiting for the playoffs to begin in early May.

S P E C I A L S
Title renews NKU's dreams
Northern Kentucky University won a basketball game and so much more. Respect. Recognition. The right to dream new dreams.
NKU wins its first championship
NKU rally took a lot of heart
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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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Sparky will be Red forever
Although he won World Series in both cities and spent nearly two-thirds of his managerial career in Detroit, Sparky Anderson says he'll wear a Reds cap on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Sparky's election was slam dunk
Club celebrates for Sparky
McPhee waited 101 years

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High school stars sign up
Check out the list of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Ky. athletes who signed with colleges last week. More coverage:
Girls reap soccer scholarships
Football recruits fill Division I

Newsmakers of the future
Want to know the future? Check out this list. We call it “21 to watch” — 21 rising stars in the fields of news, politics, business, arts and entertainment, food and sports for the 21st century.
21 to watch


50 Moments of magic
From the Big Red Machine to tiny Milan's miracle, Cincinnati's sports century is highlighted by these 50 moments.

Color the year Red
For Cincinnati sports fans, 1999 will be forever known as the year the Reds returned to prominence.
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