The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, June 5, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 157
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WARRICK SIGNS: $42M, 7 YEARS
The Bengals' blitzkrieg of offseason signings continued Sunday with one of their biggest ever, a seven-year, $42 million deal with top draft pick Peter Warrick.

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Reds fans cheered their heroes from the Big Red Machine Saturday while the team honored their exiled star with a rose on third base.
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, June 05, 2000

Reds 3, Twins 2
        After their weekend sweep, the Reds are back in first place at 31-24, equalling their high water mark for games over .500 for the year.

Griffey's bat injures Lindner's grandchild
        The 10-year-old granddaughter of Reds owner Carl Lindner was injured when Ken Griffey Jr. lost the grip on his bat and it flew into the stands, hitting her in the forehead.

Yawn, 1st-place White Sox in town
        As a measure of how much luster has worn off interleague play, consider the case of the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox.
White Sox-Reds Scouting Report

Fernandez may miss next start
        Starter Osvaldo Fernandez had to leave Sunday's game after he jammed his right elbow while batting in the third inning. He is listed as day-to-day.

Bichette hotter than a briquette
        Dante Bichette homered for the fourth straight day after extending his hitting streak to eight games with a single.

Baseball amateur draft today
        The Reds want a player with the right attitude as well as the right ability.

Local Olympians hampered by hand injuries
        Cincinnati welterweight Dante Craig, a member of the U.S. boxing team headed to the Olympics in Sydney, has a hand injury that required surgery and will force him to miss summer tuneup bouts with Ukraine and Puerto Rico.

Nearly 1,000 test triathlon
        By sea, land and bike nearly 1,000 people raced through Fort Ancient State Park in the Little Miami Triathlon on Sunday.
Little Miami Triathlon leaders

CovCath hunts elusive baseball title
        The fathers of Covington Catholic's baseball players were boys the last time a Northern Kentucky high school baseball team won the state title.

Flesch heads Open qualifier
        A field of 46 golfers, including Northern Kentuckian Steve Flesch, will vie for three berths in the June 15-18 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif., in today's 36-hole sectional qualifier at Clovernook Country Club.

S P E C I A L S
Just like pigs in slop
It'd be a stretch to say the second Flying Pig Marathon was no sweat, but cool weather, a new course and a plethora of painted pigs made it festive.
Complete race results
Winners stories: • Men'sWomen'sWheelchair
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ballpark What's to like, dislike
The proposed Reds' ballpark does offer several innovations that advance the art of ballpark design, but other parts don't measure up.
New imagesWhat do you think?

ATP seeks new site
Cincinnati could lose one of the world's top tennis events unless it builds a new stadium with a retractable roof, more luxury boxes and more seats.
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New digs, new attitude
The Bengals marked the new millennium with a minicamp like none other: New practice fields by the river. New jerseys and team gear. The first day with Peter Warrick and the first without Carl Pickens.

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

College football signings
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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.
'99 In Review stories
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