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Saturday, June 17, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 168
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PADRES 8, REDS 5
Steve Parris may have pitched himself out of the starting rotation Friday night.
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, June 17, 2000

DAUGHERTY: Hard to say goodbye to Jack
        PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — We're lousy at goodbyes, especially to our sports heroes. The players we follow growing up mark our passage as surely as the calendar. Their decline mirrors our own.

SULLIVAN: Lakers lose some luster
        INDIANAPOLIS — The Lakers showed up with an opportunity to clinch a championship, to make an imprint, to leave a legacy, and they played as if preoccupied by more pressing matters. You might say they mailed it in, except they probably would have missed the mailbox.

Speedway opens with a surprise
        SPARTA, Ky. — The new Kentucky Speedway produced its first big shocker Friday night, when Bryan Reffner surprisingly won the pole in qualifying for tonight's NASCAR Craftsman Truck race.
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Slim Jim winner disqualified
        SPARTA, Ky. — The first official race at Kentucky Speedway ended in controversy Friday when apparent winner Wayne Anderson was disqualified for an illegal intake manifold on his Chevrolet.

Speedway notebook
        SPARTA, Ky. — Jerry Carroll and Kentucky Speedway are crossing their fingers for good weather tonight, but they already caught their biggest break months ago: The Reds are out of town this weekend.

Larkin puts deadline on extension talks
        Shortstop Barry Larkin wants talks on his contract extension finished — with or without a settlement — by the July 10-12 All-Star break to avoid distractions through the rest of the season.

Harnisch shaky in BP session
        Pete Harnisch felt mostly disgusted with himself after flinging 63 pitches in his first attempt at throwing to hitters since going on the disabled list.

Rose can't join Phils reunion, either
        Pete Rose was not expected to attend any of this weekend's festivities honoring the Philadelphia Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team.

Rakel wins Women's Met
        Katie Rakel, 20, will remember her greatest day yet in golf for the accomplishment, not for the golf.

Bengals sign 5th-round pick
        The Bengals signed their second 2000 draft pick Friday, fifth-rounder Robert Bean of Mississippi State.

Bengals stadium 85 percent done
        The goalposts are going up in the end zones at Paul Brown Stadium, carpet is in the home locker room and the ice makers are in the luxury suites.

USA Basketball invites Western Hills prep
        Danny Horace, Western Hills High senior-to-be, is among 45 of the nation's top high school boys basketball players invited to participate in the 2000 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival today through Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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Hail to the champions
Reds fans cheered their heroes from the Big Red Machine while the team honored their exiled star with a rose on third base.

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

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