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Sunday, June 18, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 169
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PADRES 8, REDS 7
The road, which had been so kind to the Reds for the previous year and a half, was a monster this time, as the Reds absorbed three-game sweeps here and in San Francisco and needed a 13-inning victory last Sunday in Cleveland to avoid losing all nine.

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RESULTS OF OUR REDS POLL
Do you think the Reds are better off for acquiring Dante Bichette and Manny Aybar from the Rockies, or should they have kept Jeffrey Hammonds, Gabe White and Stan Belinda?
Results of last week's poll
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, June 19, 2000

Reds notebook
        SAN DIEGO — Steve Parris is listed as Thursday's starting pitcher against Colorado, despite Reds manager Jack McKeon hinting an impending change. McKeon expressed his displeasure after Parris allowed seven runs (five earned) in three innings Friday night.

No traffic problems for Biffle
        SPARTA, Ky. — There were huge traffic problems outside the track, but Greg Biffle found few roadblocks inside it to easily win the inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck race at Kentucky Speedway late Saturday night.

NASCAR official says 1st race went well
        SPARTA, Ky. — Kentucky Speedway's massive traffic and parking problems should not affect its chances of someday getting Busch and Winston Cup races, NASCAR director of operations Kevin Triplett said.

Kentucky Speedway on shorter 2001
        FOUNTAIN, Colo. — As part of its 12-race schedule in 2001, the Indy Racing League announced it will come to Kentucky Speedway for a second year on Sept. 16.

Speedway offers refunds
        Those fans who need refunds for unused tickets to the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, should call 1-888-652-RACE.

S P E C I A L S
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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.
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.

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