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Friday, June 23, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 174
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REDS 5, ROCKIES 3
With his spot in the starting rotation on the line Thursday night, Steve Parris made a pretty strong case to keep it.
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Sports Headlines for  Friday, June 23, 2000

Old Bengals will take first snaps at new stadium
        The first Bengals to play at the new Paul Brown Stadium will be some of the old Bengals.

Akili getting crash course in Experience 101
        It doesn't take long for Rich Braham to recall the last time he was in a huddle and felt inspired and energized and believed the quarterback could pull a rabbit out of a hat, if necessary.

Columbus aims to bring NHL to whole region
        The Columbus Blue Jackets have worked tirelessly to make sure their fan base extends beyond Ohio's capital city.

Newest NHL clubs take shape today
        Now comes the fun part for the Columbus Blue Jackets and their NHL expansion counterparts, the Minnesota Wild. After weeks of speculation, the two new teams get to stock their rosters at the NHL expansion draft today.

Ky. Speedway announces parking plan
        SPARTA, Ky. — Kentucky Speedway chairman Jerry Carroll said Thursday that the track will add three emergency parking areas with gravel entrances, and the capacity to handle a total of 10,000 cars will be added.

Williamson rethinks his approach
        Scott Williamson threw in the bullpen Thursday with pitching coach Don Gullett close by his side. Gullett tinkered with Williamson's mechanics a bit but mostly focused on Williamson's mental approach.

Trostel strong in diving finale
        FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — One would say Angie Trostel wanted to go out with a big splash, but this is diving, where the object is to leave the least possible ripple. And so she went quietly, gracefully.

McCleskey rejoins UC football
        Sophomore running back DeMarco McCleskey has been reinstated to the University of Cincinnati football team.

S P E C I A L S
SPEEDWAY TURNS AWAY FANS
Thousands of fans who waited hours in traffic were turned away from Kentucky Speedway's inaugural event because of parking lots turned into mud pits by rain.
Points leaders wins truck raceRace results

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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

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
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