The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, June 24, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 175
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, June 24, 2000

No Olympic return for Ruehl
        A rusty Becky Ruehl struggled in qualifying 10th for today's Olympic Trials 10-meter finals, likely leaving her too far back for a charge at the Olympic berths accorded the top two finishers.

Speedway improves parking
        Kentucky Speedway officials say every customer will have a place to park at three events scheduled in July and August — two auto race weekends and a heavy metal concert.

Bengals sign RB Keaton for 3 years
        Rookie halfback Curtis Keaton signed his first Bengals contract Friday, under protest.

Gray may be name to remember
        The Bengals have a history of free-agent finds, long shots who come out of nowhere to make the team.

Bengals pack up for new offices
        The Bengals began moving into their new digs at Paul Brown Stadium Friday, but leaving their training facility at Spinney Field did not exactly induce mourning.

SULLIVAN: Senior baseball isn't about your age
        Eddie Caldwell came up as a second baseman, but he grows old in the outfield. He has been put out to pasture because his wheels are too good to waste.

Young, Casey heating up at plate
        Sean Casey and Dmitri Young both entered Friday's game on hitting streaks. Casey had hit in six straight, Young in five straight.

Reds bring out Bret's best
        Bret Boone had that toothy grin of his. He knew it was a night to be savored. Three homer games don't come along that often — especially against a former team.

Gwynn vows to hang on
        Tony Gwynn doesn't want to think about that “R” word. But retirement sneaks up on even the great ones, even if some skills are still there.

Columbus picks Miami U. grad Adams
        Among the 26 players taken by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL expansion draft Friday was center Kevyn Adams from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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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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