The Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday, June 27, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 178
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REDS 3, CARDINALS 2
Ken Griffey Jr. and Dmitri Young supplied the power and Denny Neagle provided the solid pitching in the first game of this do-or-die stretch.
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Kenyon Martin is expected to be the No. 1 pick and DerMarr Johnson also figures to be a lottery pick in Wednesday's draft.
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Sports Headlines for  Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Boone in line for McKeon's job?
        Bob Boone, a special assistant to General Manager Jim Bowden, isn't openly campaigning for Jack McKeon's job, but said he's ready for the challenge.

Young comes through with game-winner, again
        Owen Young only wanted to be with his dad. But everybody else wanted to talk about Dmitri Young's homer that won Monday's game for the Reds.

Larkin tops shuffled batting order
        Despite his avowed distaste for batting first, Barry Larkin calmly accepted being moved into the leadoff spot for Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Oester answers character question
        It has been said that this 10-game stretch against first-place clubs will illuminate the quality of the Reds' character. Then call Ron Oester a character witness.

Winchester makes long road back
        Replacing Rob Bell on the roster, Scott Winchester arrived from Triple-A Louisville, thankful that his comeback from a shoulder injury had reached fulfillment.

Reds' new fashion: Big thigh socks
        A handful of Reds continued the never-ending search for a good-luck totem by wearing their uni form pants with cuffs hiked just below the knees — an old-fashioned touch.

Bengals office staff moves in
        It was business as usual for the Bengals on Monday, except the business had moved to a new location.

UC grad takes final shot at Met
        He will not get this chance again. Jim Herman may not be the favorite to win the Met — there may be no such person this year — but he certainly could be called one of the favorites. And this will be the last time for that.
Men's Met tee times, results

RD cancels Breeders' Cup race
        River Downs officials announced that the $125,000 River Downs Breeders' Cup scheduled for July 16 is cancelled.

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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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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