The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, June 28, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 179
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CARDINALS 4, REDS 3
The Reds' tendency to let one mistake turn into a defeat doomed them again as Steve Parris' two-out walk mushroomed into Edgar Renteria's three-run homer that propelled the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 decision.
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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  Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Junior's streak is hard-earned
        Ken Griffey Jr. has fallen into a routine in Cincinnati. A big part of the routine is early batting practice. Griffey will take about 100 swings in the cage, just him and the batting practice pitcher.

Vaughn's voice still not replaced
        SEATTLE — Chemistry is an oft-sought intangible in baseball dugouts. What the Reds lost in Greg Vaughn, apparently, was their chemist.

Reds notebook
        The aftermath of Elmer Dessens' starting assignment tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals could be more intriguing than the game itself.

Bengals notebook
        Despite saying they aren't in the market for free agents, the Bengals have continued talks with John Jackson's agent in hopes there could be a fit for the homegrown offensive tackle.

Xavier fans take the grand tour
        They called friends on cell phones from the arena and said: “Guess where I am.” They looked wide-eyed at the court, the lights, the noticeably “Xavier” blue seats.

Medalist Herman grabs top seed
        Jim Herman's only mistake Tuesday came on the 13th hole, when he pulled his tee shot into the rough and behind a tree.

Met Notebook
        Most of the top seeds entering the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association Metropolitan Amateur Championship's match-play round have at least one thing in common: extensive experience playing the host course at Coldstream Country Club.

Grove is indicted on felony charge
        University of Cincinnati basketball player B.J. Grove was indicted Tuesday on a felony charge of domestic violence involving his pregnant girlfriend.

It's showtime for 2 Bearcats
        MINNEAPOLIS — There isn't much reason for Kenyon Martin to be anxious. He probably will be the first player to hear his name called tonight, the first to walk across the stage at the Target Center and shake commissioner David Stern's hand, the first overall selection in the 2000 NBA draft.

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.
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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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