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Saturday, July 8, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 189
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REDS 2, INDIANS 1
After Denny Neagle threw eight shutout innings, the sellout crowd at Cinergy Field was treated to a game-deciding play at the plate.
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, July 08, 2000

SULLIVAN: Reds can't afford to re-sign Larkin
        One of Carl Lindner's companies is spending $75 million to put its name on Carl Lindner's next ballpark. It sounds like a wondrous windfall for the home team until you start studying the fine print.

Check that: Griffey would manage Reds
        Bench coach Ken Griffey Sr. clarified his stance regarding the prospect of managing the Reds, which has been the subject of frequent rumor and speculation.

Tribe could use Neagle
        The Cleveland Indians sure could use someone like Denny Neagle. And they might have a chance to trade for him later this month.

Game-winning relay matter of practice
        The Reds' ninth-inning defense that preserved their 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday was a clutch performance.

Hall of Fame travelers better act fast
        Road-tripping to Cooperstown? Better make those last-minute plans pronto. You've got two weeks until Hall of Fame weekend — and what little lodging space remains is going fast.

Great American Ball Park has cash-register ring to it
        There was a lot of nostalgia about the great American game on Friday, but the deal to put the Great American name on the new Cincinnati Reds ballpark is about cold, hard dollars.

Dessens added to rotation
        The Reds made the changes official Friday. Scott Williamson and Elmer Dessens are in the rotation, and Ron Villone and Osvaldo Fernandez are out.

Bichette, Boone miss Friday's game
        Dante Bichette and Aaron Boone were both out of the lineup Friday night.

Elbow worries Met favorite
        The look of concern on the face of Craig Boynton could be an indication of trouble for the three-time Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Tournament champion.
Met tennis results, schedule

Ex-XU guard signs with French team
        Former Xavier guard Gary Lumpkin signed a one-year contract to play in the Pro B League in France, his agent Anil Vaswani said.

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Great American Ball Park
Carl Lindner's insurance company will pay about $75 million over 30 years for naming rights to the new Reds ballpark.

Bad bets, wasted talent
Football star Art Schlichter lost millions of dollars and his marriage, and has spent four of the past six years in 17 different jails and prisons. Now he's awaiting indictment on federal charges.
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UC's Kenyon Martin broke down in tears as he was selected first in the NBA draft by the Nets. DerMarr Johnson was picked sixth by the Hawks. Pete Mickeal was the 58th and last pick by the Mavs, then was traded to the Knicks.

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.
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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

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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High school stars sign up
Check out the list of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Ky. athletes who signed with colleges. More coverage:
Girls reap soccer scholarships
Football recruits fill Division I


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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