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Sports Headlines for Sunday, July 09, 2000
Local gymnasts advance toward Olympics
TULSA, Okla. Cincinnati gymnasts Morgan White and Alyssa Beckerman took another step toward the 2000 Olympics Saturday night. They finished 2-3 in the U.S. Classic and move on to the national championships July 26-29 in St. Louis.
Flesch shares Western lead
LEMONT, Ill. Northern Kentuckian Steve Flesch is in position today to become the first Cincinnati native to win a PGA Tour event since Bob Lohr in the 1988 Disney Classic.
Reds decision: Neagle or Larkin?
What the Reds do with Barry Larkin and Denny Neagle in the next two or three weeks could influence the team's direction in the next two or three years.
DAUGHERTY: Larkin, Reds drift apart
It's not accurate to say things aren't going well in the Barry Larkin contract talks. They're not going at all. Every day the Reds and their shortstop don't inch toward a deal, Larkin inches closer toward the door. What a shame.
Griffey's low week ends on a high
Ken Griffey Jr. capped one of the strangest weeks of his career with one of his best games.
Griffey needs to repair his image
It's time for Junior to do a little spin control. Ken Griffey Jr. is getting lit up on ESPN and talk radio. His latest run-in did he or didn't he call ESPN was the running gag on Jim Rome's show this week. A caller even called him Ken Leaf Jr., a reference to the media disaster that is Ryan Leaf.
Reds drive in the fans
Home attendance is up about 33 percent from last year and on pace to challenge the franchise record of 2.6 million set in 1976.
Reds, baseball missing black fans
Although African-Americans comprise about 40 percent of the city's population, relatively few black faces can be seen in the stands during any Reds game.
Stynes no longer secret weapon
Chris Stynes, once dubbed by Jack McKeon as the manager's secret weapon, might not be such a secret anymore.
SULLIVAN: Williamson gets chance to be leading man
Scott Williamson pitched in relief because that was where the work was. It was not his choice, but his chance.
The Reds received encouraging news about right-hander Osvaldo Fernandez, whose magnetic resonance imaging examination showed no torn areas in his surgically repaired elbow.
Travis Fryman had to leave the Indians' 14-5 loss to Reds because of pain and swelling in the ankle.
XU courting Purcell star
INDIANAPOLIS For the longest time, Purcell Marian basketball star Keith Jackson pictured himself in a red, white and black Cincinnati uniform when he competed in his first Crosstown Shootout. So, during his informal visit to the Xavier campus a few weeks ago, the Musketeers gave him an audio version of what it would be like to instead suit up for XU.
Sylvester injured at Nike camp
INDIANAPOLIS The biggest week of Matt Sylvester's basketball career did not end as glamorously as it began.
McNick QB transferring to Elder
The competition for the starting quarterback position at Elder High has intensified.
Cleveland raising academic standards
In a time when the Cincinnati Public Schools are contemplating lowering academic standards for athletes, the Cleveland Board of Education has taken the opposite approach.
Anderson looks forward to Met challenge
Until Emilia Anderson entered the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Tournament, two-time defending champion Kara Molony was expected to dominate again.
Met tennis results, schedule
French player wins Met debut
When Natacha Benoit arrived in the United States from Stras bourg, France, in September, the 25-year-old had no intention of playing competitive tennis.
Allen back behind wheel
Glenn Allen Jr. had hoped to be driving on NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit by now. Instead, the Lockland High graduate is restarting his career with the American Speed Association.
S P E C I A L S
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.
UC stars dominate NBA draft
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.
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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50 Moments of magic
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Tour de France
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