The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, July 28, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 209
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LOCAL GYMNASTS HAVE MIXED RESULTS
Alyssa Beckerman of Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy tied for the national title on balance beam Thursday at the U.S. national championships. But teammate Morgan White, who entered with high hopes as a top contender for the all-around title, fell on her second vault landing and ended eighth overall heading into Saturday's final day of all-around competition.
U.S. Gymnastics Championship results

HALL OF FAME SPECIAL
Four Reds legends went into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday, making it one of the sweetest days in the rich history of baseball's first professional team. Check our special coverage.

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Sports Headlines for  Friday, July 28, 2000

Quarterback leaves Elder, returns to McNick
        Bryan Cupito, who was second in the city in passing last season, has decided to return to McNicholas instead of playing for Elder.

Deadline may pass without deal
        Monday's 4 p.m. trading deadline may pass without another major deal involving the Reds.
Reds-Expos Scouting Report

Bench says he didn't quit over Marty
        Johnny Bench said Thursday that he did not quit a daily radio show with broadcaster Marty Brennaman because Brennaman mentioned Pete Rose in his Hall of Fame induction speech.

Firstar Center sues to stop ballpark construction
        A Hamilton County judge ordered the owners of Firstar Center and county lawyers to return to court todaywith a compromise or face a ruling on a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of the Reds' new $280 million ballpark.

Miami grads seek Bengal stripes
        Safety JoJuan Armour last year became the ninth player from Miami University to play with the Bengals. He played in two games and is vying for a roster spot again this year.
Training camp visitors guide

Mack missing, will be fined
        Tremain Mack missed workouts Wednesday and Thursday to attend a mandatory class in his hometown of Tyler, Texas, the result of one of his DUI convictions.

Metro softball tourney
        The most-talked about opening-round game of the Fry Fastening Metro Softball Tournament turned out a mismatch.

Kidney stones don't keep 70-year-old off softball field
        Jack Hatter, a 70-year-old from Fort Wright, Ky., wasn't about to miss playing Thursday in the Hall of Fame game that opened the Fry Fastening Cincinnati Metro Championship softball tournament at Rumpke Park. So he put off surgery to remove kidney stones until today.

Father and Son Clay Court Tennis
        The drawing for the National Father and Son Clay Court Tennis Tournament, which begins today at the Cincinnati Tennis Club, wasn't favorable for Cincinnati's four teams.

Lorenzen welcomed as UK starter at Media Days
        Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen surveyed the media horde awaiting him at SEC Media Days and exclaimed, “Holy Cow.”

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Stadium lights up
Paul Brown Stadium was aglow Friday night, the first time the switch was flipped on the Bengals stadium's brilliant lights. The stadium wil host its first game Aug. 19, but crews will continue work through the end of the year.

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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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