The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, July 31, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 212
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HUGGINS WEIGHS CLIPPERS OFFER
Bob Huggins could leave UC to coach the Los Angeles Clippers as early as today. A source said the Clippers are “coming after him pretty hard,” and that if the team offers him a large enough contract, he likely will accept.
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, July 31, 2000

Braham may face knee surgery
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Center Rich Braham, the mainstay of the Bengals' offense in 1999, might need arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
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Pickens excited to be in Titans' camp
        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Carl Pickens is so eager for a fresh start in the NFL that he arrived at the Tennessee Titans' practice facility early Sunday and found himself waiting outside a locked gate.

Cincinnati team second in AAU tourney
        The Cincinnati AAU Black team led by Moeller High's Matt Sylvester and Purcell Marian's Keith Jackson finished runner-up at the national AAU 17-and-under tournament with a 51-46 loss to the Boo Williams team from Virginia.

Golfers come out at night
        COLERAIN TWP. — The sun has set and a dark, moonless sky prevails. Thirty-four golfers walk toward their clubs on the veranda of the Lake Gloria clubhouse. After picking them up, they stroll off — not toward the parking lot, but out to the nine-hole, par-3 golf course.

Metro softball champ cruises into semis
        Defending champion Watanabe/Perkins advanced to the semifinals of the Fry Fastening ASA Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament Sunday with an 18-5 victory over Ky. Chiropractic, last year's runner-up.

National Father and Son Clay Court Tournament
        It's easy to understand why Peter and Van VanLingen refer to Cincinnati as their second home. For the sixth time in 10 appearances at the National Father and Son Clay Court Tournament in Cincinnati,the VanLingens won the championship match.

Larkin not worried about Mets fans
        MONTREAL — Though Barry Larkin gave New York Mets fans a reason to loathe him, he doesn't expect to receive a nasty reception during Cincinnati's three-game series at Shea Stadium beginning tonight.

Taubensee's bat exposed
        MONTREAL — Catcher Eddie Taubensee maintained his offensive recovery Sunday, doubling twice and singling in four at-bats. He recorded his third consecutive multiple-hit game, the first time since May 14-16 he has had such a streak.

Cardinals floundering without McGwire
        NEW YORK — Mark McGwire won't be rejoining the St. Louis Cardinals in Montreal this week, and manager Tony La Russa isn't sure when his biggest star will return.

S P E C I A L S
Hall of Fame Special
Four Reds legends went into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 23, making it one of the sweetest days in the rich history of baseball's first professional team. Check our special coverage.

Stadium lights up
Paul Brown Stadium aglow for the first time. The stadium will 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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