BILLS 21, BENGALS 20|
Six days after looking indecisive and inconsistent in an intrasquad scrimmage, Akili Smith was cool and confident in the Bengals' preseason opener Friday night in Buffalo.
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Sports Headlines for Saturday, August 05, 2000
Marlins 2, Reds 1
For the seventh time in 23 games, the Reds' record rests at .500. When something happens that often, it's not a coincidence.
Sexton finds his way to Cinergy
Chris Sexton sounded like a true Cincinnatian which he is as he described his trip to Cinergy Field on Friday.
Gullett's heart passes test
Pitching coach Don Gullett, who was hospitalized in New York after suffering tightness in his chest, underwent tests Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic that found his heart to be completely normal, team physician Dr. Tim Kremchek said.
Ailing Rafter pulls out of Cincinnati tourney
Patrick Rafter, who had rotator cuff surgery in October, withdrew Friday from this year's Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati tournament because of an ailing right shoulder.
Seniors Tennis Championship
When Mansour Bahrami agreed to play in the Seniors Championship of the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, he didn't know it was a mixed doubles format.
Andre Agassi has let Tennis Master Series officials officials know he wants to play doubles this week.
Sampras, Rafter fall in Toronto
TORONTO There isn't going to be a rematch of this year's Wimbledon final between Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter at the $2.95 million Tennis Masters Series-Canada.
Brian Grant chases title instead of dollars
Brian Grant has been offered 90 million reasons to relocate to Cleveland. And said no.
Jarrett still driver to beat at Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS Ricky Rudd and Darrell Waltrip will start a surprising 1-2 in today's Brickyard 400. They almost certainly won't finish there. Dale Jarrett, the defending Brickyard champion, is the man to beat.
Brickyard 400 notebook
INDIANAPOLIS Jeremy Mayfield will miss today's Brickyard 400 after being knocked unconscious in a practice crash Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Metro Softball Tournament
In the summer, Mike Riggs spends most of his time traveling between three points located within a few hundred yards of each other: his home, his business and Rumpke Park.
Dillon soap opera heats up again
Just as his client did, agent Marvin Demoff objected Friday to the Bengals' use of a provision of the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement to pressure running back Corey Dillon into signing and reporting.
Scott covers bad check
Receiver Darnay Scott, lost for the season with a broken leg, has repaid the $5,157.92 he owed to a Florence motorcycle shop.
S P E C I A L S
Can Bengals, Scott recover?|
Darnay Scott's season-ending broken leg left his teammates in shock and his career as a speedy wide receiver in jeopardy.
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.
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.
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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