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Wednesday, August 9, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 221
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DILLON ENDS HOLDOUT
Bengals Pro Bowl running back Corey Dillon agreed to a one-year deal worth about $3 million today. He is expected to report Thursday and accompany the team to Atlanta for Friday night's game.
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Check our special special for complete coverage of one of the world's top tennis tournaments from the ATP Tennis Center in Mason.

BRAVES 5, REDS 4
The Reds again failed to provide evidence that they're poised for a rousing September,

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Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, August 09, 2000

Warrick takes top receiver's slot
        Coach Bruce Coslet has reversed his decision not to move rookie Peter Warrick to Darnay Scott's old position.

Roman starts crash course
        Rookie cornerback Mark Roreported to camp around noon Tuesday — on no sleep — and dressed for the afternoon practice, participating in six plays.
Training camp visitors guide

First rainout for Coslet
        Tuesday morning's practice was canceled because of a thunderstorm that produced heavy rain and lightning.

Anderson to play against Bengals
        GREENVILLE, S.C. — After nearly 11 months of watching from the sideline, Jamal Anderson is poised to return to his familiar spot in the Atlanta Falcons' backfield Friday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hunter eager to please
        Brian Hunter had heard that Reds general manager Jim Bowden coveted him ever since he broke into the majors in 1994 with Houston.

Larkin's return still uncertain
        Barry Larkin's recovery from a mild ligament sprain in his left knee took an encouraging turn Tuesday when he took batting practice and fielded some pregame grounders at shortstop.

Lefty Remlinger right fit for Braves
        When the Reds traded Mike Remlinger to the Atlanta Braves, Remlinger knew his days as a starter were over. But that was all right by Remlinger.

Braves coach hospitalized
        Woozy because he didn't eat after his workout Tuesday, Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone fainted on the bench and was taken to a hospital for a precautionary exam.

Chipper denies report of $90m deal
        One of the biggest names in baseball may be off this year's free agent list. But Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, last year's NL MVP, denied a report that he has agreed to a $90 million, six-year deal to remain with the Braves.

Local Digest
        Ron Smith will return for a sixth season as head coach and general manager of the Cincinnati Cyclones, the International Hockey League team announced Tuesday.

Munoz could start for Vols
        Michael Munoz makes no assumptions about what his role will be this season on the Tennessee football team.

UC loses basketball assistant
        Assistant coach Rod Baker is leaving the Cincinnati Bearcats to join the men's basketball coaching staff at Rutgers.

Agassi, Sampras win easily
        Through two days, the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati has ducked both rainouts and upsets.
No. 1 Agassi gets back on track
        Andre Agassi was worried about his back. Wayne Ferreira was worried about Andre Agassi. Both had their reasons.

Sampras on roll and having fun
        See Pete ride water slides at The Beach. See Pete take batting practice with the Reds. When Pete Sampras is in Cincinnati, he isn't afraid to take in the town. He has made a point of making himself at home here.

Ilie booed after not shaking Levy's hand
        Harel Levy's surprising success continued Tuesday but was overshadowed by his opponent's postmatch actions.

Success hasn't spoiled Kuerten
        Gustavo Kuerten continues to be a breath of fresh air, treasuring the moments each day for reasons that have little to do with his tennis success.

Corretja only has feat for clay
        Alex Corretja always needs time to get warmed up on hard courts. So the sixth seed at the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati almost always struggles here because he is coming from clay-court tournaments overseas.

Master Tennis Notebook
        Tim Henman sums up his year like this: “Fairly consistent but nothing really spectacular.”

Tour CEO happy with changes
        ATP Tour CEO Mark Miles was in town Tuesday to address the changes made in tennis this year: the ATP Champions Race, the mandatory status of the four Grand Slams and nine Tennis Masters Series events, the branding of the tournaments and the direction of the sport.

Marketing deal altered tax status
        The Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati tournament, where qualifying matches are under way, has more new this year than a telegenic color change to the courts.

Rubbing tennis elbows is good for business
        It may have changed its name. And its main sponsors. But the Tennis Masters Series in Mason this week remains one of the premier corporate schmoozing events in the Tristate.

S P E C I A L S
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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.

Huggins turns down Clippers
Explaining he wants “to finish what I started,” UC coach Bob Huggins said Monday night he rejected an offer to become head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.
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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.
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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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