The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, August 11, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 223
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Four upsets Thursday — including the ouster of defending champ Pete Sampras — put a new face on the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati.
Complete tournament coverage at Enquirer.com/tennis2000

McKEON MAY BE IN LAST YEAR
It seems both sides have taken a vow of silence when it comes to the future of Reds manager Jack McKeon. And that speaks volumes when you compare it with what was said at this time last year.
Reds-Cubs Scouting Report

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Sports Headlines for  Friday, August 11, 2000

UC loses Land for season
        The Cincinnati Bearcats received a blow to their plans to rebuild a depleted frontcourt when forward Eugene Land was lost for the season with a knee injury.

Huggins joins USA staff
        Cincinnati Bearcats coach Bob Huggins was chosen as an assistant for the USA Basketball select team of college stars that will play an exhibition against the Olympic team next month.

Running backs now fighting for job
        ATLANTA — With Corey Dillon back, there's one less supporting role available in the Bengals' offensive backfield. All of which means the handful of players trying out as Dillon's understudy must shine in their preseason auditions. Act II is tonight in Atlanta.

Spotlight on quarterbacks
        This is one in a regular series of looks at the 2000 Bengals by position.

Ex-Bearcat to oppose Bengals
        Rod Monroe, a former University of Cincinnati basketball and football player, is third on the Atlanta Falcons' depth chart at tight end and is expected to play tonight against the Bengals.

Dusing one race from Olympics
        Nate Dusing does not intend to sound bored about winning NCAA championships. But the Covington Catholic graduate already has won five in his University of Texas swimming career.

Swim Trials Notebook
        A funny thing happened Thursday during the finals of the women's 100 butterfly. Even the swimmers warming up and cooling down in the practice pool paused from their laps to watch Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson duel for a spot on the Olympic team.

Bad knees end Phelps' comeback
        Jaycie Phelps' knees gave out a month too soon. With the Sydney Games only a month away, the second-youngest member of the Magnificent Seven announced Thursday she was withdrawing from next week's U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials because of chronic knee problems.

Golf Course Spotlight: Majestic Springs
        Back when Roger McKay was 5 years old and behind the wheel of a moving tractor — a real farm tractor — he wasn't eyeballing the scenery.

Henman shocks Sampras
        A kid at the ESPN Zone in New York was asking Tim Henman on a live TV broadcast Thursday night to cite the best moment of his tennis career. “It was about 180 seconds ago maybe,” Henman said.

Quarterfinalists: Who are these guys?
        They speak little English. Their names trip the spell-checker. They are asked for identification entering the players' lounge and go ignored by the autograph hounds.

Enqvist finds comfort zone
        There was a chance Thomas Enqvist would miss the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati.

Martin finds new life
        Todd Martin has won three matches in a tournament for the first time since the 1999 U.S. Open. He is in his first quarterfinal of the year. Not only has his serve not been broken, he has yet to face a break point at the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati.

Tired and teed off, Kafelnikov crumbles
        As former Bengals coach Sam Wyche once said, downplaying a loss, “There's tennis to be served and golf to be played.” In Yevgeny Kafelnikov's case, there's now more time for the latter.

DAUGHERTY: No excuses for skipping Olympics
        Pete Sampras can't be bothered. He won't be playing tennis for the United States at the Olympics next month. He says his schedule is full. The Olympics are not yet a Grand Slam event. And, well, they're halfway around the world, right? One trip a year to Australia is enough.

Tennis Notebook
        On Wednesday, Gustavo Kuerten was saved by the rain. On Thursday, he was ignited by a disagreement with the chair umpire.

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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