The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, August 12, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 224
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FALCONS 31, BENGALS 16
For the second consecutive week, the Bengals had the lead early in the fourth quarter and gave up late touchdowns to lose.
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Sampras and Agassi are gone, but the No.1 player in the world for the year 2000 is still standing at the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati.
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A 16-page guide to the new Paul Brown Stadium will be in Sunday's print edition. It includes a level-by-level tour and a profile of the stadium's namesake. Get one before they're sold out.
New stadium will also be party place
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, August 12, 2000

Dusing squeezes into Olympics with 6th-place finish
        INDIANAPOLIS — The top six swimmers entering Friday's 200 freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials were separated by one-half second. Villa Hills' Nate Dusing qualified for the Olympics by an even slimmer margin than that.

Swim Trials Notebook
        INDIANAPOLIS — In a sport with a history of systematic drug use by its top athletes, the startling success of 33-year-old Dara Torres has caused skepticism at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

Austin defends boxing title
        LAS VEGAS — IBF bantamweight champion Tim Austin of Cincinnati successfully defended his title for the fifth time Friday night.

Reds 6, Cubs 4
        CHICAGO — Even if this proves to be another in a series of false starts in the Reds' race for the postseason, it's the most rousing one yet.

Young: Reds fans louder in Chicago
        CHICAGO — Dmitri Young could have been excused for thinking he was at Cinergy Field. Then again, he never heard the kind of cheers at home that he received Friday at Wrigley Field.

Graves, Wohlers ends struggles
        CHICAGO — A pair of struggling relievers righted themselves Friday, just in time to help the Reds secure their 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

AFC Central will shrink with realignment
        ATLANTA — The AFC Central, the Bengals' home for 30 years, will lose two teams beginning in 2002 when the new Houston franchise joins the league and the NFL realigns to eight four-team divisions.

Bears like Rackers' kicking if Bengals don't
        ATLANTA — If the Bengals keep veteran kicker Doug Pelfrey ahead of Neil Rackers, the Chicago Bears will snap up the rookie out of Illinois.

Stadium will also be party place
        The new Paul Brown Stadium is going beyond football. Beginning with a Sept. 13 trade-group gathering, it becomes a rental facility for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate meetings and other private events.

Kuerten proving to be true No. 1
        MASON — Pete and Andre are gone. Patrick never showed. But the No.1 player in the world for the year 2000 is still standing at the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati: “Guga.”

Henman may have energy edge on Kuerten
        MASON — Tim Henman was watching the first match Friday, hoping it would last forever.

Clement a familiar foe for Enqvist
        MASON — One of the few people at the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati familiar with Arnaud Clement is Thomas Enqvist. This is bad for Clement, for he'll lose the element of surprise that has carried him through the week.

Doubles game dying
        MASON — The ATP Tour is in doubles trouble. The doubles game, which has become specialized almost to the point of being a separate tour, is withering on the vine.

Tennis Notebook
        MASON — Andre Agassi, who retired during his second-round match against Fernando Vicente on Wednesday, intends to play next week in the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., where he is a five-time champion, including the past two years.

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

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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