The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, August 14, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 226
L O C A L
S P O R T S
B U S I N E S S
W E A T H E R
T R A F F I C
Today's Sports News
img ENQVIST'S DAY TO REMEMBER
No. 7 seed Thomas Enqvist captured the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati championship with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over No. 15 seed Tim Henman.
Complete tournament coverage at Enquirer.com/tennis2000

STADIUM OPENS WITH FANFARE
The public can tour Paul Brown Stadium this week, and there's a special event for season-ticket holders. Grand opening is Saturday's first game. Here's the schedule.

TALK BACK CINCINNATI
Cincinnati.Com is proud to offer our readers interactive forums for free and open communication. We hope you enjoy this service.
Headlines
For past stories, please see BackIssues or use our Search Engine.
National headlines from the AP, updated around the clock.

Sports Headlines for  Monday, August 14, 2000

Reds 3, Cubs 0
        CHICAGO — Steve Parris' luck finally caught up with his effort Sunday night. Parris, who shares the major-league lead in defeats, pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings.

Olympics for Dawkins, Priest?
        CHICAGO — General manager Jim Bowden said Sunday that the organization has “given (its) blessing” for infielder Gookie Dawkins and left-hander Eddie Priest, who are playing for Double-A Chattanooga, to be selected to the U.S. team that will compete in next month's Olympic Games.

Suspension hanging over Hunter
        Here's a mild irony: Outfielder Brian Hunter, acquired last week from the Colorado Rockies, still has not served his three-game suspension for fighting with reliever Scott Sullivan after being hit by a pitch on July 15.

Reds-Brewers Scouting Report
        Records: Cincinnati 59-57, second place NL Central; Milwaukee 48-69, fifth place NL Central.

Results of our Reds poll
        We got 185 responses to Sunday's question: Now that the Reds have pulled within 4 1/2 games of first-place St. Louis, are you more likely to attend a game on the next homestand?

Dillon upbeat, eager to win
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — With a new $3 million, one-year contract — almost six times more than he made last year — Corey Dillon and his family will be eating well.

Rookie Roman learns quickly
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Rookie cornerback Mark Roman was on the field for four plays Friday night in Atlanta — his first NFL game action — but he was not overwhelmed.

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

Phenix one race from Olympics
        INDIANAPOLIS — If all goes well over the next few days, maybe Nate Dusing and Erin Phenix should start planning some romantic getaway in the Australian Outback or at the Great Barrier Reef.

Swim Trials Notebook
        INDIANAPOLIS — Gary Hall Jr. said he had no intention of swimming the 100 freestyle at the Olympic trials, having not competed at that distance since being diagnosed with diabetes in March 1999.

UC seniors set sights on bowl
        They have new uniforms (sharp), a new playing surface (soft) and an interesting schedule (opening with Army and Syracuse here, and revenge-minded Wisconsin and its Big Ten colleague, Indiana, there).

Miami spotlight shifts to quarterback
        OXFORD — Ben Roethlisberger is about as ballyhooed a football player who's ever been signed by Miami University. But Roethlisberger, the Ohio big school player of the year out of Findlay, knows his place. It's behind incumbent quarterback Mike Bath.

DAUGHERTY: Only stars can make fans care
        MASON — Anna Kournikova flames the cover of the latest issue of Tennis Week, wearing red lipstick and suggestions of clothing. She can't take her eyes off her, and neither can we. They could have used her here Sunday.

Henman keeps stiff upper lip after loss
        MASON — British radio announcers, giving live updates Sunday, were telling the folks back home this was Tim Henman's biggest match ever. But Henman insisted it wasn't his biggest letdown.

Woodies win 61st doubles title
        MASON — It was a heck of a farewell party. Upcoming retirements by members of each team in Sunday's Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati doubles final lent a nostalgic air to the afternoon.

Masters Tennis Notebook
        MASON — As the doubles final ended Sunday and the trophies were being handed out, fans began leaving the ATP Tennis Center. Several walked by Bruce Flory, tournament director for the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, telling him how much they enjoyed themselves during the week.

S P E C I A L S
Stadium almost wasn't
Battles over money, location and power threatened to send the Bengals to another city. Yet, each time, someone found a way out.

img
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.
Join the discussion in our College Sports forum

img

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.
img

img 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.
photo

img
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.


SUNDAY'S SPORTS STORIES

Sports News at the Wire
Today's headlines
Baseball
Pro football
Olympics
Golf   Tennis
Auto racing
Horse racing
Boxing  Soccer
NBA   WNBA
Hockey
College football
College basketball
Track & field
Transactions
Click here for CINCINNATI.COM

ADVERTISING INFORMATION FOR ENQUIRER WEB SITES

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE NEWSLETTER