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.
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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.
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.
SUNDAY'S SPORTS STORIES
50 Moments of magic|
From the Big Red Machine to tiny Milan's miracle, Cincinnati's sports century is highlighted by these 50 moments.
Track & field
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