The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, August 21, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 233
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GYMNASTS MAKE OLYMPICS
Cincinnati is sending two gymnasts to Sydney — one to compete, one as an alternate.

TIGER WINS PLAYOFF
Tiger Woods edged Bob May by one stroke in a three-hole playoff and became the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three of the four major golf championships in one year.

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Sports Headlines for  Monday, August 21, 2000


DAUGHERTY: Playoff polishes Woods' reputation
        On his way to becoming best ever, Tiger Woods ran into Bob May and nearly lost. May tested Tiger's game. May took Tiger's spine to the max, too. May the journeyman gave Tiger (and the rest of us) a Sunday afternoon tour of Tiger's heart, stomach and soul. We were all the better for it.

Akili proving his value
        Besides seeing Paul Brown Stadium for the first time Saturday, Bengals fans got an eye-popping performance from Akili Smith that shows why the organization has placed so much faith in the second-year quarterback.

D-line bounces back from bad start
        The Bengals defensive line shared in the blame for Atlanta's 362-yard passing outburst in the second preseason game.

Running backs struggle against Bears
        The Bengals, who tied as the NFL's sixth-best rushing team in 1999, gained only 51 yards Saturday in their 24-20 win over Chicago.

Survey gives stadium passing grade
        Opinions on Paul Brown Stadium are as varied as the people of Greater Cincinnati. You say it is a splendor and an eyesore; a palace and a dump; a bargain and a boondoggle. You love it and you hate it. Some people said all of that in one letter.

Pirates 7, Reds 3
        Jack McKeon thought the Reds might get a laugher, an easy win, a blowout.

Results of our Reds poll
        We got 187 responses to the question: Who do you blame most for the Reds' lousy season?

Dessens having a tough time
        Elmer Dessens is suddenly pitching like the guy who entered this year with a 2-8 major-league record.

Phillies - Reds Scouting Report
        Reds (60-61, second place in the National League Central) vs. Philadelphia (50-71, fifth place in the National League East).

XU arena lures first recruit
        Give the Cintas Center an assist already. Will Caudle, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from Indianapolis Warren Central High School, spent one day at Xavier on an unofficial recruiting trip Saturday and orally committed before leaving town at the end of the visit.

Moore heads inductees for N.Ky. hall
        Cleveland Browns linebacker Marty Moore and five area coaches headline the 2000 class of inductees for the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame.

S P E C I A L S

Opening night in photos
Check out a gallery of photos from Saturday night's first game at Paul Brown Stadium.
Complete Bengals coverage at Cincinnati.com/bengals

Stadium opens with bang
With a blast of fireworks and a jet-fighter flyby, Paul Brown Stadium, for years a political football and a symbol of riverfront revitalization, fulfilled its true purpose Saturday.

'Pretty sweet deal'
The Bengals have one of the most generous stadium leases in the NFL, an Enquirer analysis shows.

Thanks, come again
So many people came to the stadium open house - upwards of 100,000 - that Bengals and county officials are planning another.

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.

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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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