The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, August 23, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 235
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PHILLIES 5, REDS 4
        It all came together Tuesday for the Reds. No, not the resurgence they've been predicting with blind optimism, but the unraveling of a team that appears destined for a dreary September.

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Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Busch dates open for Ky. Speedway
        Kentucky Speedway has petitioned for a NASCAR Busch Series race for 2001, and its chances just improved. Myrtle Beach Speedway (S.C.) and South Boston (Va.) both announced that they will not hold Busch Series races next year.

IRL courts fans for Sunday race
        The Indy Racing League is everywhere in Greater Cincinnati this week. Or so it seems. The IRL races at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday, with the Belterra Resort Indy 300 (2:30 p.m., ESPN.) To promote the race, IRL drivers have fanned out across the area.

Punter change caps special-team makeover
        The Bengals' special teams makeover was completed Tuesday when incumbent punter Brad Costello was waived. Second-year pro Daniel Pope is the new punter.

SULLIVAN: Groce takes leap of faith
        Clif Groce is way out on a limb, out past the point where the squirrels feel safe. The branch beneath him could buckle at any moment.

Bengals pick up OT Farris
        The Bengals made eight roster moves Tuesday, trimming seven players and adding offensive tackle Kris Farris, who was waived Monday by Pittsburgh.

Ochoa's grand slam sets ML record
        Alex Ochoa's first-inning grand slam almost became an afterthought in the Reds' 5-4 loss Tuesday night to the Philadelphia Phillies. Actually, it'll live in posterity.

Dawkins makes Olympic team
        Barry Larkin's face broke into a huge smile when he learned that Double-A infielder Gookie Dawkins will be named to the U.S. Olympic baseball team today. Larkin played on the U.S. squad in 1984.

McKeon's son promoted to top scout
        After following his father into baseball, Kasey McKeon has continued to forge his own path.

Rose still clamoring for answer
        Seven months after his lawyer met with a top official of commissioner Bud Selig, Pete Rose said he still hasn't been told the status of his application for reinstatement.

UC football
        The University of Cincinnati Bearcats bring their preseason road camp (“Camp Higher Ground” on Indiana Route 46) to Nippert Stadium for an intrasquad scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. today. The scrimmage is open to the public. There is no admission charge.

Prep football schedule

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S P E C I A L S

Tristate sending 11 to Sydney
Dante Craig has 24 more nights to dream his golden dreams. Then it gets real for all 11 athletes with Cincinnati ties who are going to the Olympics.

Two gymnasts make Olympics
Morgan White won a berth on the six-member U.S. teams following the trials in Boston last weekend. Alyssa Beckerman will go as an alternate.

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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