The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, August 26, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 238
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Get all of Friday scores and highlights from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, plus a preview of today's big event, the Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium. Did you miss our season preview? That's here, too.

LIONS 21, BENGALS 13
The rookie kicker missed three kicks. The defense missed too many tackles. And the Bengals missed their opportunity to finish the preseason at .500.

REDS 6, MARLINS 0
Elmer Dessens pitched seven shutout innings, Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr. rapped three singles apiece and Sean Casey drove in two runs.

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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, August 26, 2000

SULLIVAN: Unfair test, or fair assessment?
        On the bright side, The Sporting News is picking the Detroit Lions to win the Super Bowl. So maybe the Cincinnati Bengals aren't as lousy as they looked in Friday night's 21-13 preseason loss to the Lions.

Rackers has rough first night
        Neil Rackers' first order of business today should be checking page 79 of the Bengals media guide.

Gutierrez signs 1-year extension
        Center Brock Gutierrez signed a one-year contract extension with the Bengals on Friday.

Reese's return delayed
        MIAMI — Reds manager Jack McKeon surmised that second baseman Pokey Reese probably would not return to the starting lineup tonight. Reese, who participated in pregame drills, missed his eighth consecutive game Friday with a strained left hamstring.

Lawsuit greets Santiago
        MIAMI — Benito Santiago knew he was being sued. But he didn't sense the seriousness of the allegations.

Lazier fastest heading into qualifying
        SPARTA, Ky. — Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner, had the fastest car Friday as Indy Racing League drivers prepared for pole qualifying today at Kentucky Speedway.

Local drivers in ARCA lineup
        SPARTA, Ky. — Willie Green and Jeff Alsip will run with the big boys (and girl) here today.

S P E C I A L S
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Get the rundown on your favorite team - and all 95 teams in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky - at Enquirer.com/prepfootball.

Ky. Speedway sets pace
Kentucky Speedway has been setting attendance records in its first season and has a chance to establish an Indy Racing League milestone this weekend at the Bluegrass State's first Indy car race.

Griffey, Brennaman clash
Marty Brennaman and Ken Griffey Jr. had a blowup in the clubhouse, with Griffey taking offense at the broadcaster's criticism and Brennaman responding, "I was here before you and I'll be here after you."

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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