The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, September 1, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 244
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MORE COST-CUTTING
The Reds dumped Dante Bichette's contract on the Red Sox for two minor-league pitching prospects. Can anybody spare a dime?
DAUGHERTY: Reds "prospects" are dim
Casey, Young to hit cleanup
Red Sox needed bat for playoff push


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A four-run sixth-inning erased a 2-0 deficit and complemented 6 1/3 innings of stout relief after Pete Harnisch left the game with a leg injury.
Box, runs
Scouting report: Reds vs. Expos

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Sports Headlines for  Friday, September 01, 2000

Stadium open house II today
        Paul Brown Stadium, the $453.2 million football palace your tax dollars are paying for, will open to the public today from 5 to 10 p.m.

Bengals' bye has advantages
        Bengals tackle John Jackson has the opening week of the NFL season off for the second consecutive year.

Warrick finishing off sentence
        Rookie receiver Peter Warrick was allowed to miss Thursday morning's practice to return to Tallahassee, Fla., to complete his community service sentence.

Huber shakes up Mount St. Joseph
        Rod Huber has been an assistant football coach for 18 years at the high school and college levels. Now he gets to run the show, and he's eager to put his stamp on the College of Mount St. Joseph program.
Mount St. Joseph scouting report

Stadium, QB fuel Thomas More
        When preseason football practices started at Thomas More College, about 100 new faces were on the field. That was the result not only of hard offseason recruiting work by the coaching staff but also of the momentum from the end of last season.
Thomas More scouting report

DAUGHERTY: Reds "prospects" are dim
        In baseball, Have Nots trade good players. Haves acquire them. This explains the Reds dealing of Dante Bichette on Thursday.

Casey, Young to hit cleanup
        Dante Bichette's departure to Boston in Thursday's trade means that Dmitri Young and Sean Casey will assume cleanup-hitting duties, at least for the immediate future.

Red Sox needed bat for playoff push
        Dante Bichette knew he'd been traded the moment he got the message to call Reds manager Jim Bowden.

Riedling shows confidence
        Right-hander John Riedling's calm self-assurance helped him overcome the usual jitters Wednesday night, when he made his major-league debut. He remained cool Thursday, when he appeared again, pitched 1 2/3 innings and earned his first major-league victory.

Scouting report: Reds vs. Expos
        Records: Cincinnati Reds (67-66, second place NL Central) vs. Montreal Expos (55-75, fifth place NL East).

Thursday's high school highlights
        Defending Ohio Division I champion Lakota West opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Anderson.

H I G H   S C H O O L   S P O R T S   P R E V I E W S

Cincinnati boys cross country preview
        State runner-up St. Xavier edged LaSalle for No.1 in the Enquirer's cross country poll.


Cincinnati boys golf preview
        The voting was closer than expected as Lakota West edged Fairfield and St. Xavier for the No. 1 spot in The Cincinnati Enquirer's preseason boys golf poll.

Cincinnati boys soccer preview
        The wide-open voting by Cincinnati's boys soccer coaches may be an indication of a wide-open race for The Enquirer's Division I poll championship.

Cincinnati field hockey preview
        Field hockey may be the best kept secret in the Greater Cincinnati area with only seven schools fielding teams.

Cincinnati girls cross country preview
        On Nov.4 at Scioto Downs in Columbus, the Colerain girls, ranked No.1 in theEnquirer's preseason poll, could be the first team to win four consecutive Division I titles.

Cincinnati girls soccer preview
        Defending state champion Lakota West was voted No. 1 in the Division I girls soccer poll, edging St. Ursula for the top spot.

Cincinnati volleyball preview
        McAuley edged two-time defending state champion Mount Notre Dame for the No.1 position in The Enquirer's Division I coaches volleyball poll.

N.Ky. boys cross country preview
        Campbell County cross country coach Terri Mayhew figures his Camels were one runner away from perhaps winning the Class AAA state championship last season.

N.Ky. boys golf preview
        Covington Catholic golf coach Rick Hornsby is sort of confident about his team's regional chances.

N.Ky. boys soccer preview
        John Horton has enough experience being ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer's preseason coaches poll to decide it's not as bad as others make it out to be.

N.Ky. girls cross country preview
        Scott's run to a fifth consecutive girls Class AAA regional championship last season was no walk in the park, so to speak.

N.Ky. girls golf preview
        Notre Dame has won the last five Northern Kentucky regional girls golf titles, but title No.6 could be the toughest.

N.Ky. girls soccer preview
        Notre Dame being ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer's girls soccer poll has become as much a part of the local August scene as high humidity and Bengals preseason losses.

N.Ky. volleyball preview
        A 32-8 record for a Notre Dame volleyball team usually means a shot at the state title. However, the Enquirer's top Northern Kentucky team last year had a shocking conclusion to its season.

S P E C I A L S
IRL PUTS ON A GREAT SHOW
The Indy Racing League was an instant smash at Kentucky Speedway, with a big wreck on the second lap. There were surprise leaders and thrilling duels but also a predictable finish.

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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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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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