The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 256
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The Reds groped for Kerry Wood's pitches as they fell to the Chicago Cubs, 2-1.
Complete Reds coverage at Cincinnati.com/reds

OLYMPIC COACH STEPS ASIDE
With none of her own gymnasts to coach, Cincinnati's Mary Lee Tracy stepped down as assistant Olympic coach Tuesday, ensuring access to the Sydney Games to the coach of another gymnast.

img PREP FOOTBALL REPORT
Friday's big winners included Elder, Moeller, LaSalle, Lebanon, Harrison and Indian Hill. Big losers were St. Xavier and Boone County. Get the scores and lowdown on Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Elder-Highlands set for Paul Brown Stadium
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Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Rowers not your average athletes
        These Olympians aren't typical jocks.

Jones off bench, but on hot seat
        Go ahead, blame Rod Jones. Blame the offensive line. Blame Akili Smith, Bruce Coslet and Mike Brown.

Griffey Jr.: I'll return this season
        Ken Griffey Jr. intends to play again this season, despite suffering a partial tear high on his left hamstring that will sideline him for five to seven days.

XU women to face four tourney teams
        The Xavier women's basketball team, rated 15th by one Web site, released its schedule Tuesday which includes four games against 2000 NCAA Tournament teams.

Morgan ready for Kroger; pro-am today
        Gil Morgan, a three-time winner on the Senior PGA Tour this season, defends his title at this week's $1.4 million Kroger Senior Classic at the Golf Center at Kings Island.

Milford boys surprise Lakota West
        Earning a spot in the Ohio state soccer poll has become a bad omen for some Cincinnati teams.

Brown gets starting nod for Rebels
        Boone County sophomore tailback James Brown will replace senior Timmy King in the Boone County High backfield for Friday's game against Conner.

Cincinnati high school results

N. Kentucky high school results

S P E C I A L S
Pall Bearer Stadium
Paul Brown must be turning over in his grave after the Bengals stunk up their new stadium in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Browns.
Photo galleryGame story

img UC pulls upset again
With no time left on the clock, UC's Jason Mammarelli kicked a 47-yard field goal Saturday to shock No. 24 Syracuse (and a national TV audience) 12-10.
Ohio St. 27, Arizona 17Miami 34, E. Mich. 17UK 27, So. Fla. 9

Olympic romance
Local swimmers Erin Phenix and Nate Dusing are living a real-life Hollywood script as they prepare to compete in Sydney, Australia, beginning this week.
Golden road may be hard for area Olympians

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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.

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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img 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.
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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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