The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, September 15, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 258
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Sports Headlines for  Friday, September 15, 2000

Nelson warms up for Kroger with 58
        MASON — Larry Nelson shot a 58 in a pro-am event Thursday afternoon at the Kroger Senior Classic. If that had come during the tournament itself, which begins today, it would be the lowest score ever. It made for a great memory, anyway, for Nelson's pro-am partners, and an even better phone call home.
5 Players to watch | Tee times, results

Colorful Quigley: drinking no, dice yes
        When the Reds signalled for Dana Quigley to take the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch this week, he'd already decided he was going to “bring it in sidearm with something on it.”

Brewers 6, Reds 4
        Sean Casey's ability to hit should no longer be in doubt. His ability to hit for power, however, may continue to be debated. Casey is doing what he can to silence any remaining skeptics.

Griffey could return Monday
        Ken Griffey Jr. indicated Thursday his injured left hamstring was healing on schedule.

Doran, Naehring switch exec jobs
        Reds front office hands Billy Doran and Tim Naehring essentially switched jobs Thursday, with Doran yielding his director of player development position to Naehring. Doran became one of general manager Jim Bowden's special assistants, a crew that had included Naehring.

McKeon's MVP: Piazza
        Reds manager Jack McKeon said he would stick with his original choice for the National League's Most Valuable Player — catcher Mike Piazza — though he admitted that San Francisco's Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent were “coming on strong.”

Jaguars in ugly mood
        Chris Howard started at running back Sunday for Jacksonville. He had seven carries for eight yards and fumbled twice against Baltimore. He was cut Wednesday by coach Tom Coughlin.

Jaguars could lose kicker
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars might lose kicker Mike Hollis because of a bad back that could require surgery.

Jaguars Scouting Report
        Even with several of its best players out or playing at partial strength, Jacksonville led up-and-coming Baltimore before losing late in the game last week.

Bengals loyalty clause debated
        A six-hour hearing held Thursday at the Bengals' offices produced no decision on the legality of the team's loyalty clause.

UC's Monds effective in limited duty
        University of Cincinnati defensive tackle Mario Monds may be able to play in only 20-30 plays against Wisconsin. If what he did in 25 plays against Syracuse is any indication, it may be enough.

DAUGHERTY: Games hold no worries for Aussies
        SYDNEY, Australia — Australians are so relentlessly pleasant, it makes you nervous. It doesn't matter that it's 10 at night, it's all “G'day” to them. They don't say thanks; they say cheers.

Olympic thrill lasts a lifetime
        “It's part of your soul, a place in your heart,” 1984 marathoner Julie Isphording says. Read about the experiences of eight local Olympians.

No. 1 McAuley rises, wins without top hitter
        Someone had to rise to the challenge for the No.1-ranked McAuley volleyball team.
Ohio results | N.Ky. results

Highlands QB seeks revenge
        Admitting failure is unusual for an athlete, especially at the high school level. Highlands starting quarterback Gino Guidugli is an exception, readily accepting responsibility for the Bluebirds' 35-14 loss at Elder last year.

Taylor-Wyoming tops tonight's schedule
        It's been 17 seasons since the Taylor football team has posted a winning record or claimed a league championship.

Key carries make Harrison's success
        Three games into the 2000 football season, Harrison junior tailback Charlie Key not only leads Cincinnati in rushing with 9.5 yards per carry, but also leads with 820 yards on 86 carries.

Stuff draft Redd, Penn, Fletcher
        The Cincinnati Stuff made the most of their territorial picks in Thursday's International Basketball League draft, making regional players their first five picks.

Ky. Cup favorite draws No. 1 post
        FLORENCE — Favored Golden Missile drew the No.1 post position in a field of six horses for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park, but trainer Joe Orseno said it doesn't matter.

Miami men's basketball schedule

Miami women's basketball schedule

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

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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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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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