The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, September 18, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 261
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JAGUARS 13, BENGALS 0
A good effort by the defense was wasted by the offense, which has scored just 7 points in two games. “I'm sick of it,” linebacker Takeo Spikes said as the Bengals fell to 0-2.

img LATEST OLYMPIC COVERAGE
Check Cincinnati.com/olympics for Paul Daugherty's reports, coverage of the 12 Tristate athletes, and the latest news and results from Associated Press.

PREP FOOTBALL REPORT
About 35,000 people saw Elder knock off Highlands in the first prep game at Paul Brown Stadium Saturday. Many got in free when ticket booths couldn't handle the huge walkup and police opened the gates. Click here for coverage of all of the weekend's games.

WISCONSIN 28, UC 25
A second straight shocker over the Top-10 Badgers? Impossible. Unthinkable. And in the end, just out of reach.
Ohio State 27, Miami 16Kentucky 41, Indiana 34
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, September 18, 2000

Reds 8, Brewers 4
        The Reds are playing for the future now. When you say that, you often think of youth. But a pitcher who turns 34 on Saturday may be the key to next year's rotation.

Reds may still get grass
        A year later, the Reds may get the grass surface they wanted for this season.

Reds won't break attendance record
        The Reds drew 26,999 fans Sunday, pushing their season total to 2,476,845. With only three home dates remaining, the franchise record of 2,629,708, set in 1976, is safe.

Junior expected back tonight
        Ken Griffey Jr., out for six games with a partially torn left hamstring, could return to the lineup for the opener of the San Francisco series tonight.

Reds-Giants Scouting Report
        • The series: Reds (78-72, second place in the National League Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (89-59, first place in the National League West).

SULLIVAN: Joke's on the offensive line
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The harbinger of Hurricane Gordon was a hard rain. Alternately a drizzle and a downpour, it made for a miserable Sunday afternoon at ALLTEL Stadium.

Rackers still 0-for-season
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Neil Rackers has missed all five of his field goal attempts since he won the Bengals kicking job in preseason.

Gibson bags line's first 2 sacks
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Oliver Gibson has heard the criticism of the Bengals defensive line. It doesn't get any pressure on the quarterback. It plays older than it is. As a defensive tackle, he takes the knocks to heart. And in Sunday's 13-0 loss to the Jaguars, Gibson led the defensive line to redemption.

Spearman fills in nicely
        JACKSONVILLE — Rookie free agent Armegis Spearman started at middle linebacker, had eight tackles and impressed his defensive teammates with his composure.

More Bengals fans upset over seats
        Swindled. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled. That's how longtime Cincinnati Bengals season-ticket holder Daniel Weckstein felt when he discovered the Paul Brown Stadium seats he received were less expensive and more remote than what he thought he was ordering.

DAUGHERTY: NBA players out of this world
        SYDNEY, Australia — Other than drug testing, the biggest joke at the Olympics is that the world will catch up to American basketball. The world will not. We do basketball better than anyone. Basketball and movies. Always have. Always will.

Rowers will have to do better to medal
        SYDNEY, Australia — Three Cincinnati rowers still have a chance at medals.

Xavier grad misses medal
        SYDNEY, Australia — Jason Parker, a 1996 Xavier graduate, finished fifth in the Olympic 10-meter air rifle finals here Monday.

Green wins Kroger with late charge
        MASON — On a dazzling Sunday, Hubert Green had a dazzling birdie on the par-5 18th hole to win the Kroger Senior Classic by one stroke over Larry Nelson.
Kroger scores

Kroger moves to TPC in '02
        MASON — The Kroger Senior Classic is moving to the Tournament Players Club at River's Bend, seven miles up the road, for 2002.

Kroger Notebook
        MASON — Next year, the Kroger Senior Classic's final year here (it is moving to the TPC course seven miles up the road for 2002), the purse will be raised $100,000 to $1.5 million, and it will be held Labor Day weekend.

Top area golfers vie in Southern Ohio PGA Open
        Reigning Met champ Jim Herman and former Ohio Women's Amateur champ Julie Palmer will make their pro debuts in today's 36-hole Huntington Bank-Southern Ohio PGA Open at the Heritage Club and Four Bridges Country Club in Mason.

Police: Highlands, not Bengals, to blame
        A Cincinnati police lieutenant said he and Bengals security officials made the decision to open the gates at the Elder-Highlands game Saturday because of concern that fans in line — slowed by inadequate ticket sales staff — would crash the gates.

Ohio high school results

N. Kentucky high school results

Ky. Cup winner eyes Breeders' Cup Classic
        Captain Steve, half-length winner over favorite Golden Missile in Saturday's Grade II $500,000 Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway, was vanned to Churchill Downs Sunday.

S P E C I A L S

Fan sues Bengals over season tickets
A season-ticket holder sued the Bengals and Hamilton County on Friday because he received less expensive and more remote seats than the ones he claims he paid for in Paul Brown Stadium.

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.
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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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