The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 263
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GIANTS 7, REDS 3
Ken Griffey Jr. returned from a seven-day injury layoff with a pinch-hit HR. But Sean Casey may replace him on the injured list.
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Ricardo Williams led 21-5 when the referee stopped the fight. 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.

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Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Bengals ticket holders consider class-action lawsuit
        More than 20 disgruntled season-ticket holders attended a private meeting at the Marriott Hotel on Union Centre Boulevard on Tuesday night to discuss a class-action lawsuit against the Bengals.

Receivers are NFL's new TD-makers
        Peter Warrick has star power. The Bengals need it, because wide receiver is becoming the NFL's glamour position.

UC's task: Stop IU QB
        The only way the Bearcats begin to prepare their defense for Saturday's game at Indiana is to utilize a jitterbugging running back or wide receiver in practice to simulate Randle El at quarterback.

Blowing leads IU's problem
        Two games into the season and Indiana already has slipped into a disturbing pattern. The Hoosiers can't seem to hold onto leads.

DAUGHERTY: Good or bad, U.S. lacks Karolyi's fire
        SYDNEY, Australia — Bela Karolyi was a sight. In the press section, rocking nervously to and fro, filling his red cheeks with air and exhaling like a steam engine, sweating profusely. He could have been in labor.

Local boxer dominates opener
        SYDNEY, Australia — Cincinnati's Ricardo Williams Jr. used a punishing left hand to stop Australian Henry Collins in the first round of boxing competition Wednesday at the Olympic Games.

Two local rowers advance to finals
        SYDNEY, Australia - Two American rowing teams won their races early today, meaning two Cincinnatians will have a chance at gold medals in the finals Sunday.

Ky. Speedway expands schedule for 2001
        Kentucky Speedway will expand its racing schedule for 2001 and will begin its season a month earlier than in 2000.

Wild card? Don't even think about it
        SAN FRANCISCO — Four straight victories had vaulted the Reds onto the fringe of the wild-card race. They trail New York by 6 1/2 games with 10 to play.

Herman wins SOPGA Open in pro debut
        MASON — Jim Herman has left no doubt that he is the king of Southwestern Ohio golf for 2000.

Highlands plummets in national polls
        Highlands' loss last Saturday to Elder dropped it out of nearly all the national football polls.

Ohio football computer ratings
        Here are the first weekly football computer ratings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Ratings are by division and region with record and average bi-level points per game (top eight teams in each region advance to regional quarterfinals):

High School Highlights
        The Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division girls soccer title remains up for grabs.
Ohio results N.Ky. results

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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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
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