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Yankees win opener, 4-3
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Advertisers wanted performance clause
Three of the Tristate's biggest companies slashed advertising plans for stadium signs after the Bengals refused to base the contract on the number of wins.

Who's got the edge?
Enquirer reporter Mark Curnutte gives his analysis of how the Bengals and the Broncos match up and makes his prediction for today's game.

Prep football report
No. 1 Colerain clinched its first outright GMC title, while N.Ky. No. 1 Highlands routed Holmes 81-0 behind Gino Guidulgli's 8 TD passes. Get all the scores and highlights at Enquirer.com/prepfootball
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, October 22, 2000

SULLIVAN: Vizcaino joins Yankee lore
        NEW YORK — Jose Vizcaino bounded toward first base like a small child on a trampoline. There was a spring in his step and an expression on his face of distilled ecstacy.

What will Clemens do with Piazza?
        NEW YORK — Was it miscalculation or malice? Was it accidental or aimed? Did Roger Clemens hit Mike Piazza on purpose, or was he merely trying to mark his territory?

World Series Notebook
        NEW YORK — Seattle shortstop Alex Rodriguez will be the biggest star on the free-agent market this winter. But New York Mets left-hander Mike Hampton could be close behind.

1975 World Series: Game 1
        On the 25th anniversary of the "Greatest World Series Ever,' The Enquirer is running a series of stories about each game.

DAUGHERTY: 20 questions with Huggins
        He's probably out of here in five years. When Bob Huggins' contract is done, so is he. He will fish or play golf or do nothing. This is what he says.

Huggins stays patient with inexperienced team
        The first week of basketball practice always is about teaching, but perhaps even more so this fall for Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins.

Prosser, Gaudio join forces again
        Skip Prosser was disgusted. He had just been told Dino Gaudio had been hired as his assistant coach. “Who the heck is Dino Gaudio?” he said.

Former UC, XU stars return for exhibition
        There is more for local college basketball fans to be interested in Friday night than the return of Kenyon Martin to Shoemaker Center.

Suit claims boys', girls' sports not equal in Boone County
        BOONE COUNTY — It started with a softball field about 2 miles from Boone County High School. Chrissi Egan, a 15-year-old sophomore who lettered in softball, noted the field's location behind an elementary school. She and the other players must find their own transportation to and from the field, whether it's for practice or games. And there are no lights or dugouts, no locker rooms, restrooms or press boxes.
What case law is there?

Athletics under federal scrutiny
        As a national crackdown on discrimination in high school sports hits home in Boone County, school districts around Greater Cincinnati are stepping up their sports offerings to assure girls equitable athletic opportunities.

Jackson's experience gives Bengals hope
        Bengals tackle John Jackson has told the story to any of his offensive teammates who will listen.

No quick fix for Bengals offense
        The list of reasons the Bengals offense is the worst in the NFL is long. The list of ways to fix the problems is short.

EDITORIAL: A citizens' revolt
        They've tried boycotts, protests and walkouts. In letters to the editor, they have suggested everything from new uniforms to playing on half a field because the Bengals never cross the 50-yard line.

Locals win 3 state titles
        Cincinnati-area individuals and teams combined to win three state championships Saturday.

Falk chalks up third state title
        COLUMBUS — The smile that spread across the face of Audra Falk was one of relief.

Badin's Wiegands win state doubles
        COLUMBUS — Nancy Wiegand's dream of winning a state tennis championship seemed improbable five months ago after the 18-year-old Badin senior suffered a serious back injury.

Lakota West rallies for state golf title
        COLUMBUS — The crowd was hushed as the final golfers, Kenton Hobbs of Lakota West and John Locke of Ashland, walked toward the scoring area.

St. X boys, Colerain girls run to titles
        LaSalle junior Allen Bader fell short of his personal goal, but he thinks he helped get the Lancers' cross country team back on track.
Boys cross country results| Girls cross country results

St. X edges Moeller in sectional soccer
        St. Xavier's 10-3-4 record wasn't enough to earn a seed in the Division 1 boys soccer sectional, but a 1-0 victory over Moeller earned the Bombers something even better — respect.

Soccer tournament highlights
        Sophomore David Grinnell scored on the seventh penalty kick as Colerain defeated Milford 2-1 in a boys Division I sectional soccer game Saturday.
Boys soccer schedule | Girls soccer schedule

N.Ky. high school highlights
        Jeff Fichner scored two goals to lead Boone County to a 4-0 victory over Ryle on Saturday in District 25 play.

Some playoff spots will go down to final weekend
        It could be a sweep for area teams when it comes to the eight Division I berths available in the region for the Ohio football playoffs.

Warren Harding 24, Elder 19
        WARREN — Harding's Maurice Clarett scored two TDs and ran for more than 150 yards.

Lakota West 41, Lakota East 14
        Junior tailback Mike Lovell ran 15 times for 169 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Firebirds.

Week 9 Notebook
        Northwest's wide-open passing game put up another huge night on Friday in a 56-23 victory over Amelia. Quarterback Darren Schneider completed 26 of 32 passes for 420 yards and five touchdowns.

Auto Racing Insider
        Blue Ash native Jeff Fultz remains in the running for a NASCAR championship in 2000.

Cyclones 2, Milwaukee 1
        The IHL Cincinnati Cyclones swept the two game home-at-home series beating the Milwaukee Admirals 2-2 before 5,025 Saturday at Firstar Center.

Mighty Ducks 2, Norfolk 1
        Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 21 shots and Jason Williams netted his first career goal as the AHL Cincinnati Mighty Ducks defeated the Norfolk Admirals 2-1 Saturday night at the Gardens.

Georgia 34, Kentucky 30
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen set a school record for passing yards. But Georgia's Cory Phillips got the victory.

Ohio State 38, Iowa 10
        IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ohio State gave Iowa a different look Saturday, but the result was the same.

Hanover 55, Mount St. Joseph 12
        Eric Bruns threw for three touchdown passes, including a 50-yard pass to Bill Wilcox with 5:32 left in the first quarter, to lead Hanover to a 55-12 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday at Elder.

Gottfried has risen to ESPN's top
        Mike Gottfried figured he'd do his five games as a broadcaster and then get back to coaching football. That was 1990. Ten years later, Gottfried is considered one of the best if not the best college football analyst working.

Five Questions with Mike Gottfried
        Before Mike Gottfried became ESPN's No. 1 college football analyst, he was a pretty good football coach. Gottfried, in fact, is the last coach to leave the University of Cincinnati with a winning record. He went 12-10 in his two years at UC.