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Reds gain split with Astros
        Alex Ochoa's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Reds a 5-4 win in the nightcap and broke a three-game losing streak.
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Green leads locals in ARCA race
        Willie Green of Walton, Ky., finished fifth to lead the Greater Cincinnati contingent in Saturday's ARCA RE/MAX Kentucky 150 race at Kentucky Speedway.
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Hall of Fame in Dillon's future?
        Just for fun, let's project what Corey Dillon might accomplish, if he stays healthy, now that he'll wear Bengals stripes through 2005.
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        Rudolf Jun and Rebecca Gallaher repeated as winners in Sunday's Flying Pig Marathon.
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, May 13, 2001

Astros 2, Reds 1
        The big question about Deion Sanders when the Reds called him up: Can he hit? Now the Reds are wondering if he can catch.

Casey hitting his stride
        To measure Sean Casey's progress this year, don't examine what he has done. Look at what he hasn't done.

Brower fills valuable role
        The loss of Pete Harnisch to the disabled list Friday was tough for the Reds to take. But without Jim Brower it would have been a lot harder to deal with.

Young's back back
        Dmitri Young started for the first time in six days in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Five Questions with: Reggie Sanders
        It wasn't supposed to be this way. Reggie Sanders was going to rise to stardom with the Reds and become a franchise fixture. Instead, he's playing with his fourth different team in four seasons. But don't cry for Sanders.

Marlins' Burnett no-hits Padres
        SAN DIEGO — A.J. Burnett threw the third no-hitter in the Florida Marlins' nine-year history, beating the San Diego Padres 3-0 Saturday night for the 24-year-old's first career complete game in the major leagues.

DAUGHERTY: Bengals had to help their image
        The going rate for credibility comes in at about $26million. Corey Dillon gets the money; the Cincinnati Bengals get the legitimacy. Everyone else has to take the Bengals a little more seriously for a while.

Coaching moves take toll on others
        When Skip Prosser learned Dave Odom had resigned as men's basketball coach at Wake Forest to take over at South Carolina, he gave it little thought.

Phillips, Tuukkanen cut by WNBA
        Two of the three Xavier basketball players taken in last month's WNBA draft have been cut: Jennifer Phillips by the Charlotte Sting and Taru Tuukkanen by the New York Liberty.

Earnhardt questions follow NASCAR drivers
        SPARTA, Ky. — Michael Waltrip and Sterling Marlin, both key figures in the Feb.18 death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, said Saturday time has eased some of the pain.
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Full house, field expected for Busch race
        This weekend's racing at Kentucky Speedway was a warmup lap for the summer's big show, a NASCAR Busch race June 16.

Rainout doesn't dampen Carroll's spirit
        SPARTA, Ky. — In baseball terms, Kentucky Speedway batted .500 with the weather but a perfect 1.000 in customer satisfaction this weekend.

Best and worst of the week in sports
        The Enquirer sports department's look at who rated — good and bad — this week in sports:


Good work, America: XFL is dead
        Congratulations. You, the American viewer, did in one of the worst experiments in sports television history in four months.

Tiger, Annika coming to a course near you
        Area fans will be treated in the next few weeks to the No.1 man and No.1 woman golfers in the world defending their championships at the PGA Tour Memorial and LPGA Champions Classic.

High School Insider
        Identical twins Marcus and David Blanks have grown up participating in the same sports for the same teams.

Jackson, Orr together again
        Louis Orr was on the phone. George Jackson, who had coached Withrow to two state Final Fours and possessed a glittering 311-146 record, knew at this moment his life might be about to change.

Fairfield 3-peats in sectional baseball
        HAMILTON — Winning Division I sectional championships is becoming a habit for coach Ralph Smith and the Fairfield baseball team.

Sectional baseball highlights
        Pinch runner Brian Newton scored on a two-out single by Pat Joos in the seventh inning, giving the third-ranked Hamilton the upset over No.1 St. Xavier.
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NewCath (35-0) wins state softball title
        It takes one word to describe Newport Central Catholic's slow-pitch softball season — perfect.
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N.Ky. baseball highlights
        Adam Kunkel drove in Nick Foltz with a two-out double in the top of the seventh to lift CovCath over Conner 1-0.
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