SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002
Graves signs one-year deal with Reds
        After signing a one-year deal with the Reds reported at $3.525million, reliever Danny Graves spent Tuesday afternoon on the golf course.

UC bans Post reporter following Huggins flap
        The University of Cincinnati has revoked the press credential for Cincinnati Post reporter Jason Williams for two games and banned him from Shoemaker Center until Monday because of a public incident involving coach Bob Huggins Thursday.

Truly, all for one, one for all
During the NCAA Tournament last March, Xavier athletic director Mike Bobinski was in the same Kansas City restaurant as Butler's basketball team and noted how professional the Bulldogs looked. It was a moment he recalled when choosing Matta as XU's new coach seven weeks later.

SULLIVAN: Cats keep changing stripes
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Schizophrenia is in season here in Wildcats country. Kentucky can't seem to get its story straight. Sometimes, the Cats are so good it's scary. Sometimes, the Cats are so flat it's frightening.
UK clamps down on Mississippi

Australian Open updates
        Upsets at the Australian Open on Wednesday left the tournament without its top five men's seeds halfway through the second round, something that never has happened before at a Grand Slam event. Latest news from Associated Press.

Prep sports section
        Complete coverage of basketball and other prep sports in the Tristate.

Sports events this week
        A schedule of area sporting events for the next seven days.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
NFL notebook: War of words, round 3
        PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher didn't try to quiet the back-and-forth jabbering that already has started between the Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. He even added a few words of his own.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Sheffield dealt to Atlanta for Jordan
        ATLANTA — Gary Sheffield got his wish Tuesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers traded him to the Atlanta Braves for Brian Jordan, Odalis Perez and a minor-league pitcher.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
DePaul coach ponders what ifs
        DePaul coach Pat Kennedy can't help but have nights where he thinks, “What if?”

This season is deja vu for RedHawks
        As the college basketball season passes the midpoint, this Miami team is beginning to take on a feel similar to last season's club.

N.C. State wins wild one in ACC
        CLEMSON, S.C. — Freshman Josh Powell's putback shot with 2.1 seconds to go capped a crazy finish in North Carolina State's 80-79 victory against Clemson on Tuesday night.

Pitino frustrated with Cards' rebounding
        LOUISVILLE — Louisville is 11th out of 14 Conference USA teams in rebound margin, but coach Rick Pitino says his team's rebounding method ranks at the very bottom.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Notre Dame unveils tough '02 schedule
        SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The first game in Notre Dame Stadium for new Irish coach Tyrone Willingham will kick off at noon Sept.7.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
No. 1 Warriors tough, balanced
        In another standout performance before a noisy crowd, No.1 Winton Woods placed five players in double figures to defeat a scrappy McNicholas team 88-71 at McNicholas.

North College Hill rolls to 9-0 in MVC
        North College Hill's latest victory Tuesday night wasn't the smoothest of the year, but it shouldn't detract from the idea that the Trojans are rolling.

Boys basketball roundup
        Anderson converted 13 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to defeat Loveland, the No.4 team in the Enquirer's Division I area coaches poll, 84-73 Tuesday night.

Girls basketball roundup
        Sophomore guard Mel Thomas scored a career-high 42 points on 16-of-25 shooting to lead Mount Notre Dame, ranked sixth in the Enquirer's Division I poll, past Roger Bacon 88-58 Tuesday night.

Four Bombers choose colleges
        St.Xavier football coach Steve Rasso announced college commitments from four Enquirer all-city players.

CINCINNATI FLYING PIG MARATHON
Flying Pig lacks sponsor, gains events
        Prize money is looking lean at the 4th Annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, but race organizers expect a healthy number of participants May 5 — about 10,000 — with the addition of several new races aimed at first-time runners.

NBA BASKETBALL
Iverson's 58 helps 76ers beat Houston
        PHILADELPHIA — Allen Iverson scored a career-high 58 points, the most in an NBA game in almost two years and the fourth-highest total in team history, as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets 112-106 in overtime Tuesday night.

NHL HOCKEY
Sharks win buzzer-beater at Colorado
        DENVER — Put Evgeni Nabokov on the ice at Pepsi Center, throw a lot of shots at him, and the result is magical.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
UC worthy of top three?
        The Houston Cougars think so, after the No. 10 Bearcats routed them 83-62 on Saturday.

Chalmers, XU's win streak growing
        Many Xavier games this season have invoked deja vu. The Musketeers get a lead, see it shrink, and then make enough key plays late to hang on. One can't complain about the end result.
Miami survives strange ending

Reds' hope in young arms
        With apologies to Jack Nicholson, let's call this the As Good As It Gets column. Remember the scene in the movie when Jack walks into his shrink's waiting room and says to his follow obsessive-compulsives, “What if this is as good as it gets?” That's the reality Reds fans have to face. It is unlikely any more help is on the way.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
T H E   Y E A R   A H E A D
Some things we'd like to see in '02
        The year 2002 could be a great year for turnarounds by the Reds and Bengals if they'd get out of their bean-counting mode and sign, respectively, closer Jeff Shaw (to open a spot in the starting rotation for Danny Graves) and a playoff-quality quarterback.

Y E A R   I N   R E V I E W
Not just fun & games anymore
Five months later, there is still no escaping the impact of Sept. 11.
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