SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2002
Bearcats win 20th
        The fourth-ranked Bearcats extended the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games after a 75-48 victory at Shoemaker Center.
SULLIVAN: 'Cats just too good

XU finding no tale of the tape
        Early in the second half of the Xavier-LaSalle game Jan.19, Explorers junior Mike Cleaves surprised the Musketeers with an alley-oop dunk. Seven minutes later, he burned them again on the same play. “They might have been running that play for two weeks, but we didn't have any of their tapes from their (four prior) Atlantic 10 games,” XU coach Thad Matta said.

Corey to Hawaii?
        NEW ORLEANS — Bengals running back Corey Dillon has the opportunity to play in his third consecutive NFL Pro Bowl.
DAUGHERTY: Brady, 199th pick, proved gurus wrong
Super Bowl coverage from Associated Press

Winter Olympics coverage
        Latest news and previews from Associated Press.
Multimedia Olympic Guide

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.
NFL - SUPER BOWL
Rams' Cohen still mourns for brother
        NEW ORLEANS — Just five days before playing in the Super Bowl, Cincinnati native and St. Louis Rams linebacker Dustin Cohen sat Tuesday in the stands of the Louisiana Superdome and talked comfortably about nearly everyone in his life.

Underdog role not new for Patriots' Edwards
        NEW ORLEANS — First-year New England Patriots fullback Marc Edwards says his team and his hometown of Norwood have a lot in common.

Schottenheimer takes charge of Chargers
        SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers hired former division rival Marty Schottenheimer as coach Tuesday, hoping he can end their six-year playoff drought.

REDS / MLB
Kearns, Davis sign 1-year deals
        The Reds signed two players Tuesday they hope will contribute to the team in the future.
Reds 2002 schedule

Pirates sign Pokey
        PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates' winter-long search for a second baseman appears to be over.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Lineup shakeup puts UK in mix
        GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Before No.10 Kentucky played fifth-ranked Florida, Wildcats coach Tubby Smith said no job was safe, and he benched three starters to make his point.

Boston College stops No. 15 Miami 70-65
        MIAMI — Troy Bell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:47 left, and Boston College beat No.15 Miami 70-65 Tuesday night.

No. 25 Ohio State 78, No. 12 Illinois 67
        COLUMBUS — Brent Darby scored 22 points — making 16 of 18 free throws and a pivotal jumper with 2 minutes left — for the Buckeyes (16-3, 7-1 Big Ten).

Pitino, Calipari meet again across college court
        MEMPHIS, Tenn. — They both gave the NBA a try, but Rick Pitino and John Calipari are now facing off again across a college basketball court.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Bacon rolls on, beats McNicholas
        After suffering a 67-52 defeat at Divisions II-IV No.1 Roger Bacon Tuesday, McNicholas coach Jerry Doerger didn't want to speculate how Bacon would do in a showdown with Winton Woods.

No. 1 CovCath passes test; Dixie next
        ERLANGER — Senior guard Greg Hiltz scored a career-high 20 points to help Covington Catholic, the Enquirer's No.1 boys team in Northern Kentucky, pull out a 63-56 win over No.4 St.Henry Tuesday night.

Boys basketball roundup
        Warren Sizemore drove the length of the floor, pulled up and hit a 17-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift Ross to a 59-57 overtime victory over visiting Kings Tuesday night.

Girls basketball roundup
        Junior guard Sarah Fogelman scored 11 of her 29 points in the fourth quarter to lead Bellevue to a 57-41 victory over Dayton Tuesday.

State polls
        COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the fourth of seven weekly regular-season 2001-2002 polls for The Associated Press (records through games of Jan. 27).
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio girls basketball scores
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Indiana girls basketball scores

CINCINNATI MIGHTY DUCKS
Ducks goalie named to AHL All-Star game
        Cincinnati Mighty Ducks goaltender Ilja Bryzgalov has been added to the PlanetUSA team for the 2002 AHL All-Star Classic (ESPN2, 7p.m.) Feb.14 at St. John's, Newfoundland.

NBA ROUNDUP
Wally's an All-Star
        NEW YORK — Alonzo Mourning, sidelined for nearly all of last season by a kidney disorder, added another achievement to his comeback when he was picked Tuesday for the NBA All-Star game.

Cavs end losing skid
        CLEVELAND — Wesley Person scored 27 points, Andre Miller had 17 and 12 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak with a surprising 114-81 win Tuesday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NHL ROUNDUP
Constantine wins debut
        UNIONDALE, N.Y. — With new coach Kevin Constantine doing little more than furrowing his brow, chewing gum and crossing his arms, the New Jersey Devils showed renewed zip, beating the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night.

BOXING
No license, Lewis fight for Tyson
        LAS VEGAS — Mike Tyson was knocked out of a rich fight against Lennox Lewis when he was denied a boxing license Tuesday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Logan preserves domination of C-USA
        Steve Logan scored 27 points and No. 4 UC beat South Florida 78-68 on Saturday and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games.

Muskies push winning streak to 10 games
        Xavier beat a good Dayton team 75-59 on Saturday. Say hello to a balanced bunch. One professing to be as tight-knit as the Brady Bunch. “We're more of a family this year, more of a team,” junior forward Dave Young said.
SULLIVAN: XU's the best show off broadway

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Reds set ticket prices for new ballpark
        Seats at the Great American Ball Park will range from $5 to $175. Check our ballpark graphic showing the prices in each area.
Analysis: Ticket price won't keep fans away

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