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Kwan's Olympic Hopes Rest on Two Programs

Ice Dancers Belbin and Agosto Win Gold

USBSF Picks Garrett As New Olympic Coach

Thrashers G Withdraws From Finland's Team

Snowboarder Awaits Decision on Appeal

U.S. Alpine Skiers Aim for Eight Medals

2002 Winter Olympic Games

SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2002
Logan 41, USM 37
        How about this for dominating a game? Steve Logan outscored Southern Mississippi all by himself Friday night.
SULLIVAN: Bob Huggins

Bengals focus on Hawkins
        Never mind quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe or Trent Dilfer. The most pivotal player in the Bengals' offseason personnel plans could be cornerback Artrell Hawkins.

Pitches zipping for Williamson and rebuilt arm
        SARASOTA, Fla. — Scott Williamson says he feels good. But you don't have to take his word for it. "Of all the guys who have had Tommy John surgery, his rehab has gone the smoothest," said Lonnie Soloff, the Reds' physical therapist. "Without a doubt, he's stronger than he was before the surgery."
Reds tickets on sale today
Reds notebook

Elder downs St. X, ends GCL drought
        Since 1995, there's been a big, empty space in Elder's famous basketball Pit. The Panthers remedied that by beating St. Xavier 68-59 for the Greater Catholic League South title Friday night.

Wrestling: Madeira leads D-III sectional
        Seeking their fourth consecutive sectional championship, Madeira wrestlers used a strong quarterfinal round to take the lead Friday at the Division III tournament at Lakota Freshman School. Semifinals are Saturday.

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.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Disappointed SJU playing for pride
        It's hard to quantify the weight of expectations until it's your shoulders they occupy.

Five questions with Jason Conley
        Jason Conley escaped recruiters' notice, but there's no hiding him now. The Virginia Military Institute freshman swingman is leading the nation in scoring, averaging 29.9 points and 8.2 rebounds for the 9-15 Keydets, and is on pace to become the first freshman ever to win the national scoring title.

Q&A with Perry and Schmidt
        Have a question about area college basketball teams? Cincinnati Enquirer reporters Michael Perry and Neil Schmidt are ready to answer them.
Enquirer Tipoff page

Kent State poised to clinch MAC title
        OXFORD — Kent State's new head coach, Stan Heath, knew when he accepted his job in April that he was stepping into an ""ideal'' situation after Gary Waters left for Rutgers.

Struggling UGa. braces for Cats
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — J.P. Blevins was injured and didn't play the last time Kentucky met Georgia.

Transfer Stone says Louisville suits him
        LOUISVILLE — Former Kentucky center Marvin Stone said Friday he has put his tumultuous transfer to Louisville behind him.

Women: LaSalle 63, Xavier 58
        Suzanne Keilty scored 19 points and Monica Garrido Sanz had 18 as the Explorers won their first Atlantic 10 game this season, improving to 5-19 overall and 1-12 in the league.

NFL NOTEBOOK
Tackle Roaf to Saints: Release me or I'll retire
        NEW ORLEANS — Seven-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Willie Roaf says he has irreconcilable differences with New Orleans coach Jim Haslett and would rather retire than play for the Saints.

REDS / BASEBALL NOTES
Pitches zipping for Williamson and rebuilt arm
        SARASOTA, Fla. — Scott Williamson says he feels good. But you don't have to take his word for it.

Baseball notebook
        PEORIA, Ariz. — San Diego Padres outfielder Mike Darr was killed early Friday when his car rolled over on a highway in Phoenix near the team's spring training camp. He was 25.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Roger Bacon tops CJ
        Roger Bacon's tournament-style victory Friday night delivered a tournament message.

Roundup: Ohio boys
        Brandon Williams sank two free throws with four seconds to play to seal a 76-72 victory for Hughes over Queen City Conference champion Woodward Friday night.

Roundup: Ohio girls
        Sophomore Mel Thomas scored 13 points to lead third-seeded Mount Notre Dame to a 79-33 victory over Mount Healthy in the girls Division I sectional tournament Friday night at Milford.

Roundup: Kentucky girls
        Senior guard Alex Randall scored nine of her 15 points in the second half Friday night, lifting visiting Villa Madonna to a 54-41 victory over Bellevue.

Roundup: Kentucky boys
        Senior forward Brian Lewin led the Colonels with 27 points and nine rebounds Friday night, powering Covington Catholic to a 63-58 victory over Frankfort.
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores
Schedule: Boys basketball
Schedule: Girls basketball

Dublin Coffman players trade scoring record
        The single-game scoring leader at Dublin Coffman is Chris Quinn — for now.

Kentucky wrestling
        FRANKFORT, Ky. — Brad and Craig Cooper have thought about today for a year.
Wrestling results

St.X captures district swim but not much else
        OXFORD — The St.Xavier swimming team posted an uneasy victory Friday night.

TURFWAY PARK
Dust Commander Stakes field set
        Golden Oldie, 6, who had his chance for victory compromised by a bad start in the Forego Stakes, will attempt to atone for his loss by a neck in today's Dust Commander Stakes, which drew afield of nine older horses, including 2000 winner Glacial.

CINCINNATI MIGHTY DUCKS
Mighty Crunch beat Ducks
        COLUMBUS — Jean-Francois Labbe made 24 saves for his third shutout of the season, leading the Syracuse Crunch to a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks at Nationwide Arena.

PRO HOOPS
Jazz still enjoying Olympic escape
        TORONTO — Karl Malone and John Stockton each scored 23 points as the Utah Jazz won their third straight game with a 94-85 victory over the injury-plagued Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Spring Training 2002
        When the Reds open spring training Saturday, the team can be split into two camps — the known and unknown. The Reds know exactly what they have as far as position players. Of the 13 or 14 spots, 12 are set. The pitching is another matter.
Buoyant Boone unbowed
Pitchers set to battle for last spots on team
Reds Q&A

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
Reds 2002 TV schedule

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