SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2002
Burris expected to join Hawkins as starter
Four weeks into free agency, the Bengals have addressed one of their biggest needs by adding two cornerbacks.
NFL notebook
NFL Calendar

SULLIVAN: Selig's pledge is an empty promise
        Enquirer columnists Tim Sullivan says: Bud Selig has pledged to play ball. The commissioner of baseball decreed Tuesday that the 2002 season would be lockout-free. The owners promise not to padlock their gates, at least until the World Series is over.
Dunn still a work in progress

No end to honors for Logan, West
        The award season continues for Cincinnati's Steve Logan and Xavier's David West.
UC's King wins award

Prep sports section
        Roger Bacon won the Ohio boys Division II title last weekend, while Winton Woods lost in the Division I final, and the Holmes girls lost in the Ky. Sweet 16 semifinals. Click here for complete coverage of Ohio and Kentucky basketball tournaments.

Sports events this week
        A schedule of area sporting events for the next seven days.

BASEBALL
Red Sox 5, Reds 4
        The arms: Opening day starter Joey Hamilton allowed three hits and two runs in five innings in his final spring start.

Reds notebook
        SARASOTA, Fla. — First baseman Sean Casey was the lone starter missing from Wednesday's game with Boston. He is bothered by a strained back suffered during Tuesday's game against Minnesota.

Baseball notebook
        JUPITER, Fla. — Jose Canseco will not reach his goal of 500 home runs with the Montreal Expos.

High schools: QCC baseball preview
        Ken Griffey Sr. and Dave Parker will appear at the Queen City Conference's “Baseball In The City” league preview Saturday at Roselawn Park. They will help conduct a clinic from 10-11a.m., followed by baseball games beginning at noon.

COLLEGE HOOPS
With Indiana in Final Four, is team Davis' or Knight's
        BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — It's the subject of much saloon conversation and coffee-room debate these days.

Something to prove: Final Four teams following same theme
        ATLANTA — When Dean Smith finally won his first national championship in 1982, no one was happier for him than Roy Williams.

NIT: Wagner faces decision after Memphis faces South Carolina
        NEW YORK — Everyone, it seems, wants to know if Dajuan Wagner is going to the NBA next year.

HOCKEY
Cyclones win streak at five
        Cincinnati defeated Johnstown 6-4 for its fifth straight win.

Ducks lose again
        Mike Matteucci, David Cullen and Cory Larose each scored to lead Houston to 3-1 victory over Cincinnati.

Ottowa breaks losing streak
        UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Martin Havlat scored two goals and had an assist and Patrick Lalime stopped 27 shots as the Ottawa Senators won for the first time in five games as they beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Wednesday night.

NBA
NBA suspends 4 Pacers players
        NEW YORK — Jermaine O'Neal of the Indiana Pacers was suspended for two games without pay Thursday and fined $10,000 by the NBA for throwing punches, and three teammates received automatic one-game bans for leaving the bench against Detroit.


SPECIAL COVERAGE
Huggins staying at UC
After a week of being pursued by his alma mater, Bob Huggins turned down an offer to become basketball coach at West Virginia.
DAUGHERTY: Huggins-UC was marriage worth saving
Decision wasn't about money
Players offered support, appreciation
Fans express surprise, relief

Familiar winners in Mini-Marathon
        Even after winning the fourth straight Cincinnati 15K Heart Mini-Marathon that he has competed in, John Sence insists it never gets old.
Results: Men's 15k | Women's 15k | Men's 5k | Women's 5k | Kids' 2k

Where high school stars are going to college
Tristate golf guide
Kentucky Speedway coverageAuto racing coverage
Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati
Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results