SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2002|
Transplant patient survives, and runs to tell about it
LOVELAND For roughly five months, Greg Osterman laid in bed as his heart deteriorated. The blood flow to his brain slowed. His body and mind were not functioning as usual. He recalls telling his wife Carole, on Oct.25 1992: I can't make it anymore. Call the ambulance.
Elder beats LaSalle to clinch GCL South
The Elder Panthers, ranked No.1 in the Enquirer's Division I baseball poll, clinched first place in the Greater Catholic League South with a 1-0 victory over LaSalle Monday.
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Reds-Dodgers series preview|
The first-place Reds visit Los Angeles and San Francisco on a six-game road trip beginning Tuesday night.
Reds notes: Casey, Graves on ESPN show
Reds first baseman Sean Casey and closer Danny Graves will tape a segment of ESPN's Unscripted with Chris Connelly today at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim. The episode of the 5 p.m. weekday show likely will air next week.
Remarkable Rijo hasn't lost knack for winning
CINCINNATI Jose Rijo gets the sign, drops his head, twists his body and goes into the same deliberate motion that he used when he was the 1990 World Series MVP.
Crowds down 3.4 percent
NEW YORK Baseball's attendance drop accelerated during the fourth week of the season, leaving the sport's average 4.9 percent below last year.
Royals fire Muser
Tony Muser became the fourth manager fired in the season's opening month when the Kansas City Royals dismissed him early Tuesday following another slow start.
Strawberry: Will prison help? We will see
Eighteen months. Time enough to turn around a life, or further destroy it. We will see about the troubled celebrity on his umpteenth chance.
MLB: O's are hot
BOSTON Rodrigo Lopez shut Boston down for five innings, and Geronimo Gil and Melvin Mora homered to lead Baltimore past the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Monday night the Orioles' eighth win in 10 games.
NFL notes: Vikings boot Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Vikings decided against re-signing Pro Bowl kicker Gary Anderson, the NFL's career leading scorer, and signed Doug Brien to replace him Monday.
Anaheim extends deal with Cincinnati Ducks
The AHL Cincinnati Mighty Ducks announced Monday they have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension of their affiliation agreement with NHL Anaheim.
XU women sign recruits
Karolina Piotrkiewicz, a 6-foot-3 center from France who averaged 23.6 points and 17 rebounds playing for a junior team in Calais, and Brittney Thomas, a 5-6 guard who averaged 18 points for Lakewood (Calif.) Artesia High and was second team all-state, signed with the women's basketball program.
Asmussen plays Kentucky Derby waiting game
LOUISVILLE, Ky. From his perch aboard a pony, Steve Asmussen accompanied Private Emblem through the early morning chill to the Churchill Downs track.
Derby: Spiral winner preps in solitude
LOUISVILLE Murray Johnson doesn't know why more Kentucky Derby trainers don't prepare their horses at Trackside, a one-time harness track about a 15-minute drive from Churchill Downs.
Capriati vs. King: Double-fault
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Two willful women, Billie Jean King and Jennifer Capriati, dug in and the losers were tennis fans and the U.S. Fed Cup team.
Colorado, Montreal advance
MONTREAL Yanic Perreault scored Montreal's second power-play goal of the game 39 seconds into the third period as the Canadiens beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 2-1 Monday night to win their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 4-2.
OSU's Tressel slaps suspension on LB
COLUMBUS Linebacker Marco Cooper was suspended from the Ohio State football team for the 2002 season and barred from campus Monday after he was arrested on felony charges of drug abuse and carrying a concealed weapon.
Red-letter day for fans, Reds |
On a day of nostalgia for the not-so-ancient ghosts of the concrete bowl known as Riverfront Stadium and Cinergy Field, and a day when all you had to do was look over the outfield wall to peer into the Reds' future, 41,913 Reds fans gloried in a ninth-innning 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
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