SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002|
Reds 4, Dodgers 0
The first-place Reds got their first shutout of the year and now have a 2 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh. Joey Hamilton went 7 1/3 innings, equaling the longest outing of the year by a Red.
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QB battle begins anew |
Gus Frerotte, known for head-butting a padded concrete wall after scoring a touchdown for Washington in 1997, will be the Bengals' next candidate trying to secure the quarterback job.
Local favorites running in Derby |
The road to the roses runs straight through the Tristate, as three local favorites head to the 128th Kentucky Derby's starting gate carrying more than just their jockeys.
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SULLIVAN: Bengals seek 'Frerari' in used-car lot|
Gus Frerotte improves the Bengals the way three mint juleps improve the fourth. Once your taste buds have been numbed, you can swallow almost anything.
Young safeties make Wiliams expandable
Committing to young safeties, the Bengals terminated the contract of 10-year veteran Darryl Williams on Wednesday.
Williamson ready to defend teammates
LOS ANGELES Scott Williamson has had enough. He has seen Sean Casey and Austin Kearns take pitches off the head. He's ready to do something about it.
Kearns battered after beaning
Bob Boone said Austin Kearns looked good, but he was comparing Kearns to Rocky Balboa. Kearns was not in the lineup Wednesday night after being hit on the bill of his helmet by a pitch Tuesday.
Miller pushing LaRue for starter's job
LOS ANGELES Corky Miller is no longer a once-a-week catcher. That was about all he could expect when he was called up to take Kelly Stinnett's spot on the roster while Stinnett's on the disabled list because of a sore elbow. But Miller made the most of his opportunity.
Reds Notebook: Shaw talks back on
LOS ANGELES The Reds have re-entered the Jeff Shaw talks. Reds general manager Jim Bowden called Joe Bick, Shaw's agent, on Sunday and told Bick the Reds were still interested in Shaw.
Dodgers blanked for fifth time
LOS ANGELES The Dodgers were shut out for the fifth time, the most in the majors, in their 4-0 loss to the Reds Wednesday night. They were shut out eight times all of last season.
Rockies 6, Pirates 0
DENVER Denny Neagle gave the Rockies their fifth straight victory, limiting Pittsburgh to three hits in eight innings.
Padres 4, Cubs 3
The Padres overcame two homers by Sammy Sosa to send the Cubs to their fifth consecutive loss.
Mets 7, Diamondbacks 1
PHOENIX Steve Trachsel pitched into the seventh inning, and Jeromy Burnitz hit a three-run homer as the Mets won their sixth in a row.
White Sox 9, Mariners 2
CHICAGO After four rain delays totaling 2 hours, 3 minutes, Chicago earned an eight-inning victory behind homers from Royce Clayton and Carlos Lee.
Baffert steals show at Derby draw
LOUISVILLE Bob Baffert insisted four weeks ago he would still attend the Kentucky Derby despite the lack of an entrant. He somehow wound up with a work load.
Derby Notebook: Stevens upgrades ride with Johannesburg
LOUISVILLE When he woke up Wednesday morning, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens didn't know which Kentucky Derby horse he would ride.
Nike clubs won't turn you into Tiger
Stan Bickel knows he will have customers drop by Golf Galaxy and inquire about Nike's new line of clubs. And in some cases, recognizing Tigermania in their eyes, the PGA teaching pro will politely direct them to another manufacturer.
Golf Course Spotlight: Snow Hill
Henry Ford once, reportedly, slept there. Walter Hagen once played there. Now the general public can tee it up at history-rich Snow Hill Country Club, which this year went from private to semi-private.
Golf Tip: Irons best chipping choice for most amateurs
Jim Thorpe, who played on the PGA Tour from 1976-98 and last week won the Countrywide Tradition, a Senior Tour major, talks about chipping.
Cincinnati high school highlights
The Ross softball team won its 16th consecutive Fort Ancient Valley Conference softball championship Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Goshen.
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