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From Buddha to Burner
        Strange day for Pat Day. Knocked from the Kentucky Derby at dawn, the eminent jockey was back in the saddle in time for lunch.
A dream called the Derby
More than just a race
Churchill Downs map (20K Acrobat PDF file)

Surprise expected today
        The forecast today calls for a warm, dry Kentucky Derby. Which means the track will be the only element that isn't muddy.
Derby day arrives
McGaughey back to Derby with 'right horse'
Oaks: Farda Amiga full of kick at the finish
Security measures don't bother Derby fans

[img] Locals saddle up for Derby day fun
        Sports bars, party rooms and private homes all over the country will be filled with Kentucky Derby fans wearing hats, boots and anything with a horse on it. And don't forget the Kentucky burgoo.
Local jockey gets a surprise Oaks gig
2nd choice is a late scratch
Kentucky Derby facts and figures
Some aim to finish, others aim to finish fast
        The Flying Pig Marathon is a unique sporting event. Fans cheer on all the competitors. Competitors cheer on each other.
Flying Pig event schedule
Flying Pig course map (24K Acrobat PDF file)

Giants 6, Reds 1
        Jose Rijo's lost his magic, Bob Boone lost his cool and the Reds lost the game.
Notes: Pineda was too pumped to pitch
Reds box, runs

Rackers faces winds of change
        The shoe is on the other foot for Bengals kicker Neil Rackers.

High school sports section
        Check out our spring sports coverage, college signings, and top stories from basketball, football and other sports.

Golf courses and news
        Check out our complete directory on Tristate golf courses and local golf coverage.

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

Struggling offense doesn't keep Reds from win column
        SAN FRANCISCO — The Reds are a statistical anomaly. They are winning without hitting. That doesn't happen often in the 70-home run era. But the Reds have clearly done it.

Cameron's big night marked by class
        NEW YORK — With four home runs in the game already and a chance to break the record, Mike Cameron chose to follow baseball decorum instead.

Under Hurdle, Rockies' road has become suddenly smooth
        DENVER — It's getting harder and harder for Clint Hurdle to deflect credit for the Colorado Rockies' abrupt turnaround.

MLB: Cardinals to start another rookie pitcher
        Right-hander Jason Simontacchi is the latest minor leaguer to get a chance with the St. Louis Cardinals.

AL roundup
        NEW YORK — Seattle didn't take long to get to Ted Lilly this time, scoring two runs in the first inning, and the Mariners didn't need any more homers from Mike Cameron to beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Friday night.

NL Roundup
        Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox never wavered, and Damian Moss didn't complain.
Notes from Friday's games

Bengals notes: Annual quarterback battle begins
        The Bengals' quarterback situation was the main topic of conversation when players reported for minicamp meetings Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

49ers' Owens scores seven points in USBL debut
        GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Declaring his pro basketball debut was “very average,” Terrell Owens will have at least one more chance to redeem himself.

NFL notebook
        KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez wasn't around when Kansas City's newest wide receiver made an impressive debut during Friday's first day of minicamp.

Ohio prep roundup
        Harrison and Anderson could share the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division baseball championship, after both posted victories Friday.

Kentucky prep roundup
        Sophomore third baseman Joe Skidmore and senior catcher Sean Ryan each contributed two-run doubles as Covington Catholic erupted for five runs to snap a 5-5 tie and beat Scott 10-5 Friday. Skidmore's two-base hit started the scoring for the Colonels, who won their sixth consecutive game.
Tristate high school results
Baseball tournament schedule
Softball tournament schedule

Bogans back to UK, but not Carruth
        LEXINGTON — Keith Bogans will return to Kentucky next season to play out his senior season.

Boston blows out Philly, will face Detroit
        BOSTON — From one great rivalry to another.

Duncan returns, San Antonio advances
        SAN ANTONIO — The math in this equation is simple, and it's all related to Tim Duncan.

Mavericks, Kings set to light up scoreboard
        Today, the NBA's future might be on display when the Dallas Mavericks visit the Sacramento Kings in a second round Western Conference series.

Carolina shuts out Montreal
        RALEIGH, N.C. — There was a time in the second half of the season that the Carolina Hurricanes couldn't buy a win at home. Now, they've got four straight — in the playoffs.

Canada's McDonald stars at World Championships
        KARLSTAD, Sweden — Former Cincinnati Mighty Ducks center Andy McDonald of Anaheim scored the decisive goal Friday, lifting Canada to a 3-2 win over Switzerland in the second round of the World Championships.

Choi leads by 1 in New Orleans
        NEW ORLEANS — South Korea's K.J. Choi shot a 7-under-par 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Dan Forsman after the second round of the Compaq Classic.

Notre Dame players accused in rape being expelled
        SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Three Notre Dame football players and a former player accused of gang-raping a female student are being expelled from the university, the men's attorneys said.

Tyson admits biting Lewis
        NEW YORK — Mike Tyson admitted biting Lennox Lewis' leg during a news conference melee that led to the loss of the former heavyweight champion's Nevada boxing license.

Ward Burton wins pole for Pontiac 400
        RICHMOND, Va. — Ward Burton set a track qualifying record of 127.389 mph Friday night to take the pole position for the Pontiac Excitement 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race.
Cinergy Field: Kiss it goodbye
        Opening Day marked the beginning of the end for the stadium on the riverfront. Our special section takes you back to the special moments of the past 32 years and lets you vote for your favorite highlight.
Vote for your favorite moment in the ballpark

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
Kentucky Speedway coverage