SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002
Reds 7, Brewers 4
        Jimmy Haynes, discarded by the Brewers last year, pitched 6 1/3 solid innings, and the first-place Reds increased their division lead to 4 1/2 games.
Reds box, runs

Griffey won't play in St. Louis
        The development is not a setback, just a further indication the Reds are going to be extremely cautious in bringing their injured star back.

Baseball union threatens strike
        With no labor agreement in sight, some players say the union will set a strike date for August.

Spikes criticizes Bengals missing workouts
        The official count of Bengals players attending Wednesday's voluntary veteran workout was 46, but team leader Takeo Spikes said he was not happy with the attendance.

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 of Tristate golf courses and local golf coverage.

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

REDS
Brewers manager becoming Reds fan
        MILWAUKEE — While some may think the Reds aren't good enough to hold onto first place in the NL Central, Brewers manager Jerry Royster thinks the Reds are for real.

Minors offer little help for pitching staff
        MILWAUKEE — Reds general manager Jim Bowden went to Triple-A Louisville Tuesday night to take a look at Brian Bohanon, Donny Leon and Carlos Almanzar.

Reds Notebook: Encarnacion gets first off day
        MILWAUKEE — Juan Encarnacion, the only player to start the first 38 games this season, was not in the lineup Wednesday.

LATE BASEBALL
Mets 2, Dodgers 0
        LOS ANGELES — Jeff D'Amico tossed a two-hitter to outpitch Kazuhisa Ishii and hand the Dodgers their second straight shutout.

Padres 2, Expos 1
        SAN DIEGO — Ryan Klesko hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 14th inning.

Rockies 7, Marlins 2
        DENVER — Bobby Estalella hit two solo home runs and pinch-hitter Terry Shumpert had a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning.

BENGALS
Scott healed, expected back Monday
        Darnay Scott is at home in St. Louis working with his personal trainer and is expected to return to Cincinnati on Monday for the Bengals' final eight voluntary veteran workouts.

Bengals ticket packages on sale Monday
        Ticket packages and group tickets for 2002 Bengals home games will go on sale Monday.

GOLF
Course Spotlight: Avon Field like an old friend
        At age 89, Percy Marshall still frequents Avon Field Golf Course. It's a course he first played in 1943 and it's where he made his first two holes-in-one, at age 72.

Golf tip from Dana Quigley
        The slice can be the result of many different symptoms. For this tip, let's concentrate on weight transfer.

HIGH SCHOOL
Kings frosh scores upset in tennis sectional
        Raees Ismail, a 4-foot-10, 86-pound freshman from Kings, notched the biggest upset of the Division I Cincinnati West sectional tennis tournament Wednesday.
Boys sectional tennis results

Cincinnati high school highlights
        Hamilton won its 20th game for the 19th time in the past 20 seasons — including 12 in a row — with an 8-6 victory over Princeton in the Division I baseball sectional Wednesday at Mason.

Wednesday's results: Cincinnati | Northern Ky.

Today's high school schedules

OHSAA opposes transfer rule change
        COLUMBUS — A Senate proposal that would eliminate a requirement that prep athletes lose a year of eligibility when they switch schools has “major, major implications,” Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Clair Muscaro said Wednesday.

KHSAA names first female commissioner
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Brigid DeVries, an assistant commissioner with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for the past 23 years, was named Wednesday as the organization's new commissioner.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
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A run for the record
Tatyana Pozdnyakova set a new Flying Pig course record for the women's division while Cornelio Velasco won the overall marathon.
Results Photos Men's winner Women's winner
DAUGHERTY: Alone and happy at the end

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

Where high school stars are going to college
Kentucky Speedway coverage