SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2002
What's not to love about JUNIOR?
        For all of Ken Griffey Jr.'s perceived shortcomings, there is one thing he is not: A phony.
Braves 7, Reds 1

Bengals Q & A
        Darnay Scott will make $3.2 million this season. Some fans are wondering if that money could not be spent better elsewhere.

World Cup? Wake us when it's over
        Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty says: The only way to discuss the World Cup is at a bar with a pint in your hand. While you might not think soccer is much to look at, most everyone at a bar would agree that beer is universally good.
World Cup coverage from Associated Press

CRC has plenty to keep you busy
        On May 26, 1926, Cincinnati City Council passed an ordinance to create a public recreation commission, and in early January of 1927 the Cincinnati Recreation Commission launched its first programs.

Unique way to give back
        Vince Spadea has had good feelings about Cincinnati since he first played — and won — a Challenger tennis event here in 1994. No matter how good or bad his results have been, people always treated him well.

Yasutoko brothers steal inline show
        Eito Yasutoko never has to look far to find his competition. All he usually has to do is look over his shoulder.

Milford making school history
        FAIRBORN — Milford is a surprise team no more. In retrospect, the only surprise is the Eagles were unranked in the Enquirer preseason baseball coaches' poll.
State trip Anderson's first

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
        Complete local golf coverage and our directory of Tristate golf courses.

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

REDS / MLB
Reds box, runs
        How the runs scored in Saturday's game between the Braves and the Reds.

Draft: Reds struck gold in '98
        The 1998 June draft already is shaping up as one of the best in Reds history.

Reds Q & A
        The Jeff Shaw non-signing had the e-mailers back to their favorite offseason topic: Why don't the Reds spend more money?

Baseball 90210
        Luke Perry said he had a choice of ballparks in which to re-enact Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech for Baseball's Project A.L.S. ceremonies Saturday. Having grown up in Fredericktown, Ohio, a small town about 50 miles north of Columbus, the actor picked Cincinnati.

Castro fills the gap in depth of infield
        The hole in the Reds' infield depth closed Saturday when Juan Castro was recalled from the disabled list. The utility infielder had not been on the club this year after straining his left hamstring in a March 29 spring training game.

Cinergy Countdown - July 25, 1974
        Reds first baseman Tony Perez slammed a two-out, two-run homer off reliever Randy Moffitt to cap a five-run, ninth-inning rally to beat the Giants 14-13.

On the farm
        The jury is still out on whom the Reds will take with the No. 3 overall pick in Tuesday's amateur draft.

Reds chatter
        Trivia question — The Reds have the third pick in Tuesday's amateur draft, their second-highest choice ever. They had the No. 2 choice in 1983. Who did they select?

Toledo 8, Louisville 2
        TOLEDO, Ohio — Craig Wilson drove in three runs and Shane Loux gave up just six hits in a complete game as the Toledo Mud hens beat the Louisville Bats 8-2 Saturday in the International League.

Baseball notebook
        SOUTH BEND, Ind. — St. Xavier product Steve Sollmann set one NCAA Tournament record and three Notre Dame marks Saturday in the Irish's 25-1 victory over top-seeded South Alabama in the South Bend Regional baseball tournament.

NL roundup
        CHICAGO — The Houston Astros handed Mark Prior his first major league loss, roughing up the heralded rookie for three early home runs and beating the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Saturday.

AL roundup
        NEW YORK — Enrique Wilson, a late addition to the starting lineup for injured Alfonso Soriano, hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the sixth inning to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Saturday.
Notes from Saturday's games
John Fay's MLB power rankings

NFL
QB Warner gives health thumbs up
        ST. LOUIS — Kurt Warner is still wearing a brace on his thumb, but he said Saturday the injury that hindered him during his MVP season is history.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Braves take state lacrosse championship
        Indian Hill defeated Cleveland Western Reserve Academy 14-13 in sudden death to win the Division II state lacrosse championship Saturday in Columbus.

Doubles the fun for St. X
        COLUMBUS — Neil Sehgal hugged everyone in sight while doubles partner Andy Bartish accepted congratulations from a large contingent of St. Xavier supporters.

Comptons claim coveted title
        COLUMBUS — Mike Compton wore the smile of a champion.

Hanners riddles McNicholas
        XENIA — The McNicholas Rockets were eliminated from the postseason by something they couldn't even see — a curveball.
Baseball pairings, results

Hamilton has return date at state
        DAYTON — All Hamilton senior Brandi Jones wanted was a hit.

Kenton Ridge 9, Waynesville 0
        Waynesville's magical run ran right into Kenton Ridge pitcher Molli Binz's powerful arm Saturday in a regional final fast-pitch softball game at Wright State University.
Softball pairings, results

Ohio boys track and field
        DAYTON — Middletown's boys track team fell just short of capturing its second straight regional title, falling to Huber Heights Wayne 82-76 on Saturday. LaSalle finished third with 53 points, followed by Dayton Northmont and St.Xavier.

Ohio girls track and field
        DAYTON — Everything went right for the Turpin girls track team Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium. The Spartans easily won the Division I Southwest regional with 83 points.

Lawrence North claims second straight Indiana boys track championship
        INDIANAPOLIS — Top-ranked Lawrence North won three events and placed second in three others Saturday as it steamrolled to its second consecutive IHSAA Boys Track and Field championship.

Kentucky boys track
        LEXINGTON — Bishop Brossart boys track coach Brad Dunlevy wanted to talk about Saturday's Class A state meet, but he had some more important business.

Kentucky girls track
        LEXINGTON — The only question the Bishop Brossart girls track team left unanswered Saturday was when it would lose a Class A team title.

Kentucky state tennis
        LEXINGTON — There was no state singles title for Notre Dame Saturday, and no team title, either.

WORLD CUP
Crafty Italy coach ready for World Cup exam
        SENDAI, Japan — It's exam time, and Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni, who has won just about everything in soccer except the World Cup, is ready.

Denmark 2, Uruguay 1
        ULSAN, South Korea — A victory over Uruguay wasn't enough to convince Denmark it is the favorite in Group A.

Germany 8, Saudi Arabia 0
        SAPPORO, Japan — Germany got the good start it wanted in the World Cup.

Ireland 1, Cameroon 1
        NIIGATA, Japan — Ireland overcame the loss of star Roy Keane, the ensuing turmoil and a sluggish start in its World Cup opener against Cameroon.

Senegal players still buzzed after upset
        SEOUL, South Korea — A day after beating heavily favored France, Senegal's players and coach still were basking in the glory.

Senegal upset buoys Americans
        SEOUL, South Korea — If this is going to be a World Cup of upsets, the United States wants in.

World Cup notebook
        Fredrik Ljungberg was back in training Saturday and appeared ready to play in Sweden's World Cup opener against England.
World Cup TV schedule

FRENCH OPEN
Agassi rolls into fourth round in Paris
        PARIS — Legs churning, his white shirt flecked with clay, Andre Agassi grunted as he stretched to whip a forehand across his body on the 33rd stroke of a pivotal point that seemed destined to last until the sun set.

French Open notes
        PARIS — If Chelsea Clinton wants to avoid the limelight, front row at the French Open might not be the best place to do it.

HORSE RACING
D'Amico falls from mount in sixth race; horse euthanized
        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tony D'Amico suffered a fall from In the City during the sixth race Saturday at Churchill Downs and was taken to a hospital for examination.

McArdle wins $500,000 New Jersey Classic
        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — McArdle took the lead with a sixteenth of a mile to go and won the $500,000 New Jersey Classic in a three-horse photo finish at the Meadowlands on Saturday.

NAB PLAYOFFS
O'Brien thinks the Nets will win NBA title
        BOSTON — Before delving into the details of how the New Jersey Nets went from the draft lottery to the finals in just one year, a few parting words from the coach who began his summer vacation Saturday.

Wild West series comes down to Game 7
        SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After two weeks of bad burgers, buzzer-beaters and brilliant basketball, the epic Western Conference finals will be decided in one game Sunday in front of the NBA's loudest fans.

AUTO RACING
Ky. Busch race draws NASCAR president
        NASCAR President Mike Helton is scheduled to attend the Busch race at Kentucky Speedway on June 15, another big day in the track's bid for a 2003 Winston Cup date.

Green wants wins in Indy and Milwaukee
        WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Barry Green wants his trio of drivers to concentrate on winning Sunday's Miller Lite 250 while he remains focused on the disputed finish of the Indianapolis 500.

Kenseth loses No. 1 start because of blown engine
        DOVER, Del. — Matt Kenseth became a victim of one of NASCAR's newest rules when a blown engine sent him from the pole to the back of the field for Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway.

GOLF
Norman falters; Burns, Estes share Kemper Open lead
        POTOMAC, Md. — The Shark strayed into the creek.
Golf results

BOXING
Holyfield beats Rahman in 8th round stoppage
        ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Evander Holyfield is still every bit a warrior at age 39. He's also back in the heavyweight picture, with a little help from his hard head.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Hurricanes say they won't change for talented Red Wings
        RALEIGH, N.C. — There are no compromises with what has become known as The System for the Carolina Hurricanes — even against a team with the star power of the Detroit Red Wings.

NCAA BASEBALL
Saturday's NCAA baseball roundup
        SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame freshman Grant Johnson threw a one-hitter and Steve Sollmann went 6-for-7 with seven RBIs and set an NCAA tournament record with six runs scored in the Irish's rout of top-seeded South Alabama on Saturday.
NCAA baseball regionals scores, schedule

Enquirer Page Two power rankings

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