SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2002|
DAUGHERTY: A foundation of love
It was the first party he'd ever missed. Some 500 University of Cincinnati athletes built a house, as part of the Habitat for Humanity project. Saturday, they dedicated it. This was a party of the human spirit. Nobody loved a party like John Sheffield, not ever.
|Flesch secures berth in U.S. Open|
MAINEVILLE Covington Catholic graduate Steve Flesch shot a course-record, 8-under-par 64 during Monday's morning round at the U.S. Open Championship sectional qualifier at TPC at River's Bend.
| Tourney site or bust|
Monday's announcement that Western & Southern Financial Group would be the new title sponsor for the tournament formerly known as the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati was just step one toward keeping the event here for years to come.
Youth tennis signups begin
|High school sports section|
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Teams cut big-name veterans
The second phase of free agency began Monday as some of the most productive NFL players of the past decade were cut to create salary cap room.
Casey to make camp appearance
DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP Cincinnati Reds' first baseman Sean Casey will make a June 14 appearance at the fifth annual FUNdamental Baseball Camp, which runs June 10-14 at Kings High School.
Kearns named Rookie of the Month
Reds outfielder Austin Kearns' five homers and 17 RBI in May earned him National League Rookie of the Month accolades.
Reds-Cardinals series preview
Toledo 6, Louisville 0
TOLEDO, Ohio Brian Powell allowed only three hits in eight innings as the Toledo Mud Hens beat the Louisville Bats 6-0 Monday in the International League.
Beckett wants to lose tipoff
MIAMI So far this season, Florida Marlins right-hander Josh Beckett has developed four blisters on one finger and an apparent tendency to tip off his pitches.
Blue Jays fire manager Martinez, promote Tosca
TORONTO Buck Martinez, who was hired as Toronto Blue Jays manager without any coaching experience on the minor or major league level, was fired Monday in his second season.
STARS Monday Jose Cruz Jr., Blue Jays, hit two home runs and drove in four runs as Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 6-1.
The Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates played with practice baseballs for more than four innings. Like a lot of things that happen at Olympic Stadium, nobody noticed.
The Detroit Tigers' quick start against Pedro Martinez wouldn't have meant anything if not for Shane Halter's clutch hitting.
Agassi mounts furious rally
PARIS Andre Agassi had one thing that ran through his mind as he was down two sets to love in his fourth-round match Monday: It can't get any worse.
Agassi still has knack for comeback
Andre Agassi is laying waste to the popular wisdom that getting married, having a child and, sin of all sins, playing past 30 spell doom for a tennis player.
Agency hopes to unify rules on drugs in sports
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MONTREAL More than two years after its creation, the World Anti-Doping Agency is completing work on rules to combat performance-enhancing drugs in sports.
Baffert: War Emblem another War Admiral
NEW YORK Trainer Bob Baffert has two words when it comes to debating War Emblem's worthiness as a Triple Crown champion: War Admiral.
Hasek figures now it's his turn
DETROIT This Stanley Cup story line worked so well last year, it might be worth repeating.
Lakers: Not rested, but plenty tested
LOS ANGELES The two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers took Monday off rather than begin preparations for the New Jersey Nets, and who can blame them? Most everyone believes the real NBA Finals ended Sunday when the Los Angeles Lakers beat Sacramento in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Tracy's team appeals second-place Indy 500 finish
INDIANAPOLIS All Barry Green wanted was clear evidence that Paul Tracy had not passed Helio Castroneves before a caution light appeared with less than two laps left in the Indianapolis 500.
Roundup of baseball, softball and track playoff schedules for this week.
Reds struck gold in '98 draft
The 1998 June draft already is shaping up as one of the best in Reds history. The organization grabbed outfielders Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn in Rounds 1 and 2 that year, even though they both were projected as high first-round picks.
Where high school stars are going to college
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