SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2002
Angels 4, Reds 3
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — The 2002 Reds have proven to be a very different team than the 2001 Reds. If they want to stay in the pennant race, they had better be different when it comes to interleague play, as well.
Reds box, runs

Griffey injures hamstring
Reds star Ken Griffey Jr. limped off the field Friday night with a mild strain of his right hamstring. Although the injury was considered minor, Griffey was holding back tears as he sat dejectedly at his locker after the game.

Bearcats have eyes on sheepskins
        Naturally, University of Cincinnati senior Jamaal Davis wants to earn his college degree for himself. But a part of him also wants to graduate for coach Bob Huggins and the Bearcats basketball program.

Lakers 106, Nets 83
        LOS ANGELES — Too much Shaq. That's really all there is to it.

Arena says to expect lineup changes for U.S.
        SEOUL, South Korea — Look for the United States to make some lineup switches against South Korea on Monday.
12 photos of U.S. win
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Madeira bats silenced
        COLUMBUS — Madeira had to bat against a Baltimore Orioles draftee. That's bad enough, but it's much worse when his teammates hit like young Cal Ripkens.
Anderson, Milford square off in semis

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

BELMONT STAKES
War Emblem hears history's hoofbeats
        Less than three minutes separate War Emblem from winning the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing — and the industry from a boon that has already started.

Cauthen says jockey's role a key element
        Two days ago, trainer Bob Baffert said it is the horse, not the trainer nor the jockey, that makes the difference in a Triple Crown race.

Alert rider steers War Emblem from trouble
        NEW YORK — War Emblem galloped on the sloppy Belmont Park track Friday and had to cut into an off-limits path when nearby horses got spooked.

REDS / MLB
Big-swinging Branyan a Red
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — Russell Branyan's first assignment upon reporting to the Reds today will be getting acquainted with hitting coach Jim Lefebvre.

Two rookie outfielders leading Reds' surge
        CINCINNATI — Dashing around the baseball fields of Kentucky, outfielder Austin Kearns didn't have time for any other sports. All he wanted was to make it to the major leagues.

Bohanon on mend, adjusting to relief
        LOUISVILLE — Three arm surgeries ago, in his mid-20s, Brian Bohanon figured he might last another year in baseball, two if he were lucky.

Sully getting back to old self
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — Scott Sullivan quietly has started being Scott Sullivan again. That's a big thing for the Reds.

Major league roundup
        NEW YORK — Mike Mussina kept Barry Bonds and San Francisco at bay, pitching the New York Yankees past the Giants 2-1 Friday night in the renewal of one of baseball's most storied rivalries.
Notes from Friday's games

Slimmer Pudge back with Texas
        ARLINGTON, Texas — Carrying 24 fewer pounds, Ivan Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list Friday and returned to his usual role as the Texas Rangers' starting catcher and No. 2 hitter.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Russell takes vault
        DAYTON — From fourth in 2001 to state champion in 2002. That's the path followed by John Russell, a Princeton senior who claimed the Division I state pole vault championship Friday at Welcome Stadium.
Preps schedules

A slow start for area
        DAYTON — There were a few smiling faces but more frowns by Cincinnati athletes in what could be best described as a disappointing day at the state track and field meet.

Boone, Brossart out; Back-to-back losses stun returning Rebels
        HOPKINSVILLE — For Boone County and Bishop Brossart, Friday's visit to the state fast-pitch softball tournament was a matter of two and through.

Colonels among final 8 in state
        FRANKFORT — Two days after Covington Catholic took the field against George Rogers Clark, the Colonels finally came away with a 3-0 victory in a Semi-State semifinal at Franklin County High School.

NewCath's Smith in last-season form
        FLORENCE — A six-month layoff didn't slow down Newport Central Catholic quarterback Jeff Smith Friday night. Neither did his opponent.

Junior rowers set to compete at East Fork
        More than 700 of the best high school rowing teams in the United States will meet today in the U.S. Rowing Youth Invitational at East Fork State Park in Amelia.

BOXING
Tyson-Lewis spectacle sure to fascinate
        MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In both fighters' contracts for the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout, there is a $3 million penalty for any “onerous” foul that stops the match — something, for instance, like one fighter biting the other.

Uncertainty clouds Tyson-Lewis
        MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Tyson returns to the ring tonight for his biggest fight since he bit Evander Holyfield's ears. As unstable and unpredictable as ever, he's also just one big punch away from being the heavyweight champion again.

NATIONAL HEADLINES
Miami foulup cost coach's job
        OXFORD — The women's basketball coach forced to resign a day after being hired by Vanderbilt did earn two college degrees as he stated on a resume, Miami University said Friday.
Flooding cancels Pocono qualifying
        LONG POND, Pa. — Sterling Marlin got his first pole of the season without turning a wheel Friday when qualifying for the Pocono 500 was canceled because of a wet track.

Just call it the Williams Invitational
        PARIS — More than a decade ago in Compton, Calif., two sisters swatted strokes from opposite sides of a net, pretending the asphalt was the grass of Wimbledon, the hardcourts of the U.S. Open or the clay of the French Open.

Tight officiating drawing mixed reviews in Stanley Cup finals
        RALEIGH, N.C. — Every year, the NHL sends the same message: This is the season when players will be allowed to play. Stars can be stars, the game will be fast and fluid and goonism won't be tolerated.

Friday's NCAA Super Regional Capsules
        LINCOLN, Neb. — Shane Komine threw his fourth career shutout as Nebraska beat Richmond 2-0 Friday in the opening game of the NCAA super regionals.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
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.

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.

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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.
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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.
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