SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2002
Reds hold off Angels
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — Russell Branyan noticed the difference. The Reds clubhouse has a frat house feel to it. Where else in the major leagues would you find a star player dancing in the middle of a circle of clapping teammates while “Celebration” blares on the stereo? Sean Casey does so after every win.
Reds box, runs

Reds Q & A
        The e-mailers tried to explain why the Reds aren't drawing, among other things this week.

Lewis knocks out Tyson
        Lennox Lewis showed the bully who was boss. Using a masterful left jab and landing his right hand at will, Lewis battered a befuddled Mike Tyson before stopping him with a crashing right hand in the eighth round to keep his heavyweight titles Saturday night.
Born to be rivals, they fought for keeps too late

War Emblem falls short in Triple Crown bid
        NEW YORK — Bob Baffert was right — a bad start was the only thing that could keep War Emblem from winning the Triple Crown.
Attendance, handle records smashed at Belmont Stakes

At home on the high seas
        Somehow, I thought sea kayaking was going to be a piece of cake. I was wrong.

U.S. team to enter red cauldron against South Korea
        SEOUL, South Korea — Tens of thousands of screaming fans, nearly all in red shirts, will be ready to greet the U.S. team.
Croatia stuns Italy
12 photos of U.S. win
World Cup TV schedule
Complete World Cup coverage

Milford makes statement
        COLUMBUS — Milford pitcher Evan Smith wasn't asked to do much Saturday. He only had to go out there, beat the best pitcher in Ohio and make the state finals.
CovCath exploits LexCath errors

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.
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

REDS / MLB
Encarnacion fitting right in with Reds
        Too good to be traded for just any arm — but pricey enough by next year that he could be the odd man out of the Reds' talent-laden outfield — Juan Encarnacion presents a dilemma for the team he has helped carry into first place.

Encarnacion hit by ball in practice
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — The glut of Reds outfielders became a shortage in two days.

Griffey's hamstring injury not too serious
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ken Griffey Jr. was feeling much better Saturday. Not so much his hamstring, which was OK, but his mood.

Reds chatter
        Views of Branyan — So, the Reds are going to take a chance on straightening out Russell Branyan's swing. What might they be in for? Here's some clues from Branyan's former club, the Cleveland Indians.

Cinergy Moment No. 24. - July 22, 1986
        One of the great brawls in Riverfront/Cinergy history occurred in the 10th inning of a 14-inning game against the talented New York Mets, who would win the World Championship that season, with the until-then-popular-with-Reds-fans Ray Knight playing third base.

Down on the farm
        A lot has been written and said about the Reds' top draft pick, Chris Gruler. But the real measure of the draft might be what happens with the other 49 players the Reds took.

Louisville 9, Pawtucket 0
        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Luke Hudson gave up one hit in 8 1/3 innings of work to lead Louisville to a 9-0 win over Pawtucket in the International League on Saturday night.

Ramirez closer to returning to Red Sox
        BOSTON — Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez is scheduled to return to the team Monday and could be activated from the disabled list sooner than originally expected.

Saturday roundup
        BOSTON — Baseball's winningest pitcher had his way with baseball's winningest team.
John Fay's MLB rankings
Notes from Saturday's games

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Time for football in June
        Cincinnati prep football fans can catch another glimpse of Jason Bainum, Bryan Cupito and other graduating senior stars this week.

7 athletes strong, Middies win title
        DAYTON — Middletown's boys track team poured the championship foundation in Friday's preliminaries. Saturday, the Middies completed the task.

Area runners come close, fall short
        DAYTON — Accepting the silver medal for DivisionI 100-meter hurdles was extremely difficult for Walnut Hills' Amanda Mullins-Hall.

Richards finishes run to the top
        DAYTON — The smiles that spread across the faces of Jake Richards and Allen Bader were those of state champions.

Sycamore stopped 1 step from title
        ASHLAND — Sycamore High School's run to a state softball championship ended two innings too early.

Norwood star signs with UC
        Catcher Steven Pickerell (Norwood) has signed a national letter of intent to play for the UC Bearcats. He was a first-team all-city selection at Norwood, setting a school record with 18 home runs and leading the Indians to a league championship.
Prep schedules

NBA
Defense making the difference for Lakers
        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Shaquille O'Neal absolutely tore up the New Jersey Nets in the first two games of the NBA Finals.

Nets hope familiar surroundings help Martin, Van Horn
        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Nets arrived back in New Jersey early Saturday, hoping familiar territory would help turn around their spotty play in the NBA Finals.

Nets shooting woes have to end
        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New Jersey Nets couldn't get out of Los Angeles fast enough.

AUTO RACING
GROESCHEN: Cup drivers to highlight Busch race
        There will be a Winston Cup flavor at the NASCAR Busch race Saturday at Kentucky Speedway.

Da Matta gets first pole at Monterey
        MONTEREY, Calif. — Cristiano da Matta finally won a spot on the pole, but left a trail of oily smoke and perturbed drivers in his wake.

Marlin shows speed at drying Pocono
        LONG POND, Pa. — Sterling Marlin should have no reason to worry about his car not being fast at Pocono Raceway, where the track dried enough Saturday to permit the first NASCAR practice of the weekend.

Montoya beats Schumacher in record qualifying
        MONTREAL — Juan Pablo Montoya ended Michael Schumacher's string of poles at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a record-breaking assault on Circuit Gilles Villeuve.

Ward wins Boomtown 500
        FORT WORTH, Texas — Jeff Ward shook his fist in the air, not even knowing if he had beaten Al Unser Jr. to the finish line.

Daniel on verge of major victory
        WILMINGTON, Del. — The LPGA Championship has produced career Grand Slams twice in the last three years, so DuPont Country Club is no stranger to history.
Golf scores

STANLEY CUP
Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2, 3 OT
        RALEIGH, N.C. — Igor Larionov's first goal made him the oldest player to score in a Stanley Cup finals game. By the time he got his second, he felt a lot older — and a lot better about this series.

Lidstrom, Hedican win ironman awards
        RALEIGH, N.C. — Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom and Carolina's Bret Hedican claimed the ironman awards in the third longest Stanley Cup finals game ever.

Hiring Trottier a gutsy move
        It's not that we're getting tired of being the voice of negativity about the Rangers, or that we can't find anything negative to say about their hiring of Bryan Trottier.

FRENCH OPEN
Ferrero, Costa meet in all-Spanish final
        PARIS — Juan Carlos Ferrero's game of consistency, featuring powerful and precise groundstrokes, is perfectly suited for the red clay of Roland Garros.

Serena 'one-hit wonder' no more
        PARIS — The French Open was hers, no more shots to chase or winners to produce. Still, Serena Williams didn't want to look her opponent in the eye.

NATIONAL SPORTS HEADLINES
McDuffie sues Dolphins doctors
        MIAMI — Former Miami Dolphins receiver O.J. McDuffie is suing former and current team doctors for malpractice and gross negligence in the treatment of his 1999 big toe injury.

Marion Jones wins 100 easily into tough wind
        STANFORD, Calif. — Marion Jones, happy again and winning as usual, swept to victory in the 100 meters at the U.S. Open track meet Saturday night into a head wind that “felt like I was running into a wall.”

Saturday's NCAA Super Regionals
        HOUSTON — Justin Crowder pitched a five-hitter and Eric Arnold had four hits, including a two-run homer, as Rice advanced to the College World Series with a 3-0 victory over Louisiana State on Saturday in the NCAA super regionals.

Enquirer Page Two power rankings
        The top five — 1. Late-night World Cup. Can't sleep? No problem! It's on, all night long, on two channels, in two languages, with all kinds of accents. Even if you don't like soccer, it's hard not to get World Cup fever if you watch it long enough. What else are you going to watch? “Family Ties” reruns?
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