France shocked, knocked out
        INCHEON, South Korea — Au revoir, France. The defending champions crashed out of the World Cup in the first round Tuesday, losing 2-0 to Denmark and becoming the first champion eliminated in the opening round since Brazil in 1966.
U.S. goalkeeper plays game of his life
United States looking at next round
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Rangers 8, Reds 2
        ARLINGTON, Texas — Reds manager Bob Boone was talking the other day about how it seemed destiny might be on his team's side. It sure didn't seem like that Monday night.
Reds box, runs

Reds great Bench 'proud' of Pudge
        ARLINGTON, Texas — Johnny Bench and Ivan Rodriguez have been the subjects of many who's-the-best-catcher arguments.

Westbrook could replace Scott
        The silent treatment is not helping Darnay Scott remain a member of the Bengals. Michael Westbrook, a seven-year veteran formerly with the Washington Redskins, ran a 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds and caught some passes in a workout for the Bengals at the Paul Brown Stadium practice field.
Lewis, Boulware show up at Ravens' mandatory camp

Munoz Academy benefits inner-city youth
        Cincinnati Bell will pay for more than 100 inner-city youngsters to attend the second annual Anthony Munoz Hall of Fame Football Academy.
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Sollmann, Irish advance to World Series
        TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Freshman right-hander Chris Niesel allowed one run in eight innings and St. Xavier grad Steve Sollmann drove in two runs as Notre Dame beat top-seeded Florida State 3-1 Monday to reach the College World Series for the first time in 45 years.

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Kearns' aim: Settle down
        ARLINGTON, Texas — Austin Kearns is trying to get back to the way he played when he started in the big leagues nine weeks ago.

Astros 4, Cubs 2
        HOUSTON — It's been a while since Wade Miller felt this good. Sept. 7, to be exact — the last time he won a game.

Interleague roundup
        NEW YORK — Shane Spencer hit a two-out grand slam in the eighth inning — no, not against Byung-Hyun Kim — and the New York Yankees rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Monday night in a rematch of last year's World Series teams.
Notes from Monday's games

Congress plans look at steroids
        WASHINGTON — Congress is going to look into steroid use in baseball, following the recent disclosure that two former league MVPs used the muscle-building drugs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10, Louisville 8
        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — P.J. Forbes hit a three-run triple in the eighth inning Monday night to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 10-8 International League win over the Louisville Bats.

XU's Waugh preseason honorable mention
        Xavier senior Amy Waugh has been named an honorable mention All-American for the preseason All-America teams. The Web site named three five-person All-America teams and 12 honorable mentions for the 2002-03 season.

Lakers' Jackson could make history
        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Phil Jackson decided it was time for a change, so he quit as coach of the Albany Patroons in hopes of going to graduate school.

Nets on verge of being swept
        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Being swept by Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and the rest of the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers is something the New Jersey Nets can handle.

Tiger's practice round like a rock concert
        FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Last month as Tiger Woods began to focus on the U.S. Open, he was asked whether he enjoyed playing in New York.

U.S. Open golfers find public venue no picnic
        FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Some U.S. Golf Association officials hinted at record scoring in the U.S. Open, to be played for the first time on a public course with relatively flat greens.

Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 0
        RALEIGH, N.C. — The Detroit Red Wings were convinced a year ago that all they needed to reclaim the Stanley Cup was the goalie who could never seem to win it.

Stanley Cup Notebook
        RALEIGH, N.C. — Jiri Fischer came out of Monday night's game with an assist. Tommy Westlund got five stitches.

Holmes to fight Butterbean
        Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, 53, will come out of retirement to fight Eric “Butterbean” Esch on July 27 in Norfolk, Va. It will be the first fight for Holmes since he registered a technical knockout of Mike Weaver in November 2000.

Tennis: Team Williams ranked 1-2
        French Open finalists Venus and Serena Williams earned the two spots in the world women's tennis rankings Monday, becoming the first 1-2 siblings.
At home on the high seas
        Somehow, I thought sea kayaking was going to be a piece of cake. I was wrong.
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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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