SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2002
Storylines abound in Reds-M's
        From an aesthetic standpoint, the presence of the visiting Seattle Mariners will dress up Cinergy Field tonight.
Mariners-Reds series preview
Junior top vote-getter on Reds for All-Star Game

Revamped lineup leads U.S. over Mexico
        JEONJU, South Korea — Bruce Arena almost never changes his formation — unless he's playing Mexico with a chance to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.
U.S. continues improbable run
U.S goalie's parents savor historic win
U.S. World Cup ratings picking up
Win vs. Mexico 'greatest ever'
Brazil vs. England: Traditions like no other
Updated World Cup coverage from Associated Press

Collegians Thompson, Keyer-Scott sit 1-2
        WITHAMSVILLE — Kim Keyer-Scott competed in her first golf tournament last year at the Greater Cincinnati Women's Amateur Invitational Championship.

Four RedHawks listed by scouting service
        The NHL's Central Scouting Service ranks Miami RedHawks sophomore Greg Hogeboom, freshman Joe Pomaranski and two members of this fall's freshman class, Stephen Dennis and Jesse Boucher, on its final report of NHL draft eligibles.

Recreation notes
        Registration is open for Hamilton County Park District sand volleyball leagues. Games begin Monday at Francis RecreAcres in Sharonville.

Wedding, 3 others in national events
        Wilmington's Gabby Wedding, who advanced to the third round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links last year, has qualified for this year's tournament today through Sunday at Sunriver, Ore.

High school sports section
        Check out our spring sports coverage, college signings, and top stories from basketball, football and other sports.

Chat: Anthony Munoz and Marty Brennaman
        Chat live on Cincinnati.Com with these two Cincinnati sports legends. Anthony Munoz is the first and only Bengal in the NFL Hall Of Fame. Marty Brennaman has taken his signature phrase, "And this one belongs to the Reds!" to Cooperstown.
Munoz chat: Wednesday at 12:30.
Brennaman chat: Friday at noon.

Sports events this week
        A schedule of area sporting events for the next seven days.
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

BASEBALL
Louisville 11, Norfolk 2
        NORFOLK, Va. — Brandon Larson homered in the first and third innings, knocking in six RBIs, to lead the Louisville Bats to a 11-2 stomping of the Norfolk Tides in the International League Monday.

34-year-old rookie joins the majors
        After more than 13 years in the minors, the call came at long last. Alan Zinter, a 34-year-old rookie first baseman, was going to the big leagues, joining the Houston Astros.

Brewers win game, fill injury report
        MILWAUKEE — The Brewers lost two outfielders to injuries Monday night, and Jose Hernandez homered and drove in four runs off Roy Oswalt in Milwaukee's costly 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros.

Baseball notebook
        Bill Adair, who managed the Chicago White Sox for 10 games in 1970 and was Hank Aaron's first minor league manager, died at age 89.

Late heroics keep Irish dream alive
        OMAHA, Neb. — The wind at Rosenblatt Stadium stood no chance against Notre Dame's Brian Stavisky on Monday afternoon.

LOCAL COLLEGES
UC signee OK after being shot in leg
        University of Cincinnati basketball signee Eric Hicks was shot in the left leg during a feud at a Greensboro, N.C., park just after 1 a.m. Monday, but he escaped serious injury and his playing career shouldn't be jeopardized.

XU reworks Matta's deal, adds 2 years
        Xavier has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Thad Matta through the 2009-10 season. Terms of the contract, extended two years past the deal Matta signed last spring, were not disclosed.

XU hosts St. Peter's in preseason NIT
        If Xavier's men's basketball team is to gain a trip to New York for the Preseason NIT semifinals, it will have earned it.

Four RedHawks listed by scouting service
        The NHL's Central Scouting Service ranks Miami RedHawks sophomore Greg Hogeboom, freshman Joe Pomaranski and two members of this fall's freshman class, Stephen Dennis and Jesse Boucher, on its final report of NHL draft eligibles.

TRISTATE SPORTS HEADLINES
Recreation notes
        Registration is open for Hamilton County Park District sand volleyball leagues. Games begin Monday at Francis RecreAcres in Sharonville.

Wedding, 3 others in national events
        Wilmington's Gabby Wedding, who advanced to the third round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links last year, has qualified for this year's tournament today through Sunday at Sunriver, Ore.

GOLF
Like Nicklaus before him, Tiger awaits Muirfield
        FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods might want to think about bringing his own pillow to Muirfield for the British Open.

Tiger needs a tamer
        Paging Jack. Paging Arnie. Paging Bobby Jones. Someone, anyone.

NATIONAL SPORTS HEADLINES
A linebacker with one foot, and lots of grit
        Ryan Fann is getting ready for the final football game of his life, and he has one hope — that his latest prosthetic foot won't break before he takes the field.

An NBA draft with a heavy foreign accent
        NEW YORK — The NBA job market for American college stars is tight and getting tighter. It's tougher than high tech. English majors will have better luck finding work this summer than most of the big men on campuses who flew so high during March Madness.

McCarron among stars
        Friday's sixth NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, features some of North America's most outstanding riders - a mix of legends and rising stars in the sport.

Steelers sign Batch
        PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Detroit Lions quarterback Charlie Batch to a $525,000, one-year contract Monday, bringing some experience to the cadre of backups for Kordell Stewart.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Playing a piece of history
        It is very important that we get one thing straight before I begin my latest tale of recreational intrigue: I was never once — nor will be — royalty.

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