SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, JULY 8, 2002
Brewers 7, Reds 4
        The Brewers knocked Joey Hamilton around, and the Reds go into the All Star break two games behind the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals.
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26 Ohioans named Evans Scholars
        The Evans Scholars Foundation has awarded 26 full tuition and housing scholarships to Ohio caddies for the 2002-03 academic year.

Nieman eyes 5th No. Ky. Am title
        After retiring from his job last year, Charlie Nieman has more time to play golf.

Bearcats need point guard
        When the 2002-03 college basketball season ends, the University of Cincinnati will have just one scholarship point guard on its roster — incoming freshman Chadd Moore.

Musketeers' recruiting needs altered
        The nature of Xavier's basketball recruiting has changed dramatically in 14 months.

Sports events this week
        A schedule of area sporting events for the next seven days.

REDS / MLB
Brewers on a roll, Reds lag
        CINCINNATI — With the worst record in the National League, a candid assessment of the Milwaukee Brewers seemed obvious. “It's been a tough go all year for us,” said manager Jerry Royster. But after beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Sunday, the Brewers were upbeat.

Casey's hard times at home continue
        Sean Casey is having hard luck at the plate, even when he's there without a bat in hand.

It's been quite a year for Dunn
        Adam Dunn was in the minors this time last year, dreaming of a call-up. Sunday night, the Reds outfielder boarded a plane to Milwaukee for the major league All-Star Game.

All-Star troubles brewing in Milwaukee
        MILWAUKEE — These surely aren't the sweet sights and sounds Bud Selig wanted for his All-Star game.

Big Unit out of All-Star game
        MILWAUKEE — Randy Johnson became the latest ace to back out of the All-Star game, opting Sunday to prepare for the second half of the season instead of pitching for the National League.

Futures game: World 5, U.S. 1
        MILWAUKEE — Jose Reyes credits some of the lessons he learned from New York Mets shortstop Rey Ordonez for his minor league success.

Expos reportedly not done dealing
        MILWAUKEE — The surprising Montreal Expos, already having made one big deal, went into the All-Star break trying to close another trade to get outfielder Cliff Floyd and right-hander Ryan Dempster from the Florida Marlins.

Survey: Players favor steroid testing
        McLEAN, Va. — Seventy-nine percent of major league players would agree to independent testing for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, according to a survey by USA Today.

Columbus 2, Louisville 0
        LOUISVILLE, KY — Mike Thurman dominated on the mound and Billy McMillon hit an two-run home run as the Columbus Clippers beat the Louisville Bats 2-0 Sunday in an International League game.

NL roundup
        ATLANTA — Greg Maddux pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just three hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Sunday.

AL roundup
        NEW YORK — Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to make sure Jeff Weaver won in his debut with New York as the Yankees rallied for a 10-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
· Notes from Sunday's games

GOLF
Inkster's putter stops Sorenstam at Women's Open
        HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Juli Inkster whipped the U.S. Women's Open crowd into a frenzy at every turn Sunday, the cheers becoming louder with every crucial putt she made.

Kelly snags Western
        Jerry Kelly grabbed the lead early and made a birdie anytime someone mounted a challenge, shooting a 7-under 65 to win the Western Open by two strokes.

WIMBLEDON
Hewitt wins second Slam title
        WIMBLEDON, England — Lleyton Hewitt made certain this Wimbledon of upsets wouldn't end with one. The No.1-ranked player kept his temper in check, his strokes on the lines, and wasn't fazed by rain delays or a streaker's show.

Williams sisters win doubles title
        WIMBLEDON, England — A day after Serena beat Venus in the women's final at Wimbledon, the Williams sisters were back on Centre Court. This time, both were winners.

Streaker shakes things up at men's championship match
        WIMBLEDON, England — He danced and pranced on Centre Court, somersaulted over the net and bowed to the crowd.

The baseline is back
        WIMBLEDON, England — A fizzle in the drizzle. A Wimbledon final hackers could appreciate and only the most loyal fans could love.

OTHER SPORTS
Bertogliati captures early lead
        LUXEMBOURG — Lance Armstrong's bid for a fourth straight Tour de France title might be helped by his loss in the first stage.

DaMatta dominating
        TORONTO — Cristiano da Matta led from start to finish Sunday in the Toronto Molson-Indy, matching the CART record of four consecutive victories and extending his series points lead.

It's the bottom on the ninth for church league
        FRANKFORT, Ky. — Betty Martin stepped to the pitcher's mound at the Bridgeport Ruritan Club ball field. Martin released the ball, the batter swung and missed, and umpire Barry Devers called “strike.”

Lone Star Sky stuns Posse at Churchill
        LOUISVILLE — Lone Star Sky, ridden by Mark Guidry, caught favorite Posse in the final furlong and won the Bashford Manor for 2-year-olds by 3 1/4 lengths on closing day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting.

Recker trying to make it as free agent
        IOWA CITY, Iowa — The beach can wait. Luke Recker's first concern is making the team.

Semipro football player dies of head injury
        UTICA, N.Y. — A semipro football player died after colliding with another player during a weekend New York Amateur Football League game.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
A fast but tenuous start
        The Reds have confounded baseball experts by staying in the National League Central race through the first half of the season. But all a good first half gives you is peace of mind over the All-Star break.
Midseason report
Reds Q&A

Caught between a rock and a hard place
        Enquirer adventurer Shannon Russell says: Just this week I stumbled upon a genealogical fact that you may find both chilling and shocking: I am in no way related to comic book superhero Spider-Man.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
The Kid
Splendid Splinter dead at age 83
Ted Williams, Beantown's ever cranky but much beloved “Splendid Splinter” and baseball's last .400 hitter, passed away at the age of 83.
Special online memorial section

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