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Bengals trade stats for pass defense
The Bengals are in the second season of a sack drought.
Notebook: Players say NFL no place for boys

Cubs 8, Reds 0
Josh Hall, who looked so good against the Cubs 10 days ago, was thoroughly roughed up over 2 2/3 innings of the Cubs' 8-0 victory over the Reds before a crowd of 27,021 at Great American Ball Park.
Notebook: GM search seems to be an outside job

Battle of the prize QBs
University of Cincinnati quarterback Gino Guidugli likes to compare the UC-Miami game to the Highlands-Covington Catholic rivalry from his high school days.
Roethlisberger's success highlighted by efficiency

Sports today on TV, radio
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Loss leaves Mariners on verge of elimination
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Another poor second half is likely to leave the Seattle Mariners out of the playoffs for a second straight season.
Marlins expand wild-card lead
MIAMI - The Florida Marlins kept swinging, and by the middle of the game the Philadelphia Phillies literally were ducking out of the way.
Leftwich poised for first pro start
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mark Brunell missed practice Wednesday and was listed as questionable on the injury report, furthering the chance rookie Byron Leftwich will make his first career start Sunday for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sander earns back OSU punting job
COLUMBUS - Maybe it had come too easily. B.J. Sander - author of a state-record 60-yard field goal, all-Ohio punter, super-nice guy - went from Roger Bacon right into the starting lineup at Ohio State as a redshirt freshman punter.
Clarett plans to attend OSU classes
Maurice Clarett is enrolled for Ohio State's fall quarter, which began Wednesday, and should attend his first classes today, according to OSU spokesman Steve Snapp. He had no classes scheduled Wednesday.
Getting on course a championship effort
Reading's Dan Hutzel is not your typical high school senior.
Sparse crowd sees Germany top Japan
COLUMBUS - The Americans weren't playing in Columbus for another four days, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of fans at Crew Stadium on Wednesday night for two Women's World Cup games.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Lakota West coach leaves legacy of laughter
They came from near and far, all with their best Steve Cummins stories. Cummins, the Lakota West boys soccer coach who died Sept. 13 at age 50 , was remembered at his funeral last week as a great coach and a uniquely humorous individual. He knew when to be serious and when to smile, and had people laughing and crying at the same time last week.
Kentucky: Some soccer parents behave very badly

World Cup fans get their game on
COLUMBUS - When Dan Howett found out Germany would be playing at Columbus Crew Stadium in the opening round of the 2003 Women's World Cup, he didn't waste any time snagging three tickets for himself and his two sons.
Otani's hat trick sends Japan over Argentina
St. Ursula's Mitts keeps busy

Walk among baseball history
Johnny Bench tags 'Baseball As America,' an exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center, as a way to rekindle love for the national pastime.
Bats Incredible! special section

Salute to prep champions
Greater Cincinnati high school sports teams captured 13 Ohio state titles and numerous individual championships over the last year. The Cincinnati Enquirer honors those athletes with a special "Salute to Champions."

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