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Bengals 21, Browns 14
The Bengals won their first game under rookie coach Marvin Lewis. Jon Kitna threw three touchdown passes with no interceptions.
Daugherty: Johnson is Bengals' brightest spot
Bengals-Browns stats
More Bengals-Browns coverage

Larkin's not leaving Reds after all
Barry Larkin and the Reds made up today, with the team captain agreeing to a one-year deal before moving into the front office after the 2004 season.
Robinson got Larkin talks going
Final Game: Expos 2, Reds 1

World Cup: U.S. 3, North Korea 0
COLUMBUS - Dominant and intense in its first two Women's World Cup matches, the United States resembled a team just trying to get by without its star player Sunday at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Swedes blank Nigeria 3-0, next play Brazil

Miami 42, UC 37
The fumbled punt in the closing seconds was the final blow, but it wasn't Thaddeus Lewis' fumble that gave Miami its third straight win over UC and the right to keep the victory bell for one more year.
Daugherty: Ben fits perfectly at Miami
Brandt's big day hurts UC
Notes: UC's Hall dismisses numbers in loss

Prep football fever
Hughes, Colerain, Danville, Elder and Anderson were among Friday night's winners. See our in-depth prep football coverage and photo galleries at
Predict the winners'Call An Audible'

Sports on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

Burris no worse for wear
CLEVELAND - It was late and pouring rain. Bengals cornerback Jeff Burris knew he was tired. "I hadn't been to bed yet," he said.

Notes: Groin injury sidelines Dillon
CLEVELAND - The pain from a strained groin proved too much for Corey Dillon on Sunday.

Johnson plugs away in Dillon's absence
CLEVELAND - The Bengals knew there was a chance Corey Dillon might not be able to play much Sunday. Rudi Johnson was ready in relief.
Week four snapshot

AFC: Gannon rallies Raiders to OT win
OAKLAND, Calif. - Earlier in the season, Rich Gannon reacted to the Oakland Raiders' struggles by screaming at his teammates and coaches.

Interconference: Colts stomp New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Peyton Manning visited his hometown Sunday night and humiliated his dad's old team.

NFC: Frerotte sparkles in Vikings' rout of 49ers
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings kept their starting quarterback a secret until just before Sunday's kickoff. Then Gus Frerotte, at least for this game, proved to be a capable backup for Daunte Culpepper.

Romanowski misses 1st game in 16 years
Oakland Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski missed the first game of his 16-year career Sunday when the Raiders hosted the San Diego Chargers.

New Soldier Field is a gem
CHICAGO - There's no question the old Soldier Field was an architectural treasure, instantly recognizable by those stately colonnades overlooking the lakefront.

September was anything but logical
Flip the calendar while college football catches its breath. September was like driving bumper cars. Looking for stability and the straight road? Not here.

Mackovic fired by Arizona in 3rd year
Arizona coach John Mackovic was fired Sunday, five games (1-4) into the third season of his tumultuous tenure in Tucson.

Buckeyes move into No. 3 spot
Southern California and Oregon had the biggest drops in The Associated Press college football poll after losing their Pac-10 openers. The Trojans fell from third to 10th following a 34-31, triple-overtime loss at California. The Ducks dropped nine spots to 19th after a 55-16 home loss to Washington State.

Futures of Miley, coaches left in doubt
Barry Larkin is coming back, but is manager Dave Miley and his staff?

Notes: Allen to interview Houston's Purpura
Chief operating officer John Allen will talk to Tim Purpura about the Reds' general manager job today.

A dream come true: Cubs playoff-bound
CHICAGO - Eric Karros' camcorder has been busy the last month, capturing the experience he says every player should have at least once - a season in Chicago.

A day for rest and some kicks
Roger Clemens played manager and Nomar Garciaparra got a day off - to watch his soccer sweetie.

Fox picks Game 1 of Cubs-Braves over Yanks, Bonds
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees will open the playoffs in an unfamiliar setting: daytime.
Playoff schedule

NL: Atlanta clinches home-field edge
PHILADELPHIA - The road to the World Series in the National League will go through Turner Field.

AL: '62 Mets can keep futility record
DETROIT - Mike Maroth and the Detroit Tigers left the field for the final time feeling like winners.

Waltrip snaps Earnhardt Jr.'s win streak
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip broke Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s stranglehold on Talladega Superspeedway, sweeping high off the final turn and denying his teammate a fifth straight victory at the high-banked oval Sunday.

Sadler's 'wild ride' ends injury-free
TALLADEGA, Ala. - The EA Sports 500 was bumper-to-bumper from the ninth lap to the checkered flag Sunday, a mayhem-filled race that sent two drivers to the hospital and even saw a crew member get struck in pit row.

Win at Indy puts Schumacher closer to F1 title
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Schumacher is the U.S. Grand Prix champion again. Now he has to wait two weeks for a chance at a record sixth Formula One title.

Armour III sets 72-hole PGA Tour scoring mark
Tommy Armour III, grandson of the "Silver Scot'' by the same name, shot the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history Sunday.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
New ballpark delivers more hits than misses
Never mind the losing season on the field. Hundreds of thousands of people came to Great American Ball Park in its opening year anyway. They stomped the concourses and ate the sausages, and in the end, proclaimed Great American a fine place to enjoy Cincinnati Reds baseball.
Reds Hall of Fame, and more, to come
Results from our online ballpark survey
Fan comments from our online ballpark survey
Enquirer editorial: The Reds factor
Lowest stat of all was attendance

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."

Flying Pig Marathon coverage, searchable results database
Local golf news and course guide
Where high school stars are going to college
Explore Great American Ball Park
Implosion bids goodbye to Cinergy
Bengals pin hopes on Lewis
Buckeyes national champs
Kentucky Speedway coverage