Sports News - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Spotlight fits Spikes like a glove
Teammates who struggle to win a Super Bowl, says Takeo Spikes, are bound forever by the shared achievement.
Bengals: Division goal remains alive
Paul Brown Stadium turf getting makeover

2 more finalists for GM are ID'd
Add Boston's Mike Port and Texas' Dan O'Brien to the list of eight finalists for the Reds' general manager job.
Daugherty: Larkin needs to use his charm for Reds' benefit
Notes: Hall faces long rehab

Playoffs littered with former Reds players
The Reds finished far out of the postseason. But they will be well-represented in October.
Red Sox, Cubs chasing history
• Division series previews: National | American
Notes: Manuel, Hargrove are fired

Fumbles, drops haunt Bearcats
You don't have to be a football coach to understand the most basic skill associated with the sport. As University of Cincinnati coach Rick Minter says, "Possession of the ball is ten-tenths of the law in football."

No. 1s brace for big tests
Colerain and Wyoming remained No. 1 in the Enquirer football coaches' polls this week, with each team facing a big test Friday.
Beechwood takes over top spot in Ky.

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

Alexander's homecoming
Former Boone County High School and current Seahawks star Shaun Alexander returns Sunday, Oct. 26 to face the Bengals.

Browns imploding after a tough start
BEREA, Ohio - One day after bumbling their way to a humiliating home loss to the previously winless Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns had their team photo taken Monday.

Favre leads Pack past Bears 38-23 at new field
CHICAGO - New Soldier Field or old Soldier Field, it makes little difference. Ahman Green, Brett Favre and the rest of the Green Bay Packers just love to play the Chicago Bears.

Statistically speaking, Manning had perfect game
INDIANAPOLIS - The statistical complexities are enough to give anyone not employed by the Elias Sports Bureau a major migraine.

Jaguars' Smith among five players reinstated
Jacksonville receiver Jimmy Smith was one of five suspended players reinstated by the NFL on Monday after violating the league's substance abuse policy.

East beats West 2-1 in battle of Lakota
Parrissa Eyorokon had a goal and an assist to lift Lakota East's girls past Lakota West 2-1 Monday night and into a second-place Greater Miami Conference tie with the Firebirds at 5-1.

Highlands upsets No.1 Notre Dame
The same day the Notre Dame girls soccer team received the No. 1 ranking in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association poll, it was handed its first loss of the season. Ashley Twehues scored 36:35 into the first half to lead No. 4 Highlands to a 1-0 victory over Notre Dame at Tower Park.
Honor Rolls
Prep sports results
Today's Schedule

Norwegians will provide first test
FOXBORO, Mass. - Versatility and depth got the U.S. women this far. Now, they'll probably need the old standbys to advance further in the World Cup.

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