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Bengals rely on backup running backs
When you're a backup to one of the NFL's premier running backs, there is little room for ego.
Bengals' backfield gets additions, subtractions
Sorry start leaves Bears embarrassed

Hall leaves 'em in wake
It's all back now, the quickness to the line, the sharp cuts against the grain of the defense, the burst of speed into the open field. This is the Richard Hall who gained 7,386 yards in high school, fourth most in Ohio history.

Krenzel healthy; offense isn't
COLUMBUS - As the Buckeyes band together to cure their offensive ineptitude, they at least have healthy hands in the huddle.
Parseghian rejoins Redhawks for Akron game
UF lineman sounds off on Internet

11 races slated for 2004 at track
SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway announced a larger and longer schedule for 2004 that boasts 11 races over five weekends, including two stock-car events sanctioned by the American Speed Association and a new September weekend that will feature three races on the same Saturday.

As usual, Twins defy all odds
NEW YORK - Instead of getting tight when Johan Santana cramped up, the Minnesota Twins stayed loose. Those pesky Twins put the big, bad Yankees in another postseason funk.
Cubs 4, Braves 2
Giants 2, Marlins 0
Notes: Manuel, Hargrove are fired

Upstart programs aim for the top
In the high school football preseason, Jacobs (5-1) and Shroder (5-1) scrambled just to field teams and find coaching headphones. Now, each is talking about winning a state championship.
• Coming Thursday: Join our online chat with St. Xavier linebacker Brad Scheidt and defensive coordinator Steve Sprecht at noon Thursday at
Drees has the skills and the smarts
Soccer honor rolls | Results | Schedules

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

A's look for first-round breakthrough
OAKLAND, Calif. - In the last three regular seasons, the Oakland Athletics' good pitching consistently beat good hitting - and in October, the formula failed.

Cubs fans help spur rare sellout
ATLANTA - Here's a change: The Atlanta Braves will have sellout crowds at Turner Field for the first two games of their playoff series against the Chicago Cubs.
Playoff schedule

Gillick stepping down as Mariners' general manager
SEATTLE - Mariners general manager Pat Gillick is leaving the job after four seasons.

U.S. vs. Norway a final-like matchup
FOXBORO, Mass. - Only the vagaries of the World Cup draw could conjure up a meeting of the world's top two teams in the quarterfinals.

Thrashers star Heatley charged in car crash
Thrashers star Dany Heatley, 22, was charged Tuesday with reckless driving after his sports car swerved off a road in Atlanta and careened into a wall at about 80 mph, breaking his jaw and critically injuring teammate Dan Snyder.

Cavs treat LeBron James like any other rich rookie
Like any NBA rookie, LeBron James must go through some hazing. There are bags to carry and doughnuts to buy for the Cleveland Cavaliers' veterans.

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