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One heckuva training table
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: Nothing says togetherness like an 18-ounce lobster tail. Nothing spells c-h-e-m-i-s-t-r-y quite like f-i-l-e-t m-i-g-n-o-n. What's the difference between 0-4 and 1-3? Maybe it's shrimp cocktails and crab legs, on the house.
Bills' defense in '03 bolstered by new faces
Bengals' keys to victory
Isolation Booth: DT Williams vs. C Teague

Colerain whips Lakota East
Colerain took a great game and, in its dominant Colerain way, turned it into a rout. Other winners Friday included NewCath, Elder, Reading and Mason. Check our prep sports section for in-depth coverage, stats and photo galleries.

UC's goal: Quick start
Those late-game comebacks that quarterback Gino Guidugli has made his trademark can be very exciting, but the University of Cincinnati players and coaches would just as soon not see any more of them this season.

Cubs beat Braves, take series lead
CHICAGO - The young lion outdueled the aging master. And now, enchanted Friday night by the fearless pitching of Mark Prior, the Wrigley Field nation leans forward ready to explode, sensing a moment the Chicago Cubs have not seen in 95 years.
Marlins 4, Giants 3, 11 innings
Playoff results, schedule

Keeneland back to its roots for Founders Day
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tommy Johns Jr. provided outfits for a lot of extras when parts of the movie "Seabiscuit" were filmed last year at Keeneland Race Course.

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

Boiman making most of chance
Tennessee Titan Rocky Boiman has played primarily special teams in his young NFL career, but it was his play at linebacker that was special enough to earn him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Notes: Dillon doubtful Sunday
The Bengals downgraded the condition of three players Friday.

Limbaugh: 'Amazing' that remarks were controversial
PHILADELPHIA - Rush Limbaugh told his radio audience Friday that he is amazed at the controversy over his comments about a black quarterback, but did not comment on reports that he's being investigated for illegally buying prescription drugs.

Browns seek to end hex of Cowher power
Now in his 12th season as Pittsburgh Steelers coach, Bill Cowher is 14-4 against the Browns, including a 2-0 mark in playoff games and a 5-0 record against Cleveland coach Butch Davis.

Colerain 31, Lakota East 7
Colerain took a great game and, in its dominant Colerain way, turned it into a rout.

NewCath 33, Beechwood 29
Newport Central Catholic outlasted Beechwood 33-29 in a battle between two rival heavyweights posturing for postseason position.

Elder 21, Moeller 20
Moeller kept Bradley Glatthaar bottled up for most of the game, but the senior erupted when it counted the most.

Reading 42, Wyoming 12
The Reading record book - not to mention the small school hierarchy in Cincinnati - will rattle for an extended period thanks to the show put on by Reading Friday night.

Mason 17, Anderson 14
Mason junior quarterback Craig Mustard connected with senior wide-out Sean Crotty on a 20-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to help lead the Comets to a 17-14 upset of the third-ranked Anderson Redskins in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference matchup at Mason.

Dixie Heights 42, Simon Kenton 14
The second quarter proved to be decisive for Dixie Heights in its 42-14 victory over Simon Kenton Friday. The Pioneers scored all of their points in the second period; the Colonels, ranked fourth in the Enquirer coaches' poll, scored 35.

Hughes 13, Jacobs 2
Austin Goss had 39 rushing yards and 78 receiving yards, including a 50-yard reception on a pass from David Bradley and one touchdown, to lead Hughes past Jacobs 13-2 Friday night.

Roundup of Friday's other Ohio games
Quarterback Joey Bryant ran in from 1 yard out in the second overtime, lifting Glen Este to a 34-28 victory over Winton Woods Friday night.

Roundup of Friday's other Kentucky games
Ludlow's Mike Lewis carried 19 times for 115 and two touchdowns to lead Ludlow to a 21-7 victory over Bracken County at Ludlow Friday night.
Scores, how poll teams fared
Results, golf honor rolls
Prep sports schedules

Potent Akron offense to test Miami's improved defense
One team, Northern Illinois, is ranked among the nation's Top 25. Two more, Bowling Green and Miami, are "also receiving votes." Toledo and Marshall have pulled off huge upsets.

Abdullah could break UK legend's record
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Each day, Muhammad Abdullah passes a sign near the Kentucky locker room that lists the school's football records. He's on pace to break one of the oldest marks on that list, one held by a famous name in Kentucky lore.
Today's Top 25 games

Hayes' son will preside over Clarett's falsification case
COLUMBUS - The son of former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes will remain as the judge in a case accusing suspended Buckeyes running back Maurice Clarett of lying to police about items stolen from a car.

Boston has been in this position before
BOSTON - There are nine guys in the Boston clubhouse who know firsthand how to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the opening round of the playoffs.

Clemens could be making final start
MINNEAPOLIS - The New York Yankees will turn to Roger Clemens in a big game, possibly for the final time.

Steinbrenner says Torre will be back in '04
MINNEAPOLIS - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner insists Joe Torre will be back to manage the team next season, no matter what the founder of USA Today thinks.

Tiger takes five-shot lead
WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Baked greens and thick rough were troubling enough Friday at the American Express Championship. Even more daunting was Tiger Woods pulling away from a world-class field without breaking a sweat.

Polar opposites set to square off
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The U.S. women have allowed one goal in four World Cup games. Germany has scored 20.

Snow agrees to four-year contract
PHILADELPHIA - Eric Snow and the 76ers agreed Friday on a four-year contract extension that will keep the point guard in Philadelphia through the 2008-09 season.

Holyfield not finished - yet
LAS VEGAS - In the two decades he has toiled in the ring, Evander Holyfield has fought brilliant fights, known great moments, and captured the hearts of millions of boxing fans.

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