Sports News - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Bengals get new punter
Nick Harris is out and Kyle Richardson is in.

NKU's Shields says this is his last season
Ken Shields announced today that he will retire as NKU basketball coach at the end of the 2003-04 season.

Despite 1-4 start, Lewis still upbeat
Coach Marvin Lewis remains upbeat despite his team's 1-4 record at the bye week but promises players will work even harder.
Notes: Lewis would take ball in OT again
Bengals' impact players
Monday: Colts win in OT with historic rally

Red Sox 4, A's 3
OAKLAND, Calif. - Pedro Martinez, Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez and even that maligned Boston bullpen - they all were tougher than any curse.
Daugherty column: Can the apocalypse be far behind?
Pinstripes suit Boone just fine

What do you think?
What are the most dramatic finishes of all time in Cincinnati sports history? Take part in our poll.

Search on track for GM, Allen says
Reds chief operating officer John Allen said Monday the club is "on schedule" with its search for a general manager. He neither confirmed nor denied published reports that he would be interviewing Mike Port of the Boston Red Sox today and Ned Colletti of the San Francisco Giants Wednesday.

Key injuries could affect Bearcats
The University of Cincinnati Bearcats began preparations Monday for their game against UAB without knowing if their starting quarterback and top running back will be able to play.

Redhawks recruit Seattle guard
The RedHawks received their first oral commitment for the 2004-2005 season when Seattle Prep senior Chad Troyer announced his decision Monday.

Today's sports on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.

Colts win in OT with historic rally
TAMPA, Fla. - Peyton Manning refused to give up. With Indianapolis down three touchdowns against the NFL's stingiest defense with four minutes left in regulation, the Colts quarterback pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in league history Monday night.

Cream rising to top in competitive NFL
If the playoffs began now, Kansas City and Minnesota would probably be the favorites to reach the Super Bowl.

Couch likely Browns starter again this week
BEREA, Ohio - On the road, under the lights and before a skeptical national television audience, Tim Couch was reborn as an NFL starter.

NFL notes: Emmitt out indefinitely
TEMPE, Ariz. - NFL career rushing leader Emmitt Smith has a broken left shoulder blade and will be sidelined indefinitely.
No hype needed: Badgers ready
MADISON, Wis. - Ohio State is the defending national champion, undefeated and riding the nation's longest winning streak.

Yankees enjoy day of rest
NEW YORK - Now the New York Yankees know who's next - the tired and bruised Boston Red Sox.

Surprise! It's Cubs vs. Marlins
CHICAGO - Count Jack McKeon among all those people who counted out the Chicago Cubs when it came to the postseason.

A's: Hudson injury not related to bar incident
OAKLAND, Calif. - Tim Hudson was involved in a minor confrontation at a Boston bar last Friday night, but the Oakland Athletics said it didn't cause the injury that limited him to one inning in his start two days later.

Upsets jumble poll behind the top two
The Enquirer's weekly prep football coaches' polls bear little resemblance to last week, after several big upsets Friday.

Conner deposes Beechwood for top spot
It's hard to blame Conner football coach Tom Stellman for his lukewarm feeling about his team's No. 1 ranking in the Northern Kentucky Enquirer coaches' poll.
Volleyball honor roll
Monday's results
Today's Schedule

Shields is expected to address future
Ken Shields is expected to announce today that he will retire after this season as Northern Kentucky University's men's basketball coach. That's the speculation about the news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. by the school's athletic department.

Judge sides with Indiana in Knight lawsuit
INDIANAPOLIS - A judge on Monday sided with Indiana University in Bob Knight's breach-of-contract lawsuit over his firing as the school's basketball coach three years ago.

Turfway fall honors
Jockey Rafael Bejarano, trainer Bernie Flint and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey took top honors at the Northern Kentucky track's fall meeting.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Bills 22, Bengals 16 (OT)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The attitude in the Bengals locker room after Sunday's 22-16 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills was decidedly feistier than three weeks ago.
Bengals-Bills stats
Daugherty column: Bengals crumble in clutch

Less is plenty for A's, Twins
When Reds chief operating officer John Allen said this week that one of the main criteria for hiring the next Reds general manager would be to find the person who can find "baseball players," he was speaking in code.
Five ways things went wrong
Five steps Reds should take
Savvy GM candidates will ask these questions
Reds Q&A with John Fay

Let Junior move on
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: The Junior-to-Seattle rumors have begun again, as faithful as yellow leaves in October.

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