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UC Basketball Preview
Before they take the floor for Midnight Madness Saturday night, Enquirer beat writer Bill Koch looks at the big questions facing the Bearcats, coming off their worst season in 14 years under Bob Huggins.

BC's exit hasn't turned off UC
AD Bob Goin expressed disappointment over Boston College's decision to leave the Big East but said the defection of one of the league's charter members doesn't make the conference any less attractive for the Bearcats.

Bengals target Lewis
The NFL stat sheet for Monday points out what the Bengals have to do Sunday to defeat Baltimore: Stop the run.
Bengals Notebook: Houshmandzadeh, Dillon practice

St. Ursula stripped of soccer title
The St. Ursula Academy girls soccer team, ranked No. 1 nationally earlier this season, has been stripped of its 2003 league championship for scheduling too many matches.
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Red Sox knuckle down
Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield befuddled the Yankees for the second time in the ALCS and notched his second win, 3-2, to knot the AL championship series at two games apiece.

Sports today on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.

Bengals Notebook: Houshmandzadeh, Dillon practice
T.J. Houshmandzadeh practiced Monday for the first time since Sept. 3.

Rams 36, Falcons 0
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis defense accounted for a touchdown and a safety while Atlanta suffered its first shutout in 10 years.

NFL Notebook: Broncos lose Gold for season
DENVER - Denver Broncos linebacker Ian Gold will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Walker's power surge comes at good time
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox already slugged the 1927 Yankees out of the record book.

Mussina sharper but still loses
BOSTON - Mike Mussina stared at the clubhouse floor, an angry look on his face as he struggled for answers.
Marlins acknowledge daunting task
CHICAGO - The Florida Marlins left Pro Player Stadium on Sunday night feeling good about themselves.
LCS Notebook: Marlins don't feel pressure
CHICAGO - Josh Beckett, who won Game 5 with a two-hit shutout, jogged around Wrigley Field on Monday. Mark Redman, who hopes to start Game 7, threw on the side in the bullpen.

Ohio State suspends Reynolds
Ohio State has suspended linebacker Robert Reynolds for one game - the Buckeyes' home game Saturday against Iowa - for his attack on the throat of Wisconsin quarterback Jim Sorgi.

Lorenzen questionable for UK game with Ohio
LEXINGTON - Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen did not practice Monday because of a concussion, and team doctors have not determined whether he will play Saturday.

Colerain, Edgewood stay at top
Colerain and Edgewood held their No. 1 positions in this week's Enquirer football coaches' polls, as most games went true to form last weekend.

Conner settles in as N.Ky. No. 1
After three consecutive weeks of shakeups, the Enquirer Northern Kentucky coaches' poll remained stable in Week 8.

Tournament roundup
Unseeded Madeira upset No. 4 Seven Hills 2-1 in the first round of the Division II girls soccer sectional tournament Monday.
Monday's resultsToday's schedule
Volleyball polls

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
As good as it gets
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: I have to find a place for the picture. There is so much else to do: the training rides, the proper nutrition, Advil for a barking knee. What you learn at age 46, when you are attempting to ride a bicycle for 108 miles, is that you aren't 26. Pain is a much bigger part of your life.

Palmer's time remains a mystery
Jon Kitna knows the day will come when Carson Palmer replaces him as the Bengals' starting quarterback.

Buying into fantasy football
BUSINESS: With more than 13 million people playing the game of fantasy football, businesses are looking to cash in on this growing phenomenon.

The readers speak
One week ago today, this page asked you to log onto and vote on a list of dramatic finishes involving local teams. We also encouraged you to nominate your favorites.
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

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.
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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."

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