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Reds' GM prospects down to 3
Montreal general manager Omar Minaya, Minnesota assistant GM Wayne Krivsky and Texas assistant GM Dan O'Brien were told Monday that they are the finalists for Cincinnati's GM job.

Run-in with fan dooms Cubs
Three runs ahead and five outs from the World Series, those lovable losers blew it again, thanks in part to one of their own fans.

Xavier Basketball Preview
David West is now with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, and Xavier is left to build upon what he left behind. The cast, led by All-America candidate Romain Sato, is assembled, but questions remain before practice begins Saturday.

Bengals Q&A with Mark Curnutte
Bengals fans took great exception to the Oct. 10 story in the Enquirer about the possibility of the team parting ways with tailback Corey Dillon in the near future.

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

Cyclones hockey preview
Perhaps even a plague of locusts couldn't wipe out Cincinnati Cyclones hockey. And it's worth noting that the 17-year cicadas are coming in the spring.

Buckeyes are not done - yet
COLUMBUS - In college football, the landscape changes quickly with a loss. It seemingly has cast Ohio State from a 19-game winning streak right to the brink.

OSU's Reynolds regrets his 'loss of poise'
COLUMBUS - Robert Reynolds said it was a momentary loss of poise that led to his attack of Wisconsin quarterback Jim Sorgi, for which the Ohio State linebacker has been suspended for one game.

UC's Moore says back problem minor
University of Cincinnati point guard Chadd Moore said Tuesday that he'll be ready to play by the time the basketball season starts, despite recurring back spasms that have limited his preseason conditioning.

UC volleyball team ranked
The Bearcats, 17-2 and fresh off an upset of No. 17 Louisville on Friday, received their first-ever Top 25 ranking this week.

Changing coaches, changing fortunes
As he slices the white athletic tape from his ankles, Kevin Hardy digs for an explanation.

NFL Notebook: McGahee set to practice on repaired knee
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bills running back Willis McGahee will start practicing this week, nearly 10 months after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left knee.
Rebounding Rams beat on lesser teams
ST. LOUIS - Two years removed from a Super Bowl, the St. Louis Rams appear to be back in championship form.

Cubs left to ponder the one that got away
CHICAGO - All Mark Prior could do was sit in the dugout and stare. A glorious night suddenly ruined.

Redman vs. Wood in Game 7
CHICAGO - Now that there will be a Game 7, the Florida Marlins have settled on a starter.
Yankees go home with 3-2 lead
BOSTON - David Wells is a longtime, die-hard Babe Ruth fan, and he's doing his best to keep The Curse alive.
Garciaparra's struggles sinking Boston's lineup
BOSTON - A man of routine, Nomar Garciaparra has become a routine out in the playoffs.

ATP looking into reports of matches being rigged
The ATP is looking into reports of possible match-rigging, but the head of the men's tour, Mark Miles, doesn't believe any players are involved.

McNicholas rolls behind Wilhoit

Junior Katie Wilhoit notched a hat trick to lead the Rockets over Glen Este 6-0 in a first-round Division I sectional game Tuesday night.
Soccer tournament roundup
Ky. soccer games postponed
Soccer polls

Ohio football computer ratings
The fifth weekly football computer ratings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Ohio AP football polls
Ky. AP football polls

Long-time coach Neal Connor dies
Neal Connor would never have taken credit for the success of the basketball players he coached in high school. But like all good coaches, he was there for them.

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.
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."

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