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Bengals 34, Ravens 26
The Bengals won the type of game they usually lose - forcing three turnovers that led to 17 first-half points - and moved one game off the Ravens' lead in the AFC North.
DAUGHERTY: Bounces going Bengals' way
Game statisticsBengals ups and downs

Yankees 6, Marlins 1
A three-run homer by Hideki Matsui and a two-run blast by Alfonso Soriano were more than enough support for Andy Pettitte as the Yankees evened the series 1-1.
Game 2 box and runs

Prep football fever
St. Xavier knocked off Ohio's top-ranked Cleveland St. Ignatius and Moeller upset No. 8 Lakewood St. Edward Saturday. Check our full report of weekend games.

Army perfect patsy for UC
It's homecoming at Nippert Stadium Saturday, so bring on the 0-7 Black Knights, who have found they're way over their heads in Conference-USA.
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Turnovers may mark season turnaround
There in the tangle of arms and hands, Brian Simmons pried the ball away from Kyle Boller and effectively wrestled momentum from the Ravens.

Lewis wins duel with Dillon
Though Ravens running back Jamal Lewis turned in his fifth consecutive 100-yard performance Sunday, the anticipated matchup between the NFL's top two single-game rushers produced few thrills at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals Notebook: Ravens congratulate Lewis
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis got a post-game hug from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and a quick handshake from coach Brian Billick.
Seahawks off to best start
SEATTLE - Shaun Alexander knew it was his turn. All day long, he waited to break a big play against Chicago's stubborn run defense.

Seattle to interview Minaya for GM
NEW YORK - The Reds may have some competition if they want to name Omar Minaya general manager.

Frigid, frustrating night for Florida
NEW YORK - Manager Jack McKeon had his jacket collar turned up over his chin, leaving his frown barely visible.
'Equalizer' Pettitte makes good again
NEW YORK - Andy Pettitte has become the New York Yankees' great equalizer. Three times this season, New York has lost the opener of a postseason series. Three times, Pettitte has gotten the Yankees even.

Ohio State Basketball Preview
COLUMBUS - Jim O'Brien missed Ohio State's basketball picture day last week, having had surgery two weeks prior to correct a disc problem in his neck.

NASCAR Notebook: Johnson can't keep up with the boss
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson gladly would have bumped his boss out of the way Sunday, if he had caught him.

Zanardi climbs back into race car
MONZA, Italy - Alex Zanardi still knows how to drive fast.

Thrashers find inspiration from tragedy
ATLANTA - Pasi Nurminen sat at his locker in the corner of the Atlanta Thrashers locker room, a pinch of smokeless tobacco under his lip, a reflective look in his eyes.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Whaley wants to make up for past
Columnist Paul Daugherty says: Robert Whaley is UC's biggest risk-reward recruit since Dontonio Wingfield. We know how Wingfield turned out.
Hicks' dunks dazzle at madness

Myles improves conditioning
Xavier center Anthony Myles admits he was out-hustled, outpaced and just didn't put up the same effort as Maryland's big men in last season's NCAA Tournament loss.

Ohio State 19, Iowa 10
COLUMBUS - It will be called an ugly Ohio State victory, although that term may now be redundant.

Rose talks hitting, not return
Pete Rose was having a good time, back in his hometown Saturday, teaching baseball again.

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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