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Bengals 24, Steelers 20
"You can step on a cockroach and think it's dead, but it keeps coming back," Jon Kitna said. "Hopefully, we're that kind of team." The Bengals were just that team on Sunday. They rallied to win 24-20, less than a minute after the Steelers had seemingly squashed them on a go-ahead touchdown with just 1:05 remaining.
Daugherty: Kitna guided by his faith

Elder joins elite with title repeat
Did someone say three-peat? "I don't know when the next one's going to come, but it's nice to get this one," Elder coach Doug Ramsey said. "Right now, we're in elite company."
Panther power: An Enquirer tribute
Top team pays tribute to fans

UC's toughness continues to lag
Three victories against three potentially good mid-major teams have demonstrated that the University of Cincinnati Bearcats have a lot more offensive weapons than they had last year, plenty of depth and the ability to create points off their defense.

UC's defense rules Shootout
As soon as time expired, the University of Cincinnati women's basketball team huddled around the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout traveling trophy and raised it skyward.

Surprising Daniels key cog for Kentucky
Erik Daniels majors in kinesiology at Kentucky. Should he ever seek extra credit, he could probably submit a game film.
Healthy Dawn gives Marshall some punch

Sports today on TV, radio
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Aggressive Bengals 'D' halts Steelers' run
PITTSBURGH - There are two ways to tackle Jerome Bettis. Neither is easy.

Offense: Panic a thing of the past
PITTSBURGH - The stadium pulsed with the excitement of an anticipated victory. Momentum did not belong to the Bengals, but the moment did Sunday afternoon.

Johnson's key catch leads to big victory
PITTSBURGH - Chad Johnson blew past the 1,000- and 1,100-yard milestones in receiving yards Sunday but didn't want to talk about himself.
Game statistics

NFL roundup: Pats hold off Colts
INDIANAPOLIS - New England's charmed season includes yet another thrilling victory.

Co-owner 'dissatisfied' with state of Giants
If New York Giants fans were trying to send a message to the team by walking out in droves during an embarrassing loss to Buffalo on Sunday, co-owner Wellington Mara wants them to know he heard them. Clearly.

Solich loses; Oklahoma wins big
Only six shopping days until the final BCS rankings, and then the computer eggheads go on hiatus. Meanwhile, it is time for awards for a waning college football season:

Roethlisberger makes first team All-MAC
Miami RedHawks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was selected as the first-team quarterback on the all-Mid-American Conference team as selected by the league's coaches Sunday.

Orangemen rally, avoid 0-2 beginning
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Hakim Warrick scored a career-high 30 points Sunday - 11 during a decisive second-half spurt - to help the No. 7 Orangemen rally past Rhode Island 69-65 and avoid an 0-2 start. Rhode Island is 3-2.

Sports digest
Annika Sorenstam earned another $50,000 Sunday but finished second to Fred Couples, who won his record fourth Skins Game championship at La Quinta, Calif.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Repeat it: Panthers are state champions
CANTON - Elder cemented its place among the great dynasties of Ohio prep football here Saturday night, as it beat Lakewood St. Edward 31-7 for its second consecutive Division I state title.
Daugherty: QB Florian can connect

O'Brien likes look of bullpen
Reds general manager Dan O'Brien is on the record as saying Danny Graves will be the Reds' closer next year.
Reds e-mail Q&A
Yanks prepare counter-punch

Top of the First
A new feature, Top of the First, debuts in today's Sports section. It compiles short takes on the day's most interesting news, events and people. We hope it helps add variety to our front page, and that it's a useful guide to what's coming up.
Page Two power rankings

College Basketball Preview
In our annual college basketball section, we look to the future and examine the state of our area teams.

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