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SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2004
Co-writer struck out with Rose - at first
NEW YORK - It's still debatable that Pete Rose has any genuine contrition about lying to everybody for 14 years about having gambled on baseball, but his book, My Prison Without Bars, gets more out of him on the human side than any other book or article has.
Expert doubts Rose is cured
Rose's confession reopens debate about 'Shoeless' Joe
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Bearcats strangle Blue Demons
The preliminaries are over. The University of Cincinnati Bearcats can begin to look forward to the games that will define their season.
Daugherty: Whaley learning hard way
Photos of Saturday's game

Xavier's title defense begins vs. upstart URI
KINGSTON, R.I. - After stumbling at the start of the season, Xavier has played more like the two-time defending Atlantic 10 West Division regular-season champion in recent games. The Musketeers have won three straight by an average of 18.3 points.

Pats kick Titans to the curb
FOXBORO, Mass. - Adam Vinatieri kicked the New England Patriots into the AFC title game once again. B-b-b-b-barely.
Panthers edge Rams in OT thriller
NFL Insider: Green, Coughlin want new successes

Sunderman leads Bobcats past Pandas
After Mercy limped into 2004 on a four-game skid, things are starting to look up for the Bobcats.
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REDS BASEBALL
Larson likely to earn job at third base
When new Reds general manager Dan O'Brien called Brandon Larson and invited him to lunch, Larson didn't expect good news.


Reds' spring camp won't be quite so crowded
Moves made this week show that spring training will be a less crowded place for the Reds than has been the case in the past.

Reds e-mail Q&A
My inbox was stuffed with Pete Rose missives this week.

Vlad Guerrero rejects 3-year Mets deal
NEW YORK - Vladimir Guerrero rejected a three-year contract offer from the New York Mets, who were told the free agent outfielder has decided to sign with another team.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Wildcats dominate post, Vandy
LEXINGTON - Kentucky's players had read how Vanderbilt had bulked up in the offseason, and that its rebounding numbers had followed.


Azubuike gets more aggressive, more results
LEXINGTON - Kelenna Azubuike perceived a pecking order. The sophomore didn't want to upstage his senior teammates.

Rebounding serves MU well
OXFORD - Miami coach Charlie Coles asked his mentor, former Miami coach and athletic director Dick Shrider, to say a few words to the RedHawks before their Mid-American Conference game against Akron on Saturday.

Cardinals more than weary Bulls can handle
TAMPA, Fla. - Rick Pitino was apologetic. No. 10 Louisville caught South Florida shorthanded Saturday, and no matter whom the coach put on the floor, the Cardinals kept scoring and playing stifling defense in an 85-40 Conference USA rout.

Buckeyes suffer from dismal shooting
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An already dismal Ohio State season got bleaker Saturday.

Stanford remains unbeaten
TUCSON, Ariz. - Josh Childress scored 19 points to lead five Stanford players in double figures and the fourth-ranked Cardinal remained unbeaten with the dominating victory over No. 3 Arizona on Saturday.

NFL
Offensive prowess puts Colts, Chiefs defense in hot seat
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lest everyone has forgotten how this works, there will be some defense played in Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium.


Eagles face strong Packers' offensive line
Ahman Green was crossing midfield when a Green Bay Packers fan seated near the south end zone at Lambeau Field made a telling observation.

'Football family' reveling in its greatest season
INDIANAPOLIS - For the Mannings, this has been a near-perfect season.

PREP SPORTS
Groeschen: Preps Insider
It has gotten to the point where people think St. Xavier just finds a few swimmers, throws them in the pool and wins the state title every year.


Ernst: Kentucky preps insider
Just in case the Britney Spears two-day marriage and the latest Pete Rose saga hadn't convinced you that our society is teetering dangerously on the edge of just taking a knee and calling it quits, there is news out of Adair County.

Saturday's boys basketball games
Senior center Chris Knight scored 43 points and had a triple-double, leading Withrow to a 91-82 overtime victory over Dunbar at Cincinnati State Saturday night.

Saturday's Kentucky boys basketball games
Charles Kinney scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to help Lloyd hold on for a 50-39 victory over Calvary Christian Saturday night.

Saturday's girls basketball games
Alison Lupariello made four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds, helping Anderson secure a 69-65 victory over Little Miami Saturday.

Saturday's Kentucky girls basketball games
Bishop Brossart, ranked No. 10 in the Enquirer Northern Kentucky coaches' poll, rallied in the fourth quarter, then held off Bracken County for a 50-47 win Saturday.

LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS
NKU stuns top-ranked So. Indiana
Mike Kelsey scored 24 points, including a key late basket, as Northern Kentucky upset Southern Indiana 81-80 Saturday at Regents Hall.


NKU guards finally on same page again
All Northern Kentucky University guard Mike Kelsey has to do is hold up his fist, and point guard Sean Rowland knows exactly what to do.


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