Thursday, January 15, 2004

Sports briefs



Rose book will top best-sellers

It might not get him in the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose's book, Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars, will claim the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' list of best-sellers. Rose's book, released last Thursday, will top the Times' nonfiction hardcover chart coming out Jan. 25.

Writers name Guillen MVP

In voting by the Cincinnati chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, outfielder Jose Guillen was named winner of the 2003 Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds' Most Valuable Player. Right-hander Chris Reitsma won the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the club's Most Outstanding Pitcher, and outfielder Austin Kearns received the Good Guy Award. Guillen hit .337 with 23 homers and 63 RBI in 91 games before the Reds traded him to the A's July 30. Reitsma went 9-5 with 12 saves and a 4.29 ERA.

McElroy, Braggs CBA All-Stars

Former Cincinnati Bearcat Immanuel McElroy will play for the American Team in the Continental Basketball Association All-Star game Tuesday at Yakima, Wash. The Gary (Ind.) guard leads the league in field goal percentage (65.0). Former Xavier Musketeer Torraye Braggs was selected to the National Team and averages a team-high 16 points a game for Yakima.

Kentucky bans fan for 27 years

The University of Kentucky has banned a fan from any involvement with UK athletics for 27 years. The decision to ban Brian Poe, 34, stems from unapproved contact with potential football recruits during the spring of 2002.

Swarm to hold open tryouts

The Swarm are hosting an open tryout for their 2004 roster at 8 a.m. Sunday at U.S. Bank Arena. For more information, call (513) 421-3222 ext. 128.

CORRECTION

Oak Hills Swim & Racquet Club includes platform tennis as part of its membership. A story Wednesday incorrectly stated that Queen City Racquet & Fitness Club was the only local platform club that wasn't a country club.




UC BEARCATS
This time, jubilation belongs to Bearcats
Connecticut breezes to 11th straight win

BENGALS
Mobile sparks memories for Lewis
WR coach Wood moves on to run Cards' offense

XAVIER
Xavier blindsided in loss to Duquesne

NFL
Staley stays ready despite uncertain future
Bears hire Lovie Smith; Bills name Mularkey
Winning climate is better than warm one for Harrison

COLLEGE SPORTS
Purdue tops 19th-ranked Wisconsin
Dayton runs away from Richmond
'Hawks red-hot at home

BASEBALL
Cubs hope to lure back Maddux with 2-year offer

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