SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2004
New man in Reds booth
Steve Stewart who takes over for Reds broadcasting legend Joe Nuxhall part time this year and full time next year, is about to enter one of the loosest broadcast booths in sports.
Daugherty: Despite best efforts, Reds get it right
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Bearcats claw way past South Florida
The 13th-ranked Bearcats managed to overcome an outmanned South Florida team 80-67 on Wednesday night, but again the UC offense sputtered.

Judge stands by ruling on Clarett
Maurice Clarett is ready to enter the NFL draft, clearing another legal obstacle Wednesday when a federal judge rejected the league's request to suspend her ruling.

State titles equal, but is the playing field?
Last month at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's annual meeting, a majority of state delegates said private high schools had an unfair advantage over public schools in athletics, and that something needed to be done.

Bengals e-mail Q&A
There's no post-Super Bowl lull for Bengals fans. They have questions and ideas about how the team might be put together for 2004. Mark Curnutte answers your questions in this online exclusive.

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BASEBALL
Pitchers Farnsworth, Mota, Ryan reach deals
NEW YORK - Pitchers Guillermo Mota, Kyle Farnsworth and B.J. Ryan avoided salary arbitration Wednesday by settling at the midpoint between their requests and the offers from their teams.
AUTO RACING
NASCAR teams trying to work out tire issues
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The new tires for the Daytona 500 will get their first major test today, and Ryan Newman hopes he will learn the secret to managing them.
NBA
Nets lift interim coach to 9-0
CLEVELAND - Lawrence Frank improved to 9-0 since taking over as New Jersey's interim coach and the Nets won their 10th straight game Wednesday, 105-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
COLLEGE SPORTS
Ingram leaves St. John's in wake of scandal
NEW YORK - St. John's guard Elijah Ingram withdrew from the university Wednesday, one week after he and five other teammates broke curfew to go to a strip club.
Hawks show they're Atlantic 10's best
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's ended the only losing streak it has known lately.
Miami women extend victory streak to 7 games
Colleen Day scored a game-high 21 points as the RedHawks rolled to their seventh straight victory, 73-56 over Marshall at Millett Hall Wednesday night.
RedHawks go cold in MAC East loss
Poor shooting doomed Miami in a game in which points were hard to come by, as host Akron defeated the RedHawks 48-44 Wednesday.
No.6 Bulldogs outlast No.25 Gamecocks in OT
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Timmy Bowers hit a late 3-pointer to force overtime and Branden Vincent's foul shot with 53 seconds left in the extra session gave No. 6 Mississippi State the lead for good in a 79-75 victory over No. 25 South Carolina on Wednesday night.
PREP SPORTS
Sneed does it all in Newport victory
Tamara Sneed scored 14 points to top a fine all-around game Wednesday night, leading Newport to a 55-36 girls basketball victory over Ryle.
Cowboys make CHL a two-game season
Victories for Cincinnati Hills League teams don't come any bigger - or more impressive - than the one posted by Wyoming Wednesday night.
LaSalle's McMahon lives up to name
OXFORD - La Salle senior diver Nick McMahon has the good bloodlines, and he continued to uphold the family name Wednesday night.
Brown's big night carries Mariemont
Robby Brown had a huge game, scoring 31 points and pulling down 26 rebounds to lead Mariemont to a 79-48 victory over Taylor Wednesday night.
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