Sunday, February 29, 2004

Planning ahead


Can't miss events

Sunday: WGC Match Play

Head-to-head matchups don't get much better - No. 1 in the world vs. No. 3. The 36-hole finale pits Davis Love III against top-ranked Tiger Woods.

Time: 10 a.m. TV: ESPN2
Time: 2 p.m. TV: Ch. 9

Monday: Texas at Oklahoma St.

The Big 12 hoops title is at stake when No. 10 Texas (21-4, 12-2) meets No. 6 Oklahoma St. (22-3, 12-2). Earlier, the Cowboys snapped Texas' 25-game home win streak.

Time: 9 p.m. TV: ESPN

Tuesday: Auburn at Miss. St.

Brush up on your NCAA office pool bracket preparation by catching one of the best basketball teams maybe you haven't seen yet in the No. 7-ranked Bulldogs (23-2).

Time: 9 p.m. TV: ESPN

Wednesday: Dodgers vs. Mets

Oh yeah, baseball's here. The first televised game of spring training will whet your appetite for the season. See the newest Japanese sensation - New York shortstop Kaz Matsui.

Time: 1 p.m. TV: ESPN

Thursday: Reds vs. Pirates

Oh yeah, baseball is REALLY here. The Reds open their Grapefruit League schedule and Marty and Joe and the gang's all here. Only a month to Opening Day!

Time: 1:05 p.m.
Radio: WLW-AM (700)

Friday: Mavericks at Spurs

The Western Conference powers clash as both try to catch Minnesota in the Midwest. Dallas has won all three meetings with the defending NBA champs so far, including Thursday's.

Time: 8 p.m. TV: ESPN

Saturday: Memphis at UC

The Bearcats and Tigers are tied atop C-USA at 11-3. Barring a loss in a tune-up game each has during the week, they'll play a winner-take-all game in the regular-season finale.

Time: 3:30 p.m. TV: Ch. 9




BENGALS / NFL
Lewis is flexible in free-agent approach
Bengals' free agents
Daugherty: Benching Kitna's a bad move for Bengals
Bears may put Clarett on wish list
Preparing for draft now a full-time job

REDS / BASEBALL
Nomad hoping he's finally found home
Reds e-mail Q&A
Cubs line up aces for Reds
Inside camp
Healthy Castro fits role like glove
Kelly: Garciaparra still reeling from offseason fiasco
Boone vows he'll return this season
'Special' baseball records clouded by suspicion
Cubs give Lee 3-year contract

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Bearcats back on top in C-USA
Smaller rotation pays big dividends
Musketeers finally fall off tightrope, derailing hopes
NCAA hopes dealt blow
Kentucky, LSU heading in opposite directions
RedHawks hit pothole in quest for No. 3 seed
Top 25: Stanford, St. Joe's stay the course
Creager's 22 points lead NKU women

PREP SPORTS
Groeschen: Freeman records remain mystery
Ernst: These guys on family plan
Taft lackluster in opening-round win
Landmark knocked off by Southeastern
Five sent to hospital after post-game brawl
Lakota East's Johnson, C-M's Thobaben win titles
Campbell Co. makes it look easy in winning title
Sr. Carothers guides Bombers to victory
Stowers, Long win 1-meter diving titles
Lakota West, Anderson headed for state

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This week's sports poll

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