SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2004|
Bengals putting best foot forward|
The Bengals continued to remodel their defensive backfield and offensive line by subtraction on Friday but kept a key player in their special teams turnaround.
Puzzling UC seeks title piece|
One-fifth of a conference championship is better than no conference championship.
Sendoff for Bobbitt, Williams, Johnson
Field Williams, stoic when he makes shots and when he misses them, says he will show very little emotion today when he's introduced today for his last game at Fifth Third Arena.
XU's resume could use a victory today
PHILADELPHIA - Just more than one month ago, Xavier University's season might as well have been written off as a startling letdown.
Thomas More women face DePauw
The Thomas More women's basketball team has gotten an earful about its opponent in tonight's second-round game of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Marshall game key to Miami postseason
As much as Miami senior Juby Johnson loves Millett Hall, he wouldn't mind if the RedHawks' game against Marshall today is the last one he plays there in his life.
Stanford stays unbeaten - barely
PULLMAN, Wash. - Matt Lottich was engulfed by his whooping, joyous teammates, their arms raised and their perfect season still alive.
A few questions, please
Shhhh. Could we have it a little quiet, please? This is a study session for the final exam for that now world-famous course at the University of Georgia - Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball.
Could you make the grade at Georgia?
Loss to Southern Indiana ends Shields' coaching run for NKU
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Southern Indiana scored the final 10 points of the game Friday night to defeat Northern Kentucky University 83-74 in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
Athlete kept pregnancy secret, played for eight months
LOUISVILLE - Last Dec. 26, Connie Neal's coach was unhappy with how she ran steps at practice. He told her she looked like she was "carrying a 10-pound weight." He was only about two pounds off.
No. 23 Utah St 64, Idaho 60
MOSCOW, Idaho - Nate Harris had 13 points and seven rebounds, and No. 23 Utah State clinched a share of the Big West title with a 64-60 victory over Idaho on Saturday night.
Titans capture sectional
By the final horn Friday night, the only St. Bernard follower in Loveland's gym without a grin plastered across his face was the school's Titan mascot, with its permanent rubberized scowl.
No. 2 Rebels hold off late rally
Boone County withstood a furious Conner rally to escape with a 48-46 victory and the 33rd District title Friday night.
Colonels primed for regional
When Covington Catholic coach Mike Listermanclimbed the ladder Friday night to make the final snip on the team's district championship trophy net, he turned and looked down at his team.
Weybright sets Wyoming record for career points
Wyoming senior Kevin Weybright broke the school record for boys' basketball career scoring this week.
Anderson places 10th in team event
DUBLIN, Ohio - The signs in the hotel hallway said it all. State was "The Icing on the Cake" for the Anderson gymnastics team.
Prep sports schedules
Spike Lee sees LeBron acting on big screen
AKRON, Ohio - Fans who flock to see LeBron James star on the basketball court soon might be able to see him starring on the big screen in a movie directed by Spike Lee.
New York's Wilkens booed in winning return to Toronto
TORONTO - Stephon Marbury scored 35 points and Nazr Mohammed had a season-high 20 points and 18 rebounds to make Knicks coach Lenny Wilkens a winner in his return to Toronto with a 109-103 victory Friday night.
Alou, Sabean to stick with Giants through '05
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Manager Felipe Alou and general manager Brian Sabean will be staying with the San Francisco Giants a little longer.
Koufax returns to Dodgertown after severing ties last season
VERO BEACH, Fla. - With the Los Angeles Dodgers now under new ownership, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax made his first public appearance at the club's spring training facility Friday since severing ties with the team last year.
Focus on steroids upsetting to Selig
TEMPE, Ariz. - Commissioner Bud Selig hopes Major League Baseball can institute a zero-tolerance policy on steroid use similar to one that covers players with minor-league contracts.
Couch's salary in danger of being cut
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns reportedly have asked quarterback Tim Couch to accept a contract that would cut his pay by more than half.
After backing out on Jets, Winfield settles on Vikes
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Cornerback Antoine Winfield agreed to a $35 million, six-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, less than a day after abandoning a deal with the New York Jets.
Lefty trails Goosen by stroke at Doral
MIAMI - Phil Mickelson already has taken a Ford GT for a spin through his California neighborhood, a short joy ride that resulted in "a letter or two" from homeowners. Now the Ford endorser hopes to take it home for good. And he's in position to do it.
Rookie Kahne nabs Nextel pole
LAS VEGAS - A week off hasn't cooled Kasey Kahne. The 23-year-old rookie, who missed winning the Feb. 22 race at Rockingham by inches, grabbed his first NASCAR Nextel Cup pole Friday in a record-smashing qualifying session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.