SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2004
Bengals try to tackle Warren Sapp
The Bengals are in early discussions with Warren Sapp and have offered the free agent defensive tackle a four-year contract.
Analysis: Time to let Dillon go
ONLINE EXTRA: Bengals e-mail Q&A

Larkin isn't altering plans
SARASOTA, Fla. - Barry Larkin gets the question fairly often. Even his wife, Lisa, has asked him about it. "If you play well this season, would you consider playing another?"
O'Brien: No Griffey trade in works
Inside Reds camp

Bearcats ready for speedster
James White says it would be fun to try to guard East Tennessee State point guard Tim Smith.
Reinstated Whaley available to play

To beat Cards, XU must stop Garcia
From Selection Sunday evening to Friday night's first-round NCAA Tournament game, No. 7 seed Xavier will have had five full days to get ready for 10th-seeded Louisville.

Senators comeback bid falls short in playoffs
FAIRBORN, Ohio - Taft bowed out of its first Division II regional Tuesday night, but not without leaving a strong impression.
Boone's Fletcher sinks final shot, NCC's season

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FOOTBALL
Roethlisberger will throw for Chargers
Ben Roethlisberger will work out privately later this month for the San Diego Chargers, who have the first overall pick in the NFL draft and are in the market for a dependable quarterback.


Wide receiver Owens lands with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens can catch passes from Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia instead of just in Hawaii.

BASEBALL
Dodgers vice chairman thinking big
LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers should be playing in the postseason every year and showing a profit instead of losing money, according to the wife of new owner Frank McCourt.


Mets 2B Reyes may miss opener
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - New York Mets second baseman Jose Reyes might miss opening day after injuring his right hamstring again.

BASKETBALL
One year later, Elite Eight loss gnaws at UK
LEXINGTON - It returns in the quiet moments, as they ride the bus or drift off to sleep. It haunts. It hurts.


Rattlers earn right to play Kentucky
DAYTON - The first three NCAA tournament play-in winners didn't have what it takes to last very long. The latest one seems to fit the mold.

Esherick fired by Georgetown
WASHINGTON - Craig Esherick was fired Tuesday by Georgetown after a 13-15 season, the Hoyas' third straight out of the NCAA tournament.

NIT: Saint Louis defeats Iowa at buzzer
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Anthony Drejaj hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Saint Louis a 70-69 comeback victory over Iowa in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

WNIT: RedHawks, Musketeers look forward to extending season
The last time the Miami women's basketball team made a trip to a postseason national tournament, most of these RedHawks weren't born.

NBA: Rogers helps Nets cut down Kings
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rodney Rogers hit his first six shots and the New Jersey Nets showed the Sacramento Kings a thing or two on both offense and defense in posting a 94-77 victory Tuesday night.

PREP SPORTS
Ms. Basketball could be Thomas
Mount Notre Dame senior guard Mel Thomas is among candidates for the Associated Press Ohio "Ms. Basketball" award, which will be announced at 6:30 p.m. today.


Ursuline rides Regina upset to state tournament
COLUMBUS - There is one glaring absence at this week's 29th girls state basketball tournament, courtesy of Youngstown Ursuline.

Team suspended in Illinois
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Cairo High School boys basketball team was suspended Tuesday from next season's state tournament and placed on probation for the next school year for brawling after a game.
Prep sports results, schedules

PGA GOLF
Woods to train at Fort Bragg before golf clinic
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Playing in the Masters might seem like a vacation compared to what Tiger Woods has planned after his week at Augusta National - training with the Army.


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