SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2004
Bengal in serious condition
Bengals cornerback Dennis Weathersby was in serious condition Tuesday at University Hospital following a single-car crash Monday evening in Springdale.
Steelers' starting QB not yet paid like one

Griffey showing he still has it
The last three years have been "The Lost Years" of Ken Griffey Jr.'s career. But to say Griffey has lost it is another matter.
Bonds hits 661st homer

Xavier recruit stays on board
Churchill Odia, Xavier's highly regarded freshman basketball recruit for next season, remains orally committed to the university today, the first day of the spring signing period, his high school coach said.

UC set for guard to commit
The University of Cincinnati appears poised to land a junior college point guard who might help plug the gaping hole in the Bearcats' offense.

Sports today on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.
Sports digest
This week's poll question
Enquirer Sports: Contact us

PREP SPORTS
Division I, III baseball finals moved to Canton
Elder baseball coach Mark Thompson has a soft spot for Canton. That doesn't mean he is happy that the 2004 Division I state tournament has been moved there.
Prep sports results, schedules, statistics

BASEBALL
For Beaver, it's a walk-on victory at XU
Xavier freshman baseball player Tim Beaver could not wait to call his parents Tuesday night. He had more good news to tell them, continuing a trend that began in September, when the walk-on earned a chance to pursue his dream.


Retro all the rage
PHILADELPHIA - Barry Larkin is a big fan of ballparks. Heck, he even named his oldest daughter after a favorite place to play - she's Brielle D'Shea, as in Shea Stadium.

Hafner enjoys Thome-like start
CLEVELAND - As Travis Hafner told for the umpteenth time how he hit his first grand slam into the teeth of a 28 mph wind on opening day, Indians third baseman Casey Blake decided to tell the real story.

Angels extend Anderson's deal through 2008
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Anaheim Angels slugger Garret Anderson agreed Tuesday to a $48 million, four-year contract extension through 2008. The deal includes a team option for 2009 with a $3 million buyout.

NL: Rocket glares at Cards
ST. LOUIS - Roger Clemens allowed just two hits and extended his scoreless streak to 13 2-3 innings before giving up a run in the seventh in Houston's victory over St. Louis.

AL: Konerko's bomb helps White Sox beat K.C.
CHICAGO - Paul Konerko hit a three-run homer to help Esteban Loaiza get his second win, and the White Sox beat the Kansas City 12-5 in Ozzie Guillen's Chicago debut as manager.

Norfolk 2, Louisville 0, 7 innings
NORFOLK, Va. - Matt Ginter and Pat Strange combined to allow only two hits in seven innings and Norfolk beat Louisville 2-0 in a game shortened to seven innings by rain Tuesday.

BASKETBALL
Gordon leaving UConn for NBA
In January, University of Connecticut junior guard Ben Gordon looked like a player who needed another year of college. Huskies coach Jim Calhoun sat him down in his office and told him as much.


St. John's taps Kansas assistant as new head coach
NEW YORK - Norm Roberts rose to greet the St. John's community as its new head basketball coach just one day after flying to New York for the interview.

King says Iverson will be back
Allen Iverson told Philadelphia president Billy King what he wanted to hear at their season-end meeting: Iverson wants to stay with the Sixers.

Pistons fall, but Wallace makes history
TORONTO - Donyell Marshall had 27 points and 16 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors ended Detroit's eight-game winning streak with an 87-78 victory Tuesday night.

HOCKEY
Hasek to have groin surgery in Czech Republic
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Detroit Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek will return to the Czech Republic on Wednesday for groin surgery next week.


Boston's Murray beats Canadiens in double OT
MONTREAL - Glen Murray took advantage of Alex Kovalev's mistake to score on a breakaway 9:27 into the second overtime Tuesday, giving the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.


SPECIAL COVERAGE
Flying Pig Marathon coverage, searchable results database
Local golf news and course guide
Where high school stars are going to college
Explore Great American Ball Park
Implosion bids goodbye to Cinergy
Kentucky Speedway coverage