SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, MAY 10, 2004
Nick Ayers proud of former teammate
If Matt Maupin were home this weekend instead of being held hostage in Iraq, he probably would be wearing Bengals gear and asking buddy Nick Ayers for his autograph.

Mount grad one of three released
Ex-Raiders aide joins staff
ONLINE EXTRA: Photos of Friday's practice

Bonds a hitless wonder
If Reds manager Dave Miley had the medical report on Barry Bonds, he might have done things differently.

ONLINE EXTRA: Reds e-mail Q&A

Daugherty: Free pass to Bonds just not right
Between Friday and Sunday, Barry Bonds went 0-for-9 against the Reds and beat them twice. He knocked them out without landing a punch.

Hall proves his mettle as Big Ten medalist
Kevin Hall, a former Winton Woods High/St. Rita School for the Deaf golfer, knew going into Sunday's final round of the Big Ten Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich., that he could choose to coast and walk away with medalist honors.

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NFL NOTEBOOK
Healthy Bennett heads up crowded Vikings backfield
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Michael Bennett is healthy and in fine form. Now, the Minnesota Vikings are eager to get a full season out of their top runner.

BASEBALL
Red soon to be sent to Florida for rehab
Catcher Jason LaRue and right fielder Austin Kearns aren't the only Reds players about to embark on a rehabilitation assignment.


Antsy LaRue is ready to play
Jason LaRue wishes baseball had a 10-day disabled list. "That way I could play now," the Reds catcher said, "instead of waiting until Friday."

100 pitches, 18 runs - and that was 1 inning
ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas and Detroit combined for 18 runs in the fifth inning - one short of the major-league record for an inning, and Alfonso Soriano went 6-for-6 in the Rangers' 16-15, 10-inning win Saturday night.

NL: Matsui makes mark off bench
NEW YORK - After starting in nearly 1,200 consecutive games, sitting in the dugout through the first seven innings was a new experience for Kaz Matsui.

AL: Injuries, victories mount for Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jeff DaVanon homered and drove in four runs, Jarrod Washburn won his fifth straight start, and the injury-plagued Anaheim Angels won their ninth straight game, 8-4 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sunday.

AAA: Charlotte 10, Louisville 2
LOUISVILLE - Catcher Ryan Hankins had four of Charlotte's 18 hits and Mario Valenzuela hit two home runs as the Knights beat the Louisville Bats 10-2 Sunday afternoon.

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