SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, MAY 24, 2004
Lidle on his game, start to finish
Cory Lidle's third complete game in 10 starts this season, combined with continued production from the Reds' offense, kept them atop the National League Central standings.
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Homer chase is on for Jr.
Castro can contribute with bat, too
Offense finally flexing muscles

Brazilian da Silva blazes a trail in in-line skating
Perhaps the most significant foray by a female athlete in a man's world plays out weekly at the nation's premier skateparks. A 5-foot-2 woman steams up the side of a halfpipe and spins 21/2 times while 18 feet in the air, challenging the men to top her tricks.
Skate, rattle and roll


Colonial is right up lefty Flesch's alley
Northern Kentuckian Steve Flesch lost focus when he realized he had a two-stroke lead with two holes to play at the Colonial. That lapse cost him a stroke, but not his second PGA Tour win.

Cubs' Wood to have bone scan
Kerry Wood will have a bone scan today after he cut short a live batting practice session when he felt more discomfort in his right triceps.

AL: White Sox bash way to first place
NL: No perfection, just a victory

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BASKETBALL
Wallace guarantees victory
Guarantees were in vogue Sunday at the Eastern Conference finals, Rasheed Wallace again promising that the Detroit Pistons will defeat the Indiana Pacers in Game 2.
Szczerbiak helps Wolves even series
Even without injured Sam Cassell, the Minnesota Timberwolves had the energy and attitude to even the Western Conference finals.

PREPS
Fast-pitch, baseball districts, plus track regionals on tap
Now that Campbell County has won the slow-pitch softball title, district play begins in fast-pitch softball and baseball, while track enters the regional level.
Regionals in three sports; state tennis tourney starts
The high school baseball, softball and track postseasons enter regional play this week, while the boys' tennis state tournament gets underway.

MORE SPORTS
Xavier grad Parker qualifies for Athens Games in air rifle
Jason Parker has shot his way back to the Olympics. The Xavier University graduate, the reigning world champion and world record-holder in 10-meter air rifle, finished Sunday as the top scorer in the three-day air rifle competition at the Olympic Shooting Trials in Fort Benning, Ga. He totaled 1,989 points; he and runner-up Matt Emmons (1,985) qualified.
NASCAR's Stewart shows up at Indy
Tony Stewart's push to make this year's Indianapolis 500 started as a joke. It ended Sunday with Stewart standing in a white driver's suit on pit road, determined to return to Indianapolis next May. "I want to be in it more than you can imagine right now," Stewart said of this year's race.

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