Friday, June 4, 2004

Sports briefs



A mighty May for Youkilis

Former University of Cincinnati Bearcat Kevin Youkilis has played in just 15 major-league games, but his production has garnered him honors as the American League Rookie of the Month for May. Filling in for injured Boston Red Sox third baseman Bill Mueller, Youkilis, 25, hit .318 and totaled 15 runs, seven RBI and four doubles in 13 May games. His one home run was memorable - a 400-foot blast in his big-league debut at Toronto's SkyDome.

Jensen, Bahrami in W&S Senior field

TV analyst Luke Jensen and trick-shot artist Mansour Bahrami headline the field of eight players in the 14th annual Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Seniors Championship. The field also includes Beth Herr, who won the doubles title (with Candy Reynolds) at the 1988 Pringles Light Classic, the last WTA event held in Cincinnati. The other women in the field are Hana Mandlikova, Gigi Fernandez and Kathy Rinaldi. The other men are Mark Woodforde and Tom Gullikson.

Morgan to defend his Kroger title

Gil Morgan, the top money-winner on the Champions Tour this season and the defending Kroger Classic champion, heads a list of 71 players who have committed to play in the event Sept. 6-12 at the TPC at River's Bend. Also in the field is fan favorite Lee Trevino, who has won 29 events on the PGA Tour and 29 on the Champions Tour. "It's always a fun event, and they have some of the best galleries on the Champions Tour in Cincinnati. And the field should be great, as it always is," Trevino said. The Kroger Classic benefits the Kroger Scholarship Fund for students in Greater Cincinnati. Tickets can be ordered at 1-800-883-6538, or at www.KrogerClassic.com.




REDS
Bring on No. 500
Where he wants to be

MORE BASEBALL
AL: Yankees continue Orioles dominance
NL: Mets show no love for Burnett
Arizona will lose Sexson to surgery
Nine RBI make for career night for Guerrero

PREP SPORTS
Brackman's tune stays same
Tigers bag Ninth Region title
Locals ready for state challenge
Area athletes begin treks for titles
Prep results, schedule

BENGALS
Club expects Gardener today
Warner now Giants' seat warmer at QB

HORSE RACING
Expect Smarty to get his Crown

DAUGHERTY COLUMN
Daugherty: Tiger not the buzz at Memorial

GOLF
Els solid, par 5's aside
Couples: Course could get tough

TENNIS
Russian will win women's French Open title

NBA
Brown has been through it all, except NBA title

AUTO RACING
Newman sees Dover as cure for ailing season

HOCKEY
Flames one step from claiming Cup

TV
Sports today on TV, radio

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