SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2004
QB Palmer asserts himself more
Carson Palmer's development as the Bengals' starting quarterback has reached a key milestone and is about to pass another one.
Warrick works in practice
Dillon wants a ring of his own

Reds lose 4th straight
This one wasn't as ugly as the disasters in Oakland. But it might have stung more.
Extra: Photo gallery from Friday's game
Daugherty: Q&A with Ken Griffey Sr.
Playing short-handed the norm


Huggins: Won't let it happen again
University of Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins made a solemn promise Friday evening that he would strive to avoid repeating the mistakes that led to his arrest Tuesday night in Fairfax on a drunken-driving charge.
Daugherty: DUI is a blessing for Huggins

Sato trying to show he can handle play at point
For four seasons at Xavier, Romain Sato demonstrated his shooting ability to NBA scouts, leaving as the school's all-time leading 3-point shooter.
Wallace's defense is slowing O'Neal

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BASEBALL
Wells tight-lipped in Yankee Stadium return
NEW YORK - David Wells finally might have figured out how to steer clear of controversy in New York: Don't talk to the media.


Pudge faces former Marlins teammates
DETROIT - After greeting Ivan Rodriguez on Friday, Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon had one simple request of his former catcher.

Yankees' Brown may not miss start
NEW YORK - Tests on Kevin Brown's troublesome back showed no major damage, and he might not even miss a start for the New York Yankees.

Friday's Interleague games
DETROIT - Ivan Rodriguez homered in his first game against his former team, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Florida Marlins 8-4 Friday night.

PREP SPORTS
Beechwood advances with sweep
LONDON - Following Beechwood's 11-5 loss to Pulaski Southwestern in the best-of-3 baseball semi-state series Thursday night, its coaching staff pulled the team together and laid it all out.


Belfry ends Dixie's run at state title
OWENSBORO- Once Dixie Heights coach Dean Fookes got a handle on his team, he thought the Colonels could make a good run at the Kentucky Girls' Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. But the team its supporters nicknamed the "Dixie Chicks" ran out of gas as Belfry ended Dixie's season 7-1 Friday night.

Coach gets new job
Dixie Heights boys' basketball coach and assistant principal Scott Draud resigned his positions to become principal at Newport.

TENNIS
Inductees didn't just take from the game
Giving back is a common theme among the third class of Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame inductees, announced Friday.

GOLF
Couples leads Buick Classic by 1
HARRISON, N.Y. - Coming off a second-place finish last week in the Memorial, Fred Couples birdied the final two holes Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Vijay Singh, Fredrik Jacobson and young playing partner Luke Donald after 36 holes in the Buick Classic.

MOTOR SPORTS
Nextel rookie Kahne races to fourth pole
LONG POND, Pa. - Kasey Kahne put aside the disappointment of a wreck last weekend at Dover that cost him his first career victory and rebounded Friday to set a track record and claim the pole for Sunday's Pocono 500.


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