SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2004|
NFL exec hopeful for Europe league's future|
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Top NFL executive Roger Goodell is optimistic about the fate of NFL Europe even though owners haven't reached an agreement to keep the developmental league alive past 2005.
Reds insider: Too early for trades?
It happens five or six times a week. Someone calls from ESPN Radio 1200 in Somewhere, USA, and wants to talk Reds.
'A chance' Larkin returns soon
CLEVELAND - The Reds played another game without shortstop Barry Larkin, who remained in Cincinnati getting treatment for an abdominal strain on his left side.
Fantasy baseball: Top closer is a must on roster
True story: In a 12-team league, I got Danny Graves off waivers three weeks into the season. A major league-best 26 saves later, I am reminded of just how important it is to have a top-notch closer on your fantasy squad.
Pirates' Torres, manager ejected
OAKLAND, Calif. - Pittsburgh reliever Salomon Torres and manager Lloyd McClendon were ejected from Saturday's game against Oakland after the right-hander threw two consecutive pitches behind Damian Miller in the eighth inning.
Saturday's Interleague games
BALTIMORE - Barry Bonds hit his 675th homer and capped a four-run 11th inning with an RBI single, leading the San Francisco Giants past the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10, Louisville 6
LOUISVILLE - Jorge Padilla hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 10-6 win over Louisville on Saturday night in the International League.
Groeschen: Walnut Hills girls break track record
The Walnut Hills girls' 1,600-meter relay team set an area record at the state track meet last week, the only Cincinnati record to fall at this year's meet.
Ernst: It's not over until it's over for Wera
The image was tough to shake: the signal-caller and the sorrow, a kid whose biggest day and biggest disappointment cruelly intersected.
Quick chat with ... The Bullpen Men
The bullpen might be the most mysterious section of a ballpark. Usually far away from the action and sometimes obstructed from view, it is open only to a select few.
Sorenstam grabs halfway LPGA Championship lead
WILMINGTON, Del. - Facing a marathon finish in the rain-delayed LPGA Championship, Annika Sorenstam made sure she at least had a head start.
Roberts leads Buick by one
HARRISON, N.Y. - Loren Roberts, 49, shot a 7-under-par 64 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Cameron Beckman and Rory Sabbatini into the final round.
Victory tonight gives Pistons a huge edge
AUBURN HILL, Mich. - In the previous two rounds of the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons had a chance to a take a 3-1 lead. Each time, the Pistons came out flat, losing to Indiana and New Jersey.
Poor finishes won't deter 4-time champion
LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon puts the discouraging finishes in his rearview mirror as easily as he does his victories.
Kanaan holds off Franchitti
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Kanaan regained the lead with 12 laps left and held off teammate Dario Franchitti to win the IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Smarty owner says two jockeys sabotaged Triple Crown bid
LOUISVILLE - Saturday was designated as a velvet-wrapped joyfest for Team Smarty at Churchill Downs. Roll into town, sign autographs, formally accept the Kentucky Derby trophy and float off on a cloud of post-Triple Crown bliss.