SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2004
Griffey watches Reds finish 0-7 trip
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: While you were sleeping Monday night/Tuesday morning, the Reds were waiting out the rain.
Griffey's off day wasn't premeditated
Reds vs. Rangers series preview


Family first for Junior
When he's talking about his kids, Ken Griffey Jr.'s funny, animated, engaging. When he's talking about himself, he's serious, dull and disinterested.

Peters new UC decision maker
Dan Peters hasn't been a head coach since he left Youngstown State in 1999 to become the associate head coach at the University of Cincinnati, but he hasn't forgotten what the job is like.
Kennedy: It's Huggins' program
Log says Huggins stop not his first


Bengals announce preseason schedule
The Bengals will open their preseason schedule Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay.

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GOLF
Plunkett earns No. 1 seed in Women's Met
A field of 65 hopefuls was whittled to 16 after Monday's stroke play qualifier at the 89th annual Women's Metropolitan Amateur Championship at Coldstream Country Club.
Met Amateur qualifying results


Surprise! Furyk plans to defend his title
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Jim Furyk rolled up his navy blue sweater and showed two purple spots on the top of his left hand which were made more visible by the chilly air Monday at Shinnecock Hills.

OLYMPICS
Road to Athens begins in Mason
The top 100-plus archers in the country come to Mason this week, all aiming for one thing - a trip to Athens in August to represent the United States in the Olympics.

SOCCER
UPDATE: A weekly look at Cincinnati's minor-league soccer team
Cincinnati Ladyhawks week in review: The Ladyhawks lost 5-0 to 2003 W-League finalist Chicago on Friday.


Beckham bears burden of defeat
LONDON - David Beckham hid his famous face in shame as he trudged from the soccer field - blaming himself for England's improbable, last-minute loss to rival France.

MOTOR SPORTS
Waltrip returns to his Ky. roots
You can take the racecar driver out of Kentucky, but put on one of the best-promoted Busch Series events, and eventually he'll come back.


Preparing for next step
LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson likes his chances for his first career Nextel Cup championship.

BASEBALL
Thome hits 400th career home run
PHILADELPHIA - Jim Thome became the 37th player to hit 400 homers, connecting for a two-run shot in the first inning Monday night for the Phillies against Cincinnati.


Clark recalled, placed in Reds lineup at second
PHILADEPHIA - The Reds finally got some middle infield help Monday when Jermaine Clark was promoted from Triple-A Louisville.

Junior second in outfield All-Star voting
NEW YORK - Ken Griffey Jr. passed injured Sammy Sosa and into the second spot among National League outfielders in All-Star balloting released Monday.

Monday's other games
HOUSTON - Mark Prior pitched five shutout innings in his third start since coming off the DL and Todd Walker homered twice, ending Roger Clemens' unbeaten start with a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.


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