SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2004
Casey's blast bails out Reds
Sean Casey is 400 home runs behind Ken Griffey Jr. But No. 100 for Casey was as sweet as a regular-season home run gets.
Relatives get to see Hummel in lineup
All-Star voting

Outlook is iffy for most locals
Uncertainty awaits five local prospects in tonight's NBA rookie draft.
NBA mock draft
Mavericks sending Jamison to Wizards

Activities extend beyond boating
Imagine a place that offers kayaking, canoeing, swimming, boating, water skiing, inner-tubing, fishing and wildlife observation for all ages, free of charge as long as you supply equipment.
Kayaking has Rhoads rolling on the river
Getting started: Kayaking

Wimbledon 2004
AP coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championship.
Wimbledon primer, photos, quiz and more!

Former champs loom large in Met semifinals
Two former champions will face two first-time semifinalists today in the Metropolitan Amateur at Triple Crown for a chance to play in Friday's 36-hole championship final.

Sports today on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule.
Sports briefs
Enquirer Sports: Contact us

COLLEGE SPORTS
XU trying to figure out point guard situation
Three and a half months from the first day of practice, Xavier coaches are trying to deepen their roster at point guard this week with Churchill Odia's visa situation still unresolved.


Big East, ACC makeovers affect others
BOSTON - When the Atlantic Coast Conference raided the Big East to become a football powerhouse, it started a wave of change that has left the non-BCS leagues in a state of flux.

Longhorns' rally lands them spot in championship
OMAHA, Neb. - Carson Kainer, the last regular player in Texas' lineup without a hit at the College World Series, got the most important one of his young career, and the Longhorns advanced to the finals.

MORE BASEBALL
Beckett likely to head back to DL
MIAMI - Florida ace Josh Beckett is probably headed back to the disabled list.


NL: Thome hits 24th as Phillies win
MONTREAL - Jim Thome hit his major league-leading 24th home run and Kevin Millwood won for the first time in eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Expos on Wednesday night.

AL: D-Rays finally lose one
TORONTO - Tampa Bay's team-record winning streak ended at 12 games when Reed Johnson hit a game-winning single in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over the Devil Rays.

OLYMPICS
Olympic gymnast hopefuls face next step
Qualifying for the Olympic gymnastics teams is a three-step process. Yet there's no guarantee Greater Cincinnati's two hopefuls will reach the third step.


U.S. basketball still in need of true center
With one roster spot remaining to be filled, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is expected to choose size over shooting ability. Among the final candidates are Emeka Okafor, Brad Miller and Theo Ratliff, a source told The Associated Press on Wednesday.


SPECIAL COVERAGE
Mobile Skatepark Series
Flying Pig Marathon coverage, searchable results database
Local golf news and course guide
Where high school stars are going to college
Explore Great American Ball Park
Implosion bids goodbye to Cinergy
Kentucky Speedway coverage