SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2004
Jr. basks in fans' congrats
This is how Ken Griffey Jr. thought it was going to be in 2000, when he came to the Reds from the Seattle Mariners.
Photos of ceremony, game
Griffey-Nuxhall desktop wallpaper
Griffey 500 special section

Pena has punch in pinch
Wily Mo Pena's pinch-hit, two-out grand slam in the seventh inning lifted the Reds to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night at Great American Ball Park.
Vander Wal takes batting practice
Marty Brennaman chat transcript

Lewis praised for leadership
The leadership of the NFL is starting to like what it sees in Cincinnati.

Area NBA picks have plenty of reasons for hope
Statistics alone indicate that a challenging mission lies ahead for the three NBA draft picks with Xavier ties, each of whom went in the second round of Thursday's rookie draft.
Jr.-college guard chooses Muskies

Volpenhein wins Met
Jim Volpenhein said all week he wanted to get just one more Metropolitan Amateur title before settling down to start his family.
Annika charges to within 3 shots

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

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BASEBALL
Boone, Tribe reach terms
CLEVELAND - Free agent third baseman Aaron Boone has reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, The Associated Press learned Friday.


Expos decision moved back - yes, again
Major League Baseball is pushing back its decision on where to relocate the Montreal Expos until after the All-Star break.

Friday's Interleague games
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Dewon Brazelton took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Florida Marlins 2-0 Friday night for their 12th straight interleague victory.

AAA: Rochester 7, Louisville 2
LOUISVILLE - Dave Gassner gave up one run in seven innings as Rochester beat the Louisville Bats 7-2 on Friday at Slugger Field.

Remembering the Titans of March, now different
OMAHA, Neb. - Jason Windsor knows the Cal State Fullerton team that lost twice to Texas in March is nothing like the one the Longhorns will face in the College World Series finale.

FOOTBALL
Arena football has a learning curve
Part rock concert, part hockey, part basketball, part pinball. Toss a cream-colored, oblong ball with a blue stripe onto the 50-yard turf, and you've got Arena football.

BASKETBALL
Magic defend Howard as No. 1
ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando general manager John Weisbrod asked his assistants the night before the NBA draft why the Magic should not pick Dwight Howard.


Buckeyes chase Marquette's Crean
Marquette's Tom Crean is the focus of the Buckeyes' hunt for a new coach, according to Andy Katz of ESPN.com.


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