SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2004
Musketeers' Matta: No, Bucks
Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger asked for and received permission to contact Thad Matta last week, according to a high-level Xavier source, but the Musketeers coach isn't interested in the Buckeyes' job.

Craftsman trucks headed for Ky. Speedway
Carl Edwards was so elated after winning last year's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway, he literally flipped.

Reds come up empty again
The Reds' 7-5 loss to the New York Mets Tuesday night - the Reds' third loss in a row - would seem like the least of the club's worries right about now.
10 photos of Tuesday's Mets-Reds game
Kearns to have surgery Friday

Big Unit reaches 4,000 strikeouts
Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts when he struck out San Diego's Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning Tuesday night.

Ruling: Young should forfeit Olympic gold for doping
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young should be stripped of his Sydney Olympics relay gold for flunking a steroid test in 1999, the world's top sports court ruled Tuesday in a case that pitted U.S. track officials against their international counterparts.
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Wimbledon 2004
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NBA
Rockets finally make a deal for Magic's McGrady
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tracy McGrady's family was asking him to stay in Orlando and there was his new mansion under construction also to consider, but he just couldn't bring himself to stay in an organization where he thought he wasn't wanted.


Magic got best of McGrady-Francis deal
I feel sorry for Yao Ming. Now he has to play basketball with Tracy McGrady and a bunch of guys that T-Mac said weren't good enough.

McGrady says trade helps both teams
ORLANDO, Fla. - When the Orlando Magic's 21-61 season ended in April, Tracy McGrady promised that he if he did eventually leave, he would make sure the Magic got plenty of talent in return.

Nets make qualifying offer to keep ex-Bearcat Martin
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New Jersey Nets have made a qualifying offer to All-Star power forward Kenyon Martin.

BOXING
Tyson says wild past is behind him
LOUISVILLE - A humble and reflective Mike Tyson said Tuesday he's done with the chaos that enveloped his life and is serious about one last boxing comeback.


The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Tyson
LOUISVILLE - Was that the Zoloft talking, or a new Mike Tyson? That was the pertinent question Tuesday, as the scariest man in sports soaked Louisville in a shower of oxymoronic charm.

BASEBALL
Nothing more exciting than Yankees-Red Sox
NEW YORK - You get to the ballpark early, and whether it be Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park, you expect that the last swing, or the last pitch, will decide the game.


Giambi out, diagnosed with parasites
NEW YORK - Ailing Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi was diagnosed with an intestinal parasite and out of the starting lineup Tuesday night when New York played Boston.

NL: Cards drop second in a row to Bucs
PITTSBURGH - Rookie left-hander Sean Burnett shut out St. Louis for six innings in his first major league victory, and Tike Redman drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the division-leading Cardinals 3-0 Tuesday night.

AL: Jays shut out Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Ted Lilly won his fifth straight road decision and Eric Hinske stole home, leading the Toronto Blue Jays past the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 4-0 Tuesday night.

AAA: Louisville 6, Richmond 0
RICHMOND, Va. - Seth Etherton allowed only four hits and Ray Olmado knocked in three runs Tuesday to lead Louisville past Richmond 6-0 in the first game of an International League doubleheader.

NFL NOTEBOOK
Battery charges land Dolphins' McMichael, wife in jail
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Miami Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael was arrested Tuesday for allegedly hitting his pregnant wife.


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