SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2004
Creatine: Do risks outweigh rewards?
Despite recent news stories and a University of Michigan survey that said 3.5 percent of high school senior respondents used steroids at least once, up from 2.1 percent in 1991, many Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky prep athletes say they would never use steroids.
Ohio bans steroid use, but doesn't test
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Court battles challenge dietary supplements


Wilson, relievers hold Tribe in check
A pattern is beginning to develop with these Reds. When seemingly at their lowest - beaten and injured - they have managed to win.
Photos of Saturday's game
Reds insider: Dealing not that easy
Notebook: Matthews on DL, to have elbow surgery
Reds chatter


Dow: Bungled coach search hurts OSU's stature
After the shock of Jim O'Brien's firing by Ohio State June 8 blew over, questions centered on who would be the Buckeyes' new coach.
Coach K should stay right where he is

Jeff Gordon wins Pepsi 400
Jeff Gordon proved Saturday night his victory at Talladega in April was no fluke, leaving the favored Dale Earnhardt Inc. duo of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip and everyone else behind in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR 2004 interactive multimedia

Familiar names top Met tennis seeds
A pair of familiar faces earned top singles seeds in the 61st annual Thomas E. Price Cincinnati Metropolitan Tennis Tournament at Lunken Playfield, which begins Tuesday and ends July 18.

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

Sports today on TV, radio
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Sports briefs
This week's poll question
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SUNDAY PAGE TWO
Carlisle High grad prepares for prestigious trip to Australia
He limbers his muscles and weaves into shooting drills in the soft cut of the soccer field, never taking his mind off the competition. Soccer was there for Joel Gross when he started playing 20 years ago, and nothing is more valued to the Carlisle High School graduate than his two years playing among the United States' elite.
What's up with that?


Quick chat with ... Ickey Woods
The Cincinnati Sizzle, an expansion team in the National Women's Football Association, kicked off its inaugural season June 26 with a 21-6 exhibition win over the expansion Kentucky Karma.

BASEBALL
M's to keep fan favorites
Hopelessly out of contention in the American League West, the Mariners are unlikely to stop their dealing at Freddy Garcia.


All-Stars announced tonight
ESPN will announce the starters, pitchers and reserves for the All-Star Game July 13 in Houston on its Major League Baseball All-Star selection show at 7 p.m. today.

Could Pirates' Bay be rookie of year?
PITTSBURGH - Few major leaguers ever drive in eight runs in a game. Jason Bay already has done it twice - and he's a rookie.

Fantasy BB: Don't eliminate the middle men
We all know Alex Rodriguez can help you win a fantasy baseball championship, but what about Akinori Otsuka?

Millar, Red Sox try new look for new luck
ATLANTA - Kevin Millar figured the slumping Boston Red Sox needed a change - any kind of change.

Saturday's Interleague games: Mets edge Yanks
NEW YORK - Shane Spencer hit a dribbler against his former team with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run, capping an afternoon of comebacks and giving the Mets a 10-9 victory Saturday over the Yankees.

AAA: Louisville 5, Indianapolis 1
INDIANAPOLIS - Stephen Smitherman hit a two-run triple to help lead the Louisville RiverBats over the Indianapolis Indians 5-1 Saturday at Victory Field.


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