SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2004
Griffey hurt in loss to Brewers
The Reds were hoping to get healthy over the All-Star Break. Instead, they got a little more beat up before it.
Daugherty: Freel knows no limits
Larkin to Reds: Take a risk
Reds insider: Best move may be none

Cruz vows for better or worse
Jacob Cruz was back in the big leagues after two years. Life was good. Then the phone call came.

Coaching in Miller's blood
Sean Miller advanced for 12 years as an assistant coach at five different schools to get to this point: Xavier University's men's basketball coach.
Five questions with Sean Miller
Matta-Miller timeline

Hamilton rallies to win rain-delayed truck race
With four laps to go, Bobby Hamilton almost lost the lead he had held for most of the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
Hemphill beats field, rain to win ARCA 150
Harvick wants more Chicagoland magic
Justin Labonte gets first Busch win
Tracy hoping home track works to his advantage

1980: The shattered dreams team
They are older now. Grown. Graying. Yet they answer their phones, hear the question, and give the same knowing laugh. "Ah, yes," says Barb McGrath. "The Olympic orphans."
Moeller grad was only American to medal in '80
Spitz passes baton as Phelps makes it three in a row
Berths are on the line at camps this week
Jones fails with 5th-place finish
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BASEBALL
Reds chatter
The Reds will be well-represented in the All-Star Game Tuesday night at Houston.


Kelly: Score it an All-Star error
The official explanation from Major League Baseball required an asterisk, two dashes and 68 words.

Fantasy: Time to pick midseason's standouts
With all the All-Star talk floating around this week and next, it's only natural to take a look back at the first half of 2004, position by position, and point out who has been the best so far.

Mariners designate Aurilia for assignment
CHICAGO - The slumping Seattle Mariners designated shortstop Rich Aurilia for assignment Saturday and activated Raul Ibanez from the 15-day disabled list.

NL: Cardinals win 8th consecutive game
ST. LOUIS - Jim Edmonds homered for the fourth straight game and Jeff Suppan worked six strong innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory.

AL: White Sox deal M's eighth loss in row
CHICAGO - Mark Buehrle pitched eight effective innings and Paul Konerko homered to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Saturday night.

AAA: Clippers 1, Bats 0
LOUISVILLE - The Columbus Clippers used a leadoff triple, a sacrifice fly and stellar pitching to hold off the Louisville Bats 1-0 Saturday night in the International League.

MET TENNIS
Wolf, Kronauge in usual form
Of the 98 competitors in Saturday's first rounds of the 61st annual Thomas E. Price Cincinnati Metropolitan Championship at Lunken Playfield, Jeff Wolf was the only one wearing long sleeves, despite the muggy court conditions.

PAGE TWO: GOOD SPORTS
Perfect strike for all generations
A trim woman with sienna hair stood on the pitcher's mound recently, a place she had considered home until she was 22 years old. With an arm defying its 78 years, she drew back to launch the ceremonial pitch in a U-14 girls' game between Ohio Fastpitch Club Heat and Miami Valley Express.
What's up with that?


Quick chat with ... Excite owner Dave Galus
Cincinnati is now home to its eighth professional soccer franchise. The Cincinnati Excite, a men's indoor team, will be introduced Monday at the Tri-County Sportsplex. Although no previous team has lasted more than five years, owner Dave Galus thinks the area is ready for another try.

BASKETBALL
Koch: Top preps going pro not all bad for NCAA
The question was posed to Miami coach Charlie Coles: If you had had the chance to skip college and enter the NBA draft out of high school, would you have done it?


Agent: Shaq accepts trade
ORLANDO, Fla. - Shaquille O'Neal would be happy to be traded to the Miami Heat.

Hawks take chance on Martin
Atlanta is willing to wait for Kenyon Martin.


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