SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2004|
Football's back: The pads go on|
High school football players took to fields throughout Northern Kentucky on Monday. Officially, it was the first day of "organized practice in pads" allowed by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Garcia eager to meet expectations|
BEREA, Ohio - The question came from the back as a group of Browns fans pressed forward to meet quarterback Jeff Garcia and get his autograph.
Fitzgerald's contract belies status as No.3 pick
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Being third was no handicap to Larry Fitzgerald.
No fuss, no muss and still no 300 for Maddux
CHICAGO - His manager is a baseball lifer, but he couldn't remember the last time a pitcher chasing his 300th win generated so little buzz. And though the commissioner made the short hop down from Milwaukee to mark the occasion, he had to agree.
Offensive ineptitude spoiling bounce-back season for Brewers
MILWAUKEE - One of the Milwaukee Brewers' slumping hitters wandered into the dugout during batting practice on a recent afternoon and lamented that when pitcher Wes Obermueller got sent down to the minor leagues last month, "there went our offense."
Blue Jays 6, Indians 1
TORONTO - Cleveland starter Cliff Lee threw his hat and glove into the stands after his latest loss.
Red Sox 6, Devil Rays 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Wakefield was foundering before Boston's offense gave him a boost.
French champ seeks success on hard courts
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MASON - It has been nearly two months since unseeded and then 44th-ranked Gaston Gaudio clawed his way to a French Open win over Guillermo Coria for his first Grand Slam title and third career title.
Haas reaches goals as quickly as he sets them
MASON - The comeback for Germany's Tommy Haas has officially been accelerated.
Injured Clijsters joins fiance Hewitt at tourney
MASON - Tennis' First Couple is in town for the week. No, Steffi Graf isn't here watching her husband, Andre Agassi. The other First Couple.
Russian ends losing streak with first win in two months
MASON - Marat Safin's career has been defined by ups and downs. On Monday at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, he climbed a small hill.
Fish's bad back serves up another loss
MASON - For two sets Mardy Fish looked almost as if he would challenge Andre Agassi in their first-round match Monday at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.
Masters results, schedules