SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2004|
Henman happy as spotlight goes past|
MASON - Much of the tennis world's focus seems to be on Roger Federer and Andy Roddick these days, but for Tim Henman, a little time out of the media glare isn't such a bad thing.
Upstart Kiefer keeps winning
MASON - Nicolas Kiefer is unseeded, but he has been as hot as anyone on the ATP Tour this summer.
Family, success on court link coaches
MASON - Brothers-in-law Craig Boynton and Kelly Jones both left Cincinnati in the past year, but they're back this week with successful proteges.
Coaching staff heavy on defense
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Leslie Frazier, who has the title for Cincinnati, is one of three coaches who have experience as NFL defensive coordinators on the Bengals' staff.
Lewis set for long haul with new deal
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Steelers coach Bill Cowher, Marvin Lewis' first NFL boss, is beginning his 13th season as the league's longest-tenured head coach.
Even veterans have learning to do
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Kyle Richardson has 494 NFL punts. But even a pro with six years of experience needs coaching.
Meet the Bengals: Langston Moore
Steelers reach terms with Roethlisberger
LATROBE, Pa. - No Pittsburgh Steelers rookie has ever made as much money as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He didn't take long to start earning it.
Fit hip has RB Holmes feeling fine
RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Priest Holmes sat out Tuesday's practice with a hip problem. Those two words - "hip problem" - would have spread panic through the Kansas City Chiefs camp a year ago.
NFL notebook: Brown expects Oakland exit
NAPA, Calif. - Receiver Tim Brown told some of his Oakland teammates, including Jerry Rice, that he won't be playing for the Raiders this season.
Detroit earning respect
DETROIT - When baseball teams made a trip to Detroit last season, they usually could count on a couple of wins.
Former voice of the Mets, 79, dies
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Murphy, who covered the New York Mets from the team's inception in 1962 until his retirement after last season, died Tuesday. He was 79.
Yankees look to fill hole at first by signing Olerud
NEW YORK - Recently released John Olerud signed with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, giving the team insurance at first base while Jason Giambi is treated for a benign tumor.
NL: Batista's slam tops Cards in 12
ST. LOUIS - Tony Batista hit a grand slam in the 12th inning after tying it with a two-run shot in the ninth, leading the Montreal Expos over the St. Louis Cardinals 10-6 Tuesday night.
AL: Boston's Schilling controls Tampa Bay
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Curt Schilling pitched a six-hitter for his third complete game of the season, and Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-2 Tuesday night.
AAA: Charlotte 9, Louisville 8
LOUISVILLE - Bobby Smith and Wilson Valdez homered to lead Charlotte to a 9-8 win over Louisville on Tuesday night in the International League.
Mavericks' Walker reportedly Hawks-bound in 4-player deal
ATLANTA - All-Star forward Antoine Walker is headed to the Atlanta Hawks in a four-player deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to media reports Tuesday.
It's a bit less sport, a bit more showbiz
LONG POND, Pa. - Although it wasn't readily apparent at the time, NASCAR's decision in 1994 to join forces with Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the first significant step in transforming stock-car racing from a minor-league sport into a major-league entertainment industry.