SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2004
Nux: Reds forced me out
Joe Nuxhall, the longtime broadcaster and Reds legend, said Wednesday that the club forced him into retirement.

O'Neal feels at home with Bengals
Deltha O'Neal is so happy to be a Bengal that he seems likely to bend down and kiss the team's training camp field.
Ratliff, team may be near deal
Inside training camp
Meet the Bengals

Cowboys release QB Carter
In a stunning move the team wouldn't explain, the Dallas Cowboys cut Quincy Carter on Wednesday and handed the starting quarterback's job to 40-year-old Vinny Testaverde.
Garcia urges Winslow to end holdout

Veterans are moving along
Beneath the storm clouds that lingered Wednesday over the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, some of tennis' old faithful put on sunny showings reminiscent of their heydays.
Hewitt takes step forward
'Lucky loser' Arthurs advances
Masters Essentials
Roddick's got Kiefer's number
Global push is extending game's reach
Rusedski fighting through obstacles

Reds hang on to end road skid
The Reds figured a surefire way to overcome a rough night for their pitching staff: Hit early and often.
Riedling return a question mark

Daugherty: Roddick believes in quest for gold
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: Andy Roddick is playing tennis in the Olympics because he thinks the Olympics are cool. Is that enough?

Buzzer-beater gives U.S. lackluster win
Things are not looking good for the NBA stars on the U.S. Olympic basketball team.
Injury will keep Coria out of Athens
Japan's top pro players focus on Athens baseball
Tristate Olympians
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Editorial: Congratulations to our local Olympians

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GOLF
International's field takes a hit with new date
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Phil Mickelson is in Wisconsin getting ready for the PGA Championship. Tiger Woods is off tuning up for the year's final major, too. So are Vijay Singh and Sergio Garcia.
SOFTBALL
Springdale keeps momentum going
It took a couple of surprises, but Springdale Cleaners remains one of two teams left in the Major winner's bracket of the Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament. And two games are all that stand between the team and its first Major Metro championship.
NBA
Mavericks, Hawks finish 4-player deal
ATLANTA - The Mavericks traded Antoine Walker and Tony Delk to the Hawks on Wednesday for Jason Terry, Alan Henderson and a first-round draft pick.
AUTO RACING
Jarrett, Martin moving up
Not long ago, Dale Jarrett and Mark Martin appeared to be anything but contenders for the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship.
WTA
Sharapova wins opener to play Zvonareva next
MONTREAL - Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova overcame some spotty serving and beat Kristina Brandi of Puerto Rico 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday in her opening match at the Rogers Cup.
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