SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2004
Bengals chat
Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson will join us for a live chat at noon Wednesday as the team gears up for its Monday night showdown with the Denver Broncos.

Bengals light up stadium Monday
Three days from now - well before Hank Williams Jr. harmonizes his rhetorical question to a football-mad network audience - Paul Brown Stadium will be abuzz.
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Panic in pinstripes!
Time to panic in pinstripe city. On the brink of the biggest collapse in postseason history, the New York Yankees have one more chance to pull themselves together and finally finish off Boston.
NLCS: Astros deserve club's first World Series' berth

Dantonio vows to stand by his seniors
University of Cincinnati football coach Mark Dantonio, who will have a young, inexperienced team next season, says he won't start playing younger players in place of his seniors the rest of the season as training for next year.

New face in a vital place
How does a player who has never played a single game for a team become a co-captain in the preseason?

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
McNick rolls on even without its best game
McNicholas volleyball coach Molly McDermott would like to see what would happen if her Rockets ever put together a complete performance.


Snouffer's 3 goals power Turpin girls
Turpin junior forward Rachelle Snouffer scored three goals, and senior forward Lisa Geiss added two as the Spartans defeated Little Miami 8-1 in a Cincinnati Division I girls' soccer game Tuesday night.

FOOTBALL
Tressel zips Buckeyes' lips
COLUMBUS - There's a good chance sophomore Troy Smith will replace the injured Justin Zwick in Saturday's lineup, so you'd probably like to hear his thoughts about making his starting debut for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Too bad.


Injuries mount; subs come to rescue
OXFORD - Terry Hoeppner can't remember the last time his Miami football team lost so many starters to injury in the course of one game.

Two undefeated teams, two coaches with contrasting styles
There will be a striking contrast of coaching personalities when the 5-0 New York Jets visit the 5-0 (and 20-0) New England Patriots on Sunday.

Browns acquire WR Bryant
IRVING, Texas - Antonio Bryant and Quincy Morgan are switching teams in a trade of receivers and former second-round draft picks hoping for fresh starts in new places.

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Yankees' fan tried to catch Bellhorn's homer
NEW YORK - From afar, perhaps it looked like fan Michael Appelbaum was trying to help out the New York Yankees by letting a Mark Bellhorn home run bounce off his chest in the left-field stands in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday night. It would have been a clever plot, a chance to dupe umpires into thinking the ball never cleared the fence.


A-Rod called out for interference on strange play
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was called out for interference when he swatted at Boston pitcher Bronson Arroyo's glove and knocked the ball loose during a play near first base in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the AL championship series Tuesday night.

Tired Red Sox, Yankees wide awake for Game 6
NEW YORK - The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees headed to the ballpark Tuesday mentally tired and physically worn after playing a combined 26 innings during the past two days.

Munro to get ball in Game 6
ST. LOUIS - If Roger Clemens were 32, there would be no decision to make. Give the big boy the ball.

Handshake deal at NLCS? Wait and see
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers drew a lot of praise for their show of sportsmanship, shaking hands on the field after their first-round playoff series ended.

BASKETBALL
Cavs' Newble took road most traveled
If Cleveland Cavaliers wunderkind LeBron James ever gets a head too big for his sweatband, all somebody has to do is point to his teammate, Ira Newble, and say: "Ask him how he made it to 'The League.' "


Pitino likes mix of youth, savvy on Cardinals
LOUISVILLE - Just three days into practices, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is making bold statements about the Cardinals.


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