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Sunday, March 28, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 87
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, March 28, 1999

O L Y M P I C S
First bid to lure Olympics one year away
        The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. Today's Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.
Regional plan boosts supply of venues
Cincinnati 2012 venues plan
Biggest challenge: Big sports need big locations
Convention center expansion might help
Gay rights issue could be an obstacle
Mass transit is a missing piece
Riverboats would increase hotel space

H I G H   S C H O O L   B A S K E T B A L L
Moeller captures state title
        COLUMBUS — A trail of talented teams sit at home this morning, reading that Moeller became state champions Saturday night, wondering how they pulled it off.
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MOELLER NOTEBOOK
        COLUMBUS — Moeller had a little lamb, little lamb ...

Dave Schutte column
Band ban make for lackluster tourney atmosphere

        It's time for the Ohio High School Athletic Association to shed its conservative image and begin the 1999-2000 school year on a positive note by lifting the ban on pep bands, noise makers and banners at all boys' and girls' basketball tournament games.

Ohio boys state results

Bedford Chanel wins Division III
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brian Swift wanted to prove his 11-point performance in Bedford Chanel's semifinal win at the state basketball tournament was a fluke.

Kettering Alter wins Division II
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four quarters are never enough for Kettering Alter. The Knights, who won three straight overtime games coming into the Division II championship game, won their fourth in a row in OT Saturday, claiming the state title with a 49-47 win over Philo.

Worthington Christian wins Division IV
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fatigue that finally caught up with Sam Smith in a triple overtime thriller wasn't enough to take the Worthington Christian guard's shots off the mark.

R E D S
Vaughn attacks slump the old-fashioned way
        BRADENTON, Fla. — Eventually, Greg Vaughn insisted, his old-fashioned values will sustain him.

Future looks promising
        SARASOTA, Fla. — Out at Ed Smith Stadium here, fans ooh and ah as the Reds, such as Barry Larkin and Greg Vaughn, play their way into shape for the upcoming season. But it is on the back diamonds of the Reds complex that the future of the franchise is being molded.



REDS NOTEBOOK
        BRADENTON, Fla. — Reds pitcher Brett Tomko wouldn't buy the “It's spring training so it doesn't count” argument.

Pirates 11, Reds 5

B O X I N G
Austin retains bantamweight title
        MIAMI — Cincinnati boxer Tim Austin defended his share of the world bantamweight title Saturday night with a ninth-round knockout of Mexico's Sergio Aguila, but not before his undefeated career was both figuratively and literally on the ropes.

TIm Sullivan column
Boxing's state of disarray discredits champions
        MIAMI — Tim Austin's title doesn't entitle him to all that much. He is the bantamweight champion of the world — so says the International Boxing Federation — but what this means is miniscule.

H O R S E   R A C I N G
Zito beats ex-boss in Gallery Stakese
        FLORENCE — Stephen Got Even. And so did his trainer.

Gallery second OK for 'King'
        FLORENCE — A 21/2-length loss to Stephen Got Even won't keep K One King out of the Kentucky Derby, trainer Akiko Gothard said Saturday.

GALLERY STAKES NOTEBOOK
        Gallery Furniture.com Stakes winner Stephen Got Even will be in the Kentucky Derby. But who rides him then, and if he'll race before then, are both up in the air.

X A V I E R
Notre Dame has pros, cons for Prosser
        TAMPA, Fla. — Published reports have said the Notre Dame job is Skip Prosser's if he wants it.

M E N S   F I N A L   F O U R
Paul Daugherty column
Face it: UConn was just better
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Connecticut swingman Richard Hamilton makes it look easier than it is. Gliding in from the wing and pulling up for the jumper, or flicking away opponents' passes with his long, elastic arms, Hamilton is the kind of player that makes you think, “I could do that.”

UCONN 64, OHIO STATE 58
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ultimately it came down to a showdown between the top two players on each team. Nobody else scored in double figures.

Hamilton stars at crucial times
        ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. — Big games, they say, are for big players. That being the case, is it any surprise Connecticut guard-forward Richard Hamilton stepped up big for the Huskies on Saturday?

OHIO STATE NOTEBOOK
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun didn't think it was a hard decision.

DUKE 68, MICHIGAN STATE 62
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — He claims this was not his penultimate college basketball game, that there still is more about the sport that two years at Duke has not taught him. Do not hazard a guess as to what that might be. Elton Brand is keeping it his secret.

Blue Devils took care of business on the boards
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Duke and Elton Brand haven't been beaten in many categories this season, let alone embarrassed.

Close doesn't satisfy Cleaves
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Surrender? Mateen Cleaves was defiant to the end.

Duke vs. UConn: Best teams are final teams
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Duke Invitational comes down to the Blue Devils and Connecticut, the first national championship matchup of No.1 seeds since 1993 when North Carolina beat Michigan.

W O M E N S   F I N A L   F O U R
Familiar foes meet in women's final
        SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two left, two stayed behind, and now, three years later, they are facing each other for the national championship.

H O C K E Y
KANSAS CITY 3, CYCLONES 0
        KANSAS CITY — Kansas City Blades left wing Jena-Guy Trudel had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones Saturday night at Kemper Arena. Cincinnati is 1-10-1 all-time in Kansas City.

MIGHTY DUCKS 3, ALBANY 2
        ALBANY, N.Y. — Mike Leclerc scored the go-ahead goal with 3:53 left in the third period, and Tom Askey stopped 45 shots to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks past the Albany River Rats 3-2 Saturday in the American Hockey League.

Cyclones set IHL playoff roster
        Some familiar faces popped up on the Cincinnati Cyclones IHL playoff roster.

HOCKEY TODAY
H E A R T   M I N I - M A R A T H O N
Sence, Keeler repeat victories
        John Sence knows he'll have the support of the Cincinnati running community when he participates in the Olympic Marathon Trials next spring in Pittsburgh.
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