The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, June 23, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 174
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REDS 8, D-BACKS 7
It was a lot easier to rave about Pokey Reese than go stark raving mad over the rest of the Reds' performance Tuesday night. So manager Jack McKeon chose the former.
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Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, June 23, 1999

R E D S
'Star' vote still big to Larkin
        PHOENIX — You'd think that after 14 major-league seasons and nine selections to the All-Star Game, Reds shortstop Barry Larkin might not think being chosen again for the July 13 midsummer classic is that big a deal.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        PHOENIX — Calling the reports on both right-handed relievers “phenomenal,” General Manager Jim Bowden said Tuesday that Stan Belinda could soon rejoin the Reds and indicated that Mark Wohlers might not be far behind.

Rose eligible for vote of top 25 players
        NEW YORK — Fans will get a chance to vote for the top 25 players of the 20th century under a promotion announced Tuesday by Major League Baseball and MasterCard International Inc.

U C   B E A R C A T S
Mickeal, Martin vie for Worlds
        DAYTON, Ohio — The word “cut” does not carry a great deal of meaning for such players as Pete Mickeal and Kenyon Martin of the Cincinnati Bearcats.

B E N G A L S
Bengals' key: Run, run, run some more
        Take a TV timeout and stop bashing Bruce Coslet. At least give him until training camp.

O'Dwyer a big boost to 'O' line
        Ever since Bruce Coslet returned to the Bengals from the Jets five years ago, his priority has been building an NFL-caliber offensive line.

C Y C L I N G
Wheels of fortune turn here
        A broken left collar bone forced Cincinnati cyclist O'Brien Forbes to sit on Cliff Drive in Eden Park and watch last year's Elite National Championship Cycling road race.

M E N ' S   M E T   G O L F
Experience favors ex-champs
        It's the baby boomers vs. Generation X. There's a generation gap among competitors at the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association Metropolitan Amateur Championships.

Match play brings excitement to Met
        Ask anybody who knows, and everyone will say the same thing. At the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association Metropolitan Amateur Championships, anything can happen in match play.

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F L Y I N G   P I G   M A R A T H O N
Off to a flying start
Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

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. The 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

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