The Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday, July 13, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 194
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LARKIN LOOKING FOR REAL GRASS
        One day before leading off for the National League in baseball's All-Star Game at Fenway Park, Reds shortstop Barry Larkin took some verbal swings by saying that he'd prefer to play on natural grass — and he's willing to leave Cincinnati to do it.
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Sports Headlines for  Tuesday, July 13, 1999

Big Mac conquers Monster
        BOSTON — The Green Monster met its match Monday.

Reds' All-Stars bracing for rigors of second half
        BOSTON — Sean Casey hasn't played more than 123 games in any professional season. Scott Williamson not only has begun his conversion from starting to relieving but also must endure this transition as a major-league rookie.

ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK
        BOSTON — Barry Larkin has always resisted batting leadoff for the Reds because it constrains his hitting style. So it was mildly amusing to hear National League manager Bruce Bochy of San Diego place Larkin in the No.1 spot for tonight's All-Star game at Fenway Park.

Ambrose has 2 days to sign or he'll be a Bengal this year
        Bengals free-agent cornerback Ashley Ambrose has two days to sign with another team. Otherwise, his rights remain with Cincinnati for 1999.

Move to WB64 means more TV for XU basketball
        Buffy and Felicity, you've got company: The Xavier basketball program.

Harper tops UC list, wherever he plays
        Jerome Harper is one of the rare basketball prospects who might have a better idea where he'll play his first year in college than his final year in high school.

Bell swinging like a million bucks
        PHOENIX — Talk about pressure. Jay Bell walked up to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, knowing that if he hit a home run he'd win a fan $1 million.

More to basketball tourney than title
        There's more than just a big trophy at stake.

Larkin's tune: Unhappy with Cinergy turf
        BOSTON — Barry Larkin has changed his tune, but the old malady lingers on.

Graf says she may retire at year's end
        NEWARK, N.J. — Steffi Graf probably will retire from the women's tennis tour at the end of the year, ending a career highlighted by seven Wimbledon championships and 22 Grand Slam titles.

Mandlikova, Whitlinger-Jones to play ATP Seniors
        Tami Whitlinger-Jones will be playing in the Great American Insurance Seniors Championship. At 30 years old.

Underdogs have their day at Met
        Two unseeded players, Jason Pressel and Chris Thatcher, along with Mike Dektas, Eric Toth and Robert Topalo each advanced to the men's quarterfinals by beating higher ranked players Monday in the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Championship at Lunken Playfield.

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
Girls find new heroes
More are looking to female athletes for roles, goals as women's sports take an unprecedented step up into the public spotlight.
Women athletes sell, companies finding

Flying Pig Marathon
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.

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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