BENGALS 18, BROWNS 17
In the last two minutes of his first NFL start Sunday, resourceful rookie quarterback Akili Smith doused the fires of the Bengals' winless season and fanned the flames of an old rivalry.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Top-ranked Elder smothered Moeller and set up a showdown with No. 2 St. Xavier next week. Other big winners: Bellevue over Beechwood, Dixie Heights over Holmes, McNicholas over Purcell Marian, Kings over Ross.
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P A U L D A U G H E R T Y C O L U M N
When Pound barks, Akili shows bite
CLEVELAND The mouth-foamers in the Dawg Pound were ready for Akili Smith. They stood there in the east end zone of the shiny new Cleveland Browns Stadium with their same old routine: Overweight, middle-aged guys wearing plastic and latex dog faces and snouts, shaking big dog bones and barking like they'd just seen a full moon.
T I M S U L L I V A N C O L U M N
First win makes it fun again
CLEVELAND Corey Dillon came off the field with a bounce in his step, a lilt in his voice and a burden off his back.
B E N G A L S
Smith's family shares big day
CLEVELAND Ray Smith and about 20 of his relatives and friends cheered the Bengals' busses as they rolled out of Cleveland Browns Stadium Sunday.
Dillon glad to be in it for the long run
CLEVELAND Corey Dillon wanted the ball. He got it, and the Bengals won. It's not that simple, but then again, maybe it is.
'Money player' Pickens pays off
CLEVELAND This is why Bengals President Mike Brown shelled out $23 million for Carl Pickens.
Roosevelt Blackmon and Ty Howard, the Bengals' backup cornerbacks, wound up playing the majority of the time Sunday.
Browns 0-5 and unhappy
CLEVELAND The Browns were crushed.
X A V I E R B A S K E T B A L L
Prosser says Muskies are tourney team
Rebuilding? Skip Prosser won't even mention the word.
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H O C K E Y
Cyclones, Ducks renew crowd battle
When the Cyclones and Mighty Ducks opened their seasons Oct. 2, it was the first of 14 nights when both of the city's minor league teams are scheduled to play on the same night at home. The Cyclones won the attendance battle, 10,923 to 7,075.
HOUSTON 2, CYCLONES 1
Cyclones left wing Gilbert Dionne scored a milestone goal Sunday. Unfortunately for the 3,615 fans at Firstar Center, that was about all they had to cheer about.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Get schedules and rosters on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.
PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.
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.
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