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PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
19 area teams are in the Ohio playoffs. Click here for schedules and brackets and a complete report on last weekend's games in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Ky.
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Sports Headlines for Monday, Nov.01, 1999
Blake: Akili has 'got no chance'
The Bengals' offense is so inept that quarterback Jeff Blake actually feels sorry for his successor, rookie Akili Smith.
From run stoppers to run-of-the-mill
From the Hard-To-Believe files, the Bengals' defense entered Sunday as one of the best in team history vs. the run.
The Bengals also got routed in the injury department Sunday with the biggest concern quarterback Akili Smith.
Yeast makes first NFL catches
On a day Carl Pickens caught his 500th career pass, rookie receiver Craig Yeast grabbed his first. And second, and third.
A man of hits, not words
Dante Bichette is no Greg Vaughn, at least from a personality perspective.
Conference USA: It's closer than you think
ROSEMONT, Ill. Glancing at the preseason basketball magazines, which universally predict the Cincinnati Bearcats will claim the Conference USA championship and widely project them as the nation's second- or third-best team, it is easy to infer they are far removed from the other teams in their league.
Knight snubs Alford
ROSEMONT, Ill. Bob Knight and Steve Alford were seated at adjacent tables, not even 10 feet from each other, during Sunday's Big Ten basketball media day. They could not have been farther removed.
Ducks, Bulldogs battle to draw
The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks scored the first goal in Sunday's game, but Hamilton scored the next goal at the Gardens Sunday, and that was how it ended.
Hawkins out 7-10 days with knee injury
The injury bug hits every hockey team, but the Cyclones and Ducks have kept their lists of walking wounded short.
Keeler comes home, comes home first
Kelly Keeler had a bit of a home-course advantage Sunday in the Avon Running National Championship.
S P O R T S S P E C I A L S
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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