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Friday, Nov. 19, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 324
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Sports Headlines for  Friday, Nov. 19, 1999

P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   C O L U M N
Got leaves to rake? Save me from Bengal boredom
        Our intrepid columnist says he'd rather rake your leaves than watch the Bengals Sunday. Take him up on it.
R E D S
Why is Dante Bichette smiling?
        The newest Red eyed the mirror in the lobby of the Town & Country Soccer Complex in Wilder. He liked what he saw.

Deion primed for return to Reds?
        General Manager Jim Bowden said Thursday he has spoken to Deion Sanders' agent, Eugene Parker, about the possibility of the Dallas Cowboys cornerback returning to the Reds.

Doran succeeds Bell in development job
        Former Reds infielder Bill Doran is succeeding Buddy Bell as director of player development.

B E N G A L S
Bengals see changes coming
        There are still six games left, but the Bengals already sense changes are going to envelop the club Jan.3, 2000, the day after this season ends.

Langford wants to stay a Bengal
        The last time a Bengals starter faced free agency and said he wanted to return, they let him go to the Washington Redskins.

Ravens Scouting Report

B A S K E T B A L L
Logan making case at point
        As the question is presented to Steve Logan, the answer comes rapidly. And the answer is that the question is all wrong.

'Beast' Turner a heavy burden for Xavier foes
        Xavier players and coaches call Aaron Turner “The Beast.” Let them explain.

Norse back in full force
        Last year's Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team maximized its ability but basically ran out of bodies as the season wore on. So, how ironic is it that if the Norse have a problem this preseason, it's too much depth?

Majerus miffed to be at Rupp
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Utah coach Rick Majerus is not happy to be in Kentucky for the second round of the Preseason NIT.

Mount St. Joseph has loftier goals for its sophomore season
        It's only Year No. 2 for the Mount St. Joseph basketball program. Which is easy to forget after the Lions finished their inaugural season with a winning record (13-12). What to do now for an encore?

Eight Stuff players will be cut today
        Cincinnati Stuff coach Joby Wright took advantage of his team's scrimmage Thursday night to evaluate talent before making eight cuts today to trim the team's roster down to the International Basketball League's 12-man limit.

F O O T B A L L
OSU's Keller dwells on positives
        COLUMBUS — Matt Keller is a man in pain.

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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