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Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 50
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, Feb.19, 2000

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Reds set pace in arms race
        SARASOTA, Fla. — The Cincinnati Reds are not holding open auditions. It only looks that way.

R E D S
What a relief for Williamson
        SARASOTA, Fla. — Scott Williamson participated in the Reds' opening workout for pitchers and catchers Friday. Imagine that.

Reyes out 3 days with tendinitis
        SARASOTA, Fla. — Tendinitis will prevent left-hander Dennys Reyes from throwing for at least three days, though the ailment wasn't considered serious.

B E N G A L S
Bengals ponder life without Dillon
        The Bengals continue to insist they will keep running back Corey Dillon. But they also know where to find his replacement if free agency whisks him away.

Bengals fill four-man line with Barndt
        Mike Brown put his money down, giving two defensive linemen nearly $10 million this season in 72 hours.

P A U L   B R O W N   S T A D I U M
County may form stadium authority
        There may soon be a stadium authority in place to oversee the completion of Paul Brown Stadium and the entire construction of the Reds ballpark, as well as manage both stadiums.

Surprise cost hikes common
        The controversy that has erupted here over Bengals stadium construction costs is brewing in other major-league cities, too.

C O L L E G E   B A S K E T B A L L
Critical game for Xavier
        Two days after Xavier's Feb.5 loss at George Washington, in which XU squandered a 15-point halftime lead, the Musketeers met at length, watching the entire second half of that game on tape.

Duquesne's Ogunlesi suspended for 2 games
        PITTSBURGH — Duquesne center Simon Ogunlesi will miss the Dukes' next two games after being suspended for fighting Friday by Atlantic 10 commissioner Linda Bruno.

Finally, a worthy foe for UC
        The game against Houston had been over 15 minutes, and the one with Temple still was nearly 62 hours away, but there was little doubt which seemed more alluring as Cincinnati Bearcats coach Bob Huggins met the press.

Indiana restoring Big Ten glory
        In recent years, the Big Ten has been a playground without its favorite bully. While everyone else was grabbing some share of the glory, the big, red giant appeared to be dying.

Miami must start making its move
        Charlie Coles figures this is the point where his Miami University basketball team defines its season.

Georgia's plan: Make UK hit 3s
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Georgia coach Jim Harrick's strategy to slow down No.19 Kentucky is simple: shut down the Wildcats' interior game and force them to win the game from the perimeter.

H O C K E Y
Cleveland 3, Cyclones 2
        Students showing a college ID got in cheap to the Cyclones' game Friday night, but it was the Firstar Center penalty box that looked more like a fraternity party in Cincinnati's 3-2 loss to Cleveland.

Mighty Ducks 4, Kentucky 2
       
        LEXINGTON, Ky
. — The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, behind Ryan Hoople's 33 saves and Bob Wren's three assists, won their fourth straight with a 4-2 win Friday over the Kentucky Thoroughblades at Rupp Arena.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
Elder knocks off No. 1 St. X
        Reverse the site. Reverse the roles. Reverse the outcome from the first St. Xavier-Elder basketball game and you basically arrive at what happened Friday night.
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Cincinnati boys basketball roundup
        P.J. Mills scored 15 points as Winton Woods defeated Harrison 61-38 Friday night to complete the school district's first perfect season.
Ohio boys basketball scores

Princeton wrestlers soarinto contention
        Princeton coach Tom White figured that if his best Vikings wrestled hard Friday night, they could place seven athletes into today's semifinals of the Division I sectional tournament at Fairfield.

St. X swimmers make it 32 straight
        OXFORD — “I think we're ready to go,” was the vote of confidence from St.Xavier swimming coach Jim Brower after the Bombers' 200-yard medley relay opened the district meet Friday with a record time of 1:33.12.

Dixie defense stops CovCath
        Steve Purdon had to talk his best friend, Andy Schneider, into playing basketball this winter. Friday, Purdon paid a price.
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores

N.Ky. boys basketball roundup
        Highlands continues to be Simon Kenton's worst basketball nightmare.

Boone Co. to honor Dinn
        Boone County will retire the uniform number of David Dinn, the first such honor in the school's boys basketball history, in a ceremony before the Rebels' home game tonight against Walton-Verona.

Campbell wrestlers suffer setback
        FRANKFORT, Ky. — Campbell County's chances at a state wrestling championship aren't quite pinned, but they suffered a major takedown Friday.

Scott swimmer eyes 4 titles
        Today is Andy Seitz's final day of high school swimming. After the way he swam Friday, it shapes up to be a big one.

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High school stars sign up
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Football recruits fill Division I

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50 Moments of magic
From the Big Red Machine to tiny Milan's miracle, Cincinnati's sports century is highlighted by these 50 moments.

Color the year Red
For Cincinnati sports fans, 1999 will be forever known as the year the Reds returned to prominence.
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