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Sunday, June 25, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 176
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LARKIN, BOWDEN RIP REDS
On the field, it was just another loss. What made it significant were some harsh words from both the team captain and the general manager, another closed-door clubhouse meeting and a vote of confidence for the beleaguered manager.
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Padres 5, Reds 4
        It was sign of the way things have gone for the Reds this season. Osvaldo Fernandez started for the Reds Sunday. In Fernandez's short career with the Reds that has usually meant two things: A quality start and a win for the Reds.

Don't blame everything on McKeon
        A lot of Reds players want to vote Jack McKeon off the island. They question his moves. They wonder if he's on their side. One wondered recently what it would be like to play for Dusty Baker or Buddy Bell, two reputed motivators of men.

'Bats give Harnisch good review
        LOUISVILLE — Pete Harnisch couldn't tell if he's ready to pitch in the majors again. But his catcher said Harnisch was as sharp as ever in his first rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Louisville.

Return 'long time coming'
        LOUISVILLE — A couple of Scott Winchester's friends on the Louisville RiverBats expected to see him Sunday evening after the RiverBats' game.

Reds notebook
        Two days after rookie Rob Bell struggled for the fourth straight start, he was sent to Triple-A Louisville.

Results of our Reds poll

Scouting report: Reds vs. Cardinals
        Reds (35-38, second place in the National League Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (44-30, first place in the NL Central).

XU Olympian: 'It seems unreal'
        Xavier University freshman Thrine (pronounced TREE-nuh) Kane and alumnus Jason Parker found their target — spots on the U.S. Olympic rifle team for the Summer Games in September at Sydney, Australia.

Volpenhein golfer to beat in Men's Met
        In determining an equation to handicap this week's Men's Met golf championship, you have to settle on values for factors X, Y and V.

S P E C I A L S
SPEEDWAY TURNS AWAY FANS
Thousands of fans who waited hours in traffic were turned away from Kentucky Speedway's inaugural event because of parking lots turned into mud pits by rain.
Points leaders wins truck raceRace results

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Hail to the champions
Reds fans cheered their heroes from the Big Red Machine while the team honored their exiled star with a rose on third base.

Just like pigs in slop
It'd be a stretch to say the second Flying Pig Marathon was no sweat, but cool weather, a new course and a plethora of painted pigs made it festive.
Complete race results
Winners stories: • Men'sWomen'sWheelchair
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ballpark What's to like, dislike
The proposed Reds' ballpark does offer several innovations that advance the art of ballpark design, but other parts don't measure up.
New imagesWhat do you think?

ATP seeks new site
Cincinnati could lose one of the world's top tennis events unless it builds a new stadium with a retractable roof, more luxury boxes and more seats.
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New digs, new attitude
The Bengals marked the new millennium with a minicamp like none other: New practice fields by the river. New jerseys and team gear. The first day with Peter Warrick and the first without Carl Pickens.

Title renews NKU's dreams
Northern Kentucky University won a basketball game and so much more. Respect. Recognition. The right to dream new dreams.
NKU wins its first championship
NKU rally took a lot of heart
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St. X lands state title
St. Xavier's 63-54 victory in the Division I state championship game gave the Bombers their first state basketball championship.

Mason girls win state title
The Mason girls basketball team beat Pickerington 36-25 in the Division I state championship game at Columbus.
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Sparky will be Red forever
Although he won World Series in both cities and spent nearly two-thirds of his managerial career in Detroit, Sparky Anderson says he'll wear a Reds cap on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Sparky's election was slam dunk
Club celebrates for Sparky
McPhee waited 101 years

High school stars sign up
Check out the list of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Ky. athletes who signed with colleges last week. More coverage:
Girls reap soccer scholarships
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.

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