The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, July 13, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 194
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img THROWING IN THE TOWEL
The Reds officially gave up on the 2000 season by trading their best pitcher and basically told their fans: 'Wait till the year after the year after next year.
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Sports Headlines for  Thursday, July 13, 2000

As Henson goes, so may the Reds
        Drew Henson loves baseball. He also loves football. Which is why he turned down an offer to be a Yankee for life — and why he's one of the few people who said no to George Steinbrenner and lived to tell.

Larkin signing not guaranteed
        Common sense dictates that since Denny Neagle and his perceived market value of about $9 million a year are gone, the Reds will have financial room to sign shortstop Barry Larkin, another star eligible for free agency, to a multiyear contract extension. That's not necessarily the case, Reds general manager Jim Bowden said Wednesday.

SULLIVAN: Reds take risk, hope for best
        Realistically, the Reds did not trade Denny Neagle Wednesday. They traded 111/2 weeks of Denny Neagle.

Reds' road just got a lot harder
        Catching the St. Louis Cardinals would have been a lot easier for the Reds with Denny Neagle on their side. Then again, maybe it wasn't meant to be under any circumstances.

Reds players bite their tongues
        Reds players were conspicuous in their silence about the Denny Neagle trade Wednesday. It seemed to reflect disappointment in losing their No. 1 starter.

REDS NOTEBOOK
        The Reds made a flurry of transactions to accompany the major one, Denny Neagle's trade to the New York Yankees.

Reds-Rockies Scouting report
        What: Cincinnati Reds (43-44, second place NL Central) at Colorado Rockies (45-40, third place NL West).

Selig calls off realignment
        ATLANTA — The Arizona Diamondbacks still will be playing in the National League next summer. And the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will continue to play in the American League.

Dillon, Pickens could create PR disaster
        The Bengals had hoped their training camp roster would includeCorey Dillon and not Carl Pickens, but it appears they're getting just the opposite. Plus a PR nightmare.

Celebrity Classic to crown city's best golfer
        If the Ryder Cup is like a televised civil war of golf, then this weekend's inaugural Fifth Third Bank Celebrity Classic could be similar on the local level — and maybe even a step further.

Hueston Woods carries 'resort' name well
        The name on the cover of Hueston Woods' course yardage book says “Hueston Woods Golf Resort.” It fits.

Defending champ out of N.Ky. Amateur
        RICHWOOD, Ky. — As Rob Clarke and Lance Lucas approached Triple Crown Country Club's 18th tee Wednesday, they thought it was a shame their Northern Kentucky Men's Amateur match had to end.

Local Golf Notebook
        Huntington National Bank has agreed to sponsor the inaugural $20,000 Southern Ohio PGA Open Sept. 18 at the Heritage Club and the Four Bridges Country Club, both in Mason.

Youngsters to learn values through golf
        Twenty-five players ages 8 to 10 will play a round of golf Saturday at Meadow Links Golf and Academy in Winton Woods Park as part of a program sponsored by the U Turn organization.

7-year-old hits ace
       
        The Enquirer normally doesn't publish holes-in-one, but because this one was shot by a 7-year-old on a full-size golf course, we're making an exception for Andrew Dorn of West Chester.

Met semifinals take on a sisterly spin
        They have lived in the same home for 18 years and have hit together countless times, and they even won the 1997 Kentucky high school girls doubles championship.
Met tennis results, schedule

St. X's Cornette to Carolina?
        There could be another Jordan at North Carolina. Jordan Cornette, a 6-foot-7 forward at St.Xavier High School, verbally committed to play college basketball at Notre Dame on June 1. But that could change after former Irish coach Matt Doherty took the North Carolina job Tuesday.

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Great American Ball Park
Carl Lindner's insurance company will pay about $75 million over 30 years for naming rights to the new Reds ballpark.

Bad bets, wasted talent
Football star Art Schlichter lost millions of dollars and his marriage, and has spent four of the past six years in 17 different jails and prisons. Now he's awaiting indictment on federal charges.
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UC's Kenyon Martin broke down in tears as he was selected first in the NBA draft by the Nets. DerMarr Johnson was picked sixth by the Hawks. Pete Mickeal was the 58th and last pick by the Mavs, then was traded to the Knicks.

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.
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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

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


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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