The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, August 27, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 239
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PREP FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Colerain knocked off No. 1 Elder, and other top teams were in action in the Crosstown Showdown Saturday. Get all of the weekend's scores and highlights from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Did you miss our season preview? That's here, too.
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Most starting pitchers would have taken the rest of the night off after a 2 1/2-hour relay delay in the second inning. Not Pete Harnisch.
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GOODYEAR LEADS IRL LINEUP TODAY
SPARTA, Ky. — Scott Goodyear has had a bittersweet year, not to mention career, but the veteran Indy driver slept well Saturday night at least. He won the pole for today's Belterra 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, August 27, 2000

DAUGHERTY: Win or lose, stick with Akili
        The kid has it. Work ethic. Confidence. A growing presence. A feel for the position that no one save Boomer Esiason has had here in a decade. He comes with a warning, though.

Bengals must cut 11 today
        The 2000 Bengals will take shape today when the team cuts down to its 53-man roster.

Coslet wants better tackling, ball control
        The day-after film analysis of the Bengals' 21-13 loss Friday night to the Lions showed coaches again why the three T's — time of possession, turnovers and third-down performance — are important.

Speedway close to nabbing Busch race
        SPARTA, Ky. — Jerry Carroll won't confirm it, but speculation is that Kentucky Speedway will announce this week its acquisition of a NASCAR Busch race for 2001.

Penske driver wins ARCA race
        SPARTA, Ky. — Roger Penske, owner of race tracks and race cars and a good chunk of the Western Hemisphere, now owns a victory at Kentucky Speedway.

Five Questions with: Eddie Cheever
        Eddie Cheever, the 1998 Indianapolis 500 champion, is among drivers in today's Belterra Resort Indy 300 race at Kentucky Speedway. Cheever, 42, one of the best-known and most colorful drivers on the Indy Racing League circuit, is an American but grew up in Rome. He speaks three languages fluently and has a variety of interests, including military history.

SULLIVAN: Setback for gender equity
        We have not heard the end of this. Chances are, this is only the beginning. A second front has opened in the battle for gender equity in sports, and it may prove more problematic than the first: What happens when the boys decide to crash the girls' party?

It's Helton chasing .400
        Back when he was strictly bush league, the scouts, the coaches and the experts all said the same things about Todd Helton: a promising but not spectacular prospect, a decent hitter, a player who wouldn't hit for power in the big leagues. They were all wrong.

West race could go either way
        The engrossing West race seems like a tossup. The San Francisco Giants led Arizona by 31/2 games entering the weekend, and it's impossible to discount the chances of a team that has Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling on its side, as Arizona does.

LaRue making pitchers better
        MIAMI — Jason LaRue's status continues to rise as the pitchers' earned run average continues to shrink.

Colerain 14, Elder 7
        Colerain junior Sean Jones completed 9 of 11 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown — along with a 2-point conversion, in springing the upset of the No.1 Panthers.

Anderson 20, Lakota East 13
        The time was right for a change, and Kenny Riddell was the right player for the transition.

LaSalle 31, Oak Hills 21
        LaSalle delivered the message Saturday that it no longer will be the doormat of the Greater Catholic League South.

St. Xavier 15, Fairfield 9
        The St. Xavier Bombers threw seven different runners at the Fairfield defense Saturday night. Senior Thomas Perazzo finally found a hole.

Beechwood 21, Sheldon Clark 6
        FORT MITCHELL — Beechwood acted like it had lost Saturday's St.Luke Hospital's Champions Bowl game. The Tigers beat Inez Sheldon Clark 21-6, their 43rd straight win at Edgar McNab Field. But coach Mike Yeagle found little to like.

Highlands 55, Fern Creek 0
        Senior wide receiver Brett Hamblen scored the first four touchdowns of the game, three on passes from quarterback Gino Guidugli, en route to the Bluebirds' third consecutive season winning the St.Luke Hospitals Champions Bowl at Beechwood.

Cincinnati high school results

N.Ky high school results

Panthers hope spending cash pays off
        The Carolina Panthers spent big money in the offseason to bolster a defense that ranked 26th in the NFL last year.

Angry Guys, McAlister leave BOB
        Friday may have been the strangest day in local sports talk history.

S P E C I A L S
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Get the rundown on your favorite team - and all 95 teams in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky - at Enquirer.com/prepfootball.

Ky. Speedway sets pace
Kentucky Speedway has been setting attendance records in its first season and has a chance to establish an Indy Racing League milestone this weekend at the Bluegrass State's first Indy car race.

Griffey, Brennaman clash
Marty Brennaman and Ken Griffey Jr. had a blowup in the clubhouse, with Griffey taking offense at the broadcaster's criticism and Brennaman responding, "I was here before you and I'll be here after you."

Tristate sending 11 to Sydney
Dante Craig has 24 more nights to dream his golden dreams. Then it gets real for all 11 athletes with Cincinnati ties who are going to the Olympics.

Two gymnasts make Olympics
Morgan White won a berth on the six-member U.S. teams following the trials in Boston last weekend. Alyssa Beckerman will go as an alternate.

Opening night in photos
Check out a gallery of photos from Saturday night's first game at Paul Brown Stadium.
Complete Bengals coverage at Cincinnati.com/bengals

Stadium opens with bang
With a blast of fireworks and a jet-fighter flyby, Paul Brown Stadium, for years a political football and a symbol of riverfront revitalization, fulfilled its true purpose Saturday.

'Pretty sweet deal'
The Bengals have one of the most generous stadium leases in the NFL, an Enquirer analysis shows.

Thanks, come again
So many people came to the stadium open house - upwards of 100,000 - that Bengals and county officials are planning another.

Stadium almost wasn't
Battles over money, location and power threatened to send the Bengals to another city. Yet, each time, someone found a way out.

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Can Bengals, Scott recover?
Darnay Scott's season-ending broken leg left his teammates in shock and his career as a speedy wide receiver in jeopardy.

Huggins turns down Clippers
Explaining he wants “to finish what I started,” UC coach Bob Huggins said Monday night he rejected an offer to become head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.
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Hall of Fame Special
Four Reds legends went into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 23, making it one of the sweetest days in the rich history of baseball's first professional team. Check our special coverage.

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.
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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
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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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