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UC 76, Charlotte 66
The No. 25 Bearcats built a 20-point lead in the first 15 minutes against one of the teams expected to challenge them for the league title.
DAUGHERTY: UC wins toughest team contest
Jones gets offense going

Pitino quitting Celtics, newspaper says
        MIAMI — Rick Pitino has reached a settlement deal with the Boston Celtics and will announce his resignation Monday, according to a Sunday report in The Providence Journal-Bulletin, which cited an unidentified source close to Pitino.

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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, January 07, 2001

SULLIVAN: Home run hitters of golf
        Brian Pavlet pulled out his driver and set the radar sensors to “roll.” That way, the indoor tee shots he was knocking into a net would be credited with both their calculated carry and the benefit of the bounce.

Golf show eases the cold
        After weeks of cold, snowy weather, area golfers made their own winter outings to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center this weekend.

City report opposes Olympic grant
        Cincinnati City Council will consider a report Tuesday that recommends against giving $1 million to support a bid to bring the 2012 Olympics here.

Odds and ends: OSU coaching search
        There's been constant speculation about who will replace John Cooper as the Ohio State football coach. Here's our list of odds (don't bet on any of them):

Best and worst of week in sports
        The Enquirer sports department's look at who rated — good and bad — this week in sports:


Embarrassment has Muskies working harder
        Since their embarassing loss at Princeton, the Muskies have gone 5-0, winning four times away from home, entering today's home game against LaSalle.

XU recruit kicked off team again
        The future at Xavier of basketball signee Jaison Williams is in doubt after he was dismissed from his second high school team in 14 months.

Women: George Washington 88, Xavier 784
        WASHINGTON — Lindsey Davidson made 11 of 12 shots and scored a career-high 26 points Saturday, leading George Washington to an 88-74 victory over No.22 Xavier.

NKU's undefeated seasons end
        EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Natalie Glaser scored seven of her 14 points during a 20-4 run late in the second half Saturday night as the University of Southern Indiana rallied to upset top-ranked Northern Kentucky University 72-62.

Miami 71, Marshall 54
        OXFORD — Miami coach Charlie Coles is 57 years old. He has had heart problems. But he's not the type to back down, or sit down, when someone tells him to. Marshall coach Greg White found that out Saturday.

Miami Notebook
        OXFORD — After Julius Johnson finished talking to the media Saturday, it was Miami coach Charlie Coles' turn.

Women: Toledo 70, Miami 64
        Kahli Carter scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Toledo defeated Miami in the team's Mid-American Conference opener at Millett Hall.

Kentucky 67, Georgia 63
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky has proved it can win close basketball games. Now if only the Wildcats could stop other teams from getting so close in the first place.

UC wins toughest team contest
        Early in the second half Saturday, Charlotte forward KenKay Jones took UC center Donald Little's elbow in the nose and proceeded to bleed a river. Nothing like a little O-negative to get the rivalry roiling.

Jones gets offense going
        Junior Antwan Jones gave the University of Cincinnati an offensive boost off the bench early in the first half in its 76-66 victory over Charlotte on Saturday night.

Reds' Nichting not ready for showers
        Baseball has severely tested Chris Nichting. The number of organizations he has joined (six) and operations he has undergone (five) dwarf the number of seasons he has spent in the major leagues (two). Yet Nichting, 34, has continued to hurl himself enthusiastically into each year.

Cyclones 3, Detroit 2
        AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Cincinnati Cyclones defeated the Detroit Vipers for the 13th consecutive time Saturday with a 3-2 IHL shootout victory.

Mighty Ducks 4, Hershey 1
        Yuri Butsayev scored two goals as the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks downed the Hershey Bears 4-1 Saturday night in the AHL at Cincinnati Gardens.

Ducks' Tenkrat to stay with Anaheim
        Cincinnati Mighty Ducks General Manager David McNab said right wing Petr Tenkrat, 23, will remain with the parent club Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for an indefinite period, which will keep the first-year pro out of the 2001 First Union AHL All-Star Classic Jan.14-15 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

NFL Insider
        Baltimore middle linebacker Ray Lewis capped an incredible year by being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Ringing in the new year
        Taking stock of the sweet science for 2001 - in 12 quick rounds

Sports on TV-Radio
        I've gone digital. I've got 300 channels. I think. I haven't gotten through them all yet. But I'm determined to survey all the sports channels.

Madeira wrestlers win own tourney
        Winning the 25th annual Madeira Invitational was rewarding for the host school, and it might have been a prelude to even more prestige.

High School Insider
        What started as a casual conversation between sisters Joanna and Mandy Sears has developed into a coaching duo.

Cincinnati boys basketball games
        E.J. Underwood and Robbie Ballinger combined for 21 points in the fourth quarter to rally Hamilton to a 61-52 victory over Lakota East in Greater Miami Conference action Saturday at Hamilton.

Cincinnati girls basketball games
        Center Maria McCarthy scored 17 points, including 14 in the first half, to lead Wyoming to a 54-51 victory over McNicholas Saturday.

N.Ky. boys basketball games
        The Simon Kenton boys basketball team scored 25 points in the third quarter, including three 3-pointers by Donnie Baker and two by Jared Smock, to beat Clark County 72-53 Saturday night.

Louisville Mercy 85, Bishop Brossart 68
        ALEXANDRIA — The numbers never lie, and the Bishop Brossart girls basketball team don't like the story they tell.

N.Ky. girls basketball games
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        Newport 59, Joondalup Jets 57 — Consolation finals, Northern Kentucky Classic — Sophomore Christina Jones' layup with three seconds left beat the team from suburban Perth, Australia.

Three games today in LaRosa Shootout
        The first of four LaRosa Shootouts, played annually at UC's Shoemaker Center, will be today, beginning with a girls game between Mercy and Oak Hills at 2p.m.

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