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Griffey says he's two weeks away'
        Bouyed by the latest test on his hamstring, Ken Griffey Jr. offered an encouraging prognosis just a week after speculation that he might be out for the year.
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Bowden denies Casey trade talk
        The Reds GM deflated the latest rumor — but probably not the last — involving Sean Casey and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Scott's absence puzzles Bengals
        Bengals receivers coach Steve Mooshagian was frustrated Wednesday because he hadn't seen Darnay Scott at voluntary workouts for the third straight day.
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TODAY'S SPORTS HEADLINES

Sports Headlines for  Thursday, May 24, 2001

SULLIVAN: Scott dropping the ball
        Darnay Scott was missing in action again Wednesday, still conspicuously absent from the Cincinnati Bengals' voluntary camp.

Seat suit settled; Bengals split cost
        The lawsuit filed by Bengals fans unhappy with their seats in Paul Brown Stadium appears to be over. An agreement was reached late Wednesday, after Bengals officials assured Hamilton County Commissioner John Dowlin that they would pay at least as much as the county.

Balcomb interviews at Oregon
        The two major schools with women's basketball coaching openings have Xavier's Melanie Balcomb on their short lists.

Golf Ranch built for instruction
        “Location, location, location,” may be the mantra of the real estate industry, but it applies equally well to the new Golf Ranch Tri County facility.

Lessons require patience
        Maybe the best line ever uttered about golf instruction was by the teacher who, when asked what he charged for a lesson, responded: “Five half-hour lessons are $250. One lesson is $1,000.”

Nicklaus says he's almost finished
        PARAMUS, N.J. — Jack Nicklaus' days as a competitive golfer may soon be coming to an end. Saying he doesn't want to be a ceremonial golfer, Nicklaus said Wednesday he would stop playing in professional tournaments unless his game improved.

Cubs 4, Reds 2
        Here's all you need to know about the Reds' offense in May: Their batters have amassed more strikeouts (157) than hits (155).

Reds may call up Mercado
        General manager Jim Bowden indicated that left-hander Hector Mercado, who already has served one stint with the Reds, could return from Triple-A Louisville to bolster the bullpen against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cubs find relief
        Put a Chicago Cubs reliever — any reliever, it doesn't seem to matter who — on the mound these days, and he's going to get the job done.

Regional softball highlights
        Defending Division II state softball champion Kenton Ridge, ranked No.1 in the Associated Press state poll, was the team to beat coming into the regional semifinals. And the Ross Rams did just that.
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Regional baseball tourney starts Friday
        Elder coach Mark Thompson would not want to handicap the Division I baseball regional.
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N.Ky. baseball highlights
        Challenged by Bishop Brossart baseball coach Bob Rowe before the 38th District semifinals, sophomore pitcher Steve Elix was up to the task.
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N.Ky. softball highlights
        Lindsey Sendelbach and Melissa Morscher delivered the key hits, and pitcher Jasmine Vogelpohl won her 29th game to power Bishop Brossart over Pendleton County 6-1.
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S U N D A Y   S P O T L I G H T
How has NKU found success?
        Colleagues quiz Jane Meier like she's the Dear Abby of athletics: How can we make all our teams so good, so fast? Northern Kentucky University's athletic director simply laughs, for this record run was a generation in the making.
NKU president angling for leap to Div. I

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