Unser Jr.'s obsession still burns at Indy
        Al Unser Jr. knows what it takes to win the Indianapolis 500, and he knows he doesn't have what it takes. But if he cannot win today's race, the 39-year-old Unser will be pleased just to take part. He feels more alive at Indy than anywhere else in the world.
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Reds 7, Cardinals 2
        Reds manager Bob Boone has a theory: Score five runs, and you win most of the time. The way Elmer Dessens pitched Saturday night, five runs will win every time.
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Is it Reese's time at shortstop?
        Pokey Reese has heard himself referred to as the Reds' “shortstop of the future” since he was their first-round draft choice in 1991. He wonders when that future will arrive.


Sports Headlines for  Sunday, May 27, 2001

DAUGHERTY: Reds fans are watching 2003 now
        With a few exceptions, the Reds could trade places with the Louisville RiverBats, and no one would notice.
Reds' injury bug hits minors
        As Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek went through the list of injured Reds and gave an update on each, he had the sinking feeling he was missing someone. “Kearns,” he remembered.

Definition of desperate? LaRue batting second
        Jason LaRue batted second Saturday night. He had never hit higher than sixth in his career.

New on the Web: Fantasy tennis
        Rotisserie baseball leagues are hot. Fantasy football is wildly popular. Fantasy tennis? Well, why not? That's what Tim Geraci figured.

Auto Racing Insider
        Kevin Doran grew up in Pete Rose country, but he didn't dream of becoming a Red. Instead, he wanted to be Roger Penske.

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

Five Questions with: Thom Brennaman
        Thom Brennaman is either Marty Brennaman's more or less famous son, depending on your perspective.

Tristate Golf Notebook
        The Southern Ohio Junior PGA Championship is June 29 at Fairfield Golf Club. The annual event, which is open to all boy and girl state residents age 17 and under, is a qualifier for the national championship.

Wilcots gets big-time shot for CBS
        Former Bengals safety Solomon Wilcots had landed the No.4 analyst gig with CBS.

CCD boys win state lacrosse
        Cincinnati Country Day won its first state boys lacrosse title Saturday, 10-7 over Kent Roosevelt in the Division III game at Thomas Worthington High School in Columbus.

Locals win two state tennis titles
        COLUMBUS — Cincinnati's entries in Saturday's high school state tennis tournament finals had plenty to play for.
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Boys track highlights
        The Middletown boys easily won the Division I regional team title at Dayton's Welcome Stadium, but they may have lost their chance at a state title.
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Girls track highlights
        Middletown, ranked No.5 in the Enquirer's final girls track and field area coaches poll, came out on top in the Division I regional championship Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium, with the help of strong performances in the relays.
Girls track results

Hamilton heads to state baseball semis
        FAIRBORN — During the bus ride back to Hamilton on Friday after a 2-1 victory over Elder, Big Blue senior Nate Stewart got the word from assistant coach Dan Reid.

Ross, Taylor, CCD rescheduled
        The two Division II regional baseball games scheduled to be played Saturday in Piqua were rescheduled a second time because of bad weather.

Hamilton wins regional softball
        Hamilton advanced to the state softball final four for the first time since 1987 with a 5-3 win over McAuley Saturday in the Division I regional finals at the University of Dayton.

St. X loses state volleyball semi
        St. Xavier's bid for its first Division I state championship fell short with a 15-11, 15-10 semifinal loss to Dublin Coffman at St. John Arena in Columbus.

N.Ky. baseball highlights
        John Siemer had a two-run triple in the second inning and St. Henry beat Ryle 5-1 in the 33rd District final at Conner. It was St. Henry's second straight district title.

N.Ky. boys track highlights
        TAYLOR MILL — Bishop Brossart's boys track team has heard enough about rebuilding. The Mustangs are the defending Class A state champions, and they made themselves a contender again Saturday by winning the Region 4 meet at Scott High School with a 138-122 victory over Bellevue.
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N.Ky. girls track highlights
        TAYLOR MILL — Notre Dame won its first Class AAA regional title Saturday, 166-82 over Boone County at Scott High School.
N.Ky. girls track results

Locals lead Kent State NCAA wins
        COLUMBUS — Brady Glass' one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth tied it and Dave Mattle's two-out single won it as Kent State beat Delaware 12-11 Saturday night in the losers' bracket final of the NCAA regional at Bill Davis Stadium.

Jockey Ouzts 3 wins from 4,000
        Jockey Perry Ouzts, 46, moved within three wins of 4,000 victories Saturday at River Downs. Only 39 riders in history have reached the 4,000-win plateau.

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