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Perez deserved 2nd chance
        Tony Perez no longer will manage by the seat of his pants. Sitting, he has decided, is too sedentary. He wants to manage the Florida Marlins on the move.

Cards 8, Reds 5
        Brian Reith happened to be on the mound when the Cardinals broke out of their hitting slump.
Complete Reds coverage

CCD wins state baseball title
        COLUMBUS — The emotional outburst by the Cincinnati Country Day baseball team after winning the Division IV state championship was long overdue.
Symbols of A.J. Cohen inspired dad, brother

Tiger can win anytime, anywhere
        DUBLIN — Fans who hang around all day to watch half a round of rain-smeared golf deserve what they get, and you can take that any way you like. Golf fans who also play the game are conditioned to trust in the nobility of suffering. On Saturday, they got Tiger Woods as their reward.

TODAY'S SPORTS HEADLINES

Sports Headlines for  Sunday, June 03, 2001

Darkness halts Memorial
        DUBLIN — Former Ohio State star Chris Smith woke up (7 over par), Paul Azinger again played magically (2 under par when darkness stopped play Saturday for a two-shot lead) and Tiger Woods (two-under and two back) lurks.
Memorial Golf Notebook

Tristate Golf Notebook
        Tim Mickelson, younger brother of PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson, has accepted the second sponsor exemption to play in the Buy.com Tour Dayton Open June 21-24 at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace in Centerville.

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

Bowden uses media to his disadvantage
        This is a media column. The fact that it's about Jim Bowden says something about Jim Bowden. Bowden's troubles — and they are many — are largely because he can't stop himself when it comes to publicity. He craves it more than any other executive in baseball.

Pitcher becomes pastor
        Bill Wegman wants to make this clear. He did not build that nice new church on Bridgetown Road. Still, the former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher wants to make another thing clear. He is honored to be an associate pastor at the facility, Faith Fellowship Church, which opened last June.

U.S. bobsledders focus of benefit
        For more than 15 years, Brian Shimer's full-time job has been training and competing as a U.S. bobsledder. He has participated in 14 World Championships, 15 World Cup circuits and four Winter Olympics.

Auto Racing Insider
        Kentucky Speedway officials believe they will set a Greater Cincinnati sports attendance record June 16 with their NASCAR Busch race, the Outback Steakhouse 300.

Q&A with Dick LeBeau
        The Bengals ended voluntary veteran workouts Thursday, wrapping a dizzying eight-month stretch for Dick LeBeau, who replaced Bruce Coslet as coach at the end of September.

Big bonuses up ante in draft
        Ken Griffey Jr., perhaps the best No.1 pick ever, signed for $160,000 in 1987. The top pick on Tuesday could demand as much as $10 million.

Milford grad at head of draft class
        John VanBenschoten laughs when asked if he made all-city three years ago as a senior at Milford High.

Reds limp in leadoff spot
        ST. LOUIS — Pokey Reese and Deion Sanders, who batted 1-2 again Saturday in the Reds' 8-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, aren't exactly setting the table.

Drew passes 2000 HR total
        “I'm reluctant to talk about his home runs because sometimes hitters start paying more attention to that and seeing it on the highlights,” St. Louis manager Tony La Russa after Drew hit his career-high 19th homer Saturday in an 8-5 win over Cincinnati.

Casey, Nuxhall visit students
        FAIRFIELD — Reds first baseman Sean Casey and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall didn't talk baseball last week when they visited Fairfield's Central Elementary School.

Ducks don't raise ticket prices
        Ticket prices for Cincinnati Mighty Ducks games at the Gardens for the 2001-02 American Hockey League season will remain the same as last season.

Hamilton throws away softball title
        ASHLAND, Ohio — If Hamilton coach Steve Heckman could erase the second inning from Saturday's Division I softball state championship game, his Big Blue would have been in a better position to win the title.

Ohio boys track highlights
        DAYTON — Erik Reynolds, Jesse Rhodenbaugh and the Middletown 400-meter relay put aside various problems to earn Division I state championships Saturday.
Boys results

Ohio girls track highlights
        DAYTON — Lakota East senior Lindsay Zinn had a tough choice to make: Run in the Division I state track meet, or attend graduation. Zinn opted to run in the track meet, which resulted in a state championship.
Girls results

Kentucky boys track highlights
        LEXINGTON — Bishop Brossart did not defend its Class A boys state title Saturday, and Bellevue took third, but the Mustangs and Tigers weren't upset.
Boys results

Kentucky girls track highlights
        LEXINGTON — If you want to see a dynasty in local high school track and field, head for Alexandria and take a look at Bishop Brossart's girls team. The Mustangs added to their legacy Saturday at the University of Kentucky — their fifth consecutive Class A title, a 106-63 victory over Trigg County.
Girls results

Kentucky tennis highlights
        LEXINGTON — Notre Dame sophomores Molly Molony and Jackie Vilines were a twin force in Northern Kentucky singles tennis this season. On Saturday, they became the best doubles team in the state.
State tennis results

N.Ky. baseball highlights
        Harrison County beat Bishop Brossart 5-1 in the 10th Region baseball final Saturday.

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