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Rockies 8, Reds 7
        Ken Griffey Jr. was poised to receive hero's status before Danny Graves' ninth-inning collapse propelled the Reds toward a 12-inning loss.
Complete Reds coverage

Harvick cruises to Busch victory
        SPARTA, Ky. — Rising NASCAR star Kevin Harvick charmed 70,338 fans and won the Busch Outback Steakhouse 300 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
Complete coverage of Saturday's Busch race

Austin, Williams win KOs
        Cincinnatians Tim Austin and Ricardo Williams Jr. each scored technical knockouts before 2,600 fans Saturday night at Cintas Center.

Continuing U.S. Open coverage
        Latest reports from Associated Press.

TODAY'S SPORTS HEADLINES

Sports Headlines for  Sunday, June 17, 2001

Out of chaos, UC star learns a lesson of success
        Antwan Peek grew up watching his mother being battered and abused. His father was in prison on a drug conviction. Today, the University of Cincinnati football player is in Providence, R.I., one of five student-athletes in the country being honored for overcoming obstacles to achieve in school and sports.
Peek strives to make a difference in his community

Jury's out on Boone
        Bob Boone is always pulling strings, trying to manage every situation. Is that good managing or micro-managing?

Fan's-eye look at the Reds
        How badly did the Reds need Ken Griffey Jr.'s bat? Sean Casey leads the Reds with seven home runs. Fifty-five National League players have eight or more homers.

Mateo's broken leg not seen as liability
        The Reds had no reason to be scared of outfielder Ruben Mateo's broken right leg when they acquired him Friday from the Texas for right-hander Rob Bell. After all, they watched firsthand as Ron Gant overcame the same injury.

Casey sits against LH Hampton
        Manager Bob Boone rested first baseman Sean Casey against Colorado's Mike Hampton, the fourth left-hander Cincinnati has faced in the last five games.

Win caps longest day for Rockies
        It was the longest road game in Rockies' history - four hours, 32 minutes, but they didn't seem to mind after pulling out an 8-7, 12-inning win over the Reds Saturday night.

70,338 fill Speedway
        SPARTA, Ky. — Everything about Saturday night's Outback Steakhouse 300 atKentucky Speedway was big.

SULLIVAN: Carroll makes his pitch to NASCAR boss
        SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Paisley sang Saturday night for a crowd of 70,338 and a target audience of one.

NASCAR boss won't tip his hand
        NASCAR President Mike Helton was at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday for the Busch Series race, the biggest event in the track's short history.

Area racing lost one of best in Bill Green
        Tristate racing lost one of its best men last week when Bill Green, 56, died.

DAUGHERTY: Mickelson's first major in reach
        TULSA, Okla. — Well, here he goes, another Sunday, another big chance to fulfill his destiny or his potential or whatever you want to call it. You'd like to think this is Phil Mickelson's week, finally. But he keeps making you change your mind.

Penalty knocks ex-champ out of Open
        TULSA, Okla. — Again, we are reminded golf is different. We're not talking about fashion or fan behavior or the arcane restrictions on the kind of driver you can use. That's all very strange. No one ever tells a hockey puck to “get legs.”

All Tiger all the time on NBC
        If there's a Tiger saturation point, the folks at NBC don't think we're near it. That's why the network planned to show almost every shot Tiger Woods has taken at the U.S. Open.

Herman to defend in Celebrity golf
        It's just for fun, right? It's just to raise money for the children? Don't tell that to the 30 local club professional and top amateur golfers in Cincinnati who will be playing in the Fifth Third Bank/FOX 19 Celebrity Classic next month.

Women's Met golf starts Monday
        Defending champion Katie Rakel heads the field of 85 for this week's 86th Greater Cincinnati Women's Amateur Invitational Championship at Wetherington Golf and Country Club in West Chester.
Women's Met tee times

Austin's roadmap to stardom
        Cincinnati's Tim Austin, the IBF bantamweight champ, would like to unify and be remembered as one of the greatest bantamweights. But he also would like to make the big money. It doesn't look like he can do both.

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


Tribute to baseball fathers and sons
        On today's special day, here's a look at fathers, sons and major league baseball:
Current players whose fathers played in the majors

High School Insider
        Increasing or decreasing enrollments have led to 15 Cincinnati area football teams switching divisions for the 2001 season.

Injured Schwegmann sits out Ky. girls' victory
        OWENSBORO, Ky. — With Miss Basketball Katie Schwegmann on the sidelines, Brandi Miller of Oldham County scored 17 points to lead the Kentucky All-Stars to an 86-83 victory over their Indiana counterparts at the Owensboro Sportscenter Saturday night.

Ky. boys beat Indiana stars
        OWENSBORO, Ky. — The members of this year's Kentucky boys all-star basketball team weren't in kindergarten the last time a Bluegrass squad had a chance to sweep Indiana in their annual series.

Hockey Insider
        The Columbus Blue Jackets will host their second annual National Hockey League entry draft party Saturday at the Bistro Bar in Nationwide Arena. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ESPN2).

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