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Brewers 10, Reds 8
        Despite Ken Griffey Jr.'s first HR and back-to-back jacks in the ninth, the Reds (25-44) fell into a virtual tie for last place in the NL Central.
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Bonds' 37th HR ties record
        Barry Bonds hit his 37th home run of the season Tuesday night, a blast the umpires didn't immediately acknowledge, to tie the record for most homers before the All-Star break.

Bengals duo back to work
        Rookie WR Chad Johnson and veterna DE Jevon Langford back are in the “full-time” football fold.

TODAY'S SPORTS HEADLINES

Sports Headlines for  Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Griffey slips in All-Star voting
        Ken Griffey Jr.'s chances of being voted to the NL All-Star team dropped this week.

Griffey pays respects to Ripken
        Count Ken Griffey Jr. among the many admirers of Cal Ripken Jr., the legendary Baltimore third baseman who announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Bell blasted but happy after Rangers debut
        ARLINGTON, Texas — Rob Bell still hasn't won a game since last September, but the new Texas starter has plenty to be excited about.

Boone, players have 'manly' talks
        Manager Bob Boone, who invited players to visit him for further details after he complained Monday about the Reds' pregame approach, said he indeed received some guests in his office.

Reds' rotation as young as they come
        Chris Reitsma doesn't feel as though he's one of the veterans of the Reds' starting rotation. By comparison, he is.

Brewers' Sexson on HR streak
        Two days at visitor-friendly Cinergy Field have fixed the Milwaukee Brewers' offense.

Ripken never took the game for granted
        The long ride will end in Yankee Stadium, which could not be more perfect. That is where it ended for Lou Gehrig, too, who set the record no one could ever possibly break.

UK's Bogans will return for junior year
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dick Vitale says the return of Keith Bogans and Tayshaun Prince for the 2001-02 season gives the University of Kentucky its most potent basketball team since the Wildcats won national titles in 1996 and '98 and played for the national title in '97.

Women's Met champ excels at match play
        Even playing badly, defending Women's Met champ Katie Rakel was too much for Linda Ratterman, her match-play opponent Tuesday.
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Ducks' schedule heavily weighted in west
        The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks play 66 of their 80 American Hockey League regular-season games against Western Conference opponents in 2001-2002.

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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.
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