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Wallpaper of Dale Jr.'s win at Daytona
        Download photos for your computer and read about Earnhardt Jr.'s stirring victory on the track where his father died.

Recruiting shorter, not sweeter
        Today begins college basketball's summer recruiting season. Previously a hectic 24-day stretch, it has been condensed this year into a frenetic fortnight, leaving coaches unhappy and some players on the outside looking in.
List of players being recruited by UC and Xavier

What's in crystal ball for Reds?
        Dmitri Young and Pokey Reese get traded. Adam Dunn takes a starting job in the outfield. Pete Harnisch goes packing. GM Jim Bowden loses his job. Any or all of those things could happen in the next few months. Let the speculation begin.

Twins 7, Reds 6
        MINNEAPOLIS — As the season's traditional first half nears its end, Lance Davis will begin the second half in the Reds' starting rotation. But he won't stay there very long if he repeats Saturday night's transgressions.

Updated Wimbledon coverage
        Follow the world's most prestigious tennis tournament with news, photos and more from Associated Press.

TODAY'S SPORTS HEADLINES

Sports Headlines for  Sunday, July 08, 2001

Trucks next at Ky. Speedway
        The circus has come and gone. Still, Kentucky Speedway promises another big show with its NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Saturday.

Donald loses by decision
        NEW YORK — Larry Donald long ago laid claim to the title of “uncrowned” heavyweight champion. Real royalty now is a little further from his reach.

Fighter's dad would prefer he had day job
        BROOKLYN, N.Y. — He watched the weigh-in from the back of the room. His eyes were shielded by sunglasses, but his feelings were unfiltered. He is a fighter's father and, hence, always a little anxious.

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

Reds fans stuffed ballots for another Bell
        Ed Bailey thought the uproar was nonsense 44 years ago over the All-Star ballot box stuffing for Reds teammates such as Gus Bell. Two generations later, the Bell has changed but not Bailey's feelings.

Fan's eye view of the Reds
        Thumbs up to Sean Casey, of course.

Twins' low-power offense impresses Reds
        MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins' slash-and-dash offensive approach, necessitated by the Metrodome's artificial turf, has made believers out of the Reds.

New hero every day for Twins
        MINNEAPOLIS — Another game, another new hero for the Minnesota Twins. Pinch-hitter A.J. Pierzynski hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, lifting Minnesota to a 7-6 victory over the Reds on Saturday night.

Allen looks for tips at Safeco Field
        MINNEAPOLIS — Reds chief operating officer John Allen will travel to Seattle for the All-Star Game, but he'll be doing more than rooting for the National League.

Rose story breaks no new ground
        Told through new interviews with players — and more importantly, fans — it is up to HBO's high standards for sports programming.

High School Insider
        The basketball rivalry between Western Hills and Withrow could reach the intensity level of the Crosstown Shootout. That's because former UC player Terry Nelson was hired as head coach at Western Hills, and XU graduate Steve Gentry was hired at Withrow.

Rich making name for himself at Met
        Todd Rich, who played his first Met last year, understood the importance of earning one of its 16 seeds. So he entered the Lunken Playfield Clay Court Tournament in June and turned in an eye-catching performance.
Met tennis results, schedule

N.Ky. Amateur golf tourneys start
        Rob and Deana Clarke of Richwood are perennial contenders in the Northern Kentucky men's and women's amateur golf tournaments, and you can count on one being in the gallery to cheer the other. But not this year.
Men's tee times | Women's tee times
Greater Cincinnati Mixed Pairings tee times

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