SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2001
Griffey amends retirement remarks
        Ken Griffey Jr. backtracked on the remarks he made Friday to the Enquirer about retirement, saying Saturday only the condition of his injured left hamstring, not the composition of the Reds' roster, could lead him to quit.

Reds 5, Marlins 0
        Elmer Dessens pitched the season's first complete-game shutout and the Reds finally won back-to-back home games for the first time this season.

Bengals' QB race in neutral
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — There was no obvious winner at quarterback in the Bengals' annual training camp scrimmage Saturday. But some subtle details are beginning to emerge that indicate Jon Kitna is ahead of Scott Mitchell and Akili Smith — in that order.

Tour de France coverage
        Latest reports on Lance Armstrong and the final leg of the race from Associated Press.

OLYMPICS BID
Olympic proposal difficult to score
        In the end, the less-than-obvious factors might help decide whether Cincinnati gets the 2012 Olympics.
What readers say about Cincinnati's bid
Where Cincinnati stands on key Olympic topics

REDS - BASEBALL
SULLIVAN: Hold on to Reese
        Columnist Tim Sullivan says: Before the Reds deal Pokey Reese, they should try to heal him.

88 lineups later, Boone likes this one
        The lineup the Reds used Saturday night is one you'll see pretty much on a daily basis — barring trade or injury.

Dunn finally takes O-fer
        Adam Dunn finally played a big-league game without getting a hit. Dunn was 0-for-3 Saturday with a walk and a run scored in the victory.

Fan's eye view of the Reds
        Thumbs up, Dennys Reyes. The left-hander is making progress in his conversion to starter with Triple-A Louisville.

Five Questions with Tony Perez
        Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan were bigger stars. But no Red has ever been more loved than Tony Perez.

Road woes continue for Marlins
        Florida manager Tony Perez received another warm ovation from Reds fans when he took out the lineup card Saturday, then watched helplessly as the Marlins lost another one on the road.

Bonds Watch: No homers
        PHOENIX — Barry Bonds cooled off Saturday and did not hit a home run in the Giants' 11-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Baseball program embraces diversity, opportunity
        One of the better feel-good stories in a summer of unrest in the Queen City is Cincinnati's RBI team, a blend of black and white high school players headed to the RBI World Series in Orlando.

BENGALS
DAUGHERTY: Rookie Johnson energizes Bengals
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. This is Chad Johnson's world. Come on in. It's a different sort of world, especially for an NFL rookie. It's a place of all-fun, no-fear, I-will-show-you-what-I've-got. And, incidentally, you will be amazed.
Kickers 0-for-2 on field goals
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Neil Rackers (52 yards) and Richie Cunningham (46 yards) each missed field goals on a wet field in the rain in Saturday's scrimmage.

Brown ignores Griffey's slam
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — The Bengals and president Mike Brown had no comment Saturday about remarks made in the Enquirer by Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., who took a swipe at the football team.

Training camp still fascinates Brown
        GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Mike Brown's memories of his first training camp are as refreshing as the iced tea he's drinking from a plastic cafeteria cup. It was 1946. The new Cleveland Browns, founded by Mike's dad, Paul Brown, were training at Bowling Green State University. Mike was 11.

TENNIS
Tennis tourney gets fast start
        Though still a warm-up act, this first week of Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati is an intriguing preliminary to the main event.

Champs as sons aim to repeat as fathers
        Zan Guerry and Jerry Morse-Karzen both remember the thrill of winning two National Father and Son Clay Court tennis championships with their fathers. Today they will try to win with their sons.
Father-Son tennis schedule, results

KENTUCKY BASKETBALL
Pitino, Duke highlight Kentucky schedule
        LEXINGTON, Ky. - The much-anticipated matchup with Rick Pitino and Louisville, a showdown with defending national champion Duke in the Jimmy V Classic, and a home game against North Carolina highlight the University of Kentucky 2001-02 men's basketball schedule.
The schedule

METRO SOFTBALL
Rain wreaks havoc on Metro softball
        MIAMITOWN — Rain caused trouble for the 49th annual ASA Cincinnati Metro City Tournament on Saturday. Games at Rumpke Park were delayed up to three hours as grounds crews worked to get the fields playable.
Metro Softball scores

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

Auto Racing Insider
        The Cincinnati Region of the Sports Car Club of America will hold two days of racing (Aug.18-19) on a temporary 2.28-mile road course at Lunken Airport, in what is billed as the “Lunken Runway Enduro.”

Great Outdoors Games a big project
        Tina Thorton, a graduate of Fairfield High School, is the coordinating producer of the Great Outdoor Games. That means she is responsible for turning countless hours of tape into 40 hours of coverage on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

High School Insider
        Promoting sportsmanship has been a top priority of the Ohio High School Athletic Association since 1994, but the intense effort apparently has failed.

Local teams win on national level
        A roundup of results from local teams that participated in organized youth national tournaments.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Tour de France coverage from Associated Press
Metro softball preview
Tristate golf guide
Kentucky Speedway coverageAuto racing coverage
Where high school stars are going to college
• High school: Boys basketballGirls basketballFootball
New look of Cinergy Field
Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results