SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2001
Bears 16, Bengals 13
        CHICAGO — The Bears' Paul Edinger made a 48-yard field goal with 41 seconds left in overtime, after Akili Smith had rallied the Bengals to a game-tying, fourth-quarter touchdown.

Padres 2, Reds 0
        SAN DIEGO — The Reds' seven-game winning streak ended with the kind of meager performance that preceded it.

Roddick, 18, is new face of American tennis
        MASON — Andy Roddick has been a professional tennis player for just 18 months, yet as he enters the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati tournament that opens Monday, he is hailed by many as the savior of U.S. tennis.
Tournament at a glance

AUTO RACING
Crowd for IRL will be strong
        Kentucky Speedway officials expect more than 40,000 people for next Sunday's IRL race, despite heavy competition for the local sports dollar.

Brickyard 400 today
        Latest coverage of NASCAR at Indianapolis from Associated Press.

COLUMNISTS
SULLIVAN: Mazeroski pitches respect for defense
        COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Bill Mazeroski would like to believe he's made a breakthrough. He would like to think he's found a back door to the Baseball Hall of Fame and can prop it open for his fellow fielders.

Hall of Fame inductions today
        Latest coverage from Cooperstown by Associated Press.

DAUGHERTY: Football players pay high price to be tough
        A few weeks ago, a kid with asthma was struggling through a drill at a Moeller High football workout. His face was crimson, his blood pumped like a river over its banks. He took quick, short breaths. There never seemed to be enough air.

BENGALS - FOOTBALL
Keaton has impressive game at RB
        CHICAGO — The competition at running back heated up in the preseason opener Saturday night, with Curtis Keaton, Michael Basnight and rookie Rudi Johnson each making bids for roster spots.

Former Lions corners LeBeau, Jauron reunite
        CHICAGO — The Bears-Bengals matchup brought together two former Detroit Lions cornerbacks, Bengals coach Dick LeBeau and Bears coach Dick Jauron.

Wyche eager to get back in booth
        Thanks to three surgeries, voice therapy, a lot of water, an assist from CBS and a little technology, Sam Wyche will return to the air as an NFL analyst this season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Florida's No. 1 but Spurrier has some concerns
        GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While others have voted the University of Florida the top-ranked team in college football heading into preseason practices, Gators coach Steve Spurrier is far from convinced.
Hamilton's Mignery in thick of Michigan QB race
        When a Michigan quarterback, possibly 11 games short of a Heisman coronation and maybe 12 short of a national championship, gives up his senior season to play baseball in Columbus — well, it raises eyebrows in Ann Arbor.

REDS - BASEBALL
Fan's-eye view of the Reds
        Thumbs up: Jose Acevedo and Lance Davis. The two rushed-to-the-major-leagues starters have shown promise.

Home run secret: Patience
        SAN DIEGO — Though the Reds' sudden slugging didn't quite defy explanation, Dmitri Young was reluctant to provide one.

Winchester might earn promotion
        SAN DIEGO — Remember Scott Winchester? Reds management does.

Tollberg worked out kinks in minors
        SAN DIEGO — Brian Tolberg was recalled from Triple-A Portland on Saturday then pitched four-hit ball over eight innings for the Padres against the Reds.
Bonds hits 47th homer
        SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds' major league-leading 47th homer wasn't nearly enough to prevent the Phillies from snapping the San Francisco Giants' nine-game winning streak with a 12-2 victory on Saturday.

TENNIS
Morrison aims for turnaround in qualifier
        When Jeff Morrison turned professional in July 2000, expectations were high; he had been the 1999 NCAA singles champion while at the University of Florida.

Rinaldi-Gullikson wins Seniors
        After finishing second in the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati Senior Tournament the past two years, Kathy Rinaldi teamed with Tom Gullikson Saturday to win the doubles title.

Bahrami a crowd pleaser
        Although it was only the third-place match, Mansour Bahrami put on a show that drew three standing ovations from the 6,000 fans on hand for the Seniors event.

SOFTBALL
Perkins reaches Metro Majors' final
        MIAMITOWN — The 49th Annual ASA Cincinnati Metro City Tournament started July 26 with more than 360 teams and has since survived fog, rain, rowdy fans and all the while eliminating teams.
Saturday's scores

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

Cincinnati fans long for good old days
        The Reds are awful. The Bengals are awful until proven otherwise. UC and Xavier always win their 20 but rarely make noise in the NCAAs.

HIGH SCHOOLS
Groeschen reenters preps athletic world
        With Tom Groeschen's appointment as senior preps reporter, The Enquirer pledges to continue its long tradition of expansive prep coverage.

LOCAL NEWS
Local teams win on national level
        The following is a list of local teams that participated in organized youth national tournaments.

Boys City Junior Open scores

Girls City Junior Open scores

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