SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2001|
Rain delays tennis tournament|
MASON - Gustavo Kuerten and Tim Henman will finish their rain-delayed semifinal at 11:30 a.m. today, with the winner getting a short break before facing Patrick Rafter in the scheduled 1 p.m. championship of the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati.
Reds 7, Rockies 3|
Jose Acevedo needed this one. Entering Saturday's game, three of Acevedo's last four starts had been fairly ugly.
Graves might be starter next year|
The 2002 rotation remains a big question surrounding the 2001 Reds. None of the answers has ever been Danny Graves. But manager Bob Boone, who will ultimately make the decision, is considering it.
Young producing in sixth spot
Dmitri Young is starting to get the hang of batting lower in the Reds' order.
Reese misses fourth game to illness
Pokey Reese was better, but he missed his fourth straight start Saturday. He's been suffering from flu-like symptoms since leaving Tuesday's game in the first inning.
Reds honor Super Mario
Mario Soto had a terrifying fastball that seemed to explode upward just as it approached the hitters. But it was his changeup that buckled their knees.
Rijo pitches for Louisville today
Jose Rijo will pitch in relief for Triple-A Louisville today.
Forged autographs cost collectors dearly
You paid $75 for a bat autographed by Pete Rose, $25 for a ball, and now you learn that the items in your trophy case might actually represent the penmanship of ... Tommy Gioiosa.
Bobbleheads a hit with sports fans, collectors
They're cute, they're quiet, they'll never tell you no and after a 30-year hiatus, they're back in ballparks nationwide including Cincinnati.
Janszen: Here's my story on Pete Rose
He isn't sure he wants to do this. How will I be perceived? What will the lawyers say? He has been called a steroid dealer, an extortionist, a convicted felon. As in: How can you trust the word of a convicted felon? What will the talk shows come up with this time?
Five Questions with Eric Davis
Former Reds great Eric Davis, now a Giants outfielder, is retiring after this season. He recently spent some time with Enquirer reporter John Erardi.
Fan's eye view of the Reds
Sure he says he's not a home run hitter. But Junior this week became the youngest player to hit 450, just as he was youngest to 400 and 350. Junior, who homered both Thursday for the record and Friday, has 53 home runs as a Red.
Bonds hits No. 50
CHICAGO Barry Bonds prefers hitting homers to talking about them. But when he drove out his career-best 50th Saturday, it was a milestone on several fronts he had to acknowledge.
Bengals QBs need more help from line
Scott Mitchell cried tears of joy after leading the Bengals victory Friday night. But if the Bengals' starting offensive line doesn't solve stunts and blitzes against a first-string defense, Mitchell could be shedding tears of pain next.
Rafter in third straight final
MASON Patrick Rafter lost in the finals at Wimbledon. Then he lost in the finals at Tennis Masters Series Canada a week ago. The popular Australian has advanced to a championship match for the third straight tournament, and he vows to approach it differently.
Will Rafter take advantage or vacation?
MASON Patrick Rafter has picked a bad time to be playing his best tennis.
Hewitt misses mark again
MASON Lleyton Hewitt was facing set point when he hit a ball called just wide. He stared at the spot on the court. If the shot was out, it missed by millimeters. It summed up his day, and his season.
Indian doubles team beats top seeds
MASON - Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes are almost royalty back home in India, where in February they were given the Padma Shree Award the country's highest citizen's honor, equivalent to being knighted. They'd much rather be kings on the court.
Five Questions with Gustavo Kuerten
MASON Three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten sat down with Enquirer reporter Lyndsay Sutton at the ATP Tennis Center this week.
Kentucky Speedway Notebook
SPARTA, Ky. Kentucky Speedway expects more than 40,000 fans today for the Belterra Casino Indy 300, and track officials say they'll take it.
Auto racing insider
At one time, Mark Oswald was the fastest man in the world. Today he works at helping someone else try for that title.
TV stations focus on prep football
Put any of the four local television stations in virtually any other market in the country and that station's high school coverage would be No. 1 in the market.
High School Insider
DeShawn Wynn of Reading High School will be the most heavily recruited running back in the area this year, with Super Prep magazine reporting that Alabama is the early leader for his services.
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