SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2001
Jaguars 30, Bengals 13
        The Jekyll-and-Hyde Bengals didn't score in the second half after leading 13-7 at halftime.
Bengals Report Card Game statistics

McGwire calls it quits
        ST. LOUIS — Mark McGwire, the former single-season home run king, announced his retirement from baseball Sunday night following two injury-plagued seasons.
McGwire's home run milestones

Seattle's Alexander runs for 266 yards
        SEATTLE — Shaun Alexander, the second-year running back from Boone County (Ky.), rushed for 266 yards and an 88-yard touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks beat the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders 34-27 on Sunday night.

Five area teams advance in Ohio playoffs
        Elder and St. Xavier will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at UC's Nippert Stadium. Check the pairings for North College Hill, McNicholas and Hamilton Badin.
Complete high school football coverage

47,743 see Elder, St. Xavier win
        The two Catholic League rivals won Saturday's playoff doubleheader before a state record crowd at Paul Brown Stadium.

Locals win 3 state titles
        Turpin, St. Ursula, Roger Bacon had a chance to win state championships Saturday — and all did.

Sports events this week

UC BEARCATS
UC has work to do in final exhibition
        The Bearcats play host to Kentucky Wesleyan College tonight at Shoemaker Center in their final dress rehearsal for the regular season.

UC's Guidugli not seriously hurt
        QB Gino Guidugli will be held out of practice for a few days, but is expected to play in UC's next game at Memphis on Nov. 24.

BENGALS
DAUGHERTY: Don't blame the refs
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Did the Bengals get jobbed, homered, cheated and hosed? Oh, yeah. The officiating was miserable, but it wasn't as bad as the way the Bengals reacted to it.

Controversial call goes Jaguars' way
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Bengals trailed 14-13 when Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell threw a deep pass for wide receiver Jimmy Smith.

Young receivers step up
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Bengals' young wide receivers may have come of age Sunday in the 30-13 loss to the Jaguars.

Rackers a highlight on bad day
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The high-wire act that is Neil Rackers' Cincinnati Bengals career deserved applause Sunday. Rackers made both his field goal tries, including a 52-yarder that ended the first half.

Kitna rolls 300
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Jon Kitna's 300-yard game was the first by a Bengals quarterback since Jeff Blake threw for 334 yards Dec. 5, 1999 in a victory against San Francisco at Cinergy Field.

Jaguars end five-game losing streak
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla — After five disheartening weeks, the Jacksonville Jaguars rediscovered their defense, their running game and the winning formula.

COLLEGE SPORTS
Thomas More hosts playoff game
        Undefeated Thomas More College will play host to MacMurray College from Jacksonville, Ill., Nov. 17 in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs.

UK struggles to win final exhibition
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points and Gerald Fitch added 18 as No.4 Kentucky held off Athletes in Action 88-83 in overtime in an exhibition game Sunday.

Miami earns NCAA women's soccer berth
        The Miami RedHawks defeated Central Michigan 3-1 at Athens, Ohio, Sunday for their second consecutive Mid-American Conference women's soccer tournament championship and berth in the NCAA Tournament.

NKU advances in NCAA soccer
        Betsy Moore and Stephanie Sandfoss scored first-half goals as Northern Kentucky's women's soccer team defeated Mercyhurst 2-1 Sunday in the NCAA Division II Tournment and advanced to the Elite Eight.

LOCAL EVENTS
Williams wins PBA Greater Cincinnati Classic
        ERLANGER - Walter Ray Williams defeated Mike Machuga 274-194 in the championship game of the PBA Greater Cincinnati Classic Sunday at Super Bowl.

Camacho wins Belterra bout
        VEVAY, Ind. — Top-ranked Hector Camacho (33-0) kept his super lightweight title hopes intact Sunday with a technical knockout of Eric Jakubowski, but second-ranked David Reid had his super middleweight run derailed by Sam Hill of St. Louis.

Mighty Ducks 5, Chicago 3
        Detroit Red Wings prospect Sean Avery scored two power-play goals, the tying and go-ahead tallies, to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks past the Chicago Wolves 5-3 Sunday in the AHL at the Gardens.

Cyclones 5, Richmond 2
        RICHMOND, Va. - Cincinnati converted three of eight power plays to defeat the Renegades 5-2 Sunday.

HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS
Big title best for St. Ursula
        FAIRBORN — The celebration by the St. Ursula volleyball team went on, and on. An hour after the Bulldogs defeated Ursuline 15-12, 10-15, 15-11 to claim the Division I state championship, players, coaches and supporters remained at Wright State University to savor the accomplishment.

Roger Bacon runner-up no more
        FAIRBORN — It was a long time coming for Roger Bacon volleyball coach Caryl Schawe and the Spartans. After two years of finishing runners-up, the Spartans won the Division II state championship, defeating two-time defending champion Galion 15-8, 15-5, Saturday at Wright State University.

Turpin's title has familiar look
        COLUMBUS — When the Turpin boys soccer team took the field for the Division II state championship at Crew Stadium, it had seen it all before.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
East Carolina 28, UC 26
With scouts from the Motor City and GMAC bowls in attendance, UC saw its hopes for its first C-USA championship vanish.
Miami loses first-place showdown
Ohio State 35, Purdue 9
UK's Lorenzen throws six TD passes
Thomas More finishes 10-0

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