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Kwan's Olympic Hopes Rest on Two Programs

Ice Dancers Belbin and Agosto Win Gold

USBSF Picks Garrett As New Olympic Coach

Thrashers G Withdraws From Finland's Team

Snowboarder Awaits Decision on Appeal

U.S. Alpine Skiers Aim for Eight Medals

2002 Winter Olympic Games

SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2002
Closer Graves starting for now
        FORT MYERS, Fla. — Danny Graves got three more tattoos Tuesday. Luckily, none says: “Reds Closer.”
Stretching is now a serious business
Sullivan: Detroit, Dmitri

Subs give UC a boost
        LOUISVILLE - They looked listless all night. They didn't look confident. They didn't look energized. They didn't play the kind of defense that has been their trademark all season.

Seed talk sows discontent for XU
        Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm lately have found their inboxes overflowing with Xavier e-mail.

Prep sports section
        Complete coverage of basketball and other prep sports in the Tristate.

Sports events this week
        A schedule of area sporting events for the next seven days.

Lima soph feels UC's place to be
        Jamar Butler is only a sophomore at Lima Shawnee High School. But he knows he wants to play college basketball in Ohio, and he has been a University of Cincinnati fan since the days of Nick Van Exel.

Sanders eyes mark at GLVC tourney
        If Northern Kentucky advances through the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament, starting today in Evansville, Ind., senior guard Craig Sanders probably will become the school's all-time leading scorer.

Area wrestlers look to improve on 2001
        Several area wrestlers enter this week's state meet asking a tough question: Can they improve on last year's best-ever showing?

Cashen recovers to lead St. X
        St. Xavier junior center Craig Cashen enjoyed this upset. As opposed to the one he experienced Monday.

Doellman's 20 lead Ryle to district final
        INDEPENDENCE — Ryle junior center Justin Doellman wanted a win over Simon Kenton on Wednesday for the six seniors on the team more than for himself.

Fairfield upsets seventh-seeded Anderson
        Jeremy Willis banked in a 9-foot jump shot at the buzzer, giving Fairfield a 53-51 upset of No.7 seed Anderson in a Division I sectional boys basketball game Wednesday at Miami University.

Fairfield upsets seventh-seeded Anderson
        Jeremy Willis banked in a nine-foot jump shot at the buzzer, giving Fairfield a 53-51 upset of No.7 seed Anderson in a Division I sectional boys basketball game at Miami University Wednesday.

St. Henry drops Conner for 6th win in row
        Junior forward Matt Otte had 11 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night, helping St.Henry to a 65-40 victory over Conner in a 33rd District boys game at Simon Kenton.

West not unhappy as unknown
        Coach Andy Fishman can see why opponents have overlooked Lakota West, a team without standout statistics, a stellar record or top billing in the Greater Miami Conference.


SPECIAL COVERAGE
Reds set ticket prices for new ballpark
        Seats at the Great American Ball Park will range from $5 to $175. Check our ballpark graphic showing the prices in each area.
Analysis: Ticket price won't keep fans away
Reds 2002 TV schedule

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New look of Cinergy Field
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