SPORTS NEWS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2002
Acevedo shuts down Cubs
        If Jose Acevedo pitches the way he did Thursday night in the Reds' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs, the next time he'll be in Louisville is when the Reds make a stop there on their way home from spring training next year.
Game times going long
Reds vs. Montreal Expos series preview

Keeneland to feature 19 stakes races
        LEXINGTON — The air is losing some of its brisk winter chill, the grass is beginning to turn green and the warm, rich aroma of steaming burgoo overcomes anyone who ventures within its reach. It must be time for racing at Keeneland.

All eyes on Anderson's Lewis
        Jensen Lewis, like many American boys, has had his professional baseball career mapped out since kindergarten. Unlike most boys, he seems destined to make it.
Edgewood coach keeps kids on track

QBs' injuries delay MU's spring practices
        Miami University football coach Terry Hoeppner faces a regular-season opener against North Carolina Aug.31, but he has had to push back the start of spring practice 10 days because of RedHawks injuries.

High school sports section
        Check out our spring sports coverage, college signings, and top stories from basketball, football and other sports.

Sports events this week
        A schedule of area sporting events for the next seven days.
REDS / BASEBALL
Reds notebook
        The two pop flies that dropped in Wednesday night were not the story of the Reds' 10-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Reds manager Bob Boone pointed out.

Bonds is making it look easy
        It is still September. Each night a San Francisco Giants baseball game, each night a Barry Bonds home run, or two.

American League roundup
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Randy Winn hit a pinch-hit grand slam and Ben Grieve, Brent Abernathy and Chris Gomez also homered as the surprising Tampa Bay Devil Rays remained unbeaten Thursday with a 9-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers.

National League roundup
        NEW YORK — Kevin Young hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved over .500 for the first time since 1999, defeating the New York Mets 3-2 Thursday.

Baseball notebook
        NEW YORK — Some Yankees fans aren't worrying about Roger Clemens' hand injury or Jason Giambi's slow start to the season. They have a bigger concern: the cable TV business.

COLLEGE SPORTS HEADLINES
Quite an interception: National champs' playbook on Internet
        CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Miami Hurricanes carry the little green binders from meeting room to meeting room, keeping tight control on the team's formations, plays and terminology.

West Virginia taps Dakich
        MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Spurned by Bob Huggins and others, West Virginia hired Bowling Green's Dan Dakich as its head coach Thursday.

PREP SPORTS HEADLINES
St. Henry seeks confidence after slow start
        It has been a rough opening week for St.Henry's baseball team.
Ohio girls hoops all-stars
Kentucky girls hoops all-stars

Milford hands No. 1 Hamilton second straight loss
        Milford rallied for four runs in the third inning en route to a 5-4 upset victory Thursday over Hamilton, ranked No.1 in the Enquirer's Division I baseball poll.

PGA
Mickelson works on Masters degree
        DULUTH, Ga. — Looking ahead to the Masters, Phil Mickelson sneaked off to a college course to work on his short game.

NFL
NFL notebook
        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Defensive end Jevon Kearse, who is working out on his own in Florida, is one of just three players under contract not at the Tennessee Titans' on-field workouts.

NBA
McGrady, Magic rally past Cavs
        ORLANDO, Fla. — Darrell Armstrong scored 11 of his 18 points in the final six minutes and Tracy McGrady had 35 points and 14 rebounds Thursday night as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-101.

HOCKEY
Blue Jackets end winless streak at 7 games
        COLUMBUS — Deron Quint scored his first goal in 19 games and Espen Knutsen had two assists as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday night.

Maine, Minnesota advance to hockey final
        ST. PAUL, Minn. — Grant Potulny scored two goals and Adam Hauser made 27 saves as Minnesota held off Michigan 3-2 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four semifinals.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Red-letter day for fans, Reds
        On a day of nostalgia for the not-so-ancient ghosts of the concrete bowl known as Riverfront Stadium and Cinergy Field, and a day when all you had to do was look over the outfield wall to peer into the Reds' future, 41,913 Reds fans gloried in a ninth-innning 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Opening Day photo galleries: Check out 40 photos from Monday's events:
The GameCelebrationPeopleStadiumParade

Cinergy Field: Kiss it goodbye
        Opening Day marked the beginning of the end for the stadium on the riverfront. Our special section takes you back to the special moments of the past 32 years and lets you vote for your favorite highlight.
Vote for your favorite moment in the ballpark

Familiar winners in Mini-Marathon
        Even after winning the fourth straight Cincinnati 15K Heart Mini-Marathon that he has competed in, John Sence insists it never gets old.
Results: Men's 15k | Women's 15k | Men's 5k | Women's 5k | Kids' 2k

Where high school stars are going to college
Tristate golf guide
Kentucky Speedway coverageAuto racing coverage
Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati
Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results