SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2002
West won't leave Xavier for NBA
        A day after David West had told coach Thad Matta he was leaving, the junior All-American stunned Matta and the audience at Tuesday's banquet by announcing he would stay for his senior year.

Michelle Munoz to UC? Xavier?
        The former Mason High All-American is leaving Tennessee and transferring closer to home, but her dad said he didn't know her interest in UC or Xavier.

QB intrigue engulfs Bengals
        Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington is being mentioned by some prominent experts as the player the Bengals will take with the 10th overall pick in the April 20 draft.

Dunn hitting .100, asks for patience
        PITTSBURGH — Adam Dunn won't use the “F” word. Every time he comes to a place in a sentence where “frustration” would fit, his voice trails off.

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.

TIM SULLIVAN COLUMN
SULLIVAN: Still good to have Griffey
        Getting Ken Griffey Jr. still makes sense, but having him sure makes people nervous.

REDS - BASEBALL
Reds will get second opinion on Griffey
        Ken Griffey Jr. will be re-examined by Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek today. Kremchek is also expected to consult with Dr. James Andrews.

Nomo shuts out Bonds, Giants
        SAN FRANCISCO — Hideo Nomo pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning, holding Barry Bonds in check, as the Dodgers snapped the Giants' six-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night.
Other late games: Mariners 5, Angels 1 | Padres 5, Dbacks 2


BENGALS
Akili back for rehab, studying
        Akili Smith's surgically repaired hamstring is healing faster than anticipated and the fourth-year quarterback should be 100 percent for the start of training camp. He has returned to Cincinnati from his native San Diego to begin treatment with Bengals trainers.

Bengals Notebook: Heath healing fast
        Cornerback Rodney Heath is recovering more quickly than expected from hamstring surgery that ended his season in October.

BASKETBALL
Mickeal could step up to NBA
        Former UC star Pete Mickeal is tearing up the American Basketball Association, averaging 23.4 points (sixth in the league) and 6.7 rebounds.

Xavier hands out awards
        Xavier coaches handed out awards Tuesday night at its annual men's basketball banquet, including the rare step of having the entire team share the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Aiken grad completes long road to Div. I
        Paul McMillan's farfetched dream continues when he signs a Division I basketball letter with Loyola University.

MASTERS
Some things never change at Augusta
        AUGUSTA, Ga. — They still sell pimiento cheese sandwiches at Augusta National. They still give a green jacket to the winner of the Masters. It only seems as if everything else has changed.

HIGH SCHOOLS
Tuesday's high school highlights
        Instead of using pitcher Shawn Aichele solely against conference opponents, Western Hills coach Don Ulmer decided to throw the Mustangs senior ace against the toughest opponents.
Cincinnati results |Northern Ky. results

Boys basketball all-star games Friday
        The annual East-West all-star boys basketball games will be Friday at Oak Hills.

OTHER LOCAL SPORTS
Ducks win playoff opener
        CHICAGO — Adam Edinger's goal with 3:08 left in the third period snapped a tie and lifted the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Wolves at Allstate Arena in the opener of a best-of-3 Western Conference qualifying playoff series.

River Downs opens live meet Saturday
        River Downs will begin its 122-day thoroughbred racing meeting Saturday. Monday will be the “dark” day, except Memorial Day May 27 and closing day, Labor Day, Sept.2. Post time daily will be 1:05 p.m.

NKU softball team leaps forward
        With three years of Northern Kentucky University fast-pitch softball behind her, senior center fielder Joanna Doerner figured she would be teaching the underclassmen a thing or two this spring.


SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Icons: 5 men sacred to city
        You can quibble about whether Bob Huggins is bound for “icon status” in Cincinnati. But there is no disagreement among the Enquirer and the experts we consulted about this town's sports icons.
VOTE: Who do you think is a Cincinnati sports icon?

UC's bad reputation gets worse
        Enquirer columnist Tim Sullivan says: Donald Little is neither the rule nor the exception. He is neither typical of University of Cincinnati basketball nor completely out of its controversial character.

Ball in the family
        Cincinnati's Kerri Wachtel is the No. 2-ranked women's racquetball player in the world. The No. 35 player had something to do with that.

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