SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2002|
Reds cut down Wood
Juan Encarnacion drove in four runs as the Reds beat Cubs starter Kerry Wood for the first time in eight tries.
Rijo makes a fresh start
Jose Rijo, who starts today for the first time since 1995, has his eye on winning a permanent spot in the Reds rotation.
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DAUGHERTY: Bengals spoil the party again|
Mel Kiper's hair looked like a steel-belted radial. Always a work of art, Mel's 'do was also exceptionally sturdy Saturday, until the Bengals picked Levi Jones in the first round.
SULLIVAN: Bengals' timing might be right
Mike Brown made the sensible selection instead of the spectacular one. Judging Levi Jones at this point is premature until they actually compete in the NFL, all draft choices are projections but the Bengals' rationale is reasonable.
Experts rip Bengals pick
Sports Illustrated's Peter King says: I can't believe Cincinnati didn't get value for its
pick at No. 10. Sad. If the Bengals knew how to work
the league, they'd have been able to trade down a few
slots, pick up an extra choice somewhere and still get
tackle Levi Jones.
Jones combines brains and brawn
All 89 members of the Arizona State football team last season entered school on scholarship. Eighty-eight were there on athletic scholarship. One, left tackle Levi Jones, was there on an academic scholarship.
Nose for ball Thompson's key strength
The Bengals' second-round pick, free safety Lamont Thompson of Washington State, was second in the nation last season with 10 interceptions. The Bengals are hoping he will help the defense get more turnovers.
Trade yields TE Schobel
The Bengals need more catches and TDs at tight end and traded their third and fifth picks to get TCU's Matt Schobel in the third round.
Draft Notebook: Bengals knock on wood
Levi Jones is the fourth offensive tackle taken by the Bengals in the first round. The others: Vernon Holland, Anthony Munoz and Willie Anderson.
First round goes to linemen
NEW YORK Big men prevailed over speedy ones eight of the first 12 players chosen were offensive and defensive linemen, and a total of 13 were taken in the first round.
Draft choices: By number | By team
Harrington surprised by Detroit
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Even Joey Harrington was sure the Detroit Lions were going to bypass him with the third pick in the NFL draft.
Baseball sells 'condensed games' for online viewing
Call it fast-food sports. Major League Baseball is selling condensed games at $4.95 a month. The games, viewed from mlb.com, run about 20 minutes each.
Kearns' debut dream come true
Austin Kearns exchanges handshakes with first-base coach Jose Cardenal Wednesday, and then touches the bill of his cap to acknowledge the cheers. He looks up into the stands, scans the crowd of 14,527 and notices most of the fans are on their feet.
Strikeouts plague Reds
CHICAGO The Reds went into Saturday leading the major leagues in strikeouts. We're not talking about their pitchers here; we're talking about their hitters.
Reds Notebook: Percentages pay for Boone
CHICAGO - Managers have a lot of statistics at their fingertips, and manager Bob Boone put the numbers to good use Saturday.
Down on the farm
Jayhawk Owens admits he didn't expect it to go this well. Owens is managing the Stockton club that headed into the weekend 11-4 and leading the Single-A California League by three games.
Reds Q&A with John Fay
E-mailers wanted a definition of a good start, and the Bob Boone debate continued. Read on:
RedHawks put offense on display
OXFORD Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the white team to a 27-14 victory Saturday in Miami's annual Red and White scrimmage.
RB Pinner stars in UK spring game
LEXINGTON Artose Pinner had 160 total yards to lead the White squad to a 16-0 win over the Blue squad in Kentucky's annual Blue-White spring scrimmage Saturday night.
Mount Notre Dame's softball team finished third in the Midwest Catholic Challenge in Louisville Saturday, posting three shutouts before a 2-1 loss to Lexington Catholic.
Brossart rolls to track victories
It was easy to spot the Bishop Brossart boys and girls track teams at Saturday's Pep Stidham Invitational they were the ones doing victory laps .
Northern Ky. results
Lexington win puts Lukas back in Derby
LEXINGTON D. Wayne Lukas probably has his Derby horse following Proud Citizen's impressive 3 1/4-length victory Saturday in the $325,000 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.
Women honored for athletics
The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association, the local chapter of the National Women's Sports Foundation, will host its ninth annual awards at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel on Chester Road.
TMC coach has head for softball
The way Everett Roper saw it, he had nothing to lose. A year and a half ago, he and the Thomas More College fast-pitch softball team were down on their luck, struggling through another losing season.
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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.
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