SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2002|
Black jockey's journey spanned different worlds
From her seat Saturday in Section 312, Row A of Churchill Downs, 77-year-old Walnut Hills resident Liliane Casey will witness the Kentucky Derby. She'll see an event quite different from the one her father, Jimmy Winkfield, won 100 years ago this week.
Giants brush back Reds |
The Reds had their seven-game winning streak snapped, despite more good starting pitching (Jimmy Haynes) and two home runs by Adam Dunn, each bringing the Reds to within a run of tying it.
Reds box, runs
In Bud we trust |
Columnist Paul Daugherty says: It's important you keep fans in the dark. The more they know, the angrier they get. The more they see how out of touch baseball has become with the people who grew up loving it, the more they resent it.
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Casey hot over Giants' purpose pitch|
CINCINNATI The San Francisco Giants were coasting to a slump-busting victory when a pitch sailed over Barry Bonds' head.
Reds notes: Dunn defies winds with 2 home runs
Right after Sean Casey was hit by a pitch from the Giants' Felix Rodriguez in the eighth inning of the Reds' 5-4 loss Sunday, Adam Dunn did what you're supposed to do if you're good enough.
A wonderful weekend for pitchers
What a weekend for pitchers! From Fenway Park to Wrigley Field, from Shea Stadium to Safeco Field, fans across the majors were captivated by the high drama of low-hit pitching.
Shades of Fernandomania for Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't seen this kind of start since Fernandomania 21 years ago.
Yankees win two of three from Mariners
Out West against their playoff rivals, the New York Yankees showed why they have won four straight pennants.
Baseball notes: Chipper questionable with sprained thumb
ATLANTA Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones left Sunday's 7-1 loss to Houston after seven innings because of a sprained right thumb.
Baffert's back, but signs missing
LOUISVILLE You've got to look twice to find Bob Baffert's barn at Churchill Downs.
Get yer Derby hats
LOUISVILLE, Ky. For hat fanciers, Frank Olive is as famous a Kentucky Derby name as Shoemaker or Secretariat. The late designer all but branded the first Saturday in May with his broad-brimmed, distinctive pastel creations.
Saarland carries Phipps' hopes
LOUISVILLE Saarland was out for a bath at Churchill Downs, standing quietly near Barn 43 as he was being sponged down. Cynthia Phipps' 3-year-old colt had just returned from a 1 1/2-mile gallop a week before the Kentucky Derby, and his exercise rider was sitting on a metal folding chair waiting to work another horse.
Udder Delight wins 4th Derby balloon race
LOUISVILLE, Ky. World-class balloonist Brian Beazly had a crew of 10, including his wife, cheering him on as he pitched a bag of Kentucky Bluegrass seed at the target a giant, hot-pink X on the ground in southern Indiana.
Hockey's dirty little secret
Now you know why hockey, grand game that it is, seems doomed to remain a cult sport. Every time the discussion turns to the violence in the game, logic takes a beating.
Isles top Leafs, force Game Seven
UNIONDALE, N.Y. In simple white lettering on a black screen above the ice, the video monitor implored the New York Islanders to win For Kenny and Michael.
NHL suspends McLaren
BOSTON The NHL suspended Boston defenseman Kyle McLaren on Sunday for rest of the Bruins' playoff series against Montreal for the hit that sent Richard Zednik to the hospital.
Sixers find Answer for Celtics
PHILADELPHIA Allen Iverson was a franchise player on Sunday.
Peers name Pirtle top Ohio coach
The University of Cincinnati's Laurie Pirtle has been selected by her peers as the Ohio women's basketball coach of the year in balloting sponsored by the Columbus Dispatch.
Irish spring game - Gold 3, Blue 0
SOUTH BEND, Ind. Fans got a glimpse of Notre Dame's new-look West Coast offense under coach Tyrone Willingham on Saturday. But it wasn't much more than a glimpse as the Irish kept to the basics in their spring game.
Johnson gets lucky in his 13th Cup start
FONTANA, Calif. Chad Knaus made the call of his life and immediately felt sick. Knaus, crew chief for rookie Jimmie Johnson, gambled on the team's last pit stop Sunday, sending his driver back onto the California Speedway oval after simply topping off the gas tank.
Team follows Capriati home
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Kicking Jennifer Capriati off the Fed Cup team cost the United States a chance at the title and led to an embarrassing first-round defeat to Austria.
Thorpe beats buddy Jacobs
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. Jim Thorpe has a new favorite golf hole the 18th at the Countrywide Tradition.
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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