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.

Pig changes not a matter of course
        Construction in the Greater Cincinnati area affects all kinds of traffic. Including foot traffic.

3 battle for GMC crown
        League softball and baseball championships will be decided this week in most leagues.
NKAC meet this week

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

Golf courses and news
        Check out our complete directory on Tristate golf courses and local golf coverage.

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

REDS / MLB
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.

KENTUCKY DERBY
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.

NHL PLAYOFFS
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.

NBA PLAYOFFS
Sixers find Answer for Celtics
        PHILADELPHIA — Allen Iverson was a franchise player on Sunday.

OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
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.
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
Kentucky Speedway coverage
2001 Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results