SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2002
Prep football report
        Elder knocked off Moeller 47-21 Saturday. Big winners Friday included Anderson, Kings, St. X, Glen Este, Dixie and Ryle. See our complete report on area games, including photos and video.
This week's photo gallery (26 photos)

Miami rings UC's bell
        The quarterback battle between Miami University's Ben Roethlisberger and Cincinnati's Gino Guidugli lived up to all of its hype Saturday before 31,478 at Nippert Stadium.
UC Miami stats
Daugherty: Miami, UC prove college football's a hoot

Kitna aims to be QB solution
        INDIANAPOLIS — Colts backup quarterback Brock Huard will have a familiar view of Jon Kitna today. Huard, who played behind Kitna for two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, will be watching when Kitna makes his first 2002 start for the Bengals, against the Colts in the RCA Dome.
Daugherty: All talk, no action

Huggins intends to make 'Breakfast'
        Bob plans to be at “Breakfast with Bob.” UC coach Bob Huggins, recovering from a heart attack suffered Sept. 28, will attend Saturday's festivities at Shoemaker Center to mark the start of basketball practice.
Get ready, college basketball fans

Cardinals sweep Diamondbacks
        ST. LOUIS — After getting past Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, the St. Louis Cardinals quickly finished off the defending World Series champions.
Braves 10, Giants 2
Twins 11, Athletics 2
Angels 9, Yankees 5
Reds Q&A with John Fay

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
UC-Miami notebook
        Cincinnati quarterback Gino Guidugli and Miami quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had opposite starts in Miami's 31-26 win Saturday.

UC's Minter rushes to judgment
        For Rick Minter, the bottom line in Cincinnati's 31-26 loss to Miami on Saturday was on the stat sheet next to “Net Yards Rushing.”

Bowling Green 72, Ohio 21
        BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Josh Harris threw four touchdowns and ran for two more as Bowling Green beat Ohio 72-21 on Saturday.

Dayton 41, Butler 0
        DAYTON, Ohio — Tony Hurps rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns as Dayton beat Butler 41-0 Saturday.

Running game the story in Mount St. Joe win
        FRANKLIN, Ind. - Ricky Story rushed 29 times for 183 yards as Mount St.Joseph beat Franklin 28-13 in a Heartland Conference game on Saturday.

No. 5 Ohio State 27, Northwestern 16
        EVANSTON, Ill. — Ohio State freshman Maurice Clarett ran for two touchdowns, and personally outrushed Northwestern with his fourth straight 100-yard game.

Irish mystery stretches into another episode
        SOUTH BEND, Ind. — There may be limits to Tyrone Willingham's leadership. Notre Dame just hasn't bumped into them yet.

No. 24 Iowa 31, Purdue 28
        IOWA CITY, Iowa — Brad Banks didn't offer any inspiring words in the huddle as Iowa prepared to start a final touchdown drive Saturday against Purdue.
Special-team turnovers fuel Purdue loss

Top 25 roundup
        OXFORD, Miss. — Matt Grier and the rest of the Ole Miss defense shut down Florida's offense, allowing the Rebels to outscore the Gators 15-0 in the second half of their 17-14 victory Saturday.
How the Top 25 fared

NFL FOOTBALL
Spirit of '96
        Let us hearken back to those glory days of yesteryear ... the Atlanta Games ... a presidential election without hanging chads ... and yes, a .500 Bengals team.

Jones: Life as a rookie
        Each Sunday, Bengals first-round draft pick Levi Jones talks about life as an NFL rookie.

Keys to the game
        The offense has scored an unbelievable average of four points a game this season.

The isolation booth
        Why did the Bengals bother to draft tight ends Sean Brewer and Matt Schobel if they don't intend to use them?

Curnutte's NFL Power Rankings
        Bengals beat writer Mark Curnutte takes a look around the league and provides his power rankings for all 32 teams.

This week's NFL picks
        The game of the week is in Denver, where the undefeated Chargers will play their longtime AFC West rival.

Chargers, Bledsoe highlight NFL's first quarter
        The San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe get the highest marks in the NFL 2002 First Quarterly Report.

NFL considers black coaches issue
        NEW YORK — Threatened with a lawsuit over its lack of black head coaches, the NFL is considering meeting with two lawyers seeking increases in minority hiring, The New York Times reported Sunday.

NFL notebook
        CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was hospitalized because of chills and a high fever and will not attend today's game against Arizona.

LOCAL HEADLINES
Enquirer Page Two Power rankings

Miami wins Lefty McFadden Invitational
        FAIRBORN, Ohio — The Miami RedHawks (2-0) defeated Bowling Green 2-1 on goals by sophomore Vince Pulera and freshman Stephen Dennis to win the inaugural Lefty McFadden Invitational Saturday night at the Nutter Center.

Xtra Heat beats the boys at Keeneland
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Xtra Heat had little trouble beating the boys in Saturday's $250,000 Grade III Phoenix Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

Area women make up Miami's soccer nucleus
        Miami University soccer players Andrea Cunningham and Danielle Berkemeier learned to share at an early age.

MOTOR SPORTS
Expect the unexpected at Talladega
        TALLADEGA, Ala. — Beyond occasional mayhem, few observers know what to expect in Sunday's EA Sports 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Smaller gas tanks throw wrench in race
        TALLADEGA, Ala. - The pressure of the closest championship chase in Winston Cup history could shift from the drivers to the pit crews today at Talladega Superspeedway.

GOLF
Sorenstam grabs share of lead
        VALLEJO, Calif. — Annika Sorenstam shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Cristie Kerr after the third round of the Samsung World Championship.

BASEBALL
Just win, baby
        Baseball executives have 100 ways of saying the same thing when they fire managers. The bottom line never changes, though. Win, and the manager sticks around. Lose, and it's out the door.

Overdue comeuppance buries pinstriped glory, myth
        ANAHEIM, Calif. — This was the day the meek inherited the earth, the hour all born baseball losers peddled their souls to become Joe Hardy from Hannibal, Mo., a ballplayer who could beat those damn Yankees to a bloody, Faustian pulp.

Yankees and Diamondbacks knocked out in first round
        There will be no rematch of last year's thrilling World Series: The Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees were both sent home long before the Fall Classic.

Playoffs notebook
        SAN FRANCISCO — Livan Hernandez, the 1997 World Series MVP, will get another chance at postseason glory — even if he might not deserve it.

Indians hike ticket prices for big games
        CLEVELAND - Baseball fans will have to pay $5 more to see opening day, the New York Yankees and the Battle of Ohio at Jacobs Field next season.

HIGH SCHOOLS
Edgewood 34, Franklin 6
        Evan Sparks rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries to lead Edgewood, the No. 4 team in the Enquirer's Divisions II-VI area football coaches poll, to a 34-6 victory over Franklin in a Mid-Miami League matchup Saturday.

Elder 47, Moeller 21
        The Elder Panthers clinched at least a tie for the Greater Catholic League South championship with a 47-21 victory over the Moeller Crusaders on Saturday night before a capacity crowd at Lockland's Roettger Stadium

Highlands 28, CovCath 14
        Jeff Guidugli sealed the win for the Bluebirds, ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer's Northern Ky. coaches poll, with a 32-yard touchdown receptions from Kyle James with 10:45 to play in the fourth quarter.

Hughes 39, Taft 8
        Hughes' 29-point second quarter put the game out of reach.

McNicholas 33, Roger Bacon 7
        Zach Denton threw for 365 yards on 25 of 40 passing and four touchdowns while rushing for another score to lead McNicholas.
Prep football scores & game results
How Enquirer poll teams fared

Soccer: Lakota West girls, boys seeded No.1
        The undefeated Lakota West girls and boys soccer teams, ranked No.1 in the Enquirer's weekly polls, were voted the teams to beat in the sectional tournaments that begin next week.
Boys Golf results
Cross country results
Girls Tennis results
Soccer results
Volleyball results

Groeschen: Move state playoffs
        Don Schumacher wants to bring the Ohio prep football state title games to Cincinnati by 2005.

Schmidt: Kentucky preps
        The synthetic turf Highlands has installed soon could unite the Snappy Tomato Pizza Gridiron Classic.

FAREWELL TO CINERGY FIELD
Rose brings the house down
        Pete Rose came home and rewarded the sellout crowd that gave him a tumultuous standing ovation with a head-first slide in an emotional and fitting sendoff to the riverfront stadium.
Photo gallery

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