True Bengals fans
        Look up the word fanatic in the dictionary and accompanying the definition is the phrase, "Fanatics are governed rather by imagination than by judgment."
Passing an antidote to Steelers' 'D'

Coach eases back to court
        Sure, he has lost some weight. But there was no other visible difference in Bob Huggins on Saturday morning.
Daugherty: Huggins' red-hot attitude staying
Guard Bobbitt impressive early

UC's loss to Tulane may get even worse
        NEW ORLEANS - The University of Cincinnati football team had one streak snapped, another streak against it continue and the status of its starting quarterback uncertain Saturday.

Matta focused on getting West, Sato healthy
        Thad Matta has to be glad it's only October, because the Xavier coach's two best players, David West and Romain Sato, are far from midseason shape.

Big yardage but bigger loss
        OXFORD - So many records were set at Saturday's shootout between Miami and Northern Illinois that the only thing that seemed to be missing was a deejay.
No. 5 Ohio St. 50, San Jose St. 7

5 questions with DAVID POWELL
        Cincinnatian David Powell discovered the sport of long drive competitions this summer, turning pro and qualifying for this week's world championships in Nevada. Powell answered five questions from Enquirer sports reporter Ryan Ernst.

XU tourney showcase for youth
        With the fall college golf season winding down and the Xavier men's team heating up, three former Cincinnati high school players of the year will tee it up this week as the Musketeers play host to their last tournament until spring.

Prep sports report
        Complete coverage of football and other fall sports, including stats, polls, photo galleries and more.
Mount Healthy clinches share of SOPL-American
McNicholas 28, Badin 13
Bethlehem Catholic 31, St. Xavier 21
Harmony 30, Dayton Jefferson 16

Isolation booth: Burress and Burris
Keep an eye today on Burress against Burris. That's Pittsburgh wide receiver Plaxico Burress against Bengals cornerback Jeff Burris.
Keys to the game
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis has rushed for 1,278 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 career games against the Bengals. The Edge

Life as a Rookie
Each Sunday, Bengals first-round draft pick Levi Jones talks about life as an NFL rookie.
Curnutte's NFL picks
In a season when scoring is at a 44-year high, Oakland is the league's highest-scoring team with one of the league's oldest quarterbacks. NFL Power Rankings

South Carolina 16, Kentucky 12
LEXINGTON, Ky. - South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins couldn't think of many things he did right in the first half against Kentucky on Saturday night. In the second half, he and the Gamecocks could do little wrong, and came back from a 10-0 halftime deficit to beat the Wildcats 16-12.
Simms, Texas lose Shootout
DALLAS - Chris Simms came to the Cotton Bowl on Saturday feeling like he could erase a legacy of big-game flops. Instead, he got another Oklahoma nightmare. And he might remember the taunts of "Chrissy, Chrissy" from Crimson-clad Sooners fans for years to come.
Wide Right uh, Left IV
MIAMI - Florida State's Xavier Beitia dropped to his hands and knees as the kick sailed wide left. The tears may have started then, and they didn't stop for at least an hour.
No. 8 Notre Dame 14, Pittsburgh 6
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame had only one sustained drive against Pittsburgh. It was all the No. 8 Irish needed.
Illinois 38, Purdue 31 OT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A big lead was gone and so was the crowd's patience with Illinois and quarterback Dustin Ward.
No. 13 Michigan 27, No. 15 Penn St 24, OT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Two of college football's most tradition-rich programs turned a dull start into a fantastic finish.
Indiana 32, No. 23 Wisconsin 29
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Gibran Hamdan's best game gave Indiana one of its most impressive comeback victories.
Small colleges: Mount St. Joe's, Dayton victors
Mike Dane threw three touchdown passes and Mohamed Marakchi kicked a 33-yard field goal to lead Mount St. Joseph to a 23-17 victory over Manchester on Saturday.
Top 25 roundup
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia took advantage of Casey Clausen's absence and took a major step toward their first conference title since 1982.
How the Top 25 fared
College Football Today

Duval leads Furyk, Sluman
LAS VEGAS - David Duval, showing signs he might ready to reclaim his spot among golf's best, shot a 9-under 63 Saturday in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas to get in position for his first win since last year's British Open.

Stewart looks like favorite
CONCORD, N.C. - Tony Stewart is the man to beat over the last six races in the Winston Cup season. Maybe.

Super Mario tallies two
PITTSBURGH - Mario Lemieux scored his first two goals since late January and Aleksey Morozov had two goals in the opening six minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back from their worst opening game loss ever, beating the New York Rangers 6-0 Saturday night.
Ducks lose
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Kurtis Foster scored two goals and Andreas Karlsson finished with four assists to lead the reigning Calder Cup champions Chicago Wolves to a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in the AHL season opener for both teams at Allstate Arena.
Cyclones drop opener
Greg Hewitt stopped 23 shots and Mike Henderson scored for the Cincinnati Cyclones, but it wasn't enough as the Cyclones dropped their home opener to the Peoria Rivermen 2-1 in U.S. Bank Arena.

Lombardi Award to Cooksey
Jockey Patricia Cooksey will be honored with the Lombardi Symbol of Courage Award on Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.

Oakley off to be a Wizard
WASHINGTON - Veteran forward Charles Oakley signed a one-year contract with the Washington Wizards on Saturday, reuniting him with former teammates Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing.

Kreke cares, and it shows
Pat Kreke coached Middletown Fenwick to the Class A state baseball title in 1981. That was his biggest victory until last week, when he donated a kidney to help prolong the life of a former Fenwick student.
Rauen breaks district record
Turpin's Carolyn Rauen set the Division I cross country district record Saturday, covering the 3.1 miles at the Voice of America Park in 17:43.8.
Kentucky insider
After last season, Ross Neltner was considered one of Kentucky's better basketball players.Then July came, and he took his act national.
Top of the pack, top of his game
St.Henry senior Chris Danks is the top-ranked Class A runner in Kentucky, and the Crusaders are also No. 1. Danks finished 14th at state as a freshman, 12th as a sophomore and seventh as a junior. St.Henry hasn't won state as a team since its first-year coach, Eric Neuhaus, was a senior on the 1996 team.
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California team extends streak
BERKELEY, Calif. - De La Salle High School extended its winning streak to 130 games Saturday, beating Long Beach Poly 28-7 in a meeting of the nation's top two high school teams.
Postseason survivors can inspire Reds
Baseball's final four should give hope to Reds fans. After Major League Baseball spent much of summer saying only the big spenders could succeed in the postseason, the League Championship Series are a middle-class affair.
Reds Q&A
The big subject with e-mailers this week was why I mentioned race in the story about assistant general manager Doc Rodgers' reassignment. I got a dozen e-mails all with the same theme. The one I answered is similar to the others. Read on:
Angels 7, Twins 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. - One win from the World Series. For 16 years, the Angels waited to get back. Now they're on the verge again, and just like in 1986, they have three tries at winning the first pennant in franchise history.
Angels don't take anything for granted
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Angels aren't thinking about the World Series just yet.
Piniella tells M's he wants to be closer to home
SEATTLE - Lou Piniella, the man who more than anyone else taught the Seattle Mariners how to win in his 10 years there, may have managed his last game for the club.
Cardinals 5, Giants 4
SAN FRANCISCO - Kannon Kile hopped around the field, giving low-fives to his dad's former teammates.
Kile's son introduced with Cardinals
SAN FRANCISCO - Mike Matheny knows the St. Louis Cardinals mainly count on him for defense. Which makes the catcher's recent contributions at the plate a huge bonus.
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.
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