SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2003
Super Bowl week: Old vs. new
Close your eyes on Super Bowl XXXVII. What you see is Jon Gruden. It's Jon Gruden's old team against Jon Gruden's new team.
Raiders 41, Titans 24
Buccaneers 27, Eagles 10

Anderson becomes latest to leave town
SAN DIEGO - Ken Anderson accepted a job as the Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterbacks coach Sunday.

UC women: 'Cats put on a good show
Courtney McKinney and Brittany Richardson couldn't wait to watch the University of Cincinnati women's basketball team play Sunday afternoon.
Stokes starting to provide missing leadership

West's pro stock still high as ever
Contrary to what his emotional outbursts and erratic play might suggest, David West's NBA draft stock is still high, say league scouts.
Cage picks XU for next season

Miami contends in MAC East
Just when the Miami RedHawks rediscover the secret to winning road games, they have to return home.
Mid-season MAC outlook

Serena reaches quarterfinals
Australian Open: Once again, Serena Williams had a slow start but a strong finish, moving within three victories of capturing the Australian Open championship and a "Serena Slam."
El Aynaoui upsets top-ranked Hewitt
Williams sisters have fan in Navratilova

Hunter's off day nets Classic championship
Judging from Emily Hunter's facial expression, it appeared the Indian Hill senior hadn't performed up to expectations.

Seven Hills girls hit road against CHCA, NCH
Going into the final three weeks of the girls basketball season, most league races remain wide open with many crucial games on the schedule.Seven Hills, a Division IV school ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer's Division II-IV coaches poll, is 13-0 and has outscored its opponents by an average of 40 points.
Girls prep basketball standings, leaders
Prep schedules, results
Complete prep sports report


Sports today on radio, TV
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.

NFL PLAYOFFS
Raiders 41, Titans 24
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders did more than "Just win, baby!" They did it their way, blending a renegade past with a pass-happy present to defeat the Tennessee Titans 41-24 on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.


A devilish twist Davis must love
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bellbottoms are back. So, too, is Al Davis. Apparently without bothering to change his clothes.

Gannon nearly flawless in title game
OAKLAND, Calif. - Rich Gannon chases perfection every time he steps on the football field, whether it's in a minicamp practice or the AFC championship game.

Buccaneers 27, Eagles 10
PHILADELPHIA - It was Philadelphia's weather, and Philadelphia's crowd. It was the Eagles' stadium and their turf, and it was supposed to be their moment. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to the Super Bowl.

Ineffective McNabb can't lead Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb threw the ball, looked up and saw Ronde Barber running the opposite direction.

Jurevicius catches one for son
PHILADELPHIA - Joe Jurevicius flew home with a message he couldn't wait to whisper to his struggling son: "Daddy's going out to try to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl."

Hearts broken in the Vet
PHILADELPHIA - "Hello darkness, my old friend." - Simon and Garfunkel ...This wasn't the Phillies squandering that 14-9 lead in Game 5 of the 1993 World Series. This was worse.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Ohio State hauls in trophies, rings
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's football trophy case is a bit more cramped now that the team has won the national championship.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Wisconsin 53, Ohio State 52
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alando Tucker's eyes met Brent Darby's as the Ohio State guard zeroed in on the basket, time melting off the clock and Wisconsin holding a one-point lead.


No. 19 Wake Forest 73, Georgia Tech 66
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Josh Howard thrives on filling an enormous role for Wake Forest. Howard, one of just two seniors on the team, had his second big game of the week, scoring 30 points to lead No. 19 Wake Forest to a 73-66 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday night.

GOLF
Hawaii Two-0 for Els
HONOLULU - Suddenly, everything is falling for Ernie Els. The last time the Big Easy was in a titanic playoff battle in Hawaii, he must have felt like swimming back to South Africa.


Foster tops Dunhill in 6-man playoff
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - England's Mark Foster made a 35-foot eagle putt on the second extra hole to win a six-man playoff in the Dunhill Championship on Sunday.

HOCKEY
Yashin, Islanders too much for Atlanta
ATLANTA - Alexei Yashin's 10th NHL season has hardly been easy. Lately, though, he senses a change for the better.
Hockey Today


Rampage rip Ducks, Bryzgalov
Mike Green scored two second-period goals, lifting the San Antonio Rampage to a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in American Hockey League action Sunday at the Gardens.

NBA
McGrady gets his revenge
TORONTO - Tracy McGrady showed Toronto Raptors fans what they're missing.
NBA Today

SPORTS MEDIA
Field of Dreams site inspires stories
DES MOINES, Iowa - Brett Mandel succumbed to the magic the moment he stopped his car at the "Field of Dreams" movie site.


WEEKEND SPOTLITE    (Index of Sunday stories)
Lewis endured lengthy search but got the job
Not long after firing Dick LeBeau on the morning of Dec. 30, Bengals president Mike Brown picked up the phone in his stadium office and made two calls that changed franchise history.
Daugherty: Team must rethink scouting
QB coach Anderson next to go

Reds prospects' ages, IDs suspect
Left-hander Cleris Severino was one of the Reds' top young Dominican prospects. He went 7-1 with a 0.96 ERA at Rookie Ball in Billings last year. Very impressive for a 20-year-old.
Reds Q&A

Ozzie says Rose should admit wrongdoing
ST. LOUIS - Pete Rose won't get Ozzie Smith's vote until he admits wrongdoing. The former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop became the latest Hall of Famer to weigh in on the Rose issue.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Bengals pin hopes on Lewis
Marvin Lewis, introduced Tuesday night as the ninth Bengals head coach, promised to bring a blue-collar work ethic and discipline to a struggling team and organization.
Tell us what you think about the hiring of Marvin Lewis
DAUGHERTY: Lewis a winner on two fronts
Ex-Bengals embrace new coach
Civil rights leaders applaud decision
Bengals players in Lewis' corner
New coach only first step toward change, fans say
Lewis coaching highlights
Video from WCPO


Enquirer Tipoff page
Our crack Enquirer hoops staff divines who's hot & who's not, top five rules that need to be better enforced, must-see TV, Sweet 16, and our player of the week.
Five questions with Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony
Catching up with Wally Szczerbiak
Johnson brothers set for Round 3

Buckeyes national champs
We've collected all the stories and photos from our coverage of the Ohio State Buckeyes' national championship in one Web section. More than 25 stories, a photo gallery, even full-color PDF replicas of the Enquirer's front page and sports page on game day.

Implosion bids goodbye to era
More than 32 years of Cincinnati history came crashing down as Cinergy Field fell upon itself like a crumbling sand castle.
See the implosion:
Quicktime Interactive VR
Animation from Enquirer photos
Video from WCPO
• Galleries: Implosion | Crowd | Aerial shots | Views from Kentucky

Local golf news and course guide
Where high school stars are going to college
Kentucky Speedway coverage
Local college football schedules
2002 Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results