SPORTS NEWS FOR MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2003|
| Pitching staff takes shape |
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Reds brought 14 non-roster pitchers to camp. Most were biding time until minor league camp opened. But four of the 14 were very much in the Reds' plans, assuming they pitched like the Reds thought they were capable of.
Reds fans get first look|
At every turn Saturday, the more than 100,000 visitors to Great American Ball Park's open house were greeted with respectful nods to the past and high-tech glimpses at the future.
Special section - NCAA Tournament coverage (Men & Women)|
Complete online coverage of both men & women's tournaments, as well as our own Hoops Madness bracket contest (presented by XBox).
Larkin will get some work in the outfield
SARASOTA, Fla. - Barry Larkin came close to playing his first game as an outfielder Sunday. The original lineup for the Reds game with the Cleveland Indians had Larkin in left field.
Reds players eager to see new digs
SARASOTA, Fla. - More than 200,000 fans toured the Cincinnati Reds' new ballpark over the weekend, getting a peak at the cushy clubhouse, the spacious batting cages and the state-of-the art training facilities.
Indians 2, Reds 0
SARASOTA, Fla. - Ricardo Rodriguez allowed four hits in six innings, and David Riske struck out the side in the ninth as the Cleveland Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Sunday.
Day stakes claim to Expos starting spot
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Zach Day virtually assured himself a spot in the Montreal Expos' starting rotation, pitching six innings of two-hit ball Sunday in a rain-shortened 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Not rain, nor mud, nor sickness could stifle Tiger
ORLANDO, Fla. - Brad Faxon didn't think Tiger Woods was going to throw it in reverse. Not with a 5-shot lead going into the final round of a tournament he'd already won three consecutive times. So it came as no surprise to him, or anyone else for that matter, when Woods took his lead and stretched it to an 11-shot victory, widening the gap even further between him and the 'B' flight that is the rest of the PGA Tour.
Pak soars by Sorenstam
Se Ri Pak needed a big start to beat Annika Sorenstam, and she got it with a pair of front nine eagles. On a course where birdies came in bunches, though, it took a scrambling par to clinch her win. Pak's long par putt after hitting it in the water on the 17th hole kept her in the lead, and she finished with a tap-in birdie on the final hole for an 8-under 64 to win the Safeway Ping by a shot over Grace Park.
Busch rolls the dice and wins
BRISTOL, Tenn. - His tires were worn out, his gas tank was nearly empty and his crew chief wanted him to pit. Kurt Busch
Bumping causes grumbling
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Crumpled fenders, wadded up sheet metal, name-calling and a whole bunch of angry drivers: Just another day at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kanaan posts 1st IRL win
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Kanaan had the pole for the Indy Racing League season opener and couldn't hold it. It took him just three weeks to correct the problem.
New York Hero may be Derby-bound
Paraneck Stable's New York Hero headed back to New York on Sunday, but his connections are hoping to return to the Bluegrass in six weeks for the Kentucky Derby following their colt's upset victory in the $500,000 Grade II Lane's End Stakes on Saturday.
| Moeller wins state title|
Moeller upset Columbus Brookhaven 73-65 to win the Ohio Division I state basketball title Saturday night, stirring memories of the surprise championship it won in 1999.
| Reading topples No. 1 Garaway|
Before the season, Reading basketball coach Rich Bensman was almost apologetic about all the talent his team had. Saturday, the Blue Devils rode their deep blue sea of athletes to the Division III state title.
| Reds' new ballpark unveiled |
Explore Great American Ball Park in this special section. Examine its unique features and take a virtual tour.