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SPORTS NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2003
Rockies 10, Reds 5
DENVER - Coors Field is a place where mediocre stuff and a little bad luck can turn into one very rough night. Chris Reitsma found out just how rough Tuesday in the Reds' 10-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
Larkin still feeling pain
Reds notebook: Guillen making his mark

Final piece of puzzle is within grasp
LOUISVILLE - Bobby Frankel began training horses in 1966 to fund a gambling habit he had at New York tracks. The maddening part came when he got good at training but found himself hamstrung by his horseflesh.

Friant tackles illness head on
After shedding 65 pounds, dumping a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit and reacquainting himself with exercise, Madeira resident Richie Friant embraced a life he'd never imagined.

Football Classic lacking stadium
The annual River Front Classic & Jamboree may not return to Cincinnati this year because of a scheduling conflict with the Bengals in September, organizers said Tuesday.

Cyclones whip Bullies
The Cincinnati Cyclones, faced with elimination for the second straight game, defeated the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies 6-3 in the ECHL Northern Conference best-of-7 finals Tuesday night at U.S. Bank Arena.
Senators outlast Flyers 3-2 in overtime

High school sports report
Check spring sports results, previews and schedules in our prep sports section.

Wednesday's sports on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.

BASEBALL
Louisville 7, Indianapolis 2
INDIANAPOLIS - Brandon Larson hit two home runs, and Corky Miller added two runs as the Louisville Bats defeated the Indianapolis Indians 7-2 Tuesday night in the International League.


Chicken Dance enlivens minor league games
MELBOURNE, Fla. - The top half of the fifth inning has ended and the fun is just starting for Gene Albury and Dominick DiPasquale.

Baseball officials scout stadium in Rome
ROME - Major league baseball's field consultant inspected Olympic Stadium on Tuesday to help determine whether the facility could be used for regular-season games next year.

NL: Maddux back in usual form
HOUSTON - Greg Maddux pitched seven sharp innings to win his third straight decision and Gary Sheffield hit a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night.

AL: M's ground Rocket
NEW YORK - Roger Clemens failed to get his 298th win, and Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui didn't do very much either in their first matchup in the major leagues.
Notes from Tuesday's games

Marlins P Burnett out for season
MIAMI - Florida Marlins right-hander A.J. Burnett won't pitch again this season, and he might miss next season as well.

KENTUCKY DERBY
Kafwain scratched with leg injury
LOUISVILLE - Injury discussion dominated the Churchill Downs backside Tuesday, as the Bob Baffert-trained Kafwain was ruled out of the Kentucky Derby and a bruise of favorite Empire Maker's foot troubled trainer Bobby Frankel.


Broken neck forces Pincay to retire
At an age when most athletes have long since retired, Laffit Pincay Jr. was perched in a saddle outriding jockeys young enough to be his grandsons.

Female jockey Homeister takes in Derby atmosphere
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rosemary Homeister Jr. blew kisses to fans, embraced fellow jockeys and clicked pictures with a pocket camera in her first moments at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning.

Coveted jockey no easy rider
There never was a question which jockey Juddmonte Farms wanted to ride Kentucky Derby favorite Empire Maker.

Horse owners say experience is priceless
Whether he's selling beer or racing horses, Bob Lewis is a shrewd operator who demands black ink on his bottom line.

PREP SPORTS
Tuesday's results
Boys tennis honor roll
Today's schedule

FOOTBALL
Miami QB backs away from racism charge
MIAMI - The sensitive issues regarding quarterback Derrick Crudup Jr. and the University of Miami appear to be resolved.


Recruit says Mississippi State coach gave him cash
BRANDON, Miss. - A former high school football standout told an NCAA investigator that he was given $800 by Mississippi State assistant coach Glenn Davis to pay for two classes at a private school last summer.

BASKETBALL
Changes on tap for Eustachy
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy on Tuesday called the national attention created by basketball coach Larry Eustachy's behavior on two Big 12 campuses "embarrassing" for the university.


T.J. Ford declares for NBA draft
HOUSTON - Texas sophomore All-America point guard T.J. Ford plans to make himself available for the NBA draft, according to reports Tuesday night.

Lakers hang 120 on 'Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS - The Los Angeles Lakers snapped back to life, with everyone from Kobe Bryant to Derek Fisher to Robert Horry to Shaquille O'Neal showing championship form.

Kings' Jackson named Sixth Man
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento Kings guard Bobby Jackson won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award Tuesday.

Shaq sued
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A sports collectibles company has sued Shaquille O'Neal, claiming he violated their contract by providing an illegible autograph and refusing to sign souvenirs.


WEEKEND SPOTLITE    (Index of Sunday stories)
Fan's guide to the Kentucky Derby
If you plan to rub shoulders with Kentucky Colonels, dine on burgoo, sip mint juleps and dress like a Southern Belle or stately gentleman, here are some tips for attending the Run for the Roses on Saturday.
Other Derby Week Events
Where else to go in Louisville
Derby Notebook: New owners for Domestic Dispute

What's the motta with Matta?
While some speculation points to Xavier's Thad Matta as the next coach at Illinois, some Illini fans don't know enough about him to get his name right.
DAUGHERTY: Let's hope XU reason kids come


SPECIAL COVERAGE
Local golf news and course guide
Where high school stars are going to college
Explore Great American Ball Park
Implosion bids goodbye to Cinergy
Bengals pin hopes on Lewis
Buckeyes national champs
Kentucky Speedway coverage
2002 Flying Pig Marathon, including searchable results