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Reds leading home-run derby
MILWAUKEE - The Reds can't keep hitting home runs the way they have been, can they?

Reds 6, Brewers 3
MILWAUKEE - Aaron Boone's second home run of the day in the 10th inning helped the Reds avoid a demoralizing sweep.

Vijay won't play with Annika
IRVING, Texas - Vijay Singh won't have to worry about Annika Sorenstam next week - not because he's playing great, but because he won't be playing.
Local golf course guide

Cauthen hopes to see Triple Crown
BALTIMORE - Right now, there's only one question in the world of horse racing: Can Funny Cide do it?

Wanted: Info on Olympic hopefuls
If you know of someone from the Tristate who is an Olympic hopeful for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece, please e-mail

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

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

Would-be ACC schools seeing green
Reading too much of this conference-hopping speculation makes your eyeballs hurt. Following the potential moves of the University of Miami, Syracuse and Boston College - and maybe indirectly UC and Xavier - is the adult version of Where's Waldo?

INDY 500
Indy fills field without a bump
INDIANAPOLIS - While the Indy Racing League barely managed to fill the starting grid, it at least avoided the ignominy of starting fewer than the usual 33 cars for the first time since 1947.

Foyt defends grandson for crashes
INDIANAPOLIS - A.J. Foyt passionately defended his grandson Sunday against suggestions the Indy Racing League rookie is too inexperienced to drive in the Indianapolis 500.

Reds Notebook: Walks do haunt
MILWAUKEE - Walk" is the operative word in the Reds' three losses to the Brewers this season. Reds pitchers have walked 31 batters in those three games.

NL: Millwood finishes off Astros
HOUSTON - With Philadelphia's bullpen overworked and exhausted, Kevin Millwood threw a six-hitter for his second complete game of the season as the Phillies beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Sunday night.

AL: Red Sox tie Yankees for first
BOSTON - By beating Anaheim 5-3 Sunday, Boston tied New York for first place in the AL East. And the Yankees will start a three-game series at Boston tonight.
Baseball Notebook: Yanks to recall Contreras
TRENTON, N.J. - In his final tuneup before returning to the Yankees, Jose Contreras pronounced himself pain-free while pitching for the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Sunday.

Bad game turns good for Kidd, Nets
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Jason Kidd's 20-foot shot over 7-footer Mehmet Okur somehow found the net with 1.4 seconds left Sunday to give the New Jersey Nets a 76-74 victory over Detroit in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Senators facing ouster
OTTAWA - When the Ottawa Senators ended their players-only meeting Sunday, Daniel Alfredsson couldn't wait to address the group of reporters gathered in the locker room.

Swarm, Riverhawks lose
The Cincinnati Swarm fell 62-42 to the Riptide in af2 action late Saturday night at the San Diego Sports Arena.

High School Week Ahead
Fairfield, looking for its fourth consecutive district baseball title, plays Hamilton at Midland at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Today's High School Schedule

SUNDAY SPOTLITE    (Index of Sunday stories)
Extreme sports put new spin on language
You know the guy. He's the ESPN2 version of George Plimpton, spouting off little-known vernacular and making you feel stupid and terribly unhip. He is the extreme sports announcer. And he's coming to town this week when the Mobile Skatepark Series rolls into Sawyer Point on Friday.
Skatepark Series here May 23-27

Two down, one to go for Funny Cide
BALTIMORE - They might have to make a movie about this horse, too. Especially if Funny Cide wins the Belmont Stakes the way he won the Preakness on Saturday.

Enquirer Power Ratings
Thumbs up to Annika Sorenstam. Thumbs down to college basketball recruiting.

Locals win Flying Pig Marathon
Runners descended on Cincinnati from all 50 states and from as far away as Australia, but they were no match for the locals.
Complete Flying Pig coverage, searchable results database
Daugherty: All runners endure for good causes
Couple tie knot after race

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