Sunday, June 1, 2003

Siler eyes 3rd Golden Gloves title in a row

The Enquirer and wire reports

LAS VEGAS - Cincinnatian Ron Siler moved one step closer to a third straight championship, this one at 112 pounds, with a four-round decision over Roberto Benitez on Friday night in the Golden Gloves of America Tournament of Champions.

Siler bounced back from a loss to Benitez of Wisconsin in the U.S. Championships at Colorado Springs, Colo., last March to advance into the final bout Saturday against fighter Noel Mendoza.

Mel Crossity of Cincinnati lost his semifinal bout in the 125-pound class to Mickey Bey of Cleveland.

BRAWL MARS BOUT: Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison improved to 11-0 as a pro, stopping Matthew Ellis in the second round of a fight in London marred by a ringside brawl involving former WBO champ Herbie Hide.

Harrison, gold medalist in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, knocked down Ellis three times in the second round before referee Terry O'Connor stopped the fight at 1:35 of the round.

Minutes later, Hide and his handlers got into a shouting match with Harrison and his entourage.

Hide appeared to throw a punch at one fan, setting off a melee. Chairs were thrown and tables broken as spectators scurried for cover.

The brawl started after Harrison grabbed the ring microphone and asked fans whether he should next fight Hide or Frank Bruno, the former WBC champion who also was at ringside.

Smith packs as Matthews signs
Bengals Q&A

Marlins 3, Reds 2
Reds notebook: White move is the right move
Baseball fans can't resist the mystique
Draft preview: Future's at stake this week
Reds zero in on 14th overall pick
Worldwide draft would rob wealthy teams of monopoly
Reds chatter
Reds Q&A

NL: Pirates on top on streaky day
Struggling Sosa drives in winner
AL: Jays beat Red Sox to cap 21-8 May
This ol' left-hander isn't quite ready to head for home
MLB power rankings
Clemens tries again for 300th win

C-USA scrapping two-division alignment

Groeschen: Baseball all-star game is today
Schmidt: Odd pair to coach football all-stars
Division I baseball: Milford 16, Hamilton 1
Division I baseball: St. Xavier 14, Reynoldsburg 12
Division I softball: Northwest 3, Hamilton 0
Thomas, Compton put Cincy stamp on singles
Middletown lacks depth but still has individual strength
Turpin ignores cold to win regional title
St. Henry star Danks wins 3 titles
Brossart dynasty now over
St. X wins first state title in volleyball
Saturday's results
Tournament brackets

Still Perry, Perry good
Daugherty: Don't hold breath for Singh to talk
Bad weather? Then it must be Jack's tourney
Q&A with Kevin Hall
Leader Sorenstam closes with 5 birdies

Funny Cide goes for sweep

Siler eyes 3rd Golden Gloves title in a row

Dow: RCR leaves Green feeling unloved
Nemechek wins Busch series race from pole
Jourdain wins chilly CART night race

Duncan praises Martin's defense
Despite division wins, Pistons fire Carlisle

They're no longer sitting Ducks

Two-set leads evaporate in heat

Very special pen pals
Tale O' the Tape: ACC vs. AC/DC
Sollmann gets Irish up for NCAA Tournament
Page Two power rankings

This weekend's sports on TV, radio