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Money, desire fuel the Yankees
It always comes back to money. Scrutinize the player's abilities, the front office staff, the size of the scouting department and the owners themselves. But when one is looking to compare the Yankees to the Reds, it's difficult to overlook the bottom line.
Pinstripes make series special
Reds vs. Yankees series preview

Security tightens at Reds ballpark
The Reds will begin using electronic hand-wand metal detectors to screen fans at Great American Ball Park tonight when the Reds play the New York Yankees.

Current QBs on Lewis' mind
Marvin Lewis didn't want to discuss the past. "I can't speak to (it)," the Bengals coach said after practice Monday morning, when the team officially released quarterback Akili Smith.
Griese watch begins after his release

Pitino 'misquoted'
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino didn't make the derogatory comments about Conference USA that were attributed to him by a Syracuse newspaper in its Sunday editions, said C-USA assistant commissioner Brian Teter. "He called me today and said he was misquoted," Teter said Monday. "I take him at his word."

Princeton regroups to win state team tennis title
On the quiet drive back to the hotel after suffering disappointments at the Division I state tennis tournament on Saturday, Princeton sophomore Tony Teufel broke the silence with a statement that drew laughter.
Boone Co. stuns CovCath 7-0

High school sports report
Check spring sports highlights, results and schedules - plus the latest news from every sport - in our prep sports section.

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

Freedom's home opener is tonight
The Florence Freedom of the Frontier League will christen their temporary home field at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Foundation Field in Hamilton against the Washington County Wild Things, out of Pennsylvania. The Freedom's future home ballpark in Florence is under construction.

Indians complete sweep of Chicago
CLEVELAND - The Chicago White Sox can't figure out why they are playing so badly. They had better find out quickly.

Along with talent, signability key factor in draft
NEW YORK - A handful of players are certain to be selected with the first picks of the baseball draft. How it shakes out after that is anyone's guess.

Schilling fined $15k for destroying camera
SAN DIEGO - Arizona Diamondbacks ace Curt Schilling was fined about $15,000 by major league baseball Monday for destroying a camera used to evaluate umpires.

Empire Maker in role of spoiler
NEW YORK - Funny Cide has become the toast of the sports world with victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The gelding receives fan letters addressed to him, has his own Web site and most of New York is rooting for him to win the Belmont Stakes.

Still 5 more coaching vacancies in NBA
There are still plenty of NBA coaching jobs out there, and plenty of unemployed former coaches to fill them.

PG Parker will be speedy foe for Kidd, Nets
SAN ANTONIO - Nearly two years ago, shortly after hearing the Spurs drafted a French point guard, San Antonio forward Malik Rose learned that Tony Parker had his own Web site.

Is Silas right coach for LeBron James?
Paul Silas either just won the jackpot of coaching jobs or he set himself up for a big fall. Which way it comes out will depend on LeBron James.

Ducks square series with 1-0 OT victory
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Overtime, again. The Mighty Ducks win, again. Steve Thomas put in former Cincinnati Mighty Duck Samuel Pahlsson's rebound 39 seconds into overtime, giving Anaheim a dramatic 1-0 victory over New Jersey on Monday night and evening the Stanley Cup finals at two games each.

Success is now left to Serena
PARIS - It's been quite some time since only one Williams sibling was left to uphold the family honor in the late stages of a Grand Slam tournament.

Celebrating at every turn, Robredo upsets Kuerten
PARIS - Meet Tommy Robredo, the latest wild card dealt by the French Open.

SUNDAY SPOTLITE    (Index of Sunday stories)
Draft preview: Future's at stake this week
The Reds traditionally vote on the top pick in the draft. General manager Jim Bowden has the final call, but this year, for instance, 12 scouts, special assistants and front-office types will have a say in the final decision.
Reds zero in on 14th overall pick
Reds Q&A

C-USA scrapping two-division alignment
It's not official yet and remains subject to change, but it appears the University of Cincinnati's "mirror opponents" in Conference USA next season will be Louisville, DePaul and Charlotte.

Very special pen pals
Nine U.S. Senators from Big East Conference states recently wrote letters to school officials of Miami, Boston College and Syracuse - schools considering leaving the league for the Atlantic Coast Conference - asking them to stay put.
Tale O' the Tape: ACC vs. AC/DC
Enquirer Power Ratings
Thumbs up to the Bengals. Thumbs down to Mike Tyson.

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