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SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2003
Reds 6, Yankees 2
If this were the 1976 World Series, the New York Yankees would be wondering what in the world they could do to beat the Reds.
Reds take pitching, pitching and more pitching
Starters give Boone good feeling
Tristate draftees

Sosa's bats come up cork-free
CHICAGO - No cork or other foreign material was found in any of the 76 bats confiscated from Sammy Sosa's locker and X-rayed by baseball officials.
Guillen knows how Sosa feels

No drama, no doubt, just dominant Duncan
SAN ANTONIO - Game 1 gave absolutely no hint of any surprise to come in the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs still looked liked the favorite. Tim Duncan still looked like the MVP. The East still looked like the East.

Daugherty: Zim a piece of living history
True story: Don Zimmer once rode a pony to a baseball practice.

Rookie signs 3-year deal
For a seventh-round draft pick, rookie Scott Kooistra has the look of an important backup this coming season.

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

Sports on radio, TV
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BASEBALL
Rangers trade unhappy Benes back to Chicago Cubs
ATLANTA - The Texas Rangers traded disgruntled pitcher Alan Benes after he balked at a demotion, sending the right-hander back to the Chicago Cubs for minor-league infielder Steve O'Sullivan on Wednesday.
Interleague roundup
PITTSBURGH - Trot Nixon homered for the second consecutive game as the Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 Wednesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.
HOCKEY
Ducks face hostility in New Jersey
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Talk about culture shock.
FRENCH OPEN
Nothing new for Costa - five sets and the victory
PARIS - Albert Costa was as cool as his rackets in the courtside fridge after double-faulting to hand Tommy Robredo a two-set lead in the French Open quarterfinals.
SOCCER
Cincinnati bids on Women's World Cup
Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Bengals are teaming up in an attempt to bring Women's World Cup Soccer Championship games to Paul Brown Stadium this fall.
GOLF
Sorenstam turns her attention to majors
One of the reasons Annika Sorenstam played the Bank of America Colonial was to test herself against the world's best. That done, she has only the LPGA majors left on her list of challenges.
Love returns following tragedy
POTOMAC, Md. - Much of the field considers the PGA Tour's Capital Open a final tuneup for the U.S. Open. For Davis Love III, it's a chance to get back to work while coping with a family tragedy.
Chip Shots

Tristate Course of the Week

This weekend on the tours
PREP SPORTS
Milford eager for redemption at state
A year ago, Milford baseball coach Tom Kilgore gathered his state final-bound baseball team and introduced the tangible fruits of a championship.
9th semis become baseball double dip
The Ninth Region baseball semifinal between Beechwood and Boone County scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because of a wet field at Simon Kenton. It has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. today at Simon Kenton.
St. X, Purcell seek titles
While St. Xavier will try to erase the bitter memory of a controversial loss in the 1994 state semifinal game, Purcell Marian will try to duplicate a feat from 1953, the year the school won its only state baseball title.
Northwest follows heart into semis
Twenty-seven games ago, Northwest softball coach Liz Burris gave each of her players a different "key to success" that they discuss before each game. Loyalty. Communication. Trust. Attitude. Heart.
High School Schedule

High School Scores
OTHER SPORTS
Sports Digest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wide receiver Kevin Dyson tore his left Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday and could be out for the season, throwing a severed crimp in the Carolina Panthers' attempt to upgrade their offense.
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.

SPECIAL COVERAGE
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
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Bengals pin hopes on Lewis
Buckeyes national champs
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