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Cubs 4, Reds 3
The stage was set for a dramatic comeback Monday night. Jose Guillen singled and Adam Dunn walked with two outs in the ninth before 28,669 at Great American Ball Park. Another walk-off victory waiting to happen. Only, it didn't.
Reds notebook: Reds demote Lopez
Silent Sosa rejoins Cubs

Hamm still creates buzz
Kaitlyn Buczek tentatively toyed with a soccer ball Monday morning, trying to ignore her wildly thumping heart and parched mouth. Then she saw Mia Hamm and froze. "She showed up all of a sudden. I kind of started messing up," Buczek said. "I mean, it's Mia Hamm."
Columbus to host U.S., other games

Qualifying set back to today
MASON - Monday's qualifying round of the Greater Cincinnati Women's Amateur Golf Invitational at Four Bridges was rescheduled for today because of inclement weather and flooded greens and fairways.

Tressel signs new contract with OSU
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, 50, signed a new six-year contract Monday worth at least $1.3 million next season and escalating to $1.8 million in the final year.

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

Coming up: Salute to champions
Greater Cincinnati high school sports teams captured 13 Ohio state titles and numerous individual championships over the last year. The Cincinnati Enquirer honors those athletes Tuesday with a special "Salute to Champions." Order your commemorative copy online.

Monday's games: Marlins rookie throws 1-hitter
MIAMI - Dontrelle Willis and his unusual delivery baffled the New York Mets.

Phillies win Hall of Fame game 7-5
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Pat Burrell hit a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to snap a tie and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 57th Hall of Fame game.

CWS: Garrido says Texas shouldn't be counted out
OMAHA, Neb. - Even after a 12-2 loss to Rice on Monday, Texas coach Augie Garrido believes his team has what it takes to repeat as the College World Series champion.

Thomas eschews NBA draft for Irish
Notre Dame's Chris Thomas wasn't sure he would be a first-round pick, so Monday he withdrew from the June 26 NBA draft.

NBA West should be best next year, too
SAN ANTONIO - The NBA's summer may now begin. You can tell by all the usual rituals. Parade in the West. Sweep up the wreckage in the East.

Series lacked imprint from Martin
Nets forward Kenyon Martin's 2003 NBA Finals could well be crystallized in one moment.

Agassi No. 1, but Hewitt is top seed
WIMBLEDON, England - Defending champions Lleyton Hewitt and Serena Williams are seeded No.  1 for Wimbledon.

SUNDAY SPOTLITE    (Index of Sunday stories)
Sellout crowd sees victory by Hamilton
Bobby Hamilton Jr. won his second career Busch Series race and first this season by leading most of the race, including the final three laps, and holding off second-place finisher Jason Keller at Kentucky Speedway.
Dow: Auto racing insider

Dad's gift keeps giving
At 4:10 weekday afternoons, Ray and Patsy Boone settle in in front of the television in their San Diego home for six or so hours of family entertainment - literally.

Sit down, Frankenstein - and fear the ultimate closer
Somebody cue Foghat and open the PBR tap. Rod Beck is back in the majors.
Tale o' the tape: The Terminator vs. Tom Henke

Top O' the Second Power rankings
Thumbs up to Jose Rijo and Kentucky Speedway. Thumbs down to All-Star Game uniforms and college athletics.

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

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Where high school stars are going to college
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Implosion bids goodbye to Cinergy
Bengals pin hopes on Lewis
Buckeyes national champs
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