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West waits, wonders
David West sits on a Chicago hotel room bed, totally aware that at the same time, he is sitting on the brink of an NBA record before he has even signed a professional contract.

Reds can get pitching, but it won't be cheap
On sports talk radio, on fan message boards, and in the stands at Great American Ball Park, the Reds faithful continually urge the Reds brain trust to trade for pitching.
Reds vs. Cardinals series preview

Reigning Met champion shows his salt
David Allan didn't start the Met like the defending champion Monday, and he said his swing definitely didn't feel winning. His experience, however, helped him remain in the running for a second crown.
Getting to know: Michelle Wie

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

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 with a special "Salute to Champions."

NL: Expos throw 7th shutout of year
MONTREAL - Rookie Claudio Vargas allowed three hits in eight innings and Edwards Guzman hit his first home run in nearly two years, leading the Montreal Expos to a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.

AL: Rays' Zambrano outduels Clemens
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Victor Zambrano allowed five hits in seven innings and Damian Rolls homered twice off Roger Clemens as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-2 to stop a five-game losing streak Monday night.

Meeting the Dodger who has the 'Bionic Arm'
DES MOINES, Iowa - The man with one of the most famous left elbows in baseball walked onto the field at Des Moines' Sec Taylor Stadium and, without glancing around a place he had never seen, asked:

Bonds steals 500th base
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds got the 500th stolen base of his career Monday night in the 11th inning of the San Francisco Giants' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Giant plays giant-killer at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - Forget Big Ben. Now there's Big Ivo, much to Lleyton Hewitt's dismay.

Less than perfect is OK with Venus
WIMBLEDON, England - Venus Williams wants to play better by trying to be less than perfect.

Trailing badly, Guga advances as opponent is injured
WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten seemed on his way out of Wimbledon, where he was making his first appearance in three years.

Once again, heavyweight division leaves bad taste
There were two heavyweight fights over the weekend. One was sanctioned. Naturally, Mike Tyson fought in the other one - for free.

SUNDAY SPOTLITE    (Index of Sunday stories)
Ode to an act of kindness
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: The story begins 17 years ago, 1986, with a 10-year-old boy walking the streets of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic, dust filling the toes of his sneakers. Sometimes in the Dominican, when your feet get too big for your shoes, you don't buy new ones. You cut the toes from the ones you have so your feet can have some more room.

Long ball, past and present
Austin Kearns knows almost nothing about the 1956 Reds. "Just what my dad told me about Ted Kluszewski's biceps being too big for his sleeves," Kearns said. Well, it's time Kearns and his teammates to learn a little more about their counterparts.
Wally Post still huge in tiny town

LaRosa's honors Hunter, Englemon
Emily Hunter's future at the University of Georgia is less than two months away, but Saturday the former Indian Hill diver got rewarded one more time for her past.

They're no angels in the outfield
Streakers have grabbed headlines at golf and tennis tournaments in recent weeks. And William Ligue Jr., the living embodiment of the Jerry Springer Show who attacked a first-base coach with his son, recently called a press conference after it was revealed he had worked at golf's U.S. Open.
Tale o' the tape: Morganna vs. William Ligue Jr.

Top O' the Second Power rankings
Thumbs up to the Ivy League and ESPN Classic. Thumbs down to Dusty Baker and David Stern.

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