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Cardinals 9, Reds 6
ST. LOUIS - About the time Ken Griffey Jr. launched one high and deep toward right field in the first inning Wednesday night, you had to figure the Reds were in pretty good shape.
Reds' rotation to see some twists
Reds notebook: White headed back to DL

Barry's home run ball fetches $450,000
Todd McFarlane, who paid $3.2 million for Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball in 1999, got off much cheaper in the auction for Barry Bond's 73rd home run ball.

Waiting ends for XU's West tonight
Plenty of uncertainty remains for Cincinnati's three prospects as tonight's NBA draft approaches.
Trade rumors swirling at draft

Rusedski curses, Roddick cruises
WIMBLEDON, England - Greg Rusedski's profanity-filled tirade at the chair umpire over a disputed point was the beginning of the end of his big-serving showdown with Andy Roddick at Wimbledon Wednesday.
Errant serves can't sidetrack Venus

Thursday'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."
Rangers trade may yet come off
ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas outfielder Juan Gonzalez was held out of the Rangers' lineup again Wednesday night as the two-time AL MVP considered whether to accept or reject a trade that would send him to the Montreal Expos.
BoSox bury Tigers with 9-run inning
BOSTON - Nomar Garciaparra homered to cap a nine-run outburst in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-2 Wednesday night.
D-Backs extend win streak to 8
PHOENIX - Lyle Overbay homered and Elmer Dessens earned his first victory since May 25 as the Arizona Diamondbacks won their eighth in a row, 3-2 over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Bengals notebook: Original team shareholder Knowlton dies
Austin E. Knowlton, an original shareholder of the Bengals and member of the team's board of directors since its inception, died Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 93 years old.
Competition pays off for one Ebel at Met
Jim Ebel began playing golf competitively 15 years ago because he wanted to be just like his younger brother, Pete, and win tournaments.
Woods wants to test equipment before play
Tiger Woods walks from the practice green to the first tee, picks up the official scorecard, meets the volunteers keeping score, then waits for the starter to announce his name before hitting his opening tee shot.
Fans pulling for Watson, stricken caddy
TOLEDO - In the two weeks since their magical 65 in the first round of the U.S. Open, Tom Watson has received an outpouring of concern and support for his longtime caddy who is dying from Lou Gehrig's disease.
Tristate Course of the week: Friendly Meadows

Chip shots
Middletown runner sets record in mile
Middletown's Jeff See recently set a national high school sophomore record in the mile run (4:06.07) at the adidas Outdoor Championships in Raleigh, N.C.
ACC limits invitations to Miami, Va. Tech
GREENSBORO, N.C. - When the Atlantic Coast Conference's invitations went out, one guest was expected, another was a surprise - and two were snubbed.
Dumais rolling at diving nationals
INDIANAPOLIS - After teaming with brother to advance to the finals in both the men's 3-meter and 10-meter synchronized preliminaries, Troy Dumais added the men's 3-meter semifinals to his list of accomplishments at the U.S. National Diving Championships.
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

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