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Wins have Reds dealing with cardiac success
PITTSBURGH - By nearly any measure, the Reds are not a very good baseball team this year. So, how in the name of Abner Doubleday have the Reds avoided that long slide into oblivion, when all logic says they should be looking up at the Milwaukee Brewers?
Reds at Pirates series preview

Miami bolts, leaves Big East vacuum
Miami joined the Atlantic Coast Conference, completing the first and most important step of major conference realignment this summer. The rest of this summer, as well as fall and spring, will be spent figuring out what is next for everyone else, including Xavier of the Atlantic 10, and UC of Conference USA.
Informant: Dennehy was shot by former teammate

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: Phillies making move on Braves
PHILADELPHIA - Jim Thome's two-run homer in the seventh inning led the Philadelphia Phillies to their sixth straight win, 4-3 over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

AL: Tigers avoid tying worst start since '01
DETROIT - Mike Maroth gave up two runs over seven innings as the Detroit Tigers ended a nine-game losing streak Monday with a 6-2 victory over Toronto.

Matsui cements success with on-target swing
NEW YORK - Hideki Matsui still has plenty to learn. Proved it during the weekend, in fact.

Interleague play hiked attendance 20 percent
NEW YORK - Major league baseball attendance went up 20 percent during interleague play, averaging 31,034 fans a game, compared with 25,839 for other games.

Capriati, Davenport aim for the Williamses
WIMBLEDON, England - Two of the women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon today may seem more like championship matches.

Fed Cup snub angers Davenport
WIMBLEDON, England - Lindsay Davenport isn't too happy she was left off the U.S. Fed Cup team that will play Italy next month.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's sports stories)
Browning continues fight for Freedom
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: Ownership offered to fly Tom Browning on road trips, but he declined, preferring to earn his players' respect by humping it on the bus. This was a brave move on his part, given the Freedom have already driven from Kalamazoo, Mich., to Evansville, Ind., and Browning says he can't sleep on a bus.

Old-timer playing a changed game
DAYTON - The young lady in the peach-colored shirt tells Hal McCoy he won't be allowed to ascend the perfectly prepared, game-ready mound to throw his ceremonial first pitch at a Dayton Dragons game. "I have to," McCoy tells her with a smile. "I won't hear the end of it if I throw from the grass in front of it."

Big business is king of all things sports
And just in case there was any doubt about the entire sports world being crazier than Mariah Carey after the release of Glitter, we have this latest piece of news.
Tale O' the Tape: Charles Howell III vs. Thurston Howell III

Top O' the Second Power rankings
Thumbs up to the NBA draft and Bob Boone. Thumbs down to Tiger Woods and Bud Selig.

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
Kentucky Speedway coverage