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Reds 5, Brewers 1
MILWAUKEE - The Reds received help from a most unlikely place Saturday. It wasn't the bullpen and it wasn't the bench. The netting that hangs above the backstop at Miller Park provided the assistance on an Aaron Boone pop-up that kept the Reds' half of the sixth inning going.
Notebook: Four-man rotation ripe for change
Reds Q&A

Reds hardly worthy of fan support at this rate
Columnists Paul Daugherty writes: It's getting embarrassing, watching the Cincinnati Reds haul in Medicare patients to try out as pitchers. If you can't be a starting pitcher for the Reds, what's your next stop, a pasture? If you can't pitch here, do they strip you for parts?
Master plan yielding only frustration
Reds first half rewind

Truck win could mean sponsorship
SPARTA, Ky. - Two drivers, teammates without sponsors, chased down the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Built Ford Tough 225 title Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, and the Roush drivers' performance might have been enough to secure a CTS sponsor.
Dow: Auto racing insider
Hamilton unable to match son
Hamilton blazes to win in Tropicana
Kenseth quietly cruising toward Cup trophy

Thomas playing beyond his years
Eric Thomas has beaten all the kids. Now it's time to see how he does against the men.

Sports and reality TV: Behold the promise
For anyone doubting the "reality" in reality television, this was undeniable. Tuesday night on NBC's Dog Eat Dog, our Cincinnati Bengals snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Sort of.
This Turkish tradition isn't slip-slidin' away
Tale of the tape: Broadway Joe vs. Joe Millionaire
Page Two power rankings

Sunday 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."

Reds chatter
July swoon - The Reds were a season-high two games over .500 at 34-32 on June 13. Since, the Reds had gone 7-18 entering Saturday, including a season-breaking eight-game losing streak.

Down on the farm
When the Reds promoted pitcher Daylan Childress from Single-A Potomac to Double-A Chattanooga last week, they did so based solely on his recent accomplishments.

Ordonez replaces Ramirez as All-Star
DETROIT - Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez will not play in the All-Star Game next week due to a sore left hamstring.
MLB power rankings

NL: Bonds' 30th HR ties Foxx record
PHOENIX - Barry Bonds and rookie Jerome Williams helped make Curt Schilling's comeback a miserable one.

AL: Halladay makes it lucky 13 vs. Yanks
TORONTO - Roy Halladay won his 13th straight decision and Vernon Wells homered as the Toronto Blue Jays ended a four-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the New York Yankees Saturday.

Six-time champion Eberle set to defend
Lori Eberle etched a spot for herself in Northern Kentucky golf history when she won the Women's Amateur tournament last year, claiming a sixth championship.

Perry surges to lead by 1 stroke at GMO
Kentuckian Kenny Perry never expected to be in the lead after three rounds at the Greater Milwaukee Open, especially not at only 8 under par.

The Walrus shares lead with Watson, McCullough
DEARBORN, Mich. - Tom Watson stumbled at the end of the third round of the Senior Players Championship, while Craig Stadler and Mike McCullough scrambled.

Logan begins workouts for Golden State
Steve Logan is finally in a Golden State Warriors uniform, though he is not on the team's regular-season roster.

Veteran players put aside fun to focus on winning
It's supposed to be a fun league in which players can work on their game and fans can see a little more of their favorite basketball stars during the summer offseason.

Bird hoping to find Pacers' missing pieces
INDIANAPOLIS - When Larry Bird watched the Indiana Pacers last season, he could tell something wasn't right.

Armstrong comes up short in Alps
MORZINE, France - Legs whirring, shirt open, a silver chain bouncing against his chest, Lance Armstrong powered up the Tour de France's first big climb, fans' cheers ringing in his ears.

King's bodyguard sues Tyson
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A bodyguard for boxing promoter Don King has sued Mike Tyson, accusing the former heavyweight champ of punching him twice and breaking a bone in his face.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's sports stories)
At least he's always well-rested
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: It's good to know the Cincinnati Reds are playing well enough that their first-half MVP didn't need to start 27 of his team's previous 73 games. What a club this must be, how deep it is, when through Friday, its best player had only 21 more at-bats than Felipe Lopez.

UC, XU court future players
College basketball's July evaluation period begins Tuesday, which means University of Cincinnati and Xavier University coaches will spend 20 of the next 24 days away from home on the recruiting trail, each staff looking to add the final touches to their 2004 classes.
Hunter faces size questions yet again

Bad Boys Hall of Fame
Ever heard of Mik Mehas? Well, you will. It just so happens that Mr. Mehas is "the bad boy of croquet." Read that last sentence again. That's right, croquet now has its "bad boy." Somewhere, we clearly lost our way.
Tale O' the Tape: The Bad Boys vs. Bad Boy Entertainment
Top O' the Second Power rankings
Thumbs up to Venus and Serena Williams. Thumbs down to William Perry and the ACC.

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