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For Boones, it's all in the family
Three generations of Boones - grandfather Ray, father Bob, sons Bret and Aaron - have played in the major leagues. And now that Aaron has been selected to play in his first All-Star game today at U.S. Cellular Field, each generation of Boone major-leaguers has achieved the distinction.
M's Boone: Leave game alone
Griffey gets Bonds' vote of confidence

It's a brand new ballgame!
CHICAGO - Until now, Alex Rodriguez never had a reason to look down at the third-base coach in an All-Star game. With home-field advantage in the World Series at stake, signals and strategy are set to make a comeback in baseball's summer showcase.
Anderson beats Pujols to win Home Run Derby
All-star berth is extra special for Donnelly

Clarett focus of NCAA inquiry
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA has made inquiries about Ohio State star Maurice Clarett that are not related to questions about the football player's academic conduct, athletic director Andy Geiger said.

Defending champ: I'm kind of dull
MAINEVILLE - One of the lighter moments Monday at the Kroger Classic media preview was when Bob Gilder was introduced at the clubhouse luncheon at the Tournament Player's Club at River's Bend.

Familiar figure is back in action
The Farleys are one of Cincinnati's best-known tennis families, and one of their stars returned to the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Championship Monday.

Tuesday 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."

Pondering the not-so-serious side of the All-Star Game
Pencils ready? Take this baseball All-Star break quiz.

Clemens replaces confused Zito on All-Star roster
CHICAGO - Cy Old shoved aside Cy Young. Roger Clemens replaced Barry Zito on the American League All-Star roster Monday in a messy muddle that left the Oakland pitcher wondering why he was bumped off the team.

To DH or not to DH, that is the question
Harold Baines personified the designated hitter although he didn't become one until 1987, his eighth season in the major leagues.

Dodgers get Burnitz, sign Rickey Henderson
LOS ANGELES - Desperate for offensive help, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed 44-year-old Rickey Henderson and acquired slugging outfielder Jeromy Burnitz from the New York Mets on Monday.

Louisville player dismissed from team following arrest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville reserve guard Bryant Northern was dismissed from the basketball team Monday after his arrest on theft and forgery charges.

Behold this beautiful Open links golf course
SANDWICH, England - At any other major championship, a golf course that looked crusty, brown and neglected would be considered an eyesore. At the British Open, they call it paradise.

Schild, Moses open qualifying with 71s
The two co-leaders of the 2003 Northern Kentucky Women's Amateur golf tournament, Laura Schild and Libby Moses, may be competing against each other, but they also share a common battle strategy.

Webber avoids prison sentence
DETROIT - On the eve of his federal perjury trial, Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of criminal contempt in a deal that is expected to allow him to avoid prison time.

Roush team to keep its Truck Series program
Roush Racing will complete the rest of the NASCAR Truck Series season despite sponsorship problems.

'Scared' Lance avoids bad spill and keeps lead
GAP, France - Lance Armstrong was rattled. He kept his lead in the Tour de France Monday and got rid of his closest rival, but he can do without these harrowing close calls.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's sports stories)
Reds hardly worthy of fan support at this rate
Columnist 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

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

Top O' the Second Power rankings
Thumbs up to Sports Illustrated and Pat Tillman. Thumbs down to Alexander Popov and the Tour de France.

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