Sports News - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds' home draws praise
The Reds have a homecoming today, playing 14 of their next 17 games at Great American Ball Park. It's a home Cincinnatians are increasingly cozying up to.

Junior looks to become Junior again
Which Ken Griffey Jr. will we see in the second half of the baseball season?

Strong showing for U.S. players
The announcement of early commitments for the Western & Southern Financial Masters reflects tennis' diversity, as those 51 entrants hail from 24 different countries. Yet a strong season by Americans should make for a deep pool of U.S. entrants.

Sports Thursday 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."
Baseball gets back to pennant races
We now return the baseball season to its regularly scheduled program.
Reds expected to recall Larson
The Reds are expected to recall third baseman Brandon Larson from Triple-A Louisville today.
ESPN to give Rose his day in 'court'
Mariemont grad Allan doesn't like course, but it doesn't show
AURORA, Ohio - David Allan doesn't particularly care for Aurora Golf and Country Club - but he likes being in the lead.
Rain returns in force to St. George's
SANDWICH, England - After baking under a sweltering sun the previous two days, Royal St. George's finally got a bit of stormy weather Wednesday.
Ex-No.1 searching to regain his form
SANDWICH, England - He wore wraparound shades and a stoic expression.
Five questions with Billy Casper
Golf legend Billy Casper is in town, making personal appearances at seven area golf facilities to promote public courses. He took time upon his arrival in Cincinnati to answer five questions from Enquirer reporter Ryan Ernst.
Tristate course of the week: Fox Run

Chip shots
McCarthy: 4 hours on court, 3 victories
Ryan McCarthy barely had time to catch his breath.
For once, Armstrong's in reach of his rivals
MARSEILLE, France - Ahead of the pack at the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong can't help but peek over his shoulder.
Free agent attention centers on Indiana big man Miller
Only one better-than-decent center remains on the free agent market, and plenty of teams were wondering Wednesday whether there was a way to acquire Brad Miller.
Texans' Boselli on verge of retirement
HOUSTON - Tony Boselli is expected to retire this week because of injuries, ending the career of a player who was once the league's best offensive lineman, a source within the NFL said.
Haas drops Sprague, brings in Andretti
HARRISBURG, N.C. - Haas CNC Racing changed drivers on its NASCAR Winston Cup team Wednesday, replacing rookie Jack Sprague with John Andretti.
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