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SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2003
Online chat with Marvin Lewis
Join the new Bengals coach at noon Monday for a half-hour online chat about his goals and outlook for the 2003 season. Go to Cincinnati.com and click on the chat link.

5 questions for training camp
Marvin Lewis will convene his first NFL training camp as a head coach a week from today. Here are five of the many questions that will begin to be answered once camp opens:
Bengals may not return to Georgetown
Daily training camp schedule
Other NFL camp schedules

Trade now for pitching later?
With another lousy performance from a Reds starting pitcher Saturday and the trading deadline 11 days away, the speculation heats up: Could Sean Casey, Aaron Boone or Scott Williamson lure top prospects from contenders?
Wagner wows 'em in major league debut
VOTE: What should the Reds do about Griffey?
VOTE: Should Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

High-tech softball bats add power, danger
High-tech bats are the hottest issue in softball, and at the center of the heat is Danney Saylor and the event he organizes, the Cincinnati Metro Tournament.
Metro tourney returns this week

Summer basketball finals today
Brent Bedgood had already missed one game-winning shot Saturday at Oak Hills High School when he received a pass at the top of the key with less than three seconds left in overtime.
Cornette savoring Butler run

Sports on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.

BENGALS
Bengals may not return to Georgetown
In one week the Bengals will take to Rawlings Stadium for their seventh year of training camp at Georgetown College. And while the players and new head coach Marvin Lewis take to the field, management will take to the conference rooms to decide if it will be their last.


NFL training camp schedules

REDS
Wagner wows 'em in major league debut
Imagine trying to concentrate when Jeff Bagwell or Craig Biggio - familiar names and imposing players from your Texas childhood - are waiting to plant your very next pitch into the outfield seats.


Reds Chatter: Junior, we hardly know ya
Reds fans have gotten only glimpses of the Ken Griffey Jr. who was the youngest member of Baseball's All-Century team in 1999. Here's a reminder of what they are missing:
Reds E-mail: Griffey deserves support
The e-mailers, mostly, were supportive of Ken Griffey Jr. after his most recent injury:
Minor League Report: Pena must play to grow
The development of outfielder Wily Mo Pena's talent has started again.
Reds Notebook: Haynes hammered 1-2-3
He hoped the second half would mean more success. But for Jimmy Haynes, his first start since the All-Star break was simply forgettable.

OTHER BASEBALL
Hispanics' stride on field not mirrored at top
In a sport where 27 percent of the players are Hispanic, the number of Hispanics in the front offices of Major League Baseball teams has yet to catch up.
What Hispanics are saying


NL Games: Joke's on Phillies' jokester
PHILADELPHIA - Tomas Perez finally got a taste of success.
AL Games: Red Sox steal victory
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox used two timely stolen bases to spark their struggling offense.
Baseball Notebook: Player spars with McKeon
MIAMI - Florida Marlins reliever Tim Spooneybarger, sidelined with a sprained elbow ligament, is upset about comments by manager Jack McKeon regarding the injury.
Who's hot; who's not
Enquirer's Power Ratings

LOCAL SPORTS
Metro Softball returns this week
The Cincinnati Metro Softball Championships will open play Thursday and continue through Aug. 5, primarily at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township.


Familiar foes in Met tennis final
Less than 24 hours after Kara Molony-Hussey watched Angela Wilson and Keri Preng steal away her eighth Met tennis title, she faced Wilson for a chance at another Met title at Lunken Playfield.
Local Sports Digest
Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy's Samantha Sheehan of Villa Hills, Ky., has been selected as an alternate to Team USA for the World Championships Aug. 16-25 in Anaheim.

FOOTBALL
Daniels helps Ohio football stars win
HERSHEY, Pa. - Mike Daniels of Princeton scored on a 20-yard draw play and the Ohio football all-stars broke a three-year losing streak by beating their Pennsylvania counterparts 38-7 in the Big 33 Football Classic Saturday night.


Swarm lose season finale
The Cincinnati Swarm were eliminated from the af2 playoff race Saturday.
Arena Football player dies at game
VALLEY CENTER, Kan. - An arenafootball2 player died Saturday night after collapsing during a game.

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Somebody up there likes Deion
Ever wonder how Deion Sanders knew precisely when to break on a ball to pick it off? How he always got amazing jumps on the base paths? Why he seemed to have eyes in the back of his head on punt returns?


Thumbs up; thumbs down

BRITISH OPEN & OTHER GOLF
Bjorn leads Tiger and all-star cast
SANDWICH, England - The shot was pure magic, and so was the moment.
Today's tee times, Saturday's scores


Roe, Parnevik are disqualified
SANDWICH, England - Mark Roe was on top of the world as he strolled off the 18th green at Royal St. George's, blowing kisses to the crowd and savoring a thunderous ovation.
British Open Notebook: Ohioan Curtis up among stars
SANDWICH, England - The leaderboard at the British Open has a lot of star power. So what's Ohioan Ben Curtis doing up there?
Lowery cruising in B.C.
Steve Lowery shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to take a five-stroke lead over Alex Cejka and John E. Morgan after the third round of the PGA Tour's B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y.

BASKETBALL
Cornette savoring Butler run
When the final horn sounded and he knew his college basketball career had finally come to an end, Joel Cornette paused to drink it all in one last time.


Guilty or not, Kobe taking image hit
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant's cooler than cool good-guy image is taking a pounding, his NBA career is threatened and his sponsorship deals - worth at least $20 million a year - are endangered.
Kobe case raises doubt in fans
LONG BEACH, Calif. -The charge of sexual assault against Kobe Bryant and his admission of infidelity Friday gave pause to fans watching the NBA Summer Pro League at the Pyramid.
LeBron hurt in summer league game
BOSTON- LeBron James bruised his right thigh in a first-quarter collision with Milwaukee's T.J. Ford in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 100-80 loss in a summer league game Saturday night.
Clippers match Miami's offer to Brand
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers retained All-Star forward Elton Brand Saturday by matching an offer sheet he signed with the Miami Heat earlier this week.

TOUR DE FRANCE
Ullrich closes Armstrong's gap
AX-3 DOMAINES, France - A weary Lance Armstrong clung to a diminishing lead in the Tour de France as a surging Jan Ullrich powered away from him during Saturday's final punishing climb.

AUTO RACING
Edwards, sponsor hurt by sanctions
It looks like Carl Edwards' last-place-to-victory-lane performance last weekend at Kentucky Speedway wasn't so impressive after all.


Green holds on for Busch Series win
LOUDON, N.H. - David Green held off a hard charge from Kevin Harvick to win at New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday and retake the lead in the Busch Series standings.
Barrichello nabs pole for British Grand Prix
SILVERSTONE, England - Rubens Barrichello upstaged Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher to win the pole position for the British Grand Prix.



SPECIAL COVERAGE
Salute to prep 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."

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