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SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2003
img Guillen out door; Boone on block
Jose Guillen is gone. Aaron Boone could be about to follow. The Reds traded their best hitter, Guillen, to the Oakland A's, for three right-handed pitchers Wednesday afternoon.
Every Red now is up for sale
Reds 3, Rockies 2
Reds notebook: Closer duties to be shared

James' impact already felt
Tory James started 13 games and three playoff games at cornerback last season for the Oakland Raiders, an organization with a tradition of hard-hitting defensive backs.
Bengals notebook: Georgetown wants Bengals back

Crosstown Shootout set for February
The annual Crosstown Shootout between Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati men's basketball teams is moving from December to February, making it more visible as part of ESPN's "rivalry week."

Thursday sports on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.
BASEBALL
Chicago's Valentin socks three homers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jose Valentin hit three home runs in the first five innings and Paul Konerko hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs as the Chicago White Sox routed the Kansas City Royals 15-4 Wednesday night.
Willis wins lefty showdown
MIAMI - Rookie sensation Dontrelle Willis won a battle of showcase left-handers Wednesday night - thanks to an errant throw by second baseman Junior Spivey - and the surging Florida Marlins beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1.
A-Rod says he would consider a trade
ARLINGTON, Texas - Frustrated by the constant losing, Alex Rodriguez is willing to consider a trade.
NFL
NFL notebook: Jaguars camp goes on heat alert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The sun beat down through high, wispy clouds and a bluish-gray haze Wednesday. It was 81 degrees and climbing - just another typical summer morning in Jacksonville.
SOFTBALL
B-level coach, A-level respect
If they're lucky, athletes can remember one coach from their childhood that gave everything to the team - the person that loved the sport more than anyone, and made playing fun.
GOLF
Just lose it - Tiger ditches Nike driver
Tiger Woods is approaching the last important stretch of the season with a new club - his old Titleist driver.
Tristate course of the week: Sharon Woods
One of the crown jewels of the Greater Cincinnati public golf scene remains Sharon Woods Golf Course. Enquirer contributor Carey Hoffman recently returned to this familiar venue.
Chip Shots
COLLEGE
NCAA looks at Clarett's theft report
COLUMBUS - The NCAA has investigated a police report filed by Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett about cash and thousands of dollars of stereo equipment stolen from a car he was driving.
Accused killer says Dennehy tried to kill him
WACO, Texas - The man accused of killing Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy suggested in a jailhouse interview that he acted in self-defense and also said he has been hearing voices, a newspaper reported.
OTHER SPORTS
Roddick weathers tough test to advance
WASHINGTON - Andy Roddick survived a scare from Bob Bryan before breaking to end the match and winning 7-6 (5), 6-4 Wednesday night to reach the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's sports stories)
Higher goals await Bengals
Optimism, like humidity, traditionally runs high at Bengals training camp. For a team coming off a league- and franchise-worst 2-14 record, the Bengals have great hope entering the 2003 season.
Bengals Q&A

Nuxie not ready to be yanked
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: You might think he's never worked a day in his life. But you weren't in Milwaukee at 4 in the morning two weeks ago, when 75-year-old Joe Nuxhall finally got to his room at the Pfister Hotel, after flying half the night from Houston.

Sports flicks chock full of characters
This weekend's release of Seabiscuit marked one of the most anticipated sports movies in recent memory. The movie, based on a best-selling book, revolves around four characters.
Tale of the Tape: Tony La Russa vs. Daniel LaRusso
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

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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