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Reds win with nothing to lose
Newcomer Josh Hall settled down after giving up Barry Bonds' 34th homer, and the Reds got their fourth straight win, 5-4, over the Giants.
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Bengals in better condition
Once among the most poorly conditioned teams in the NFL - the 2002 opening loss to San Diego leaps to mind - the Bengals are catching up with the rest of the league.

Bengals' starters shine in mock game
Starting QB Jon Kitna led two touchdown drives, and backup Shane Matthews led one, but rookie Carson Palmer had a rough day.
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Masters Tennis buildup begins
Though still a warmup act, this first week of the Western & Southern Financial Masters is an intriguing preliminary to the main event.

Elder ready to start again
Division I state champion Elder and 712 other Ohio football schools begin official practices Monday. For Elder coach Doug Ramsey, it's about time.
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UC's Kirkland charged with assault
Armein Kirkland, a sophomore on the University of Cincinnati basketball team, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of domestic violence and assault.

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

Casey finds plenty to talk about
Reds first baseman Sean Casey was supposed to be wired with a microphone for the Fox telecast of Saturday's game, and it's a shame the microphone, as Casey put it, "never arrived."

Hoy enters Reds Hall today
The first time the Reds had a real ballpark worth talking about, Dummy Hoy was patrolling center field. That was the Palace of the Fans at the turn of the century.
Reds E-Mail: Trades raise optimism, ire
The e-mail has been voluminous, to say the least. Interestingly, as the weekend wore on, people started to accept the R

Selig admits labor deal hasn't done job
It has been nearly a year since baseball forged a labor agreement that was hailed by commissioner Bud Selig for its ability to restore the sport's economic sanity.

Group wants Expos to play in Mexico
NEW YORK - Add the city of Monterrey, Mexico, to the list of places trying to lure the Montreal Expos for the 2004 season.
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Bengals E-Mail: Camp appears more aggressive this year
Bengals fans are having a difficult time containing their enthusiasm for Marvin Lewis' changes.

Holcomb leads Browns QB battle
CLEVELAND - Cleveland fans appear to have made their choice at quarterback after just one preseason scrimmage.

George not tired of running
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Critics are ready to write off Eddie George. He's nowhere near ready to go.
Simms shines in Tampa Bay debut
TOKYO - Chris Simms helped make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' journey to Japan a success.
Hall of Fame ceremony today
CANTON, Ohio - They starred on NFL Sundays, so it's fitting that's when they will enter the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame inductees

Metro softball champs reunited
The last time Mike Sullivan played on Dave Watanabe's softball team, they were crowned national champions.

Logan hopeful NBA will call
Former UC All-American Steve Logan is keeping his fingers crossed that he'll get a second chance with the Golden State Warriors after not signing a contract last season.

Harvick relishes pole, time at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS - Kevin Harvick is a California boy with no special ties to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ryan Newman is a Hoosier with big dreams of winning on his home track.

Brickyard 400 Notebook
INDIANAPOLIS - With 52 drivers vying for 43 starting spots in the Brickyard 400, nine went away disappointed after Saturday's qualifying session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NASCAR to consider points system change
INDIANAPOLIS - NASCAR is considering changing its championship points system to give bigger rewards for winning poles and races. The current system favors consistency over winning.
IRL future lies in road courses
It is really just a matter of time before Championship Auto Racing Teams is completely absorbed by the Indy Racing League, as evidenced by the consistent migration of CART teams to the IRL the past few years.
Junqueira nabs CART pole
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Bruno Junqueira earned his second straight pole at Road America on Saturday as he looks for his first race victory of the season.

U.S. Open wide open without Serena
The announcement that Serena Williams would not defend her U.S. Open title created a wide-open tournament while depriving the field of the most compelling player in women's tennis.

Roddick steams; Henman wins
WASHINGTON - Andy Roddick lost his composure, a match point and, eventually, his semifinal against Tim Henman.

Six-birdie round lands Furyk in Buick Open lead
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Jim Furyk has bounced back from his abysmal showing at the British Open.

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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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