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SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2003
Gibson not quite done with career
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Oliver Gibson has a full life waiting for him after football, but wants to put it off for as long as possible.
Notebook: Draft pick turns in solid first day
Inside Training Camp
Meet the Bengals: Marquand Manuel

Jr. played with torn rotator cuff
Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and pitcher Ryan Dempster will begin rehabilitating today after both underwent surgery Monday at Beacon Orthopaedic Center.
Wagner is reshaping rookie expectations
Reds at Dodgers series preview

Daugherty: They didn't need 2 pages
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: They never apologized. The Reds bought two full pages of space in this newspaper Sunday. Not once did they express sorrow for the mess they've made at your taxpayer-funded, new ball-palace expense.

Kirkland allowed to remain on team
Armein Kirkland will not be suspended from the University of Cincinnati basketball team following his arrest Saturday on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault.

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

FOOTBALL
Lightning ends Chiefs 9-0 win over Packers
CANTON, Ohio - Officials pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Hall of Fame's 40th anniversary and the return of more than 100 of the NFL's greatest players.


Cleveland's Brown ready to play after knee injury
BEREA, Ohio - Another training camp, another return from a season-ending injury for Courtney Brown.

BASEBALL
MLB signs five-year, $500M deal for apparel
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball announced a five-year apparel and headwear global licensing deal Monday that will generate more than $500 million in revenue for the 30 clubs.


Error proves costly for O's
BALTIMORE - Minnesota scored two sixth-inning runs on a throwing error by Brian Roberts, ruining the Baltimore debut of Damian Moss.

XAVIER
Xavier announces athletic inductees
Former Xavier basketball player Jamal Walker will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame at the Nov. 14 awards banquet at the Cintas Center. Walker, a 1991 graduate who led Xavier to the 1990 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, will be joined by inductees Amanda Gruber-Creech ('98) and David von Haefen ('94).

PREP SPORTS
Weather can't stop start of fall practice
Neither the rain nor muddy and saturated football and soccer fields prevented more than 15,000 Cincinnati area athletes from beginning practice Monday for the 2003 fall season.


Experience rules high school boys golf competition
Underclassmen ruled the Northern Kentucky golf scene last year, which means a large amount of returning talent should produce some top-notch golf this season.

Talent-laden Ryle is the team to beat
Pat Roesel knows something about fresh faces. Roesel led the Ryle girls golf team, in only its fourth year of existence, to its first Sixth Region championship and appearance in the state tournament last season.

METRO SOFTBALL
Watanabe exacts its revenge
Perkins Roofing TPS entered the Metro Softball Championships with back-to-back Majors titles, and manager Craig Perkins had no intention of giving up the bragging rights in Sunday's finals.


Marty's Pub wins A championship
Twenty years ago to the day, Jim Spilman and Jerry Wilson watched from the No. 6 dugout at Rumpke Park as their team, Anne's Tavern, squandered two games and a Metro Softball Championship.

TENNIS
Moya's tumultuous season set to roll into town
In one week, Carlos Moya can only hope he gains control of what has been topsy-turvy summer.

NBA
Assault case not only challenge for Kobe, wife
LOS ANGELES - They met at a music video shoot. She was an 18-year-old high school student working as a background model. He was 21, living in wealthy Pacific Palisades with a huge NBA contract and millions of dollars in endorsement deals.


Cameras will remain in Bryant courtroom
EAGLE, Colo. - The judge in the Kobe Bryant case Monday rejected the NBA star's request to keep cameras out of the courtroom during his first court appearance on a sexual assault charge.


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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