Sports News - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds' fire sale continues unabated
Relief pitcher Felix Heredia, who was the only left-handed pitcher remaining in the Reds bullpen, was claimed off waivers Monday by the New York Yankees.
Brewers 10, Reds 6

Bengals' secondary work in progress
In the preseason loss to Tennessee on Saturday, Titans receivers had six receptions for 23 or more yards.
Notes: Cuts leave team wondering who's next

Clarett epitomizes stud-athlete, not student-athlete
Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty writes: Maurice Clarett's father says Ohio State will suspend his son for six football games, for the crimes of preferential treatment in a class and lying to cops about the value of items stolen from a car Maurice had borrowed from a local dealer.
Focus finally back on field for OSU, UW

Wright achieves dreams, one by one
Mike Wright had to fight back tears last year when the University of Cincinnati football team took the field to face TCU in its season opener at Nippert Stadium.

Coombs surprised Colerain's ranked No. 1
Despite earning seven of 10 first-place votes, defending state champion Elder fell from the top spot in the Enquirer's first of 10 weekly coaches polls.
Reading's Pike gets good news
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Tuesday's sports on TV, radio
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Closer Gagne works on a perfect season
LOS ANGELES - Eric Gagne, already imposing when he takes to the mound with his goggles and goatee, is even more unnerving when he's blowing - or floating - pitches past batters.

Royals bolster rotation by acquiring Anderson
CLEVELAND - Brian Anderson deserved a break this season, and he got one Monday.

NL: Expos hammer Phillies' Wolf
MONTREAL - Livan Hernandez scattered eight hits in his league-leading seventh complete game, and Vladimir Guerrero drove in four runs to lead the Montreal Expos over the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 Monday night.

AL: Pedro and Bosox sweep
BOSTON - Pedro Martinez got all the support he needed from David Ortiz - a home run, four RBI and a big hug after he came off the mound.

Manning passes Colts to victory
DENVER - Barreling around the corner like a pulling guard, Peyton Manning cleared the way for an extra five yards. So maybe it wasn't the best idea to have the quarterback as the lead blocker in a preseason game, but Manning wasn't about to let up.

Testaverde set to get to work
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Even though Vinny Testaverde and Curtis Conway have not practiced much together, they are part of an exclusive club with the New York Jets.

Cardinals set to come out winging
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - First-year Louisville coach Bobby Petrino promises the Cardinals won't play it safe against Kentucky on Sunday.

Sampras says goodbye
NEW YORK - On an emotional first night of the U.S. Open, Pete Sampras left tennis - at peace with himself and his place in the history of the sport.

Davenport's foot is fine in easy win
NEW YORK - The opening day of a Grand Slam tournament is a carnival of tennis, with more than 100 top men and women playing all across the grounds.

Fish story takes new turn at Open
NEW YORK - Mardy Fish has a following all his own at the U.S. Open - the "Fish Freaks."

Erring Rubin is stunned
NEW YORK - Chanda Rubin seemed to be in a good position at the U.S. Open. She was seeded No. 8 and the Williams sisters and Monica Seles were out of the event.

Penske taps Hornish to replace de Ferran
Two-time defending IRL champion Sam Hornish will drive next season for Team Penske, which also announced Monday that Indianapolis 500 champion Gil de Ferran will retire at the end of this year.

Yzerman returns for 21st season with Detroit
Steve Yzerman, 38, will return to the Detroit Red Wings for a 21st season after signing a one-year contract with the club Monday. He is the longest serving captain in NHL history.

2003 College Football Preview
Local college teams are strong, top rated and ready to play. Here is our in-depth guide to the 2003 season.
Nation's spotlite shines on area quarterbacks
UC's star search

2003 Prep Football Preview
High school football season kicks off Thursday night here in the Tristate. To get you ready for the action, here is our in-depth guide to the 2003 season.
Underwood holds his own
Highlands' Sester ready to direct march to state
Panthers cautiously thinking of repeat
Upcoming games

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Titans 23, Bengals 15
The Bengals continued their down-up-down preseason with a 23-15 loss Saturday night to Tennessee at Paul Brown Stadium.
Daugherty: Bengals not there yet
Bengals Q&A   • Notes: Newcomers split time at end

Linebackers heart of Bearcat defense
There's no Antwan Peek to anchor the defensive line, no Blue Adams to lead the secondary, but what the UC defense has are linebackers -- a whole bunch of speedy, hard-hitting linebackers.

XU could be Paulus' pick
Within two weeks, Xavier coaches will know if they've successfully completed a recruiting coup to land one of the most sought-after 2005 point guards.
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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