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SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2003
Elder run over at Ryle festival
UNION, Ky. - The Ryle Sports Festival turned into a nightmare once again for Elder.
Sorry, Elder, it's us, not you
For Ryle Festival, less is more

No. 2 Buckeyes put on a No. 1 performance
The second-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 17 Washington 28-9 in the season opener Saturday night, in a fashion that will make for an interesting vote in this week's polls.
Daugherty: Forget Clarett, Krenzel's the main man

Lewis hints cuts likely to run deep
The Bengals, like all NFL teams, must get down to 53 players on their roster by 4 p.m. today. But today's transactions aren't likely to finish the turnover. Coach Marvin Lewis hinted at a major makeover after Friday night's preseason finale loss at Indianapolis.
Who will stay? Who will go?
Bengals Q&A

UC back had no breaks, but he was never broken
A picture of Tedric Harwell as an all-state football player hangs in Elkhart Central High School. Some photos represent nothing more than a kid who didn't make it out of the tough Indiana city. Tedric's photo, he uses as inspiration.

Moeller's Brackman mulls playing 2 sports in college
Moeller's Andrew Brackman entered this summer as a promising recruit for a host of mid-major schools, but he has emerged as more.
Longtime friends help NKU succeed
Page Two power rankings

Big dreams earn tough challenge
Sometimes the hardest part of realizing a long-held dream is letting that dream go. Called to manage the Reds on an interim basis through the end of the 2003 season after Bob Boone was fired, Dave Miley didn't gloat or wonder aloud why it took so long.
Cardinals 6, Reds 3
Notes: Wagner still adjusting to majors

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

NFL
Peppers watches fame grow beyond Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Julius Peppers is too big-time to still shop at Wal-Mart, and he's too small-town to have a wild night with his rapper buddies at the Grammy Awards.


Redskins take risk, keep two quarterbacks
ASHBURN, Va. - It'll be much harder for Steve Spurrier to start three different quarterbacks this year: The Washington Redskins are keeping only two.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Rocky start for Roethlisberger
IOWA CITY - Miami quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's Heisman Trophy campaign got off to a rocky start Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. The junior threw a career-high four interceptions in a 21-3 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.


UConn dominates in opener
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - From steak to shrimp, Connecticut tailgaters cooked up a feast to christen UConn's new 40,000-seat stadium.

Wildcats defense has new attitude
LEXINGTON - Kentucky's defensive linemen already have made a believer out of a quarterback who must face them every day in practice.

Top 25 roundup: No. 8 USC shuts down No. 6 Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. - Matt Leinart passed for 192 yards in his first start and No. 8 Southern California set up 17 points with three turnovers in a season-opening win over sixth-ranked Auburn.
Scores, how the Top 25 fared

BASEBALL
Injury can't keep Reds' Berry away
Mark Berry is coaching in pain. Promoted from bullpen catcher to Reds bench coach July 28, Berry has known since December that he needed to have shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum.


Reds Q&A
E-mailers are disappointed in the direction the Reds are going.
Reds chatter

Marlins lose Lowell for the season
MIAMI - Florida Marlins All-Star third baseman Mike Lowell will miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his left hand Saturday night, an injury that could cripple the team's chances of staying atop the NL wild-card race.

NL: Pavano's 10 K's spark Marlins
MIAMI - Carl Pavano pitched eight-plus solid innings, and Juan Encarnacion drove in four runs as the Florida Marlins held on and beat Livan Hernandez and the Montreal Expos 4-3 Saturday night.

AL: Pettitte outpitches Pedro
BOSTON - Andy Pettitte outlasted Pedro Martinez, surviving early trouble to earn his 17th victory Saturday as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 10-7 and extended their lead in the AL East to 4 1/2 games.
MLB power rankings

PREP SPORTS
St. X announces its presence
UNION, Ky. - St. Xavier's defense got the better of the nation's best high school quarterback Saturday.


Highlands' defense steady in win
FORT THOMAS - After a lackluster first half, Highlands' offense found itself and went on to beat Louisville Central 31-12 Saturday at Highlands.

Saturday's other games
Senior Trey Tudor rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns to lead Wyoming, ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer Divisions II-VI area coaches' poll, past top-ranked Roger Bacon 28-0.
Prep sports results

GOLF
Champions Tour rolling into town
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - The 14th Kroger Classic visits the Tournament Players Club at River's Bend this week. The kinks are out after last year's inaugural at the new course, which is a 5-10-minute drive from Kings Island.


Shootout looms in Tradition
ALOHA, Ore. - Jim Ahern birdied three of the final four holes for a 4-under-par 68 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Jeld-Wen Tradition, the final major this season on the Champions Tour.

TENNIS
Distracted Capriati wins in 3 sets
NEW YORK - Jennifer Capriati's finickiness reached new heights Saturday: She wanted the blimp hanging over Arthur Ashe Stadium moved.


Roddick refrains from war of words
NEW YORK - The future of tennis looks to be in surprisingly mature hands. Andy Roddick picked up the phone at 1:30 a.m., and instead of hitting the town, kicked off his 21st birthday celebration in very grown-up fashion.

MOTOR SPORTS
Youngsters combine to dominate Busch race
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Teenage teammates Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch finished 1-2 in the Busch Series Winn-Dixie 200 at Darlington Raceway Saturday.


Darlington promises to be a rougher ride
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Drivers who hadn't tested at Darlington Raceway this summer got a surprise when they showed up to practice for today's Southern 500.

Junqueira stays ahead of CART pack
DENVER - With an assist from the weather, Bruno Junqueira earned his second consecutive pole Saturday for the CART Grand Prix of Denver.

HORSE RACING
In Rome captures RD Pepsi Bassinet
In Rome rallied to win the $100,000 Pepsi Bassinet Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length Saturday at River Downs.


FALL PREVIEW SECTIONS
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.
SPECIAL COVERAGE
Walk among baseball history
Johnny Bench tags 'Baseball As America,' an exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center, as a way to rekindle love for the national pastime.
Bats Incredible! special section

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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