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SPORTS NEWS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
Bengals give Rackers the boot
In a surprise move Sunday, the Bengals waived kicker Neil Rackers and acquired kicker Shayne Graham off waivers from Carolina.
Big names in Bengals' cuts
Who made the team and why

UC 40, East Carolina 3
The pass-happy Bearcats opened the new season today by unleashing a ground attack behind an offensive line that opened huge holes for Richard Hall and Derick Eddington.
Daugherty: Hall's shaky road to debut ends with a solid start
Wright gets scare in first game back

Reds 5, Brewers 4
MILWAUKEE - Want a little positive news on the Reds front? Seth Etherton is starting to look like he can be a factor in the rotation next year, and Wily Mo Pena is starting to look like he has a clue.
Notes: Promotion surprises Sardinha

Champions Tour has debate on age
In recent years, there has been talk about some day soon lowering the threshold age for admittance to the PGA Tour's Champions Tour from 50 to 45.
Kroger Classic essentials

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

PREP SPORTS
Colerain holds No. 1 ranking in Division I
For the second straight week, the Colerain Cardinals were voted No. 1 in the Enquirer's Division I coaches' poll. For the third straight week, a new No. 1 emerged in Division II-VI.


No challenge to Highlands in coaches' poll
Highlands' domination of the Enquirer's weekly Northern Kentucky coaches' poll continued into week two. The Bluebirds picked up all four first-place votes to remain the undisputed top-ranked team. Highlands was the unanimous choice after week one. Highlands defeated Louisville Central 31-12 Saturday.

FOOTBALL
Petrino outshines Brooks in coaching debuts
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino couldn't have asked for a better debut. Kentucky coach Rich Brooks faces a tough week to ponder his.
Top 25 polls, college football schedule


Seahawks lineman suspended 4 games
SEATTLE - Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chris Terry was suspended Monday for the team's first four games for violating the NFL substance abuse and personal conduct policies.

BASEBALL
Even in grief, Bonds closes in on another MVP
It takes a touch of tragedy sometimes to glimpse the human side of athletes who seem cold, hard and invulnerable.


Twins acquire Orosco from Yankees
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins acquired 46-year-old pitcher Jesse Orosco in a trade with the New York Yankees.

Monday's other games
PHOENIX - Considering what he's been through lately, Barry Bonds decided it was time for the game to end.

U.S. OPEN TENNIS
Capriati roars into quarters despite delays
NEW YORK - Jennifer Capriati naps almost every day, so spending an hour snoozing on a sofa in the players' lounge really was no big deal.


Players wile away rain delay with chess matches
NEW YORK - Mike and Bob Bryan took their seats early. Max Mirnyi promised to stop by. Jennifer Capriati ran to tell her father.

OLYMPICS
USA redeems itself in Olympic qualifier
Bring on Spain. Bring on Yugoslavia. Bring on - heh, heh - France. American basketball has taken the bag off its head.

HORSE RACING
Walden pair rock Cradle, finish 1-2 at River Downs
Team Valor Stable's Tiger Hunt, part of an uncoupled Elliott Walden-trained entry, pulled away in the late stretch to win the $200,000 Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at River Downs.


SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
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.


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

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

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


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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