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OSU coach wants Clarett out
Ohio State is ready to cut ties with Maurice Clarett now that the star running back faces criminal charges.
Wolfpack not changing strategy vs. Buckeyes

Lewis: One thing at a time
The Bengals went back to work Monday with dual purposes of correcting mistakes from Sunday's opener and preparing for Oakland.
West Coast is anathema for Bengals
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Gameday photo gallery

West Virginia offers a chance to audition
Ultimately, the powers that be in the Big East Conference will not make a decision on UC's attractiveness as a candidate for their revamped league based on one football game. But that won't stop the Bearcats from getting jacked up to play Big East member West Virginia.
Wolfpack not changing strategy vs. Buckeyes

Kroger Classic called a success
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - The 14th Kroger Classic overcame heavy rains early last week to present a good course to the Champions Tour players, and benefited so much from improved spectator parking Wednesday through Friday that tournament officials will try to get it extended through the weekend next year.

Pirates 9, Reds 1
A beautiful full moon rose in center field Monday night as the Reds played Pittsburgh at Great American Ball Park. It was a perfect crisp fall evening. A great night to be a baseball fan - just not a Reds fan.
Bad to worse: Graves, Wilson done for year
Selig supporter of Reds' retooling

Coaches tab Colerain as tops in D-I
The top six spots remained unchanged in the Enquirer's Division I coaches' poll. Seven of the 10 schools in the Division I poll remained undefeated at 3-0.
Highlands maintains top ranking in Ky.
Ex-Hamilton coach to be dismissed by board

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

MNF: Buccaneers 17, Eagles 0
PHILADELPHIA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a taste of the ultimate feeling in sports, and they're hungry for more.

Looking back at your own risk
Smart people in the NFL should know better than to ask, "What have you done for me yesterday?"

Warner out, Bulger is in as Rams QB
Kurt Warner got out of the hospital Monday and was doing better a day after sustaining a concussion, but he won't start Sunday at quarterback when the St. Louis Rams face San Francisco in their home opener.

Rangers recall left-hander Mounce
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of left-hander Tony Mounce from Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday and put him in their starting rotation.

NL: Ortiz's 19th paces Braves
ATLANTA - Russ Ortiz bounced back from another shaky start for his career-high 19th win and the Atlanta Braves rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, who dropped into a tie with Florida for the NL wild card Monday.

AL: Chicago strikes first vs. Twins
CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox wasted little time warming up for their first-place showdown with the Minnesota Twins.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Clock starts now for trade evaluations
When the Reds began dismantling the 2003 team, the company line was they were doing it to build for the future. Will the plan work? That largely depends on how eight pitchers - ages 19 to 24 - perform over the next few years.
Reds chatterE-mail Q&A

That rainy day feelin'
It took nearly two weeks, but Andy Roddick finally put a charge into the U.S. Open Saturday with his five-set semifinal win. Still, the tournament hasn't been a total waste, as Top of the Second's water-logged review proves.
Page Two power rankings

Bengals season preview
After 12 dark, non-winning seasons, Cincinnati's moribund franchise and its fans hope new coach Marvin Lewis can turn it into gold. See our season preview.
Watch Channel's 9 preview online

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

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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Buckeyes national champs
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