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SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003
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Today's game: Pirates 7, Reds 0
The Reds didn't get a baserunner until the sixth inning and managed just three hits in a 7-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon.
Wednesday game: Pirates 8, Reds 5
Notebook: Hurricane forces players to adjust

St. Ursula tops in 2 sports
St. Ursula Academy this week is celebrating No. 1 national rankings in girls high school volleyball and girls soccer.
Prep sports report

One step forward, two steps back?
The Bengals have not won more than two games in a row since moving into Paul Brown Stadium in 2000.
Notebook: Slow start doesn't preclude postseason

OSU ready for another Civil War
The idea seemed quaint at the time. Ohio State would invite in-state schools to come play in Ohio Stadium, where they'd thank the Buckeyes for a big paycheck and politely take a 40-point pounding.
Bearcats may get more of Buckeyes

Sports today on TV, radio
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BASEBALL
Pitcher Zito is back on track for Oakland
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Barry Zito took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics got RBI doubles from Scott Hatteberg and Billy McMillon to beat the Anaheim Angels 2-1 Wednesday.
Giants repeat as West champions
SAN FRANCISCO - Jason Schmidt had 11 strikeouts in his 16th win of the season, and Andres Galarraga and Marquis Grissom each hit a two-run homer as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 Wednesday night to clinch the National League West title and their third playoff berth in four years.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Bucks not charmed by eBay auction
When a tiny, gilded charm showed up on the Internet auction site eBay this week, it all but rocked Buckeye Nation.
Jones isn't leading just MU defense
Senior Terrell Jones is in his fourth season as a starting linebacker for the Miami RedHawks, but in many ways, he feels like a freshman.
SOCCER
Hamm healthy, happy and back on top of the World
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - As she prepares for her fourth and final World Cup, Mia Hamm is happy, healthy and confident again.
NFL
After 0-2 start, Holcomb spots problem: Himself
BEREA, Ohio - This hasn't been the start Kelly Holcomb always dreamed of.
PREP SPORTS
Elder sputters against Colonels
Despite outplaying Covington Catholic for most of the game, the Elder soccer team ended up on the losing side of a 2-1 decision Wednesday night at Covington Catholic. The Panthers' strong defense didn't give up many scoring opportunities, but when it did, Covington Catholic was there to take advantage.
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OTHER SPORTS
Even Riley among Heat staff taking pay cut
The salaries of Miami Heat employees will be cut 10 percent this season, a reduction that excludes the players but includes president and coach Pat Riley.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Raiders 23, Bengals 20
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Bengals would not claim a moral victory Sunday after the 23-20 loss to Oakland. But their performance in one of the league's most hostile environments against the reigning AFC champions suggests that these finally aren't the same old Bengals.
Bengals-Raiders stats

Potential evident in loss to AFC champs
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: Asking for patience in the NFL is like asking for a diamond mine in your backyard. Extreme makeovers are so common and swift, the whole league should be set in Hollywood. When the Bengals ask for patience, it tries your patience.

UC 15, West Virginia 13
Gino Guidugli became UC's career leader in touchdown passes and Chet Ervin kicked three field goals in a big road victory.
Expanded duties a kick for special teams' Ervin

Another fantastic OSU finish
COLUMBUS - These were the same faces, sure, but these didn't look like the same Buckeyes. There was no palpable heartbeat, no soul. Then it all came back in a rush.
Buckeyes' backs trip yet again

Sophomore an army of one
Columnist Paul Daugherty writes: Bingo saved sports last time. The school levies came and went, seven in the late '80s and early '90s, losers all, and it became very obvious very quickly that if sports were to continue at Mt. Healthy High, sports would have to pay their own way.

Simple twists of fate
The most difficult decision in either man's young life began a journey that led them to the same destination. Meet the Bengals' Kelley Washington and the Reds' Adam Dunn.
Page Two power rankings
Xavier golf evolves into top program


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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