Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts

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Turner Appears On Verge Of Landing Redskins' Job

The Washington Redskins turned to an old nemesis Tuesday, reaching into the staff of the Dallas Cowboys for offensive coordinator Norv Turner to rescue their free fall from Super Bowl stardom just two years ago.

The Redskins scheduled a news conference for today to announce a new coach. Turner met with team owner Jack Kent Cooke and general manager Charley Casserly for more than five hours hours Tuesday. "We'll see you tomorrow," Turner said cheerfully as he left the Redskins' headquarters. Neither Cooke nor Casserly would comment, but both were all smiles.

The Redskins have spoken with no one other than Turner since Jan. 4, when Cooke fired Richie Petitbon after his team finished it worst season in three decades with a 4-12 record. FOOTBALL NFC Makes Pro Bowl Roster Moves

Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, San Francisco running back Ricky Watters and Philadelphia linebacker Seth Joyner were added to the NFC squad for Saturday's Pro Bowl. Favre will replace the New York Giants' Phil Simms, who has a shoulder injury. Watters takes the place of Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, who is nursing a knee injury. Joyner was named by coach George Seifert as the NFC's "need" player, a defensive end or linebacker deemed by the head coach as a necessary player to the team. BASKETBALL Blazers' Drexler Suspended

Clyde Drexler of the Portland Trail Blazers was suspended without pay for one game and fined $2,500 by the National Basketball Association for bumping an official. Drexler was forced to sit out Tuesday night's game at Sacramento. Drexler was punished for bumping Dan Crawford. HOCKEY Lemieux's Comeback Postponed

Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux, still bothered by back pain, has temporarily delayed his latest comeback but hopes to play as early as this weekend. Lemieux, who has played in only four of the Penguins' 50 games, had tentatively planned to return Tuesday against Florida.

Philadelphia received defenseman Rob Zettler from San Jose in a trade for center Viacheslav Butsayev. Zettler played in 42 games this season with the Sharks, recording three assists and 65 penalty minutes. Butsayev, 24, had 12 goals and nine assists in 47 games with the Flyers this season. BASEBALL Berryhill Signs With Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox, who already had signed free agent catcher Dave Valle, signed Damon Berryhill to a minor-league contract. Berryhill, who became a free agent Dec. 20 when Atlanta failed to offer a 1994 contract, would get $700,000 if he makes the team, and Boston would get a $1. …

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