Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts

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Kings Send Robitaille To Pens For Tocchet

The National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings traded high-scoring left winger Luc Robitaille to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday for right winger Rick Tocchet and a second-round draft choice next spring.

Robitaille was a seven-time All-Star with the Kings. In 1992-93, set a goal-scoring record for left wingers (63) and finished with 125 points as the Kings made it to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Last season, the Kings failed to make the playoffs for the only time in Robitaille's career, although he had 44 goals and 42 assists in 83 games. He has 392 goals and 411 assists in an eight-year career.

Tocchet, 30, is a 6-foot, 205-pound, physical player with a scoring touch. Last season, Tocchet played only 51 games because of injuries and slumped to 14 goals and 40 points. In his 10-year career, Tocchet has 291 goals, 350 assists and 2,120 penalty minutes. HOCKEY Report: Cocaine In Probert's System

Preliminary tests show Bob Probert had been using cocaine when he was arrested for drunken driving, the Detroit News reported Friday. Also Friday, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said that because Probert no longer is with the Detroit Red Wings his work agreement is void. The waiver was necessary because he has a felony drug conviction for trying to smuggle cocaine across the Detroit-Windsor border in 1989. The Red Wings released Probert last week, but he later signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. GOLF Zoeller Leads By 2 Shots In Memphis

Fuzzy Zoeller shot a 65 for a two-round total of 131 and a 2-stroke lead in the Federal Express St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. PGA Tour rookie Dicky Pride, who started the day among the leaders, finished with a 67 for 133. He was tied at 9-under with Gene Sauers and Belleville, Ill., native Jay Haas, each with 66s. Nick Price, the British Open winner who is the defending Memphis champion, had a two-day total of 138 after shooting a 66. St. Louisan Jay Delsing is in a group of eight at 135. The cut came at 2-under 140, with casualties including St. Louisan Hale Irwin (141) and John Daly (142).

Juli Inkster shot a 69 and took a 1-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Ping/Welch's Championship in Canton, Mass. she had two bogeys, one par and the eagle that gave her a 7-under-par 137 and was ahead of Pat Bradley, Helen Alfredsson, Annika Sorenstam and Melissa McNamara, who were at 138.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Lee Trevino and Jimmy Powell each shot 6-under-par 66s and share the first-round lead in the Northville Long Island Classic in Jericho, N.Y. Tom Wargo, of Centralia, Ill., shot 72. BASKETBALL San Antonio Signs Person

Chuck Person, released by the Minnesota Timberwolves after the season, signed with the San Antonio Spurs. …

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