Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts

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Kendall Gill Goes Back to Charlotte

The Charlotte Hornets, seeking to add scoring to their erratic backcourt, reacquired Kendall Gill Tuesday night in a trade with the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Hornets sent shooting guard Hersey Hawkins and journeyman swingman David Wingate to the Sonics for Gill, 27, who starred at Illinois before Charlotte selected him No. 5 overall in the 1990 draft.

Gill played three seasons with the Hornets, averaging 20.5 points in 1991-92, before expressing dissatisfaction with Charlotte and asking to play elsewhere.

***** BASKETBALL Cincinnati OKs New Huggins Contract

The University of Cincinnati gave conditional approval to a 10-year contract extension for basketball coach Bob Huggins. The school approved the deal pending the results of a physical examination Huggins took as part of the negotiations.

- Former San Antonio Spurs guard Alvin Robertson has been charged with burglary and other charges after an incident involving an ex-girlfriend. Robertson, 32, was arrested early Monday outside the woman's apartment complex.

***** HOCKEY Blues, Islanders To Share AHL Team

The St. Louis Blues have announced that they will share their new American Hockey League affiliate in Worcester, Mass., with the New York Islanders.

The Blues, who ended an 11-year affiliation with the International Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen in early May, announced a five-year agreement with the Worcester IceCats on May 24.

- Wayne Gretzky, coming off his poorest year in 16 professional seasons, wants to return to the Los Angeles Kings, the team said.

Gretzky, who will be 35 in January, has been mentioned frequently as trade bait because unloading his $8.5 million contract would significantly ease the financial burden on the cash-strapped Kings.

- Fox Sports telecast of the final game of the Stanley Cup finals between New Jersey and Detroit drew a 3. …

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