Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts

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Raiders Keep Laying It On The Lineman

The Oakland Raiders, who have spent much of the offseason stockpiling offensive linemen, added another Saturday by signing free agent guard Lester Holmes.

Holmes, who started 14 games for Philadelphia last season, was cut by the Eagles and signed with the Raiders after working out for several teams. Terms of his contract were not released. Holmes, a first-round draft pick by the Eagles in 1993, will compete for the starting job with Rick Cunningham. FOOTBALL Agent Says Favre Will Report Brett Favre's agent says he expects his client to attend the Green Bay Packers minicamp next month and training camp in July even if he has no new contract in hand. Two news reports last week suggested the two-time MVP quarterback might sit out in protest of not having a new deal despite more than a year of negotiations. Nebraska lost $900,000 on its trip to the Orange Bowl after it sold only 3,600 of its 15,000 tickets. Nebraska is asking the other Big 12 schools to help cover its loss and explore changes that might prevent the Huskers and others from experiencing the same problem. BOWLING Duke Finally Wins On Tour Norm Duke ended a two-year victory drought on the Pro Bowlers Association tour by defeating Bob Learn Jr. 279-203 to win the Foresters Open in Mississauga, Ontario. Duke averaged 264 for three games and defeated a field that included four of the seven top 10 ranked players in the world for the IOF title. He then defeated Canadian champion Marc Doi 277-205 in a $10,000 winner-take-all challenge match which concluded the telecast. Tryouts for the Anheuser-Busch/BPA Masters League and the Women's All-Stars Scratch Traveling League will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Concord Lanes. Scratch bowlers interested in trying out are welcome to attend. TENNIS Florida, Stanford In Women's Final Florida and Stanford will meet again for the NCAA Division I women's tennis team championship. Playing in a temperature in the upper 90s in Stanford, Calif. …

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