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By Jeff Mayfield

[MAY 10, 2004] 

Railers and Lady Railers

The only info we had on the Railers is that they won on Saturday and that the Lady Railers had two tough games this weekend and more to play on Saturday. No further reports were available.

Cook, Lakers upend Spurs

Lincoln's Brian Cook netted two points, two rebounds and two fouls in five minutes of action in Sunday's 105-91 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers climbed back into contention in the series, trailing the Spurs 2-1. The game Tuesday night in LA or the next game back in Texas may well prove to be the pivotal game of this series.

Sindelar's 14-year break

How can you not pull for a guy like Joey Sindelar? He hadn't won a PGA Tour event since 1990. That is not a misprint!

But, you also had to feel bad for Arron Oberholser, who was tracking toward his first tour win. He stubbed his toe a couple of times on the way in, and when his drive found the woods on 18 it appeared that his collapse was complete. His ball was nestled near a tree, and Oberholser had to use a funky upright swing to even make contact with the ball. Not only did he hit it, but he launched it out of trouble and onto the green. It was a fantastic shot and it makes golf on TV. From there he 2-putted to set up Sindelar's playoff heroics.


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Se Ri Pak continued her amazing play by rallying from five strokes back to win this week's LPGA event. With the win Pak qualified for the LPGA Hall of Fame in just her seventh season on tour.

Cubs win one they shouldn't have, Cards lose two they shouldn't have…

So, if you're looking for more reasons why we think the Central Division will be a two-team race (Chicago and Houston), go no further than this past weekend. The Cubs were battling rain delays in a game Colorado looked like they had won twice, but Chicago escaped with an unlikely win.

St. Louis, on the other hand, was in Montreal (a team mired in their worst start in franchise history) looking to make hay and possibly prolong their includance near the top of the division. Someone forgot to tell the Expos that. Instead, St. Louis looks like they're heading for the middle of the pack, and the Cubs look like they will battle Houston for the top spot. We just can't believe that the 'Stros will continue to play this well. We'll see.

Have a great week, everybody!

[Jeff Mayfield]

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