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$HAQUILLE O'NEAL Rapper, movie star and occasional hoopster goes West: a $123M deal with the Lakers
BRETT FAVRE 1995's MVP returns to the Packers clean and sober, with "Super Bowl or bust" fever
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Fans are getting a kick out of its inaugural season, packing stadiums in record numbers
MICHAEL IRVIN Fallen Cowboy evades jail time on drug charge, but may face N.F.L. suspension
MARGE SCHOTT Already barred from day-to-day operations, meddling Reds owner now has to buy own tix
SLEAZY AGENTS The NCAA attacks quick-buck pro contracts...