Notebook: Jul. 29, 1996

WINNERS & LOSERS

THE SPORTIN' LIFE (100% OLYMPICS-FREE)

[WINNERS]

$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

[& LOSERS]

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...

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