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Soccer

THE CHAMPION COAST TO COAST SAN FRANCISCO'S STEVE NEGOESCO HAS WON MORE GAMES THAN ANY OTHER COACH

By Kimberly Wong

Climbing

STRETCHING THE IMAGINATION CHRIS AND PAM SCHMICK TURNED ABANDONED SILOS IN ILLINOIS INTO A CLIMBER'S PARADISE

By MIKE FINKEL

Catching Up With...

BOSTON CELTICS GUARD BOB COUSY JANUARY 9, 1956

By Jackie MacMullan

NFL Extra

A TIRED ACT WHILE LIONS COACH WAYNE FONTES CAN STILL COAX A FEW LAUGHS, WINS MAY BE ANOTHER MATTER

By David Fleming; John Walters

DANNY KANELL BAILED OUT THE GIANTS, BUT HE IS NOT--REPEAT NOT--REPLACING DAVE BROWN

By Paul Zimmerman

Golf

BECOME A VIRTUAL PRO INSTANTLY WHEN YOU TEE IT UP ON NEW COMPUTER SIMULATIONS, YOUR GAME LOOKS A LOT BETTER

By Albert Kim

Perspective

GENTLE HANDS FOR WILD HORSES PRISON INMATES LEARN MORE THAN A SKILL IN A BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

By Susan Davis

Football

AN OFFSHORE POWERHOUSE THOUGH A TINY ISLAND SCHOOL, NANTUCKET HIGH REGULARLY BEATS THE MAINLAND BIG BOYS

By Rick Lipsey

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Pro Football

BREAKING AWAY THE EAGLES RAN ROUGHSHOD OVER THE COWBOYS TO OPEN A TWO-GAME LEAD ON DALLAS AND PUT THE FIRE BACK IN AN OLD RIVALRY

By Austin Murphy

MAD RUSH A LARGE NUMBER OF HEAD-TO-HEAD GAMES BETWEEN THE TOP TEAMS IN THE NFL OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS WILL GO A LONG WAY TOWARD DETERMINING THE FAVORITES FOR SUPER BOWL XXXI

By Peter King

Hockey

ABOVE AND BEYOND THE FLORIDA PANTHERS' OVER-THE-TOP START PROVES LAST SEASON'S RUN FOR THE STANLEY CUP WAS NO FLUKE

By Michael Farber

College Football

AT HOME ON THE ROAD THE FIGHTING IRISH FELT JUST LIKE NATIVES IN DUBLIN, WHERE THEY WHIPPED NAVY BEFORE AN ADORING CROWD

By Gerry Callahan

Inside College Football

PENN STATE'S QUARTERBACK REDEEMS HIMSELF WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OHIO STATE COULD END UP IN THE SUGAR BOWL?

By Tim Layden

NBA Preview 1996-97

THAT WAS THEN...THIS IS NOW CHANGE, A HALLMARK OF THE LEAGUE DURING ITS 50 YEARS, WILL BE EVIDENT AGAIN--THOUGH NOT IN THE FINALS--AS THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY SEASON TAKES OFF

By Phil Taylor

Lakers centers pivotal to the pro game's evolution

From George Mikan to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Shaquille O'Neal, Lakers centers have pushed the NBA game forward.

By Richard Hoffer

THE NBA AT 50: ON THE UP AND UP

THE BALL'S IN HIS HANDS JASON KIDD, THE MAVERICKS' PRECOCIOUS POINT GUARD, MUST PROVE HE HAS THE STEADINESS TO LEAD A FRAGILE TEAM

By Johnette Howard

ATLANTIC THE KNICKS GO ON THE OFFENSIVE, PENNY WILL CARRY THE SHAQ-LESS MAGIC, AND STRICKLAND TRIGGERS THE BULLETS

By William F. Reed

SPOTLIGHT ALLAN HOUSTON THE TITLE-HUNGRY KNICKS HOPE THIS DETROIT IMPORT WILL SHOOT THEM TO THE TOP

By William F. Reed

CENTRAL THE BULLS SHOW THEIR AGE BUT REMAIN A HANDSOME PICK TO WIN IT ALL--FURTHER FRUSTRATING THE PACERS

By William F. Reed

SPOTLIGHT DIKEMBE MUTOMBO THE SHOT-BLOCKING BIG MAN EAGERLY ACCEPTS THE HAWKS' INVITATION TO SCORE

By William F. Reed

MIDWEST THE SPURS AGAIN HAVE THE HORSES, BUT BARKLEY AND THE ROCKETS MAY BE STRONGER FINISHERS

By Phil Taylor

SPOTLIGHT VERNON MAXWELL BACK IN SAN ANTONIO, THE VOLATILE GUARD PLEDGES TO CONTROL HIS COMBATIVENESS

By Phil Taylor

PACIFIC THE SONICS ARE BIGGER UP THE MIDDLE, BUT THE LAKERS, WITH SHAQ, HAVE MUSCLED INTO CONTENTION

By Phil Taylor

SPOTLIGHT JIM MCILVAINE SEATTLE IS GAMBLING $35 MILLION ON A FORMER BACKUP CENTER TO HELP IT HIT THE JACKPOT

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NFL

BEEBE, NASH AND ODOMES RETURN TO SPOTLIGHT MCCARDELL CATCHES ON IN JACKSONVILLE BETTIS HAS LAST LAUGH

By Peter King

I LOVED THIS GAME! SUPERHEROES, SPECIAL EFFECTS, MERCHANDISE GALORE--IS THIS GREAT BASKETBALL OR WHAT?

By Leigh Montville

Departments

LETTERS

RECRUITING OVERKILL...WELL-COIFFED MARATHON WINNER... GAMBLING RUMORS AT BOSTON COLLEGE ...USOC CONFLICT... REMEMBERING THE WHIP...HEAVY WITH 300-POUNDERS

EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Richard O'Brien SCORECARD WRITER/REPORTER Kostya Kennedy