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Public Pool
A packed house cheered the swimmers in the first preliminary heat of the boys'100-yard freestyle at the Illinois state high school championships last Fridayin Evanston.

The Big Idea
Making an acrobatic save belying his 325 pounds, Shaquille O'Neal looks for aSuns teammate to pass to before landing out of bounds last Friday in Phoenix.O'Neal scored four points but led all rebounders with 14 in his second gamewith his new team, an 85--77 win over the Celtics.

Bulldazed
Despite his head plant at the end, Ross Coleman of Molalla, Ore., hung on longenough for a qualified ride aboard Rooster on a Rope at the Professional BullRiders event last Saturday in St. Louis. Coleman finished fifth overall.

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Photograph by Andrew Hancock

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Photograph by John W. McDonough

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Photograph by David E. Klutho