Do opponents now know how to shut down the mighty Lakers? * You
can hear a pin drop in Cleveland

An MVP vote for Green Bay's fearless leader * Trading e-mail with
the Commish * Dr. Z's All-Pro team

College Basketball
For unbeaten Illinois, fleet freshman guard Dee Brown sets the
tempo--on and off the court

College Football
Task of stopping Miami falls to three key Ohio State defenders *
Dennis Franchione's bowl predictions

Granato tries to fire up Avs * Rangers' Purinton is in demand *
Sabres players want out of Buffalo

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS A shot most foul Amid myriad distractions in Philadelphia, Shaquille O'Neal misses a free throw--one of his 11 flubs in 19 shots from the line--during the skidding Lakers' 107-104 overtime loss to the 76ers last Friday (page 98).