College Football

Miami's no-name defense stifles Virginia Tech • Arizona mauls UCLA and finds a quarterback • Kansas ends its 36-game drought against reeling Nebraska

The NBA

Does the acquisition of Shareef Abdur-Rahim signal a slowdown in Sacramento? • A front-office executive sizes up the new contracts of three fourth-year forwards who signed last week

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Kevin Garnett averaged 22.0 points a game and shot a sweltering 58% from the floor, but the Timberwolves staggered to a 1-2 start.