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September 12, 1977 | Volume 47, Issue 11

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Mike Boit Cover - Sports Illustrated September 12, 1977

September 12, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle

September 12, 1977 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Bum Phillips, Houston Oiler coach, endorsing 5'9", 200-pound Running Back Horace Belton: "He's not small, he's just short."

September 12, 1977 | Kenny Moore

September 12, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney
Billy Haughton's colt took the Hambletonian in straight heats, setting records for himself and his driver. But he won't have a shot at the Triple Crown because nobody had enough faith in him...

September 12, 1977 | Coles Phinizy
After a summer-long scrap, Courageous, skippered by crafty Ted Turner, sailed away (below) from sleek, new Enterprise and now will defend the America's Cup against Australia

September 12, 1977
Pro Football '77 features house comic Dan Jenkins revealing the results of a player poll on such vital issues as which team has the worst fans and the best uniforms; Joe Marshall re-creating Tony...

September 12, 1977 | Pat Putnam

September 12, 1977 | Myron Cope

September 12, 1977 | Frank Deford
The best part about going to a children's movie is that the audience cheers when it starts. Certainly it did when I saw The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (hereinafter referred to as BNB II)....

September 12, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
After being 0-7, Atlanta's Phil Niekro got his flutter back and has resumed his inexorable drive to become the alltime winningest thrower of the Iron Butterfly

September 12, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

September 12, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
LOU BROCK: With two stolen bases in a game against San Diego, the St. Louis outfielder increased his total to 893, thereby tying and then surpassing Ty Cobb's 49-year-old major league record for...

September 12, 1977 | Pat Putnam
Rutgers, winner of 18 straight games, was looking forward to the dawn of a new era when it scheduled Penn State. Instead the Scarlet Knights were taught a harsh lesson in expecting too much too soon

September 12, 1977 | Barry McDermott
Karsten Solheim parlayed $1,100 and his genius into a $20 million business

September 12, 1977 | Morton Sharnik
In which Shavers runs up an impressive string of KOs—interspersed with a few lamentable KOs by—and gets a title bout with Ali. Act II? Tune in Sept. 29

September 12, 1977 | Ray Kennedy
What used to be one of the outstanding garbage dumps of our time has become a gold mine of a sports center—and more nuggets are on the way. The man who pulled it off is Sonny Werblin

September 12, 1977
BOATING—TED TURNER'S Courageous beat archrival Enterprise for the 13th time in 20 races and was selected by the New York Yacht Club to defend the America's Cup against Australia, which became the...

September 12, 1977
11—Drawing by SQW16, 17—Walter Iooss Jr., Heinz Kluetmeier (right)18—Heinz Kluetmeier19—Walter Iooss Jr., Heinz Kluetmeier (right)20—Walter Iooss Jr.21—Heinz Kluetmeier, Walter Iooss Jr....

September 12, 1977
BARBARA REINALDALAKEWOOD, CALIF.Reinalda, 19, of Cerritos JC, was MVP in the National Women's American Softball Association tournament for the second straight year. She had a 7-1 record with the...

September 12, 1977
PHILADELPHIA STORYSir:Your article on the Phillies was great (Off on a Rampage, Aug. 29), but you were wrong when you said George Foster is the only one who seems likely to challenge Greg Luzinski...

September 12, 1977 | Arnold Schechter
If you're a typical tennis hacker, the nightmare is familiar. After a brief, sloppy warmup, the first serve of the match floats toward you, as big and inviting as a pizza. But instantly your brain...

September 12, 1977 | George Beahon
There isn't any mention of the Great Frozen Daiquiri Derby in all those file cabinets full of records they have in Cooperstown. That's a pretty big oversight, because the derby lasted for six...