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May 01, 1978 | Volume 48, Issue 19

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Gary Player Cover - Sports Illustrated May 01, 1978

May 01, 1978 | Edited by Walter Bingham
THE TROUBLED CHAMP

May 01, 1978 | Edited by Walter Bingham
•Graig Nettles, one of the four Yankees who were fined $500 for missing a welcome-home luncheon for charity: "If this club wants somebody to play third base, they've got me. If they want somebody...

May 01, 1978 | Barry McDermott

May 01, 1978 | Curry Kirkpatrick
With Bill Walton hurting—and then out of it entirely—Portland fell dangerously behind in its NBA playoff battle against Seattle

May 01, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Buffalo's Gilbert Perreault is used to being rocked and rolled, but his Stanley Cup encounters with Philadelphia turned up new obstacles and intensified his rivalry with Rick MacLeish, whose...

May 01, 1978 | Peter Gammons

May 01, 1978
It is a capital day on the sports calendar, a day brimming with history and tradition. It also is a day for people and horse watching, and for wild, sweet imagining. Artist Oscar de Mejo paints a...

May 01, 1978 | A. M. F. Pacer III

May 01, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 01, 1978 | John A. Meyers
In the words of one co-worker, Staff Writer Bruce Newman is "the son Pat Boone never had."

May 01, 1978 | Bruce Newman

May 01, 1978 | Larry Keith
In '77 the Dodgers had the National League West wrapped up by mid-May. But by winning two of three last week in L.A., the Reds showed they plan no '78 el foldo

May 01, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
AL WEST

May 01, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
ELIAS SOSA: The 27-year-old right-handed relief pitcher from the Dominican Republic appeared in all five of Oakland's games, allowing two hits in 62⅔ innings, saving two wins over Seattle and...

May 01, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
Jay Cronley has no artistic pretensions in his little novel about big-time college football. Fall Guy (Doubleday, $6.95). It's a modest tale that offers a modest moral or two, a number of solid...

May 01, 1978 | Patrick Bedard
And what comes out is more zip when you want it, thus more potential sporting pleasure in this day of shrinking engines and dwindling power. Turbos are old hat at Indy; now come the street cars

May 01, 1978 | William Leggett
For tall odds on a small horse in the Kentucky Derby, try Esops Foibles

May 01, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney
He won the AAU title with a borrowed style, and now Greg says he, too, is the greatest

May 01, 1978 | Kenny Moore

May 01, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—"The times we beat them in the past they didn't play as a unit. They went one-on-one," the Knicks' Jim McMillian said of the 76ers. "Now they're more of a team than I've ever seen...

May 01, 1978
4—Manny Millan13—drawing by SQW24—Dick Raphael25—Manny Millan26—Dick Raphael57—Heinz Kluetmeier62—illustration by Jim Flora67—William Strode73—Tony Triolo82—James Drake93—Linsey Scott Barrington (1)

May 01, 1978
JAMES BOWEN PARKSSUMMERVILLE, S.C.Bo, a sophomore, struck out 20 batters while pitching his second prep no-hitter for Summerville High School, a 3-0, seven-inning defeat of conference rival...

May 01, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
HOOP FEVERSir:I sincerely hope that Curry Kirkpatrick is as wrong about Portland not winning the NBA championship as he was about Phoenix winning it (Why Is This Man Eating Popcorn? April 17).KEN...