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May 08, 1978 | Volume 48, Issue 20

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Elvin Hayes Cover - Sports Illustrated May 08, 1978

May 08, 1978 | Ron Rau
"I started it because I wanted to subscribe to it," is how Ed Gray explains the genesis, in 1976, of Cray's Sporting Journal, a breath of fresh air in outdoor magazines.

May 08, 1978 | John Gonella
When I came to America from Scotland in February 1948, I was 30 years old, a crack amateur golfer and not a complete stranger to opulence or autocratic power. I had spent seven years in the...

May 08, 1978
15—Drawing by SQW20, 21—Manny Millan23—Walter Iooss Jr.26, 27—Katz-Black Star54—George Long-ABC Sports57—Fred Kaplan71—John Iacono76, 79—Jerry Cabluck80—James Drake86—Tony Triolo115—Helen Bamford (1)

May 08, 1978
DANIEL KELLYCHERRY HILL, N.J.Dan, 17, a diver for Cherry Hill West High, is unbeaten in invitational competition and has won 24 consecutive dual meets. This season Dan averaged 204 points a meet,...

May 08, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Getting 21 points from reserve Forward Alex English, the Bucks evened their series with Denver at three games apiece with a 119-91 win in Milwaukee. San Antonio wasn't looking...

May 08, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
SPIRIT OF DETROITSir:Congratulations are due Larry Keith and Jerry Kirshenbaum for their excellent articles in the April 24 issue on the Tigers (Roar? No, the Tigers Go "Tweety!") and the Red...

May 08, 1978 | Edited by Walter Bingham

May 08, 1978 | Edited by Walter Bingham
•Archie Griffin, on his old Ohio State coach, Woody Hayes: "He doesn't know anything about drugs. He still thinks uppers are dentures."

May 08, 1978 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Washington upset the Spurs, then got a surprising edge on the 76ers. In the West, Denver could not buck Milwaukee

May 08, 1978 | John Papanek
When he is much, much older—say, 29—and summering in his retreat high atop Thompson Mountain in the Rockies, David Thompson will probably remember few details of this spring's quarterfinal playoff...

May 08, 1978 | Bruce Newman
American divers demonstrated they were as strong as ever with impressive performances in a pair of big international meets

May 08, 1978 | Dan Jenkins
Sam Snead and money have been close friends for many years, and he wasn't about to let the $400,000 Legends of Golf title get away

May 08, 1978 | William Leggett
With favored Alydar and Affirmed resuming their redoubtable rivalry and unbeaten Sensitive Prince a figurative if not literal dark horse, the 104th running of the Kentucky Derby could blossom into...

May 08, 1978
He whoops and he hollers and thus, all psyched up, Mark Roth goes out and bowls them over as the professional circuit's high roller. Herman Weiskopf tells of the life and tempestuous times of the...

May 08, 1978
Although the Kentucky Derby is as encrusted with ancient clichés and traditions as any fixture in the sporting world, every visitor sees the roses and tastes the juleps in his own personal,...

May 08, 1978 | Barry McDermott

May 08, 1978 | J.D. Reed

May 08, 1978 | Sam Moses
Two weeks ago when ABC televised the final portion of George Willig's two-day climb of Angels Landing, a treacherous 1,500-foot Navajo sandstone wall in Utah's Zion National Park, the network...

May 08, 1978 | Ron Fimrite
Rejected by other teams and their own fans, the young A's are surprise winners

May 08, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

May 08, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
JEFF BURROUGHS: Eight RBIs and two homers were only part of the Atlanta outfielder's productivity, which also included eight consecutive hits (two shy of the National League record) and a .778...

May 08, 1978 | Walter Bingham

May 08, 1978 | Robert H. Boyle
When A. J. McClane, who served as fishing editor of Field & Stream for 30 years, writes a book, the result is almost always memorable. The Practical Fly Fisherman, republished in a new edition...

May 08, 1978 | Pat Putnam
He'd sooner play shortstop, but Duran saves his hands for slugging opponents

May 08, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney
Perhaps unhinged by the largest purses in the sport, favorites in all events came up losers in the Copenhagen/Skoal rodeo at Fort Worth

May 08, 1978 | Ron Reid
Led by Mark Belger, Villanova won five out of five races at the Penn Relays

May 08, 1978 | Mark Mulvoy
Toronto's plan was to win by bullying, and when the Islanders failed to fight back, they dropped a shocking series

May 08, 1978 | Bil Gilbert