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August 14, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 7

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated August 14, 1978

August 14, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
In some very important ways, this has been an extraordinary summer for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and its readers. Two weeks ago we concluded a three-part series on money in sports, and in this issue,...

August 14, 1978 | Edited by Bruce Newman

August 14, 1978 | Edited by Bruce Newman
•Ron Fairly, of the California Angels, explaining why he has lost none of his speed at age 40: "There was nothing to lose."

August 14, 1978 | Dan Jenkins

August 14, 1978 | Ron Fimrite
Before howling crowds in Candlestick Park, those two bitter rivals, the Giants and the Dodgers, split a rousing four-game series in a vain attempt to determine who was the best in the West

August 14, 1978 | Coles Phinizy
While her rivals swerved off course or conked out, Betty Cook listened to her navigator and won the Erie race

August 14, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 14, 1978
How do I love me? Let me count the ways: as a super sailor, as the super owner of Atlanta's Hawks and Braves, as a communications tycoon. All of which makes Ted Turner, as he tells Curry...

August 14, 1978 | Ron Fimrite

August 14, 1978 | John Papanek
Bob Horner came off the Arizona State campus to play third base for Atlanta

August 14, 1978 | Melissa Ludtke Lincoln

August 14, 1978 | Melissa Ludtke Lincoln
ROLLIE FINGERS: The Padres' reliever saved four games to raise his league-leading total to 26. In 6⅔ innings Fingers struck out eight and allowed only two hits. He has not permitted a run in his...

August 14, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
It would be difficult to overestimate the influence on contemporary sportswriting of Jimmy Cannon, who died five years ago at the age of 64. Though there is plenty to dislike in his writing style,...

August 14, 1978 | William Leggett
After Alydar took the Whitney by 10 stunning lengths, the crowd at the old track rose to its feet, tumultuously applauding the runner-up who had won their affections

August 14, 1978 | Kenny Moore
In contrast to all the wrangling at the Montreal Olympics is the merry spirit on display at the Commonwealth Games

August 14, 1978 | Mike DelNagro
With a whopping $560,000 purse, the Meadowlands doesn't need tradition

August 14, 1978 | Frank Sleeper
After their long swim home, the salmon got a shocking welcome at Bangor

August 14, 1978 | John Underwood
As football injuries mount, lawsuits increase and insurance rates soar. The game is headed toward a crisis, one that is epitomized by the helmet, which is both a barbarous weapon and inadequate...

August 14, 1978 | John Underwood
Football is a he-man's game. So no player should get special handling. But some do. Last year 20 NFL quarterbacks had incapacitating injuries.

August 14, 1978 | Donald Murray
Unbelievably, within the memory of middle-aged Southern Californians there was a time when 20 surfboards at Malibu on a summer Sunday was a crowd, and some of us, disgusted with the influx of...

August 14, 1978
BOXING—HUGO CORRO of Argentina retained his world middleweight title with a 15-round decision over Ronnie Harris of Canton, Ohio, at Buenos Aires.

August 14, 1978
11—Lynn Pelham16, 17—John Iacono (2), Ken Regan-Camera 5 (right)18—John Iacono19—Ken Regan-Camera 522—Tony Tomsic (top), John Collier31—Heinz Kluetmeier32, 33—Walter Iooss...

August 14, 1978
CLINT JOHNSONOVERLAND PARK, KANS.Clint, 16, a student at Shawnee Mission South High, threw the discus 196 feet at a regional Junior Olympic track meet in Russellville, Ark., setting a record for...

August 14, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
YANKEE DOODLINGSir:Congratulations to Larry Keith for an outstanding article (A Bunt That Went Boom! July 31). It shows the side of Reggie Jackson many people despise and the side of Billy Martin...