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November 20, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 21

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Rick Berns Cover - Sports Illustrated November 20, 1978

November 20, 1978 | Barry McDermott
Few of us really remember what it was like to be a kid, and fewer still, especially those of us who have nightmares of double-faulting on match point, remember what it was like to be a kid on a...

November 20, 1978 | Joan Ackermann-Blount
There were few girls' teams when I was in high school in the 1960s and the only sports-related group that received any attention or support was the cheerleaders. They had tryouts, practices, and...

November 20, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—The week belonged to Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Atlanta. All were undefeated and made significant strides in their divisions. After taking close ones from second-place New Jersey...

November 20, 1978
22, 23—Rich Clarkson24—Walter Iooss Jr.25—Walter Iooss Jr (top), Rich Clarkson26, 27—Walter Iooss Jr (left), Rich Clarkson (2)46-48—Bill Eppridge51—Heinz Kluetmeier55—Jerry Cabluck65, 66—George...

November 20, 1978
HARRY HOFFMANELKINS PARK, PA.Hoffman, 66, an owner of a racket-stringing shop, defeated Bill Lurie of San Pedro, Calif. 6-1, 6-2 to win the national 65-and-over clay-court tennis championship in...

November 20, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:Exotic betting on horse races (exactas, perfectas, etc.) has finally taken its toll (, Nov. 6). Eliminate all but win, place and show betting and the venerable daily double and you eliminate...

November 20, 1978 | Edited by Bruce Newman

November 20, 1978 | Edited by Bruce Newman
•Pat Gillick, Toronto Blue Jays vice-president of baseball operations, talking about 39-year-old Rico Carty's demand for a three-year contract as a free agent: "I don't mind paying a player, but I...

November 20, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney

November 20, 1978 | Dan Jenkins
They outdefensed Pittsburgh last week, and no NFL team has a better record than their 9-2, but the Rams still can't win for winning. So pretty soon Los Angeles will not have the Rams to kick...

November 20, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

November 20, 1978 | Richard W. Johnston

November 20, 1978 | John Papanek
Ron Boone of the Los Angeles Lakers has had his share of injuries, like this broken nose, but he's about to set a record for consecutive games

November 20, 1978
College Basketball tips off with a look—in pictures and words—at this year's unusually classy sophomore class, which is led by a 6'8" play-making guard extraordinaire. There are also scouting...

November 20, 1978 | Mike DelNagro
Directing an upset of Texas, Houston's glib Danny Davis demonstrated that he can pass the word as well as the ball

November 20, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

November 20, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Eddie Lee Ivery, a senior running back for Georgia Tech, ran for an NCAA-record 356 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets defeated Air Force 42-21 for their seventh win...

November 20, 1978 | Barry McDermott
Club pros—353 of them—came to Georgia for a tournament that reawakened the old anguish of the tour for many but made a winner of a cool Connecticut putter

November 20, 1978 | Robert H. Boyle
Thousand Islanders are up in arms about what they call a multibillion-dollar boondoggle by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a project the Corps claims will keep the St. Lawrence open for...

November 20, 1978 | Ron Reid
Things are looking up in Seattle, where the Zorn-to-Largent aerial circus has made the Seahawks a worthy opponent

November 20, 1978 | Dan Levin
Park Barrier Jr. ran 152 miles and 1,599 yards to win a 24-hour race and set a U.S. record, napped for two hours and as an encore ran a 50-miler the next day

November 20, 1978 | Robert H. Boyle
The stylish red setter, which is fast gaining popularity in the field, is mostly Irish and a small part English

November 20, 1978 | John Underwood