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December 18, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 25

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John McEnroe Cover - Sports Illustrated December 18, 1978

December 18, 1978 | Edited by William Leggett

December 18, 1978 | Edited by William Leggett
•George Steinbrenner, New York Yankee owner, responding to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's latest lament against free agency because the Yanks had signed pitchers Tommy John and Luis Tiant: "I don't...

December 18, 1978 | Frank Deford

December 18, 1978 | J. D. Reed
Home-grown and rated No. 1, Indiana took a 2-0 lesson from San Francisco's outlanders in the NCAA soccer final. The odd thing was the way the Dons won the title: by taking over the Hoosiers' game...

December 18, 1978 | Larry Keith
With Rich Branning, a Southern California émigré, and Kelly Tripucka leading the way, Notre Dame won its third game in a row at UCLA

December 18, 1978 | Ron Fimrite

December 18, 1978 | Pat Putnam

December 18, 1978
The year-end double issue hails the Sportsman of the Year; previews the bowl games; essays an analysis of the participant-sports phenomenon; offers a gallery of John and Jane Does who have made...

December 18, 1978 | Bruce Newman
This is not a political prediction, but the President is running again. He finds that the workouts keep him sound as a, well, dollar

December 18, 1978 | Bruce Newman

December 18, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
Robert Cantwell died last week following a heart attack. He was a small man, sturdy and vigorous, with a round, gentle face, a quiet humor and an extraordinary intelligence that enabled him to...

December 18, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney
Injured all last season, Phil Hubbard has made Michigan very robust once more

December 18, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

December 18, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
MURRAY BROWN: Florida State's junior center, who is shooting 76.5% from the floor, sank 16 of 17 field-goal tries and had 42 points in a 71-70 win at Auburn. He later scored 20 points in a 68-61...

December 18, 1978 | Clive Gammon
It's not easy fishing, but if the weather is at all bearable and the generators at Bull Shoals are shut down, the White River yields giant trout the year round

December 18, 1978 | Barry McDermott
Earl Anthony and Mark Roth practically gave Nelson Burton Jr. the $10,000 winner's check in the Grand Prix, but Cheryl Robinson needed no such largesse

December 18, 1978 | William Oscar Johnson

December 18, 1978 | Rick Telander

December 18, 1978
4—Lane Stewart22—Bill Eppridge23—Michael Salas24—Bill Eppridge32—Karl Schumacher-The White House36—Tony Tomsic40—Harry Benson49—Tony Tomsic54—Clive Gammon58—Hank deLespinasse65—Carl Iwasaki71—Bill...

December 18, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—Led by Artis Gilmore's 84 points and 44 rebounds in three wins, Chicago, which lost 15 of its first 19 games, extended its victory streak to five and moved out of the Midwest...

December 18, 1978

December 18, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:Once again, I was delighted by Curry (King of the Quill) Kirkpatrick's wonderful style (, Dec. 4). His story on Pete Maravich was another in a long line of masterpieces. Kirkpatrick does for...

December 18, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
For reasons that are not difficult to pin down, basketball has been popping up in American fiction with increasing frequency. It is essentially an urban game, with rhythms that mirror those of an...