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July 16, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 3

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Bjorn Borg Cover - Sports Illustrated July 16, 1979

July 16, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 16, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Jason Thompson, Detroit Tiger first baseman, after Manager Sparky Anderson announced a ban on jeans: "There goes my wardrobe."

July 16, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick

July 16, 1979 | Frank Deford
Bjorn Borg is the first player to win the singles title at Wimbledon four years in a row since Anthony F. Wilding of New Zealand did so in 1910-13. Before 1922 it was relatively easy for the...

July 16, 1979 | E.M. Swift
After 10 years of frustration, elated Expo fans are celebrating early and often

July 16, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Jesse Vassallo wowed them in his native land and 15-year-old Cynthia Woodhead won five gold medals as American swimmers led the way for the U.S. during a productive opening week at the...

July 16, 1979 | E.M. Swift

July 16, 1979
The VIII Pan-American games conclude with sports in which the U.S., already the biggest winner, is traditionally strong and deep—track and field, boxing and basketball. Joe Marshall and John...

July 16, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf

July 16, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
Readers occasionally inquire how this magazine's staffers hack it as athletes. Well, as a teen-ager in Coral Gables, Fla., Bill Colson used to beat Jimmy Connors at tennis. That was only in...

July 16, 1979 | Joan Ackermann-Blount

July 16, 1979 | Joe Jares
Surgery on his spinal disk has allowed Bobby Grich to return to All-Star form

July 16, 1979 | Kathleen Andria

July 16, 1979 | Kathleen Andria
DON BAYLOR: In seven games the Angels' designated hitter had seven home runs, a double and five singles for a .481 average, driving in 17 runs and scoring 11. He has 79 RBIs, the most in either...

July 16, 1979 | Tom Archdeacon
The heat inside his car was so intense that his shoe was melting, but that didn't stop Neil Bonnett from steaming to victory in the Firecracker 400 stock-car race

July 16, 1979 | John Papanek
Today the Pan-Am Games, tomorrow the Olympics. That was the message as the roller skating explosion hit San Juan, where the U.S. was the fastest and fanciest

July 16, 1979 | William Nack
A wise trainer finds it pays to keep his horse away from that big bad Bid

July 16, 1979 | Frank Deford
Goldengirl is the story of Susan Anton, played by Goldine Serafin, a tale about a great big beautiful blonde who is created by a diabolical P.R. doctor and an unscrupulous poster manufacturer and...

July 16, 1979 | William Humphrey

July 16, 1979 | Jack Rudolph
Long Island's Fashion Race Course was jumping that cloudy and cool afternoon. A train with a wood-burning locomotive wheezed to a stop nearby, and a procession of carriages and omnibuses converged...

July 16, 1979 | William E. Hafford
The summer duck circled. It was a canvasback. Silhouetted against a cloudless July sky, it was gliding, rocking confidently from side to side, coming down toward the surface of the water.

July 16, 1979 | Compiled by WILMER AMES
BOWLING—SAM FLANAGAN of Parkersburg, W. Va. defeated top-seeded Earl Anthony 269-258 to win the $70,000 Fresno Open.

July 16, 1979
14—Tony Duffy15-18—Walter Iooss Jr.19—Keystone Press Agency Ltd.29—Gerald Brimacombe30-32—Heinz Kluetmeier34—Walter Iooss Jr. (center), Mickey Pfleger (3)35—Walter Iooss Jr. (right), Mickey...

July 16, 1979
BILL and PAYNE STEWARTSPRINGFIELD, MO.Bill, 58, won the Missouri senior amateur golf title in Columbia, and two weeks later in Kansas City his son Payne, 22, became the state amateur champion. The...

July 16, 1979
WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDSir:In Frank Deford's article on sports in Washington, D.C. (It's Tough To Be the Hometown Team in No One's Hometown, July 2), I expected an educated and unbiased analysis...