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July 23, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 4

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Nolan Ryan Cover - Sports Illustrated July 23, 1979

July 23, 1979 | Bruce Newman

July 23, 1979 | John Papanek

July 23, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Alberto Juantorena came to the Pan-American Games an almost august figure. He was the gold medalist at both 400 and 800 meters in the 1976 Olympics, an unprecedented accomplishment. In the 400 he...

July 23, 1979
Nothing but bad luck is what U.S. pros have had when the British Open is played at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Not one has ever won it there, but five former Open winners are among the Americans...

July 23, 1979 | John Papanek
If there was one athlete in San Juan who stopped hearts merely by appearing somewhere, it was Cuba's peerless heavyweight boxer, Teofilo Stevenson. At 6'5", 220 pounds and crafted of too-large and...

July 23, 1979 | Sarah Pileggi
Jerilyn Britz survived the weather and a showdown with Debbie Massey to win the Open, her first pro victory

July 23, 1979 | Sarah Pileggi
In the long annals of art, sport and downhill coasting, there has never been anything quite like the second Artists' Soap Box Derby—except maybe the first. Sport and art met briefly on a hillside...

July 23, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
Last winter Getty Oil paid $10 million for a majority interest in a hitherto unknown and practically non-functioning little cable TV company in Plainville, Conn. called The Entertainment and...

July 23, 1979 | E. M. Swift
Lee Mazzilli, Brooklyn's very own, has become a Met star and budding idol

July 23, 1979 | Jim Kaplan

July 23, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
MIKE SCHMIDT: The Phillie third baseman homered four times, taking the National League lead with 31. His first three homers of the week gave him seven in five games, to tie a league record. He...

July 23, 1979 | Steve Wulf
In impressive numbers, those U.S. quarterbacks regarded as expendable by the NFL have found work in Canada

July 23, 1979 | John Underwood

July 23, 1979 | Compiled by Kathleen Andria
AUTO RACING—CLAY REGAZZONI of Switzerland, averaging 138.80 mph in his Saudia Williams, won the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England, finishing 24.28 seconds ahead of Rene Arnoux of France...

July 23, 1979
RHONDA BARUSHFARMINGDALE, N.Y.Rhonda, a ninth-grader at Weldon E. Howitt Junior High, set a national women's high-power rifle record of 491-14X at 200 yards in the National Match Course tournament...

July 23, 1979
12, 13—Richard Mackson14, 15—Peter Read Miller (right), Richard Mackson (2), Andy Hayt-Los Angeles Times (insets)16—Richard Mackson17—Peter Read Miller29—(clockwise from top left) Manny Millan...

July 23, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
Edwin Newman is a bright and amusing fellow who has had a noteworthy career as a television correspondent for NBC News and who has written two successful books about the uses and abuses of the...

July 23, 1979
FAVORITE SONSir:It's about time Dave Winfield got the recognition he deserves (Good Hit, Better Man, July 9). He is one of the nicest men you would ever want to meet, and his work with youngsters...

July 23, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 23, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•John Lowenstein, Baltimore Oriole bench warmer, on how he stays ready: "I flush the John between innings to keep my wrists strong."