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August 20, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 8

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John Jefferson Cover - Sports Illustrated August 20, 1979

August 20, 1979 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
If the roar of the crowd is part of baseball, so, increasingly, is the hush of the clubhouse. Let sportswriters draw nigh and Dave Kingman isn't the only ballplayer who is clamming up these days....

August 20, 1979 | Barry McDermott
As the San Diego aerial circus revs up for the new season, John Jefferson, the top receiver at lighting the scoreboard last season, expects to shine even brighter now that No. 1 draft choice...

August 20, 1979 | E. M. Swift

August 20, 1979
Hobbled by age they're not, so some of baseball's most venerable stars are still at the top of their games. Ron Fimrite takes the pulse of record setters like Lou Brock, Carl Yastrzemski and...

August 20, 1979
Like huge, multicolored vultures, the hang gliders circled slowly over the desert, their delicate wings tilting to catch the tricky air currents. The event was the first Moab World Invitational...

August 20, 1979 | Nora Gallagher
Reggie Jones stood at the edge of the red sandstone cliff in Canyonlands National Park and looked down. Below him, 2,000 feet of sheer face ended in a pile of jagged rocks dotted with blackbrush...

August 20, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
Tom Villante, baseball's director of marketing and broadcasting, watched his TV set in astonishment three Saturday afternoons ago as the NBC Game or the Week went off the air—in the eighth inning....

August 20, 1979 | Anthony Cotton
At 38, Willie Stargell is still a vintage hitter and has led the Pirates into first

August 20, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 20, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Mickey Rivers, Texas Ranger outfielder, on hearing ex-New York Yankee teammate Reggie Jackson brag about having an IQ of 160: "Out of what? A thousand?"

August 20, 1979 | Steve Wulf

August 20, 1979 | Steve Wulf
DAN FORD: The Angel outfielder batted .469 with 10 RBIs and two home runs, and eight of his 15 hits were consecutive, tying Manager Jim Fregosi's club record. Ford also joined Fregosi as the only...

August 20, 1979 | Sam Moses
In a wheel-to-wheel duel with a superb English cyclist, Kenny Roberts of the U.S. won the British Grand Prix, all but clinching a second consecutive world title

August 20, 1979 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 20, 1979 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
BOWLING—WAYNE WEBB of Rehoboth, Mass. defeated Jimmy Certain of Huntsville, Ala. 212-203 in the final match to win the $70,000 Waukegan (Ill.) PBA tournament.

August 20, 1979
14—Richard Mackson (left), Peter Read Miller15—Fred Kaplan16, 17—Tony Tomsic18—Lane Stewart28—Evelyn Floret49—Tony Tomsic59—John Iacono (top), Graham Finlayson60, 61—Heinz Kluetmeier62-68—Bill...

August 20, 1979

August 20, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
ENERGY VS. THE ENVIRONMENT (CONT.)Sir:"The Rockies May Crumble..." (SCORECARD, July 30) is a catchy appraisal of President Carter's synthetic-fuels program, but I suggest that it exaggerates the...

August 20, 1979 | Bruce Newman