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September 03, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 10

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Earl Campbell Cover - Sports Illustrated September 03, 1979

September 03, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
It was 2 a.m. on a June morning and a dozen men were playing sidewalk chess at the intersection of Yonge and Gould streets in downtown Toronto. For seats and tables they used upturned food cartons...

September 03, 1979 | Lowell Cohn
"You're to be in bed by 10, young man," my mother warned as she and my father left the house. "Not on your life," I thought. It was a Friday night in the winter of 1956, and I was 10 years old. My...

September 03, 1979 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
BASEBALL—Taiwan defeated Campbell, Calif. 2-1 in the final game to win its eighth Little League World Series in nine years, in Williamsport, Pa.

September 03, 1979
EMILE BOCCIAHUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y.

September 03, 1979
4—Dan Baliotti18, 19—Rich Clarkson (left), Manny Millan20, 21—Rich Clarkson22—Manny Millan (top), James Drake23—Manny Millan52, 53—John Iacono72—ABC77—-Slick Lawson (top), Don Hunter82, 84—Lane...

September 03, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
GRUMPY UMPSSir:Regarding your article Odd Man Out on the Diamond (Aug. 20), I have been a member of two unions (the American Federation of Musicians and the Newspaper Guild), and I have a comment...

September 03, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
THE KNIGHT AFFAIR (CONT'D)

September 03, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•George Brett, Kansas City Royals third baseman, describing teammate Jamie Quirk, who is 6'4" and weighs 185 pounds: "He looks like a greyhound, but he runs like a bus."

September 03, 1979 | Kenny Moore

September 03, 1979 | Arthur Ashe
Athletes are not exempt, as the author painfully discovered. He urges better diagnostic tools

September 03, 1979 | E.M. Swift

September 03, 1979
College Football '79 begins, and with it the race for the Heisman Trophy. Oklahoma's Billy Sims wants to become the second man to win two Heismans, but Charles White of USC hankers for the trophy,...

September 03, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
Before a word in this week's pro football package could go to press, it had to be scrutinized for accuracy by reporters Linda Marsch and Steve Wulf, who are both in their second season on the pro...

September 03, 1979 | Frank Deford
Don't be shocked when the 21st century arrives and the NFL teams in Super Bowl XXXIV have women quarterbacks launching 135-yard touchdown passes with their power-assisted arms

September 03, 1979
When the instant analyst rattles off his inside explanation of what happened during a particular play, it all sounds sensible...if, that is, you have just read the playbooks of all 28 NFL teams....

September 03, 1979 | Ron Reid
OFFENSE

September 03, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
Don Shula doesn't like to admit it—in fact, he'll get very upset if you mention it to him—but he's got a nagging problem. Why do his MIAMI Dolphins play so poorly on the road against the other...

September 03, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
MIAMI 10-6NEW ENGLAND 10-6BALTIMORE 9-7N.Y. JETS 9-7BUFFALO 4-12

September 03, 1979 | Joe Marshall
The AFC Central is the league's best division. You can look it up. Last year it not only produced the Super Bowl champion Steelers, as well as their rivals in the AFC championship, the Oilers, but...

September 03, 1979 | Joe Marshall
PITTSBURGH 12-4CINCINNATI 9-7HOUSTON 8-8CLEVELAND 8-8

September 03, 1979 | Ron Reid
Can Denver make it three straight division titles? Will San Diego's 14-year drought end? Can Oakland come back? Is Seattle for real? Will Kansas City throw a pass this season? Welcome to the...

September 03, 1979 | Ron Reid
SAN DIEGO 10-6DENVER 9-7OAKLAND 8-8SEATTLE 8-8KANSAS CITY 4-12

September 03, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
For DALLAS, the bad news started coming in on July 28 when Tony Dorsett dropped a mirror on his right foot, breaking the big toe. The next week the Cowboys were running through a light signal...

September 03, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
DALLAS 11-5PHILADELPHIA 8-8ST. LOUIS 8-8WASHINGTON 7-9N.Y. GIANTS 6-10

September 03, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Can a team win a division title with a losing record? In the NFC Central, that's a definite possibility. Last season no NFC Central team scored more points than it allowed, and MINNESOTA won an...

September 03, 1979 | Joe Marshall
CHICAGO 8-8DETROIT 7-9GREEN BAY 7-9MINNESOTA 6-10TAMPA BAY 6-10

September 03, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
Paul Hemphill, a journalist noted for his writings about the rural South and offbeat sports figures, has parlayed those two interests into an unusually appealing, entertaining first novel. It's...

September 03, 1979 | Ron Reid
The competition has improved considerably, but LOS ANGELES should prevail for the seventh year in succession. More speed and a retooled offense promise to make the Rams more exciting, but unless...

September 03, 1979 | Ron Reid
LOS ANGELES 12-4NEW ORLEANS 9-7ATLANTA 8-8SAN FRANCISCO 3-13

September 03, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
ABC has a new man in the booth, Fran Tarkenton, with a nickname designed to set him apart from mere mortals—Sir Francis. NBC and CBS are both bragging about their off-season trade, Curt Gowdy to...

September 03, 1979 | Frank Deford
Conway Twitty's minor league team is humming at the gate and in the field

September 03, 1979 | Jim Kaplan

September 03, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
WILLIE WILSON: The Kansas City leftfielder batted .440, had two game-winning hits, scored nine runs and stole seven bases, running his season total to a club-record 59. He has a streak of 19...

September 03, 1979 | Demmie Stathoplos
Disdaining retirement, though he is 18 years old, Golden Arrow trains in the surf and still performs on the turf

September 03, 1979 | Robert H. Boyle
Charles Brooks figures the best way to catch a trout is to see things through a trout's eyes, which is why you can find him underwater, breathing through a hose

September 03, 1979 | Rick Telander
Maybe if my television set wasn't broken I wouldn't spend so much time thinking of these things. Or maybe I would. You really can't escape pro football during the season just by smashing your TV...

September 03, 1979 | Bruce Newman

September 03, 1979 | Al Rainovic
Famed Broadway actor DeWolf Hopper proudly claimed him as a close friend, and Lillian Russell clamored for an introduction. Restaurants and bars named drinks in his honor. He was revered by young...