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December 10, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 24

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Ray Leonard Cover - Sports Illustrated December 10, 1979

December 10, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
It's Monday morning, and bettors have been sleeping off their losses from weekend pools, parlays and side bets. This is what they wake up to: Michigan by 22½ points over Wisconsin in college...

December 10, 1979 | Bil Gilbert
Given the pride we Americans often take in our reputation and ability as hustlers, it seems a pity, almost a historical injustice, that there are not statues in our parks, calendar portraits in...

December 10, 1979
28—Richard Mackson29—Hank deLespinasse (top), James Drake30—James Drake31—John Iacono32—Carl Iwasaki33—Greg Sorber-Albuquerque Journal34—John Iacono (left), Rod Hanna35—Rod Hanna36—Evelyn...

December 10, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Despite 50 points from Utah's Adrian Dantley, Los Angeles handed the Jazz their 14th straight defeat, 122-118. But three nights later Dantley's 39 points were enough as Utah...

December 10, 1979
TESSY BRANDNERHERREID, S. DAK.Tessy, 16, who holds the South Dakota Class B girls' record for the 1,600-meter run (5:17.5), ended an undefeated cross-country season by winning the state meet. Her...

December 10, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
SUGAR RAYSir:Thank you for a knockout article on one of the best fighters pound for pound, Sugar Ray Leonard (Sugar Sure Is Sweet, Nov. 26). Since he is seemingly unbeatable, I am curious as to...

December 10, 1979 | Kenny Moore
One of the small, unexpected consequences that result from a young and unknown runner making a breakthrough into national or world class is that some days later a questionnaire appears in his...

December 10, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
There's high school football, and then there's Texas high school football. That's no tall tale. Though boosters of the game in Pennsylvania or Ohio might contend that their states produce as many...

December 10, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
OPEN INVESTIGATION

December 10, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•Jim Zorn, Seattle Seahawk quarterback, whose wife Joy is expecting their first child: "If it's a boy, my neighbors have some friends who want me to name him Bjorn, so the headlines could read,...

December 10, 1979 | William Nack
Sugar Ray Leonard seized the welterweight title from Wilfred Benitez with a TKO—and thus opened new vistas

December 10, 1979 | Pat Putnam
For Mills Lane, who refereed the brawling, bloody middleweight title fight which preceded the Leonard-Benitez bout at Caesars Palace, the outcome was as apparent as the many cuts on Vito...

December 10, 1979
A new twist comes to gymnastics, as the sport's world championships for both men and women come to the U.S. for the first time, and the Americans have unprecedented prospects for winning medals....

December 10, 1979 | Joe Jares
Victor Galindez, the 31-year-old WBA light-heavyweight champion, raised his thick arms. His relatives and handlers from Argentina shouted gleefully. Excited fans in the audience pressed in closer...

December 10, 1979 | John Papanek

December 10, 1979 | Jule Campbell
Once the uniform of daring parachutists, the one-piece jump suit is now making a lot of soft landings in deep snow. This versatile garment provides for comfort and freedom which is greatly...

December 10, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson

December 10, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson

December 10, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick
In winning, St. John's not only is good (normal) but also exciting (unheard of)

December 10, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
WEST

December 10, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
MIKE GMINSKI: Duke's 6'11" senior center led the Blue Devils to the Big Four tournament title with 47 points, 28 rebounds and 12 blocked shots in wins over ACC rivals Wake Forest and North Carolina.

December 10, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
Alabama was acting downright chummy by turning the ball over to intrastate rival Auburn a lot, but the Tide got mean in time to preserve its No. 1 rating

December 10, 1979 | Mike DelNagro
Monk Costanzo put down his cards, picked up a cue and blew out the pros

December 10, 1979 | Robert F. Jones
Despite that bear's strictures, fires can be a boon to game animals, leading to denser cover and more abundant food

December 10, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
With first place in the AFC East at stake, the Miami Dolphins trotted out some of the great names from their Super Bowl past and routed the New England Patriots

December 10, 1979 | Frank Deford