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April 14, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 16

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Muhammad Ail Cover - Sports Illustrated April 14, 1980

April 14, 1980 | Edited By Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 14, 1980 | Edited By Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Don Carter, professional bowler: "One of the advantages of bowling over golf is that you very seldom lose a bowling ball."

April 14, 1980 | Pat Putnam

April 14, 1980
It would be nearly impossible to come by a more unlikely heavyweight champion. The WBA's latest, Michael Dwayne Weaver, 27, is an ex-Marine separated from the rest of the world by a thick drop...

April 14, 1980 | Bruce Newman
The underdog Kings got one electrifying performance from Phil Ford in their opening-round playoff loss to fast-moving Phoenix, but what they really needed was hometown hero Tom Watson to hole out...

April 14, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman

April 14, 1980
First of the majors, the Masters annually comes up with masterly golf. The 1980 field includes Watson, Nicklaus, Player and Trevino, who have nine green jackets among them and are looking to...

April 14, 1980 | Myra Gelband

April 14, 1980 | Jim Kaplan

April 14, 1980 | Stan Isaacs
I'm not sure I can say this without using a lot of extraneous exclamation points and a few tired jokes, but the fact is that you can't discuss the subject of television sports very long without...

April 14, 1980 | Sarah Pileggi
Donna Caponi Young won the richest event on the women's tour, but the one having the worst prospect for enduring

April 14, 1980 | William Leggett
Pat Valenzuela, 17, recently lost his apprentice standing, but he's more than holding his own against the best, and why not? He certainly has the bloodlines

April 14, 1980 | Sam Moses

April 14, 1980 | Michael Baughman
I've taken so many camping trips in my life that the memories of most of them have merged and blurred in my mind. There were two trips, though, that I'll never forget, because I think they...

April 14, 1980
16-19—Manny Millan20, 21—John Iacono24, 25—Heinz Kluetmeier (left), John Iacono (2)26—Heinz Kluetmeier (bottom left), Mark Perlstein (3)33—John Iacono34, 35—Heinz Kluetmeier (top row), Tony Triolo...

April 14, 1980 | Compiled by BROOKS CLARK
BASKETBALL—In the NBA's two-out-of-three mini-series, Philadelphia was the first winner. The 76ers defeated Washington 111-96 as the man in the plastic mask, Caldwell Jones, scored 18 points and...

April 14, 1980
VALERIE ROBINSONDORCHESTER, MASS.Valerie, a 5'8" senior guard on the Boston Technical High girls' basketball team, led the city in scoring with an average of 23.8 points per game, including 56...

April 14, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
FRESH KAREEMSir:What a delightful, insightful article on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (A Different Drummer. March 31)! John Papanek has taken one of the most complex figures in sports, cut through the...