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May 05, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 19

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cover - Sports Illustrated May 05, 1980

May 05, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 05, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Danny Marsh, a Cambridge, Md. gas-station attendant, midway through an unsuccessful attempt to swallow a "world-record" 51 raw eggs in an hour: "This is bad, man. Give me some water."

May 05, 1980 | John Papanek
In the eyeball-to-eyeball cockpit of the NBA playoffs those Jones Boys—Caldwell (below) and Bobby—caged Larry Bird as Philly triumphed in five games

May 05, 1980 | Bruce Newman
For 11 seasons he has stood at the center of his own remarkable universe, unwavering in his consistency. The only time Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ever seemed to change was when he got better. And there...

May 05, 1980 | Kathy Blumenstock
There will be no champagne-filled Stanley Cup for Montreal this spring. In a shocking upset, Minnesota stopped the Canadiens' bid for their fifth straight Cup by beating them 3-2 in Game 7 of the...

May 05, 1980 | William Nack

May 05, 1980
Hometown hero Rockhill Native could win. So could the misspelled speedster, Plugged Nickle, or that odd couple of Jaklin Klugman and Jack Klugman, or any horse in the best balanced Kentucky Derby...

May 05, 1980 | Bob Ottum

May 05, 1980 | Douglas S. Looney

May 05, 1980 | Kelso F. Sutton
Exactly 18 years ago, on the cover date of this issue, Anita Verschoth arrived in New York City from Germany at what was then called Idlewild Airport. Idlewild has since become John F. Kennedy...

May 05, 1980 | Anita Verschoth
O.K., arena advantage, but with the World Cup held in Baltimore, it was fitting that Conrad Homfeld and Melanie Smith of the U.S. rode off with the top honors

May 05, 1980 | Steve Wulf
Does Julio play for Houston, or is it Jose or Victor or...? With the accrual of the Cruz crew reaching a crucial point and creating confusion, here is a handy guide

May 05, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf

May 05, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
DAVE STIEB: Toronto's 22-year-old righthander defeated Kansas City 7-1 and Milwaukee 4-0 with a pair of five-hitters. That brought his record up to 3-0 and lowered his earned-run average to an...

May 05, 1980 | Arnold Schechter
Through the years the same sort of people who swallow goldfish and cram into Volkswagens have played Monopoly games in the oddest places: on a ceiling, on a moving elevator, on a fire truck, in a...

May 05, 1980 | Demmie Stathoplos
In only six years, Chinese divers have sprung from nowhere to beat the U.S.

May 05, 1980 | Dan Jenkins
Arnold Palmer made his debut among the game's senior-citizen demigods, but Tommy Bolt—Art Wall were the heroes

May 05, 1980 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
The Environmental Decade is past, but is environmentalism passé? A status report

May 05, 1980
4—Heinz Kluetmeier16, 17—George Tiedemann18, 19—John Iacono20—Peter Read Miller21—Richard Mackson24—Dan Baliotti25—Dan Baliotti (top), Barton Silverman26—Bill Luster (top), Dan...

May 05, 1980 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
PRO BASKETBALL—In the NBA's Western Conference best-of-seven final, Los Angeles took a 3-1 lead over the defending champion SuperSonics with a 98-93 Game 4 win in Seattle. In the Eastern...

May 05, 1980
JEANETTE KELLYWASHINGTON, D.C.Jeanette, 16, a junior at Dunbar High, finished first in the 13-19 age group in a 10-kilometer road race in Baltimore with a time of 38:38. She holds the D.C. public...

May 05, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE MOSCOW GAMES (CONT.)Sir:It will take time to establish who in fact will be hurt more by the U.S. Olympic boycott—the Soviet government or the American athletes (The Decision: No Go on Moscow,...

May 05, 1980 | Michael Baughman
Choosing equipment, caring for it, sometimes repairing it, are necessary and enjoyable aspects of most sports. I speak with some authority on this, for my small house is crammed with sporting...