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May 12, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 20

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Genuine Risk Cover - Sports Illustrated May 12, 1980

May 12, 1980 | William Nack

May 12, 1980 | Steve Wulf
Los Angeles is sparkling, thanks in part to rookies who won't be given the brush

May 12, 1980 | Joe Marshall

May 12, 1980 | E.M. Swift

May 12, 1980
STUDENT-ATHLETES, THE SHAM AND THE SHAME. After months of revelations of transcript scandals and other academic transgressions at NCAA schools, one can no longer buy the old line that each such...

May 12, 1980 | Clive Gammon
Who bagged the Black Pearl? Frisked Germany of Franz? Why, Clive Toye, a man riding out a Blizzard

May 12, 1980 | Kelso F. Sutton
Herm Weiskopf is the kind of man of whom, when something good happens to him, people say, "Couldn't happen to a nicer guy." They're right, too. Something good has been happening lately to...

May 12, 1980 | Joe Jares
At the beginning of his novel Hawaii, James A. Michener goes on for 13½ pages about the creation of the islands—volcanic eruptions, lichens borne by the winds, layers of coral—and I waded through...

May 12, 1980 | Ron Fimrite
John Curtis of San Diego is showing his class in very different endeavors, journalism and baseball

May 12, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf

May 12, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
CESAR CEDENO: By collecting 10 hits in 20 at bats, slamming two homers, scoring eight runs, driving in four and stealing seven bases, the fleet centerfielder helped Houston move to the top of the...

May 12, 1980 | Larry Brooks
Butch Goring's arrival has transformed a Stanley Cup el foldo into an el boldo

May 12, 1980 | Curry Kirkpatrick

May 12, 1980 | Dan Levin
I have run across the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset and seen San Francisco on its hills, all shimmering and golden, but I think a more delightful place to run is Huguenot Drive, outside New Paltz,...

May 12, 1980 | William Oscar Johnson

May 12, 1980 | Ralph Graves
Almost every child learns to read on a diet of simple sentences. The nouns are Dick, Jane and Spot. The verbs are run, walk, hit. The first verbs I learned, indeed, were run, walk and hit, but the...

May 12, 1980
4—Evelyn Floret14, 15—William Strode16, 17—Heinz Kluetmeier (left), Barton Silverman (2)18—Heinz Kluetmeier19—Jerry Cooke (top), Barton Silverman22—George Tiedemann23—Manny Millan24—Manny Millan...

May 12, 1980 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
PRO BASKETBALL—Los Angeles, paced by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 33 points and 14 rebounds, beat Philadelphia 109-102 in Game 1 of the NBA's final playoff round in Los Angeles. The Lakers advanced to...

May 12, 1980

May 12, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
MATCHUPSSir:Thank you for the brilliant cover photograph of Dr. J and Larry Bird (April 28). They are perhaps the best forwards ever to play the game. Each is great in his own way. You couldn't...

May 12, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 12, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Dave Bristol, the Giant manager, addressing his struggling team: "There'll be two buses leaving the hotel for the park tomorrow. The 2 o'clock bus will be for those of you who need a little extra...