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August 11, 1980 | Volume 53, Issue 7

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Sebastian Coe Cover - Sports Illustrated August 11, 1980

August 11, 1980 | Edited by Jim Kaplan

August 11, 1980 | Edited by Jim Kaplan
•Leon Wandel, Belgian technical official, in response to criticism from Soviet Basketball Coach Aleksandr Gomelsky at the Olympics: "Mr. Gomelsky can say what he wants. It's a free country."

August 11, 1980 | Kenny Moore

August 11, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
The last superheavyweight lifter to make a successful comeback was Samson. They just don't do it. The training is too intense, the muscles must be in a constant state of awareness. They don't just...

August 11, 1980 | Ron Fimrite
As expected, Teofilo Stevenson won his third consecutive Olympic Games heavyweight championship last Saturday and thereby became the first boxer ever to receive three gold medals in the same...

August 11, 1980
The last time Lee Trevino played at Oak Hill in Rochester he won his first tournament—the 1968 U.S. Open. Trevino returns to Oak Hill for the PGA, the last of the year's majors. Tom Watson, Jack...

August 11, 1980 | Joe Marshall

August 11, 1980 | Ron Fimrite

August 11, 1980 | Henry Hecht
One team that does not have a third baseman approaching the caliber of George Brett is the New York Mets. Not now, not 10 years ago, not ever. What the Mets have had is a lot of third basemen....

August 11, 1980 | Philip G. Howlett
When Senior Reporter Paula Phelps was a child in Pittsburgh, she had a friend named Chuck Zivic, whose father, Fritzie, had been welterweight boxing champion of the world. After Zivic's victories,...

August 11, 1980 | Pat Putnam
Thomas Hearns was burning bright in Motown, stopping Pipino Cuevas to win the WBA welterweight championship

August 11, 1980 | William Nack
San Diego still lacks an identity and a sense of direction, and with the star's status in doubt, the future remains bleak

August 11, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf

August 11, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
BAKE McBRIDE: "I've never had a streak like this," said the Phillie outfielder, "not even in stickball." His 14-for-23, .609 spree produced 11 runs and raised his average to .317. In a 9-6 win...

August 11, 1980 | Coles Phinizy

August 11, 1980 | Jim Doherty

August 11, 1980 | Jerry D. Lewis
When Los Angeles hosted the 1932 Olympic Games, many nations were faced with a problem, namely money. Travel distances coupled with a worldwide depression made the cost of sending a team...

August 11, 1980
4—Lane Stewart16, 17—Heinz Kluetmeier18, 19—Rich Clarkson20, 21—Rich Clarkson22—Jerry Cooke (top), Heinz Kluetmeier23—Rich Clarkson (bottom), Heinz Kluetmeier (2)24—Rich Clarkson25-29—Jerry...

August 11, 1980 | Compiled by ROY S. JOHNSON
BOXING—THOMAS HEARNS knocked out Pipino Cuevas at 2:39 of the second round to win the WBA welterweight title in Detroit (page 46). On the same card, HILMER KENTY stopped Oh Yong Ho on a TKO in the...

August 11, 1980
CHRIS FANCHERMARENGO, IND.Chris, a ninth-grader at Crawford Junior High, set school records in the 60-, 100-and 200-meter dashes while winning 54 of 56 races. He also led the Wolfpack basketball...

August 11, 1980
MOSCOW OLYMPICSSir:I enjoyed the cover of your July 28 issue so much I must compliment photographer Rich Clarkson and, yes, even the Russians for displaying such beautiful pageantry.ERIC...

August 11, 1980 | Jonathan Yardley
I had a lot of fun with The In-Your-Face Basketball Book by Chuck Wielgus Jr. and Alexander Wolff (Everest House, hard-cover $11.95, paperback $7.95), an oversized book celebrating the joys of...