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August 18, 1980 | Volume 53, Issue 8

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James Rodney Richard Cover - Sports Illustrated August 18, 1980

August 18, 1980 | William Nack

August 18, 1980 | Dan Jenkins
Jack Nicklaus not only rediscovered his putting stroke in time to win a record 19th major tournament, but he also nearly lapped the field with his seven-stroke victory in the PGA Championship at...

August 18, 1980 | Bruce Newman

August 18, 1980 | Steve Wulf

August 18, 1980
The fiery temper of 6'5" Peter Fleming matches that of his 5'10" doubles partner, John McEnroe. They're favored to repeat as U.S. Open champions, and Fleming's improving singles game could...

August 18, 1980 | Robert H. Boyle

August 18, 1980 | Lowell Cohn
"I'm not a whiz at play-by-play announcing," says Bryant Gumbel. "I don't like the sound of my voice. And I was never a professional athlete. My ability is to digest a lot of information, which I...

August 18, 1980 | Philip G. Howlett
When Staff Writer Steve Wulf was assigned to cover baseball this year he knew he would be spending a great deal of time on the road, but he didn't know the road would take him to such a far-off...

August 18, 1980 | Anthony Cotton
Hard-hitting Lee Lacy (below left) and Mike Easler constitute a mutual admiration society, which is a good thing because they often share leftfield for Pittsburgh

August 18, 1980 | Jim Kaplan

August 18, 1980 | Jim Kaplan
RON LeFLORE: While batting .364, the Expo leftfielder stole four bases in one game—eight for the week—and scored nine runs, three of them game-winners. He led the National League with 72 steals...

August 18, 1980 | John Papanek
The U.S. was supposed to meet the gold medalists and wipe them out. No way

August 18, 1980 | Douglas S. Looney
Harness horsemen wonder whether the biggest purse ever, $2 million, is the route to raves or road to ridicule.

August 18, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 18, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Waite Hoyt, Hall of Fame pitcher, upon learning that a limited-edition bronze sculpture of Cincinnati Red Catcher Johnny Bench was priced at $975: "In our day you could have gotten a live catcher...

August 18, 1980 | Barry McDermott
Andrea Jaeger, only 15, cut a wide swath through the field at the U.S. Clay Court Championships, until Chris Evert Lloyd taught her some respect for her elders

August 18, 1980 | Frank Deford

August 18, 1980 | Peter Schwed
Diehards in sport like things the way they are. Radicals are always trying to change the rules. The traditionalist in me sympathizes with the diehards, but the innovators' ideas make sense often...

August 18, 1980
4—Enrico Ferorelli12, 13—Carl Iwasaki (left), Richard Mackson14, 15—Carl Iwasaki16—Manuel M. Chavez17—Carl Iwasaki36—Robert Hagedohm57—Ronald C. Modra67—John Iacono (top), Heinz Kluetmeier68,...

August 18, 1980
BETH SCHOEDLMENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.Beth, who graduated last spring from Hamilton-Sussex High, won her fourth straight conference 220-yard title in a record 25.7. She also set marks in the 110-yard...

August 18, 1980 | Compiled by ROY S. JOHNSON
BOXING—SERGIO PALMA knocked out Leo Randolph in the fifth round in Spokane to win the WBA junior featherweight title.

August 18, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
REG-GIE!Sir:Thanks for a tremendous personal look at a real "superduperstar" (The Man Who Owns New York, Aug. 4). Not having been around for Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio, and not being old enough to...