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April 06, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 15

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Isiah Thomas Cover - Sports Illustrated April 06, 1981

April 06, 1981 | Curry Kirkpatrick

April 06, 1981 | William F. Reed
The smile. You notice the smile first. When Isiah Thomas smiles, when his eyes light up and his teeth flash and those huge dimples appear, you can't help but think of the last sophomore guard who...

April 06, 1981 | Pat Putnam
Though Ray Leonard took some lumps from a challenging garbage man, he retained his title and strengthened his future bargaining position

April 06, 1981 | William Nack

April 06, 1981
As baseball bows in, so does SI's special issue. In a hymn to the hot corner, Jim Kaplan salutes Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia and George Brett of Kansas City—MVPs and World Series heroes. Steve...

April 06, 1981 | Roy S. Johnson

April 06, 1981 | Clive Gammon

April 06, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
It's only appropriate that we introduce our deputy picture editor, Barbara Henckel, the same week we cover the Avon tennis championships (page 63). Henckel is the granddaughter of Hazel Hotchkiss...

April 06, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney
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April 06, 1981 | Kenny Moore

April 06, 1981 | Richard Rogin
James M. Vardaman of Jackson, Miss. runs a successful forest-management firm, but his master passion is bird watching, which is abundantly clear after reading Call Collect, Ask for Birdman (St....

April 06, 1981 | Sarah Pileggi
Though Martina Navratilova dominated the winter tour, including last week's Avon Championships, she's still No. 3

April 06, 1981 | Kathy Blumenstock
Deep in talent, not to mention coaches, Louisiana Tech was simply phenomenal as it ran up a 34-0 record and won the women's national title over Tennessee

April 06, 1981 | Dan Jenkins
Tom Weiskopf has been in 13 straight Masters, but he may miss out this year

April 06, 1981 | John Papanek

April 06, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
INTO THE CLOWN'S MOUTH

April 06, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Harry Neale, Vancouver Canucks' coach, whose team continues to struggle in rival NHL arenas despite following a psychologist's recommendation that the players wear road uniforms designed to make...

April 06, 1981 | Peter Meinke
In Brooklyn in the late 1930s and early '40s, people were pretty poor, and in the German-Irish section of Flatbush, where we lived, our sports reflected that condition. We played stickball, of...

April 06, 1981
4—Lane Stewart22—George Tiedemann23—Ray Fisher24—Ray Fisher (top), George Tiedemann (2)32—David Penney54—Vandell Cobb-Ebony Magazine57—Spinelli-Nealy60—Richard Mackson63, 64—John Iacono67, 68—Andy...

April 06, 1981 | Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—LOUISIANA TECH beat Tennessee 79-59 in Eugene, Ore. to win the AIAW national championship (page 67).

April 06, 1981
TONY KISERBALTIMORETony, 17, led the Milford Mill High indoor track team to a state Class A co-championship by anchoring the victorious 880-yard and mile relay teams, winning the 60-yard hurdles...

April 06, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE NCAAsSir:Curry Kirkpatrick's article Hey, You'd Be Hog Wild, Too (March 23) was probably the best I've read in SI in a long time. And Peter Read Miller's cover picture was great. It totally...