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May 11, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 20

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Kevin McHale Cover - Sports Illustrated May 11, 1981

May 11, 1981 | Bil Gilbert
Like the duckbill platypus, bandicoot and the vegemite sandwich, two-up, the Australian national gambling game, is an improbable phenomenon. Simple as it is—two-up is no more than a gussied up...

May 11, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 11, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Earl Weaver, Baltimore Oriole manager, explaining why he thinks Second Baseman Rich Dauer will hit .300 this season: "Because he knows now that he doesn't know all there is to know about what he...

May 11, 1981 | William Nack

May 11, 1981 | John Papanek
The Celtics came winging back from 3-1 to embarrass the nose-diving Sixers

May 11, 1981 | Roy S. Johnson
Around the NBA the lane, that 16'x19' area from the foul line to the baseline, has come to be known as "the paint." That's a pretty benign name for what is actually a combat zone, a place where...

May 11, 1981 | Anita Verschoth

May 11, 1981 | Steve Wulf

May 11, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
To his account in this issue of base-stealing Outfielder Tim Raines of the Expos (page 49), staff writer Jim Kaplan brought a genuine appreciation of speed. "In high school I was so slow my...

May 11, 1981 | Jim Kaplan
Montreal's rookie leftfielder has been a one-man deluge, leading the major leagues with 20 steals in his first 19 games while batting .373 and scoring 14 runs

May 11, 1981 | Kathleen Andria

May 11, 1981 | Kathleen Andria
KEN SINGLETON: The Orioles' rightfielder had nine hits, including two homers, two doubles and six RBIs—two of them game-winners—as Baltimore won five. His .433 batting average is the highest in...

May 11, 1981 | Bruce Newman
After missing the Moscow Olympics, the U.S. had hopes of beating the U.S.S.R., the 1980 gold medalists, in the FINA World Cup. But the Soviets had other plans

May 11, 1981 | Larry Brooks
The defending Stanley Cup champion Islanders went into the playoffs feeling like Rodney Dangerfields, but left no one scoffing in Toronto, Edmonton or the Garden

May 11, 1981 | Andy Meisler
Computers have made their mark on nearly every aspect of the times—from the new Cadillacs that come with their own dashboard versions to the Columbia space shuttle. But sports haven't been...

May 11, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
Tympanist Tom Akins is in his seventh season of broadcasting baseball games

May 11, 1981 | Kenny Moore

May 11, 1981 | Lionel Atwill
Fly fishing, as much as any sport today, is wedded to technology. Once the province of the tweedy set (to whom synthetic always has been as repugnant as worm), it is now the darling of tinkerers...

May 11, 1981 | Giles Tippette
The other night, talking to my wife, Betsy Anne, I made passing reference to the time I was offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals to sign with their Columbus, Ga. farm team. I reckon I've...

May 11, 1981
4—Evelyn Floret18, 19—John Iacono20—Jerry Cooke21—Barton Silverman (top), John Iacono22-24—Jerry Cooke25—Manny Millan28—Andy Hayt32-35—Bill Eppridge36—Richard Mackson (top), Bill...

May 11, 1981 | Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
PRO BASKETBALL—Houston and Kansas City, both of whom entered the playoffs with 40-42 regular-season records, ended their Western Conference Cinderella championship series with a comeback story....

May 11, 1981
LON SEITZREADING, PA.Seitz, 41, a land-use planner, won the state tomahawk and knife throwing championship in Harrisburg. Aiming for a playing-card-sized target at 12 feet, he hit on five of 10...

May 11, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
A No. 1Sir:It's wonderful to see the Oakland A's on your cover again (April 27). After some lean years, they're back on top, and it looks as though they'll stay there for a while. Congratulations...