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July 20, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 4

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Vince Ferragamo Cover - Sports Illustrated July 20, 1981

July 20, 1981 | Craig Neff
Three dramatic acts: Seb Coe sets world mark, Ben Plucknett sets—and loses—one and Steve Ovett looks back in languor

July 20, 1981 | Frank Deford
With three Wimbledon titlists aboard, the best U.S. Davis Cup team ever swamped defending champion Czechoslovakia in New York City

July 20, 1981 | Jack McCallum
But making it in Montreal has been tough so far for Vince Ferragamo and some of his hotshot U.S. teammates

July 20, 1981 | Steve Raymond
In one terrible moment 14 months ago, Mount St. Helens' top blew off, leaving the mountain with two peaks and destroying the works of nature and man for miles around. Now, from the volcano's...

July 20, 1981 | William Nack
All you may need to know about Quick Tillis as he prepares for his WBA heavyweight title fight is that as a boxer he's a great calf roper

July 20, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
In her article about the yawl Santana, which begins on page 52, Sarah Pileggi observes that had architects Tom and Ted Eden not restored the old boat, Santana would today be only a glorious...

July 20, 1981 | Myra Gelband
Palmer may have a whole new career ahead of him, energizing senior events

July 20, 1981 | Sarah Pileggi
Santana was more mistress than yacht to Bogie and other owners. Rescued from ruin, she now has a future, too

July 20, 1981 | Compiled by ALEXANDER WOLFF
BOATING—The 67-foot sloop MERLIN, skippered by Nick Frazee, was first to finish in the Transpacific Race by covering the 2,225-nautical-mile Los Angeles-to-Honolulu run in eight days, 11 hours and...

July 20, 1981
12, 13—Steve Powell14—Leif R. Jansson-Svenskt Pressfoto15—Steve Powell20—John Iacono21—Peter Read Miller22—John Iacono30—Ralph Perry-Black Star (bottom)46—Tony Tomsic64—Culver Pictures66—Larry...

July 20, 1981
DAVID BOTTOMDANVILLE, CALIF.David, 18, brother of Olympians Joe ('76, '80) and Mike ('80), set a national high school 100-yard backstroke record (50.11) while at San Ramon High. His times in the...

July 20, 1981 | Edited by John Papanek

July 20, 1981 | Edited by John Papanek
•Frank Boggs, Colorado Springs Sun sports editor: "During my career I have covered four professional teams on a full-time basis—the Dallas Cowboys, the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos and...

July 20, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
BULLFIGHTINGSir:Has your magazine been so paralyzed by the baseball strike that you must stoop to covering bullfighting (El Texano Comes of Age, July 6)? If in the future you can find no better...