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September 07, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 11

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Jim Plunkett Cover - Sports Illustrated September 07, 1981

September 07, 1981 | Ron Rau
Like mumps or measles, bike polo was a fever that rushed through our neighborhood and infected every bike-owning male of high school age. It hit those of us about to enter high school the hardest....

September 07, 1981 | Jonathan Yardley
It's not merely because he is the only black male thus far to achieve superstardom in professional tennis that Arthur Ashe stands out from the crowd; it's also because he is one of the few...

September 07, 1981
28, 29—St. Louis Post Dispatch-Scott Dine30—Heinz Kluetmeier31—Manny Millan, Heinz Kluetmeier (inset)32, 33—Andy Hayt48—Mickey Palmer-Focus On Sports49—Richard Mackson50—John Iacono52, 57—Peter...

September 07, 1981 | Compiled by ALEXANDER WOLFF
BASEBALL—TAIWAN defeated Tampa, Fla. 4-2 in the final game of the 35th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

September 07, 1981
BRIAN HAWKESHUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.Hawkes, 18, beat 27-year-old defending champion Dan Southern, 20-21, 21-17, 11-5 to win the national outdoor racquet-ball title. Hawkes was a two-time national...

September 07, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
MORRIS BROS.Sir:I fully enjoyed Douglas S. Looney's article on the Morris brothers (The Fearsome Foursome, Aug. 24). Having had the opportunity to run against three of them, I'm pleased to see...

September 07, 1981 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
REPRIEVE

September 07, 1981 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Don Hasselbeck, New England Patriot tight end who's replacing the retired Russ Francis: "It shouldn't be hard to fill his shoes. He wears 12½ and I take 14."

September 07, 1981 | Kenny Moore

September 07, 1981 | Steve Wulf

September 07, 1981
And so it begins again the hard, prideful struggle to pillage the other guy's turf, and defend one's own that, to many, makes an NFL season the most spectacular in sport. O.K., so Al Davis refuses...

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September 07, 1981
Which brand of football do YOU find more exciting—the college game John Underwood favors or the pro version Paul Zimmerman prefers? Call us between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3 through...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
A word of advice: Go to Vegas and take the price on BUFFALO to go all the way. The odds are right. Just look at how close the Bills came last year. If Charley Romes intercepts the pass that...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
BUFFALO 10-6NEW ENGLAND 9-7MIAMI 8-8NEW YORK JETS 8-8BALTIMORE 7-9

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
After watching their quarterback sack total sink from 49 in 1979 to an NFL low of 18 last year, the PITTSBURGH Steelers made Keith Gary, a quick and active defensive end from Oklahoma, their first...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
PITTSBURGH 10-6CLEVELAND 10-6HOUSTON 7-9CINCINNATI 5-11

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
There are two OAKLAND Raiders. There are those nasty customers who want to stiff the good people of Oakland and move their franchise south, and then there are the guys who stiffed the opposition...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
OAKLAND 12-4SAN DIEGO 12-4DENVER 8-8KANSAS CITY 5-11SEATTLE 3-13

September 07, 1981
Release the balloons and strike up the band. Ladies and gentlemen, now, live from the NFL, a real television spectacular. It's prime-time football! As the pictures on these and the following six...

September 07, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
It's 5:53 p.m. in Honolulu as Les Keiter pops a Parke Davis throat disc into his mouth and fidgets in his chair in the KSSK Radio newsroom. He eyes his engineer through a plate-glass window....

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
In a small cubicle off the DALLAS Cowboys' training room there is a gentle gurgle as one of the troops lowers himself into the Sensory Deprivation Tank. He will lie in warm water and think cool...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
DALLAS 12-4PHILADELPHIA 11-5WASHINGTON 8-8NEW YORK GIANTS 6-10ST. LOUIS 5-11

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
On a gloomy day last December the TAMPA BAY Bucs closed out a miserable 5-10-1 season by turning the ball over to the Chicago Bears five times in a 14-13 loss. Almost 17,000 fans didn't show up...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
TAMPA BAY 9-7DETROIT 8-8MINNESOTA 7-9CHICAGO 7-9GREEN BAY 4-12

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
They were calling the LOS ANGELES Rams' summer session in Fullerton Camp Tranquillity. The Good Ship Lollipop. Everything was so "hunky-dory"—Defensive End Jack Youngblood's term—that people were...

September 07, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
LOS ANGELES 11-5ATLANTA 11-5SAN FRANCISCO 6-10NEW ORLEANS 5-11

September 07, 1981 | Ron Fimrite
Despite his reputation as a risky commodity, and after sliding from a major league to an AAA rating, much-traveled Bobby Bonds is yielding dividends for the Cubs

September 07, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

September 07, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
GARY CARTER: Despite a bruised muscle in his right ankle, the Montreal catcher batted .444, drove across 13 runs and hit his 10th, 11th and 12th homers of the season, one of them a grand slam...

September 07, 1981 | Clive Gammon
Bill Shoemaker rode John Henry, the favorite, to a hairbreadth win over 40-1 shot The Bart in the Arlington Million

September 07, 1981 | Rick Telander