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September 14, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 12

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Thomas Hearns Cover - Sports Illustrated September 14, 1981

September 14, 1981 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

September 14, 1981 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•John McKay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach, wondering whether the injured Lynn Cain of Atlanta would be ready to play against Tampa Bay: "Let me know if Cain is able."

September 14, 1981 | John Papanek
Tennessee didn't bring Georgia down to earth as the Dogs' defense of their national title opened with a 44-0 win

September 14, 1981 | Kenny Moore

September 14, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman

September 14, 1981 | Pat Putnam

September 14, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
When Richard Gangel signed on 21 years ago as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S art director (after spending 13 years elsewhere in the company, eight of them as art director for Time Inc. promotions and the...

September 14, 1981 | William Nack

September 14, 1981 | Frank Deford
Brent Musburger as anchorman is only one of the many needed improvements in CBS's U.S. Open tennis coverage

September 14, 1981 | Jim Kaplan
Oakland's Rickey Henderson may slump in the batter's box, but that's the only phase of his play that comes up short

September 14, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

September 14, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
JOHN DENNY: The Cleveland righthander defeated both the A's and Angels 2-0, giving him three straight shutouts. He yielded only seven hits and fanned 15 while improving his record to 7-4 and...

September 14, 1981 | N. Brooks Clark
FSU Punter Rohn Stark has set his-sights on the NFL and '84 Olympics

September 14, 1981 | Michael Baughman
Which comes first? Does tennis somehow turn otherwise rational human beings into emotional 4-year-olds? Or are rude, petulant and insecure types attracted to the game in the first place because...

September 14, 1981 | Bruce Newman
The Miami Hurricanes were trailing Florida 20-18 and facing a fourth-and-14 at the Gators' 38-yard line. So, with 45 seconds left in the game, Miami Coach Howard Schnellenberger called time to set...

September 14, 1981 | Bruce Newman
OFFENSE: Miami Placekicker Danny Miller converted a PAT and kicked field goals of 42 and 55 yards, the latter coming with just 40 seconds to play, to give the Hurricanes a 21-20 win over...

September 14, 1981 | Barry McDermott
The U.S. Amateur wasn't as funny as one of Bing's (and Bob's) Road shows, but it had a boffo ending as his son Nathaniel fought back from 4-down to win

September 14, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney

September 14, 1981 | Jerry H. Simpson Jr.
In 1899, as the world edged toward a new century promising many technical marvels and Henry Ford was tinkering in his backyard with a car that achieved 25 mph, the U.S. was caught up in a craze...

September 14, 1981
4—Lane Stewart18, 19—Ronald C. Modra20, 21—Heinz Kluetmeier22—Steve Powell23—Tony Duffy24, 25—Steve Powell26—Manny Millan27—Manny Millan (top), Walter Iooss Jr.28—Walter Iooss Jr. (top), Manny...

September 14, 1981 | Compiled by KATHLEEN ANDRIA
BOATING—JERRY JACOBY, in a 37'5" Cigarette hull boat, won the storm-shortened $35,000 Chicago 200 national offshore race on Lake Michigan, finishing five minutes in front of Lee Bomar. Despite not...

September 14, 1981
AL PARKERCLAXTON, GA.Al won both the singles and doubles titles at the USTA national, clay court, hard court and indoor championships for boys 12 and under—the first time anyone in any age bracket...

September 14, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE TOPSSir:Thank you for the Aug. 31 issue. First, Steve Wulf lauds the Tigers, an exciting young team riding the crest of possibly the toughest division in baseball (Let's Give the Tigers a...

September 14, 1981 | Andy Meisler
What substance stretches, bounces and absorbs newspaper comic strips? Yes, Silly Putty does all that but little else. Now there's a putty with similar characteristics and one more—it's actually...

September 14, 1981 | Arnold Benson
It's 30 years since Bobby Thomson of the Giants hit his famous game-winning home run off Ralph Branca of the Dodgers in the last of the ninth inning of a playoff game, the one that denied Brooklyn...