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September 28, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 14

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Thomas Hearns Cover - Sports Illustrated September 28, 1981

September 28, 1981 | Jill Lieber
What's orange and yellow and soon to be smashed, slammed and lobbed all over the U.S.? The new Two-Tone tennis ball, if Penn Athletic Products has its way.

September 28, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

September 28, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Elvin Bethea, Oiler defensive end, asked what he had said to Brian Sipe after sacking the Cleveland quarterback in a 9-3 Oiler win: "I told him I had to go now, but that I'd be back to see him...

September 28, 1981 | Pat Putnam

September 28, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney
A high-flying Notre Dame team, and its coach, were brought down to earth by Michigan

September 28, 1981 | Clive Gammon
South Africa's Springboks played rugby on U.S. soil, and it could cost L.A. the 1984 Games

September 28, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Before sports became the province of statisticians—those joyless gnomes nowadays armed with high-speed calculators—an athlete's performance was often measured by the grace with which it was...

September 28, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman

September 28, 1981 | Bruce Newman
Iowa State's Dwayne Crutchfield runs not to daylight, but into the spotlight

September 28, 1981 | Anthony Cotton

September 28, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
OFFENSE: Roger Craig, Nebraska's junior I back, carried 20 times for 234 yards and one touchdown in the Cornhuskers' 34-14 win over Florida State. The yardage was the third highest for a single...

September 28, 1981 | Steve Wulf
Bill Almon's sweet season for Chicago is making his former teams look like nuts

September 28, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

September 28, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
GARRY TEMPLETON: The 25-year-old shortstop for the Cardinals returned from a three-week suspension, had 14 hits in 31 at bats (.452), scored five times, slammed three doubles, had two RBIs and...

September 28, 1981 | Frank Deford
Two sprinters—an Englishman and a Scot—journey to the '24 Olympic Games by different routes and methods in a period film of surpassing beauty and style

September 28, 1981 | William Nack
Take a gander at Goose Gossage in mid-flight and you know why the Yankee pitcher is baseball's most feared reliever. His neck strains, his face contorts, his long arms and legs flail and his...

September 28, 1981
4—Manny Millan18, 19—John Iacono20—Manny Millan (top), John Iacono21—Manny Millan22-25—John Iacono26, 27—Richard Mackson (left), Ben Weaver-Camera 5 (2)28—Richard Mackson, John Iacono...

September 28, 1981 | Compiled by ALEXANDER WOLFF
BOXING—SUGAR RAY LEONARD won the undisputed world welterweight championship with a 14th-round TKO of Thomas Hearns in Las Vegas (page 18).

September 28, 1981
SIDNEY DeLONGDENVERDeLong, a 34-year-old lawyer, won the Run to the Sun 37½-mile ultra-marathon on Maui in 4:59:26. He broke by 38 minutes the year-old record for the race, which ends at the top...

September 28, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
BOUQUETS AND BOOS FOR BOSir:Thank you for Douglas S. Looney's excellent article on Glenn (Bo) Schembechler (Bo, Sept. 14), an insightful look at an incredibly successful yet often misunderstood...