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October 12, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 16

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Wayne Gretzky Cover - Sports Illustrated October 12, 1981

October 12, 1981 | Jonathan Yardley
"Champions of American Sport" is an exhibition, sponsored, oddly enough, by a cigarette manufacturer and a brewing company, that opened last summer in Washington and is now about to move to...

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6—Lane Stewart26, 27—Tony Triolo28, 29—Barton Silverman (right), Tony Triolo (3)30, 31—Heinz Kluetmeier (right), Ronald C. Modra (2)34—Heinz Kluetmeier35—Ronald C. Modra36—Paul Kennedy37—Manny...

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MARK DYSONTAYLORSVILLE, N.C.Mark, a ninth-grader at Alexander Junior High, won the boys' Junior World Horseshoe Pitching Championship for the third consecutive year. He averaged 83% ringers in 11...

October 12, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
BOXING—ALEXIS ARGUELLO knocked out Ray (Boom Boom) Mancini in the 14th round to retain his WBC lightweight title in Atlantic City (page 26).

October 12, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
VIEWS OF THE FIGHTSir:Your pictorial coverage of the showdown (On Top of the World, Sept. 28) was brilliant. As for Pat Putnam's article, it was most accurate. To think that Ray Leonard could have...

October 12, 1981 | John V. Chervokas
While dispassionate golf fans wondered whether Fuzzy Zoeller might catch Larry Nelson in the final round of the recent PGA Championship, that same weekend a much more passionate golf crowd watched...

October 12, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
LUNCH DATE

October 12, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Donnie Duncan, Iowa State football coach, asked at a press conference following a 28-19 win over Kent State whether he was satisfied with the Cyclones' 3-0 start: "I guess I'd feel better if,...

October 12, 1981 | E.M. Swift
Lightweight champ Alexis Arguello was too classy, too cunning and too much for 20-year-old Ray Mancini, who may have learned a valuable boxing lesson

October 12, 1981 | Pat Putnam
One of last Saturday night's title fights at The Horizon in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont resembled bayonet practice at Parris Island. The other was, in effect, a 15-round footrace that went to...

October 12, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney
Stunned by an injury to star runner Kelvin Bryant, North Carolina relied on new heroes to beat Georgia Tech and stay undefeated

October 12, 1981 | Steve Wulf
After 11 seasons of frustration and failure, the Brewers won their first playoff berth as bullpen ace Rollie Fingers shut off the Detroit Tigers

October 12, 1981 | John Underwood

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Every general manager in the NHL would give the shirt off his team's back for a shot at Brian Bellows, the hottest prospect since Wayne Gretzky. Some already have. Others will surely try

October 12, 1981 | Mike DelNagro

October 12, 1981 | E.M. Swift

October 12, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
The new man on SI's hockey beat is Staff Writer Mike DelNagro, whose team-by-team analysis of the NHL season begins on page 44. Mike has quickly discovered the most difficult aspect of covering...

October 12, 1981 | Barry McDermott
Coach Doug Scovil, a master at developing quality quarterbacks, has San Diego State winging once more and it has zoomed to three straight wins on the road

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OFFENSE: Dan Marino, Pittsburgh's 6'4", 215-pound junior quarterback, threw six touchdown passes in the Panthers' 42-28 defeat of South Carolina. In all, Marino completed 24 of 39 attempts for 346...

October 12, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
A jury ruled that his contract with the Toronto Blue Jays was binding, but Danny said baseball was out, and if Red Auerbach has his way the Boston Celtics will be in

October 12, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
This was the year in which the national pastime became the national part-time, victim of a seven-week strike that split the season into ill-conceived Parts I and II. No team led its division for...

October 12, 1981 | E.M. Swift:

October 12, 1981 | William G. Tapply
My left foot is aching again. It always does when the barometer is falling. For 26 years I've been able to predict the weather with my left foot, a very palpable memento of my brush with the legend.

October 12, 1981 | Sam Moses
The fact that there are now punk surfers doesn't mean that New Wave has anything to do with the ocean; it's merely proof of surfing's broad appeal and continuing change. The sport is different...

October 12, 1981 | Michael Baughman
Judging from the magazines I read, running appears to be the most analyzed participant sport in America. Why do so many people run? Vanity? Why do some of them run so far? Insanity? When does...