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November 09, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 20

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Larry Bird Cover - Sports Illustrated November 09, 1981

November 09, 1981 | Davis Lee
I first became a serious Muhammad Ali watcher in late 1963. I'm still watching him and now I hear that he's going to try to make a comeback. When he was almost 39, he thought he could beat Larry...

November 09, 1981 | Jim Strain
From the opening of the chute to the instant I get bucked off the horse is 23 frames on the 8-mm. film. It's another 13 frames before I hit the ground, and getting up requires 49 more. In all, the...

November 09, 1981
4—Andrew D. Bernstein28—Walter Iooss Jr.29—John Iacono30, 31—Manny Millan (top left), John Iacono (bottom right), Heinz Kleutmeier (3)32, 33—Ronald C. Modra34, 35—Tony Tomsic (bottom right),...

November 09, 1981 | Compiled by CRAIG NEFF
BASEBALL—The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in the World Series, four games to two (page 28).

November 09, 1981
ANTONIO MANNINGLOS ANGELESAntonio, 16, a sprinter for the Los Angeles Jets track club, ran the 100-meter dash in 10.6 and the 200 in 21.2 to set two national intermediate-division records at The...

November 09, 1981
MIGHTY RAMSir:Thank you for Rick Telander's article on Nolan Cromwell (Best NFL Athlete? Nolan Contendere, Oct. 26). It's about time somebody recognized the great Ram free safety. He is, for sure,...

November 09, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

November 09, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•William Perry, the Clemson football team's 6'3", 305-pound freshman middle guard, talking about his childhood: "When I was little, I was big."

November 09, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
Philadelphia was flying high until Dallas came in and shot down the Eagles in the quarter that counted

November 09, 1981 | Ron Fimrite

November 09, 1981 | William Nack

November 09, 1981 | Bruce Newman

November 09, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Staff Photographer Lane Stewart lives in a Manhattan apartment with his wife, Anna, and, among other things, an 80-pound terra-cotta turkey, an ancient printing press, a two-foot whalebone walrus,...

November 09, 1981
Kevin McHale (far left) and the skying Robert Parish are Boston's biggies, as are Los Angeles' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mitch Kupchak.

November 09, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, Time held me green and dying.

November 09, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
There are a lot of questions in the Central Division: Are three trees better than one in Chicago? Will Tree or any of the twigs be healthy in Atlanta? Can money buy love in Cleveland? Will a child...

November 09, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
Flipping the dial for some late-night TV last May, you may have caught the HOUSTON ROCKETS. Featuring a few Irish surnames—Malone, Murphy, Dunleavy and Willoughby—and under the direction of a dead...

November 09, 1981 | Bruce Newman
Seismologists say that this could be the year of the big quake in Southern California, but if the LOS ANGELES LAKERS don't rumble in 1982, the fault will lie not in the ground but in their stars....

November 09, 1981 | N. Brooks Clark
Erk Russell, creator of Georgia's Junkyard Dogs, is building a whole new team

November 09, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

November 09, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Greg Allen scored on a 95-yard kickoff return and set two NCAA records as Florida State beat Western Carolina: 322 yards rushing, a freshman mark, and 417 yards in all-purpose running.

November 09, 1981 | Mike DelNagro
U.S. schoolboy whiz Bobby Carpenter is yielding high returns in Washington

November 09, 1981 | Bob Ottum
Penn State's Candy Finn sticks out in both field hockey and lacrosse

November 09, 1981 | Andy Meisler
Where have you gone, Pete Gogolak? It seems that the innovation you brought to the attention of the country in 1964—kicking a football soccer-style right there on national television—has carried...

November 09, 1981 | John Papanek

November 09, 1981 | Michael Baughman
It began as an ice skating trip to a high lake in the Cascades in southern Oregon. But before I had even parked the car, I noticed the ice fishermen, and on the way to the skate-rental shed I...

November 09, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
Charley Rosen isn't your usual college basketball coach. He looks like a 6'8" Mitch Miller, holds a master's in medieval studies and has a son named Darrell Marlowe, after a basketball player and...

November 09, 1981 | Campbell Geeslin
Some American basketball players from the Bob Cousy-George Mikan-Bob Pettit era have been immortalized in a French church—and they aren't even aware of it. Neither, as far as I know, is anyone else.