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May 24, 1982 | Volume 56, Issue 21

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Michael Cooper Cover - Sports Illustrated May 24, 1982

May 24, 1982 | Sarah Pileggi

May 24, 1982 | Richard Phelan
In 1966 I backpacked to Basaseachic, the lovely, little-known 1,000-foot waterfall in Mexico's Sierra Madre, west of Chihuahua, and almost died there. It was clean and primitive then. Now off-road...

May 24, 1982 | Joel Glucksman
Fencing is based on the ancient art or craft of killing your fellow man. But there's a lot more to it than that. As a sport, it shifts the focus from killing to the various ways of doing the deed...

May 24, 1982
4—Lane Stewart34, 35—Derik Murray36, 37—John Iacono (left), Tony Triolo (bottom), Peter Read Miller38, 39—Tony Triolo40, 41—Ronald C. Modra42—Andy Hayt43—Peter Read Miller44—Manny Millan47—Tony...

May 24, 1982 | Compiled by MIKE DELNAGRO
PRO BASKETBALL—In the NBA best-of-seven conference championships, the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated San Antonio in a four-game sweep, while the Philadelphia 76ers took a surprising 3-1 lead over...

May 24, 1982
TARJA KOHOLAHTI, FINLANDKoho, a freshman at Guilford (N.C.) College, won 24 consecutive tennis matches for the Quakers this season without the loss of a set. At the NAIA District 26 tournament,...

May 24, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
BY GEORGE!Sir:As a lifelong Yankee fan, I appreciated Steve Wulf's article This Time George Went Overboard (May 10). I became disillusioned with George in 1979 when he traded First Baseman Chris...

May 24, 1982 | Marc Onigman
Professional baseball celebrated its centennial in 1969, 100 years after the original Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first team to be paid for its efforts, closed out its first season. (It never...

May 24, 1982 | Ivan Maisel
The members, by unanimous agreement, hold no meetings and pay no dues. Two of the three qualifications for membership are residency in the Washington, D.C. area and a sense of humor, and the...

May 24, 1982 | Franz Lidz
When Theodore Maggio died last January in Baltimore at 65, he left behind what was probably the largest private collection of balls in America. Maggio was a tiny, splintery, dried-up old man who...

May 24, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 24, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Doug Dieken, Cleveland Brown offensive tackle, at a roast for Houston Oiler Defensive End Elvin Bethea, a 14-year veteran: "Elvin is so old he had to use a jumper cable to get started last year."

May 24, 1982 | E.M. Swift

May 24, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
What's it like to have one of Nolan Ryan's 100 mph fastballs coming at you? How does a high school basketball phenom go about choosing a college from among scores of offers? Those questions, and...

May 24, 1982 | Bruce Newman
After taking Phoenix in four games, Los Angeles kept its playoff slate clean by sweeping San Antonio and the West

May 24, 1982 | Bruce Newman
Bob McAdoo learned what it was like to be forgotten shortly after he was traded to the Detroit Pistons 2½ years ago. He had been Rookie of the Year in 1973 while playing for the Buffalo Braves,...

May 24, 1982 | Anthony Cotton
Julius Erving vowed that any comparison with last year was illegal, immoral and distracting, as the 76ers again forged ahead of the Celtics 3-1

May 24, 1982 | Pat Putnam

May 24, 1982 | John Papanek
The first thing Dr. Ronald G. Michels tells any patient with a detached retina is that he or she has suffered "one of the most serious things that can happen to the eye," and that if surgery isn't...

May 24, 1982 | Sam Moses

May 24, 1982 | Grady Jim Robinson
In Oklahoma when, as the song has it, "the winds come sweepin' down the plain," the track team at Oklahoma Christian College, a small NAIA school on the northern edge of Oklahoma City, takes a...

May 24, 1982 | Steve Wulf

May 24, 1982 | Kenny Moore
Once, on a wet fall afternoon 16 years ago, a three-hour training run took me along a lonely ridge between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. Ahead was a farmhouse and an elderly woman making her...

May 24, 1982 | William Oscar Johnson

May 24, 1982 | Jim Kaplan
Hard-hitting Keith Moreland is making a name for himself with Chicago

May 24, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf

May 24, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
According to an SI poll of managers and coaches, these shortstops have the widest fielding range:

May 24, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
GARY MATTHEWS: The Philadelphia leftfielder batted .520, drove across 11 runs, scored seven times and walloped his second, third and fourth round-trippers of the year as the Phils won seven straight.

May 24, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
Profane Hubie Brown came over clean and sweet on basketball telecasts

May 24, 1982 | Craig Neff
Venerable records looked less "untouchable" after the UCLA Invitational

May 24, 1982 | William Leggett
Aloma's Ruler and young Jack Kaenel moseyed off with the Preakness