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December 20, 1982 | Volume 57, Issue 26

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Ralph Sampson Cover - Sports Illustrated December 20, 1982

December 20, 1982 | Curry Kirkpatrick
In a memorable first meeting, Ralph Sampson and Virginia beat Pat Ewing and Georgetown

December 20, 1982 | Ron Fimrite
Atlanta shut out the New Orleans Saints with an attack that all but bans the bomb and an uncommonly staunch defense

December 20, 1982 | Paul Zimmerman
The NFL's top rusher, Freeman McNeil of the New York Jets, draws crowds on the field but eschews them when he's off duty

December 20, 1982 | Bob Ottum
When old racing cars in new battles go wheel to wheel at full cry, Britons get a corking show

December 20, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
Senior Writer Bob Ottum, who lives on a hilltop overlooking Salt Lake City, reckons the balcony of his house is about 5,400 feet above sea level. That would put his garage at about 5,390, a steep...

December 20, 1982 | Jack McCallum
Arizona State has an all-star staff

December 20, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf

December 20, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
RALPH SAMPSON: Virginia's 7'4" All-America center had 36 points during a 104-91 win over Duke and then led the Cavaliers past Georgetown 68-63 with 23 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks.

December 20, 1982 | Ralph Wiley
Michael Dokes snatched Mike Weaver's heavyweight title in 63 seconds

December 20, 1982 | Dan Levin
In eight overtimes, Indiana finally beat Duke for the NCAA championship

December 20, 1982 | William Nack

December 20, 1982 | Franz Lidz
In that rich fantasyland where every sports fan is a champion, my Uncle Harry is the world's greatest boxer in every amateur division from featherweight to light heavyweight. His self-portrait in...

December 20, 1982
4—Tom Smart9—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman14-16—Manny Millan17-19—Jerry Wachter20, 21—Manny Millan (left), John Iacono (right), Jerry Wachter22—John Iacono23—Manny Rubio (2)24—Jerry Wachter...

December 20, 1982 | Compiled by ARMEN KETEYIAN
PRO BASKETBALL—Los Angeles surged past struggling Seattle and into the Pacific Division lead. After seven Lakers had hit in double figures in a 128-122 win over Utah and again in a 128-107 defeat...

December 20, 1982
KEVIN CHANDLERMT. STERLING, KY.Kevin, 3, the only player that age in the Montgomery County Community Education Soccer League for 4- and 5-year-olds, had seven goals—second best on his team—in...

December 20, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:Having been a member of the University of North Carolina Marching Tar Heels, I particularly appreciated Heinz Kluetmeier's photo essay on the Florida State Marching Chiefs ( Dec. 6). The band...

December 20, 1982 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

December 20, 1982 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Jim Marchiony, Georgetown sports information director, on the extraordinary demand for press credentials to last Saturday's showdown between Georgetown and Virginia: "The most suspicious request...