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July 25, 1983 | Volume 59, Issue 4

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Tom Watson Cover - Sports Illustrated July 25, 1983

July 25, 1983 | Dan Jenkins
Playing perfectly under pressure, Tom Watson shook himself loose from an army of challengers to win his fifth British Open

July 25, 1983 | Ralph Wiley
Anthony Carter made the big play as Michigan won the first USFL title

July 25, 1983 | Douglas S. Looney
Criminal activities of Billy Cannon showed him to be a counterfeit hero

July 25, 1983 | Pat Putnam
The unanimous decisions: Mustafa Hamsho was the easy winner and Wilfred Benitez is no middleweight

July 25, 1983 | Franz Lidz
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad entered his Washington, D.C. hotel room at 8:30 last Friday morning after having weighed in for his 15-round light heavyweight title rematch with undisputed champion Michael...

July 25, 1983 | Barry McDermott
Kathy Whitworth may not be an LPGA cutie, but she could soon become the biggest tournament winner in golf history

July 25, 1983 | Robert L. Miller
Last week Writer-Reporter Jill Lieber spent her 27th birthday in Denver, helping Writer Ralph Wiley cover the USFL championship game. It was Lieber's second title game in six months, the other...

July 25, 1983 | Jim Kaplan
A Fourth of July no-hitter made Dave Righetti a Yankee Doodle Dandy

July 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
With Dick Wagner ousted last week as the Reds' president and chief executive officer, Bob Howsam resumed those roles—he'd relinquished them in February 1978 to become vice-chairman of the...

July 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Throughout a 7-4, 11-inning Toronto win in the opener of a three-game series in Kansas City, the Royals complained about Umpire Joe Brinkman's work behind the plate. After the game K.C. Outfielder...

July 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
The infields at Anaheim Stadium and Wrigley Field are oddly similar: The grass is nearly as high as an elephant's knee and the dirt in front of the plate is almost mushy. The thick growth slows...

July 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
RICKEY HENDERSON: The Oakland A's leftfielder batted .500, going 15 for 30 with three four-hit games. He also scored 10 runs and had three doubles, a triple, a homer, three RBIs and six stolen bases.

July 25, 1983 | Demmie Stathoplos
The new Olympic pool in L.A. opened to cheers, gripes and a world record

July 25, 1983 | Barry McDermott
The Coors Classic was marked by breaks and a big final breakaway

July 25, 1983 | William Taaffe
ABC's USFL coverage did well financially but not journalistically

July 25, 1983 | Roy Blount Jr.

July 25, 1983 | Franz Lidz
To the Great Lakes Indians, the most celebrated lacrosse game was the victory in 1763 of the Ojibway and Sac tribes at the British garrison of Fort Michilimackinac in what is now northern...

July 25, 1983
4—Barry Staver14, 15—Graham Finlayson16, 17—Trevor Jones-All Sport (right), Steve Powell (2)18, 19—Steve Powell20, 21—Andy Hayt22, 23—Jerry Wachter (left), Rich Clarkson (top), Barry Staver24,...

July 25, 1983 | Compiled by LISA TWYMAN
BOXING—CARLOS DE LEON scored a unanimous decision over S.T. Gordon to win the WBC cruiser-weight title in Las Vegas.

July 25, 1983
DICK BROWNFRESNO, CALIF.Brown, who is a 56-year-old auto mechanic, relied on his spinning hook to bowl games of 300, 300, and 279 for an 879 series at the Blackstone Bowl. According to the...

July 25, 1983
STEVE HOWESir:I am disgusted with Jerry Kirshenbaum's editorial entitled "Back to the Dark Ages" in the SCORECARD section of your July 11 issue.

July 25, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 25, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Mark Moseley, Redskin placekicker, on the importance to him of his Super Bowl ring: "It may end up in the gutter, but if it does, I'll be wearing it."