August 08, 1983 | Allen Barra
Of the handful of trainers who are spoken of by people in boxing as being especially humane and progressive, probably no one is so described more often than Eddie Futch, trainer of Joe Frazier,...
August 08, 1983 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
Maybe it was the heat wave that's been cooking most of the country. Maybe it was the baleful influence of El Niño or that Mexican volcano or Halley's Comet, which is heading our way again....
•Anthony Griggs, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, on why he doesn't like the term "outside linebacker": "They've been using that name for 50 years. 'External enforcer' is more new-wave."
August 08, 1983 | Steve Wulf
Mary Decker set American marks at 800 and 1,500 meters while tuning up for track's World Championships
While others wilted, Jan Stephenson beat the heat to win her first Open
August 08, 1983 | Roy Blount Jr.
August 08, 1983 | Ron Fimrite
Perhaps the best perspective on Arnold Newman, the world-renowned American portraitist, was offered by the late Carl Sandburg. "Hey, hey," remarked Sandburg, who wrote an unpublished biography of...
August 08, 1983 | Clive Gammon
August 08, 1983 | Anita Verschoth
How good a hitter is Wade Boggs? George Brett goes to him for tips
Does this kind of thing happen to you fairly often at your friendly neighborhood tavern?
WHAT HAPPENED:Two outs, one on, top of the ninth, Yankee Stadium, July 24. Kansas City's George Brett hits a two-run homer off Goose Gossage to put the Royals ahead 5-4. Yankee Manager Billy...
St. Louis took the first game of a double-header in Montreal 3-2 when Jeff Reardon walked in the decisive run in the 10th. When Reardon's pregnant wife Phebe joined other Expos wives on the field...
Angel Outfielder Ellis Valentine, who has one of the most powerful arms in the game, has been experimenting with pitching. "If I were 0 for 31, I think I'd want to be a pitcher, too," said...
In response to an SI poll, big league players named the following as the best burners:
TOM HERR: The Cardinals' second baseman drove in the winning run in four of the six games he played, with two sacrifice flies, a bases-loaded walk and a single. He batted .520, going 13 for 25.
Australia II is tops among Cup challengers, but with a debatable bottom
August 08, 1983 | Frank Deford
The problem with the world, cried the title character in the 1981 film My Dinner with André, is electric blankets. They are symbolic of the artificiality so rampant today, he said. Whatever...
August 08, 1983
4—Lane Stewart17—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman22, 23—John Iacono (right), Manny Millan (2)24—Jerry Wachter25-27—Manny Millan32, 33—Steve Goldstein34—Tony Tomsic (top), John Iacono37—John...
August 08, 1983 | Compiled by LISA TWYMAN
CYCLING—VIKTOR KUPOVETS of the Soviet Union broke Harold Wolff's 3-year-old record in the 4,000 meters individual pursuit category by four seconds with a clocking of 4:37.68, in Moscow.
August 08, 1983
MIKE LUTZBEL AIR, MD.Mike, 12, contributed 42 points and tight defensive play to lead the Bel Air Recreation Council lacrosse team to a 12-1 record. In the league championship game, he scored four...
August 08, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:I commend Roy Blount Jr. and SI for the fine portrayal of Pittsburgh Cornerback Mel Blount and his "roots" (, July 25). Rarely have I been so moved and so inspired.