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Sam Bowie Cover - Sports Illustrated February 08, 1984

February 08, 1984 | Franz Lidz
The late Red Smith used to remind his more sanctimonious colleagues that sports are just games little boys play. Well, Red's dictum came true with a vengeance in 1983. Little boys and little girls...

February 08, 1984
Roberto Duran pointed defiantly at his chin. "Más, más," he seemed to be saying to Marvelous Marvin Hagler near the end of the 12th round of their middleweight title fight. Three years before,...

February 08, 1984
The Islanders' fourth consecutive Stanley Cup didn't come easy. New York slogged along, placing second in the Patrick Division and sixth overall, its worst finish in eight years. The team also got...

February 08, 1984
The President was on the horn. "You've given me some problems," he was telling Los Angeles coach Tom Flores, whose Raiders had just routed Washington 38-9 in the Super Bowl. "I've already gotten a...

February 08, 1984
"Mac Attack" describes John McEnroe's explosions of pique as well as his style of play, and, as usual, his manners were as bad as his Player of the Year form was good. At the French Open he...

February 08, 1984
Spinning about like flashing knives against the shanty-clad hills of Venezuela, longtime platform diving rivals Greg Louganis and Bruce Kimball traded tightly wound front 3½s and spectacular...

February 08, 1984
The burning question on the PGA Tour was, "What's hot and what's not?" The Titleist 384 Tour, which is said to carry farther because of its aerodynamically designed pattern of 384 dimples, quickly...

February 08, 1984
China's Qiurui Zhou lost a split decision at Budapest's world gymnastics meet.

February 08, 1984
Cover—(top row/left to right) Andy Hayt (3), Ronald C. Modra, Trevor Jones, Manny Millan, Arnold Newman, Walter Iooss Jr., Manny Millan, Paul Bereswill, Steve Powell, Manny Millan, Walter Iooss...

February 08, 1984
Nebraska rumbled through its first 12 games like a Big Red locomotive, flattening opponents by scores like 84-13, 72-29 and 67-13. The Cornhuskers amassed an NCAA-record 624 points, and despite a...

February 08, 1984
"We're businessmen," said Ken Singleton, designated hitter of the Baltimore Orioles. "We all come to work with our briefcases. When we open them up, a hero usually jumps out. Sometimes two,...

February 08, 1984
There won't be another like him until Helsinki freezes over. Lewis dominated the inaugural World Championships of track and field by winning the 100 meters and long jump and anchoring the U.S....

February 08, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
In our salute to the Year in Sport it seems fitting to take a look at what our staff did athletically in 1983. Senior editor Larry Keith, 36, who was in charge of this issue, took up running and...

February 08, 1984 | Ron Fimrite

February 08, 1984
Lee Trevino, on the rough at Royal Birkdale, site of the British Open: "At 15 we put down my bag to hunt for a ball. Found the ball, lost the bag."

February 08, 1984
In a year of NBA trade surpluses, Moses Malone became the center of attention. Philadelphia deep-Sixered the opposition, though its 65 wins fell five short of the league record. "Fo', fo' and fo,'...

February 08, 1984
Coached by the wisecracking New Yorker Jim (King Rat) Valvano, North Carolina State nibbled its way through nine postseason opponents by an average margin of 4.7 points per game and snatched the...