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July 23, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 5

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated July 23, 1984

July 23, 1984 | Curry Kirkpatrick

July 23, 1984 | Curry Kirkpatrick
She shot and passed and dribbled to prominence in the shadow of Nancy Lieberman and before Cheryl Miller, which is like winning tennis tournaments between Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova....

July 23, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Hollis Stacy broke her year-long slump and shot to a third win in the U.S. Open with a spectacular eagle

July 23, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
Philly proved might makes right—and right of way—as it defeated Arizona 23-3 to win the USFL crown

July 23, 1984 | William Oscar Johnson
The question of whether a first-class pro football league can thrive in the spring can now be answered: no. The costs of producing NFL-caliber football are far too high to be covered by the income...

July 23, 1984 | Steve Wulf

July 23, 1984
It's no day at the beach. It's the NFL'S annual version of basic training—four to six sweat-soaked weeks of skull-smashing sessions followed by not-so-smashing skull sessions topped off by curfew....

July 23, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
For some years now SI has hired summer interns—aspiring journalists who apprentice as reporters and photo researchers to learn a little about the magazine business and give the business an early...

July 23, 1984 | Joan Ackermann-Blount
After six years of rugged training, the U.S. women's volleyball team is still intact—and looking golden

July 23, 1984 | William Taaffe
In his twilight years, Red Barber is entertaining a new generation

July 23, 1984 | William Nack
Ex-champ Davey Moore stopped ex-champ Wilfred Benitez in Monte Carlo

July 23, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
Kirby Puckett is the latest of the youngsters leading the Twins to the top

July 23, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
In five years in the majors, Montreal righthander Charlie Lea has a 54-34 record with no losing seasons; in 1981 he threw a no-hitter against the Giants and survived a career-threatening arthritis...

July 23, 1984
Everyone expected the 1984 All-Star Game in San Francisco to be unusual. Where else but in Candlestick Park could a pitcher have been blown off the mound, as the Giants' Stu Miller was in the 1961...

July 23, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
It's time to end an unresolvable debate and accept the All-Star Game as it is. Ever since commissioner Bowie Kuhn returned balloting for starters to the fans in 1970, critics have whined that...

July 23, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
National League pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden and American League pitcher Bill Caudill each struck out the only three batters he faced in an inning of the 1984 All-Star Game, a...

July 23, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
CAL RIPKEN: The Baltimore shortstop went 10 for 21 as the Orioles won four of five games. He had four homers, a double, a triple, nine RBIs and five runs. His slugging percentage for the week: 1.190.

July 23, 1984 | Bil Gilbert

July 23, 1984 | Bruce Anderson
Jack Nicklaus has made more money hitting long drives than anyone else in the history of golf. Yet he wanted to make the game more accessible by developing the first shorter-playing ball. The...

July 23, 1984 | Sandy Keenan
One Saturday morning 11 years ago, Michael Lofton was roaming his neighborhood looking for adventure when he dropped in on an elementary school recreation class and spotted something.

July 23, 1984
2, 3—Jacqueline Duvoisin (left), Heinz Kluetmeier4—Tony Triolo9—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman12—Peter Read Miller14-16—Carl Skalak17—Heinz Kluetmeier18—Jerry Wachter19—Jerry Wachter (top), Heinz...

July 23, 1984 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM QUALIFIERS

July 23, 1984
DAIN BARRETTFRIDLEY, MINN.Dain, 15, a six-time national age-group wrestling champion, has won 16 state titles since he took up the sport at age six. The reigning state 12-14 Greco-Roman and...

July 23, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
HOCKEY'S EAGLESir:Your article on hockey czar R. Alan Eagle-son (The Man Who Rules Hockey, July 2) represents the kind of thorough and provocative analysis that makes SI different from other...

July 23, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
TROJAN TECHNICALITY

July 23, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Jackie Moore, who became the Oakland A's skipper earlier this season, when asked if he considered himself an interim manager: "In the majors there are 26 interim managers."