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August 13, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 8

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Mary Lou Retton Cover - Sports Illustrated August 13, 1984

August 13, 1984 | Mickey Weintraub
After an enjoyable but undistinguished career as a minor league infielder and player-manager, with only two home runs in my five seasons (1940-41, '45-49), you'd think I would've been surprised by...

August 13, 1984 | Kenny Moore
All right, I know there's always one game on the field and another in the stands. What's crucial to athletes doesn't necessarily coincide with what's important to spectators. And I should know by...

August 13, 1984 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
CYCLING—GINTAUTUS UMARAS of the U.S.S.R. lowered the world record in the 5-km individual pursuit by 1.949 seconds, to 5:48.256, at a national tournament in Moscow. The previous record was set a...

August 13, 1984
2, 3—Heinz Kluetmeier/ABC Sports4—Manny Rubio13—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16—Bill Eppridge18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier/ABC Sports20—Ronald C. Modra (top), Manny Millan21—Ronald C. Modra (top),...

August 13, 1984
REID RYANALVIN, TEXASReid, 12, son of the Astros' Nolan Ryan, paced the Alvin American Little League Mets to a 4-0 win over the Buffs by fanning 11 during the first no-hitter of his career. He...

August 13, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:I've never before written a magazine to compliment the editors on an article, but Paul Zimmerman's story on Pittsburgh linebacker Jack Lambert (, July 30) was the best ever. As a longtime...

August 13, 1984 | Frank Deford
Nearly 13 years ago, in a piece in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Peter Andrews wrote, "The story of Phar Lap is the stuff they used to make movies out of." They shoot horse movies, don't they? Alas, never...

August 13, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
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August 13, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Jack Donahue, Canada's Olympic basketball coach, noting the sport's relatively low stature in that country: "We lost, and a Canadian official said, 'Don't worry, Jack, it wasn't your fault. The...

August 13, 1984 | Craig Neff
As Americans dominated the first full week of the Olympics, nowhere did they make a splashier splash than in swimming

August 13, 1984 | Frank Deford
You want foreigners, go to Disneyland. For L.A., the Olympics were just another franchise in town

August 13, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
For several years now SI has been expanding its coverage of pro football. Two years ago we introduced our annual College & Pro Football Spectacular (the '84 edition will be out Aug. 20), and...

August 13, 1984 | Bob Ottum
The U.S. gymnastic teams almost always stuck it to their opponents as they stunningly leapt to the fore

August 13, 1984 | Kenny Moore

August 13, 1984 | Ron Fimrite
American cyclists won their first Olympic gold medals ever, but they may have most distinguished themselves in a loss

August 13, 1984 | Steve Wulf
The Twins and Angels traded wins and the division lead last week

August 13, 1984 | Henry Hecht
There is no joy in Philly, even when somebody hits a ninth-inning, game-winning, pinch-hit homer before the home folks in the middle of a pennant race. When Len Matuszek did that recently he found...

August 13, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Just when we were afraid the owners and general managers had gone on strike, just when we thought they didn't care anymore, one of the brethren, San Francisco owner Bob Lurie, fired manager Frank...

August 13, 1984 | Henry Hecht
If the Cubs win the National League East—and the opinion here is that they will—last Thursday's 3-2 win over the Expos at Wrigley Field will probably be the game everybody remembers from 1984....

August 13, 1984 | Henry Hecht
What a difference a year makes. Last season at this time, only the Tigers among the four current division leaders were above .500. Here are the records and standings for those four teams on Aug....

August 13, 1984 | Henry Hecht
KEVIN McREYNOLDS: The Padres' centerfielder batted .500, hit three home runs and had 11 RBIs. Two of his RBIs were game-winners as San Diego won five of six. His slugging percentage was 1.050.

August 13, 1984 | Rick Telander
That's what San Diego will be doin' with a 510-pound load of backs

August 13, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Howard Slusher, the agent that teams love to hate, once again is using his favorite intimidation technique in contract negotiations: No deal, no player. On Slusher's advice, Cowboy All-Pro...

August 13, 1984 | Jill Lieber
St. Louis Cardinal end Bubba Baker on checking into camp weighing 270, down from 290: "I think I'm anorexic."

August 13, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Here, from heaviest to less heavy, are the reporting weights of the NFL's 10 most leviathan linemen. Some are supposed to weigh this much. Others, obviously, have all but eaten themselves out of...

August 13, 1984 | Bruce Anderson
Deacon McGuire, the catcher for the 1898 Washington Nationals, checked the runner on first and then wiggled his prematurely gnarled fingers, calling for a pitchout from Wild Bill Donovan. The...