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February 18, 1985 | Volume 62, Issue 7

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Wayne Gretzky Cover - Sports Illustrated February 18, 1985

February 18, 1985 | William Oscar Johnson

February 18, 1985 | Craig Neff
As others cashed in on the banks, Mary (Decker) Slaney was felled by fate during the Olympic Invitational

February 18, 1985 | Jack Falla
In his sixth NHL season, the Oilers' Wayne Gretzky is better than ever, but he still hasn't reached his best

February 18, 1985 | Clive Gammon

February 18, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
For reasons other than his excellence as a photographer, Joe McNally, 32, was the perfect choice to shoot our story on high school basketball in Indiana (pages 38-61). "I was just like those...

February 18, 1985 | Frank Deford
With apologies to National League schedule makers, here is one to stir the ashes in the hot stove:

February 18, 1985 | Roger Jackson

February 18, 1985 | Roger Jackson
ROY TARPLEY: Michigan's 6'11" junior center scored 48 points, converted 17 of 24 shots from the field and 14 of 19 free throws, and had 18 rebounds in Big Ten victories over Purdue and Illinois.

February 18, 1985 | Jaime Diaz
Loree Jon Ogonowski scans a pool table, its 15 numbered balls scattered about, and visualizes a boldly colored constellation. Then, stroking the cue ball, she picks them off one by one as easily...

February 18, 1985 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
PRO BASKETBALL—Just before the NBA took its celestial semester break, the King demonstrated that he isn't ready to relinquish his crown. The pretenders to the throne, 7'4" Ralph Sampson and 7-foot...

February 18, 1985
JASON ESKRIDGEEL CAJON, CALIF.Jason, 10, won both the state and western U.S. kids' wrestling championships in the 75-pound class. He also scored 25 touchdowns as a running back last season for his...

February 18, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
MICHEAL RAY'S EXAMPLESir:Thank you for Bill Brubaker's story on Micheal Ray Richardson (Bittersweet, Feb. 4), the best all-around guard in basketball today. I was moved by the concern of the many...

February 18, 1985 | Jeremiah Tax
The essential element of a confidence game, which distinguishes it from mere robbery, is that it can't succeed without the willing participation of the victim. He must, literally, put his money in...

February 18, 1985 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

February 18, 1985 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Dwight Sullivan, New Jersey Generals fullback, asked if he would like to room with Seven Million Dollar Man Doug Flutie: "That's fine. Between us, we'll be worth $7,025,000."