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April 08, 1985 | Volume 62, Issue 14

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Ed Pinckney Cover - Sports Illustrated April 08, 1985

April 08, 1985 | William Leggett
If the Kentucky Derby is truly "the most exciting two minutes in sports," as Kentuckians have claimed for years, the aimless hour that precedes it is unquestionably the dullest. On Derby Day the...

April 08, 1985 | Sarah Ballard
A sporting revolution has been going on in the waters off Florida in recent weeks. It won't change the lives of many people, and no monuments will be raised to its heroes, but it represents a...

April 08, 1985 | Compiled by DUNCAN BRANTLEY
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—VILLANOVA defeated Georgetown 66-64 to win the NCAA men's title in Lexington, Ky. (page 32).

April 08, 1985
STEVE MORIARICHMOND, B.C.Steve, a junior center at Alaska-Fairbanks, set a new Division I-A hockey scoring record (109 points) by getting an overtime goal in the season's last game. The previous...

April 08, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE SAY HEY KID AND THE MICKSir:Mickey and Willie! As a child of the '50s, I was delighted by Ron Fimrite's account (Mantle & Mays, March 25) of the larger-than-life exploits of two of...

April 08, 1985 | Jim Kaplan
Why have I yet to meet a woman who plays decent social chess? There's no known biological reason why women shouldn't be able to play the game. They have minds to ponder with, eyes to perceive with...

April 08, 1985 | Morin Bishop
The first thing you notice about Dave Bing is how little he has changed. Even though he now wears three-piece suits and silk ties, it's hard to believe that he has been away from basketball for...

April 08, 1985 | Jeremiah Tax
This baseball mystery cops first prize in two categories: Ugliest Book Jacket of the Year and Most Insipid Title. More about both later.

April 08, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz

April 08, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz
•Yogi Berra, New York Yankees manager, on a fancy White House dinner he attended recently: "It was hard to have a conversation with anyone, there were so many people talking."

April 08, 1985 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Villanova played an almost perfect game to dethrone supposedly invincible Georgetown for the NCAA title

April 08, 1985 | Douglas S. Looney

April 08, 1985 | Barry McDermott

April 08, 1985 | Pat Putnam

April 08, 1985 | Sarah Ballard

April 08, 1985 | William Nack
Chief's Crown won at Hialeah and then lost after a controversial inquiry

April 08, 1985 | Jaime Diaz
After six sorry seasons, the Cavs could be headed for the playoffs

April 08, 1985 | Demmie Stathoplos
Aided by his new do, Matt Biondi broke four records at the NCAAs

April 08, 1985 | Jack Falla
Everybody worked overtime at the NCAAs, but RPI meshed the best

April 08, 1985 | Jack McCallum
Old Dominion won the national title with scrappy, innovative defenses

April 08, 1985 | Kenny Moore

April 08, 1985 | Steve Fiffer
When inventor Mike Mattox describes his Heavyrope as "the missing link in exercise," he means it more or less literally. A world-class decathlete in the 1960s, Mattox was known for his...

April 08, 1985 | Steve Raymond
Fishing is generally considered a malodorous sport, but to an angler even the finest delicatessen or bakery fails to offer fragrances as tantalizing as those found inside a good tackle shop. The...