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May 06, 1985 | Volume 62, Issue 18

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Billy Martin Cover - Sports Illustrated May 06, 1985

May 06, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
Senior editor Sandy Padwe first met coach Walt Michaels of the New Jersey Generals in 1964. Michaels was a member of Weeb Ewbank's New York Jets staff, and Padwe was covering the AFL for the...

May 06, 1985 | Steve Wulf
Fired seven times as a manager, Billy Martin was hired for a fourth term by the floundering Yankees

May 06, 1985 | Demmie Stathoplos
Chief's Crown won the Blue Grass at near-record speed to stamp himself as the heavy favorite at Churchill Downs

May 06, 1985 | William Nack
The day after the riveting triumph of Chief's Crown in the Blue Grass Stakes, Angel Penna Jr., the trainer of Rhoman Rule, whose victory in the Everglades Stakes stamped him as one of the most...

May 06, 1985 | Alexander Wolff
When the NBA's Sorry Seven cast lots on Mother's Day, one will come up a winner with the draft rights to Patrick Ewing

May 06, 1985 | Alexander Wolff
Utah's band of bargain-basement bruisemen KO'd Houston's Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a stunning rally in the fifth game

May 06, 1985 | E.M. Swift
Chicago seemed to have the Norris Division championship sewn up, but Minnesota stormed back to prolong the series

May 06, 1985 | E.M. Swift

May 06, 1985 | Sam Moses
Two-time World Cup Champion Robby Naish, a free spirit on land, really cuts loose on a sailboard

May 06, 1985 | Franz Lidz
It's tough to be an old guy these days. You wanna keep your job, you gotta work up a comedy routine. You get to your 70s, you gotta be Henny Youngman. Eighties, George Burns! But Jake Nevin, who...

May 06, 1985 | Jim Kaplan
Not N-e-i-l A-l-l-e-n, who can't escape the shadow cast by B-r-u-c-e S-u-t-t-e-r

May 06, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Now that George Steinbrenner has got the drop on the other owners, who will be the next manager to go? In Baltimore, Edward Bennett Williams wishes Joe Altobelli were Earl Weaver. On the South...

May 06, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Phillies reliever Larry Andersen volunteered to be the guide for 15-year-old Damon Ravenel, a terminally ill Charleston, S.C. kidney transplant patient, when Ravenel visited the team's Clearwater,...

May 06, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Boy, when Peter Ueberroth takes over, he really makes sure things are run efficiently. When all 13 games were played as scheduled on April 26, a major league record was set: There had not been a...

May 06, 1985 | Henry Hecht
On April 14, in New York, collector Barry Halper gave Pete Rose an 80-pound bronze bust of Ty Cobb for his birthday. The Reds took Cobb to Atlanta, where they started a seven-game winning streak....

May 06, 1985 | Henry Hecht
MICKEY HATCHER: Minnesota's left-fielder broke out of a slump with nine straight hits against the A's on Saturday and Sunday to tie the American League record for consecutive hits in two games.

May 06, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Now that the Tigers have fallen out of first place—briefly—after residing there for a record 198 straight days, it's time to start rooting for them to stay on top. There have been six different...

May 06, 1985 | Barry McDermott
LPGA greats Mickey Wright and Kathy Whitworth fit right in at the Legends

May 06, 1985 | Bob Sullivan
Jahangir Khan lived up to both his names at the North American Open

May 06, 1985 | L.S. Diamant
It started innocuously with visions of my buying a jump rope and jumping faster and more feverishly than Muhammad Ali ever did while training for a title fight. I didn't know it then, but I was...

May 06, 1985 | William Nack

May 06, 1985 | William Nack
1. The value of time2. The success of perseverence3. The pleasure of working4. The dignity of simpicity5. The worth of character6. The power of kindness7. The influence of example8. The obligation...

May 06, 1985 | Compiled by DUNCAN BRANTLEY
PRO BASKETBALL—"It was devastating," said Portland forward Clyde Drexler after fast-breaking Los Angeles thrashed the Trail Blazers 125-101 in the opening round of their Western Conference...

May 06, 1985
JAMES ALEXANDERBOCA RATON, FLA.Alexander, 26, a special-education teacher, won the Washington, D.C. Marathon in 2:25:08, paring more than a minute off the course record. He also won the D.C. event...

May 06, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
MARVELOUS MIDDLEWEIGHTSir:Pat Putnam's article Eight Minutes Of Fury (April 22) was nearly as marvelous as the long-awaited Marvelous Marvin Hagler-Thomas Hearns bout itself. Despite its inherent...

May 06, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz

May 06, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz
•Don Rickles, upon being introduced to Nevada Attorney General Brian McKay at the Hagler-Hearns fight in Las Vegas: "If you'd put more criminals in jail, you could've had a seat closer to ringside."