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May 20, 1985 | Volume 62, Issue 20

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Patrick Ewing Cover - Sports Illustrated May 20, 1985

May 20, 1985 | Dan Levin

May 20, 1985 | Michael Baughman
JOHN GRAVESGoodbye to a River

May 20, 1985 | Jeremiah Tax
If you are a casual baseball fan—and half of all Americans probably are, the other half being serious fans—then here is a book that could move you into the other half. Daniel Okrent has written...

May 20, 1985 | Compiled by DUNCAN BRANTLEY
PRO BASKETBALL—"The atomic bomb, the F-14 Tigershark, the nuclear sub—nothing has the awesome power of the mighty Los Angeles Lakers," said Portland's Mychal Thompson after L.A. thrashed the Trail...

May 20, 1985
CLIFF RASMUSSENLAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLA.Rasmussen, 67, won four gold medals in cycling at a Palm Beach, Fla. international senior sports competition in the three-mile, six-mile, 12-mile and...

May 20, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
GEORGE AND BILLY: ACT IVSir:Steve Wulf hinted only briefly at the lunacy of George Steinbrenner's decision to fire Yogi Berra after just 16 games of the '85 season (Oh No, Not Again, May 6). Once...

May 20, 1985 | Rob Buchanan
As Buddy Arrington swung his Dodge Magnum onto pit lane toward the end of the 1979 Winston 500 at Talladega, Ala., the crowd of 100,000 was roaring in anticipation of something special. Driving an...

May 20, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz

May 20, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz
•Don Baylor, New York Yankees DH, on enigmatic teammate Joe Cowley: "The trouble with Cowley is that he's in his own world and we're just visiting it."

May 20, 1985 | Alexander Wolff
Boston nipped Detroit, then jumped ahead of old rival Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference finals

May 20, 1985 | Morin Bishop
New York Knicks vice-president Dave DeBusschere sat sweating in the harsh glare of the television lights Sunday, waiting for the first NBA draft lottery in history to begin. "I don't know, Lenny,"...

May 20, 1985 | Sam Moses
Pancho Carter punched out a surprising record run for the Indy pole with an upstart Buick engine

May 20, 1985 | Jim Kaplan
Fearful of cocaine's impact on baseball, Peter Ueberroth announces plans for sweeping, mandatory testing

May 20, 1985 | Robert Sullivan
For months stories circulated that a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh was investigating possible cocaine trafficking involving major league ballplayers. Ten to 12 players, it was widely reported,...

May 20, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
To motor sports fans the Indianapolis 500 resounds with tradition, but to associate writer Sam Moses its preliminaries signal a time for transition. Each May, Moses moves from his winter home in...

May 20, 1985 | Craig Neff

May 20, 1985 | Jaime Diaz
Hana Mandlikova learned the hard way it's wiser to upset people with smooth strokes than sharp words

May 20, 1985 | Sam Moses
At first I'd wanted a dog but decided that a cat would be better because a cat would require less maintenance. And I had never owned a cat before. I don't count Moon, a kitten who was lobbed out...

May 20, 1985 | Clive Gammon
Eusebio Pedroza is a lord of two rings: He's WBA featherweight king and a member of Panama's senate

May 20, 1985 | William Taaffe
Jerry Coleman and Ralph Kiner give their listeners tongues of fun

May 20, 1985 | Jaime Diaz
After an anemic 1984, Oakland's Mike Davis is wielding a healthy bat

May 20, 1985 | Henry Hecht
The problem in Minnesota's Metrodome concerns too little lighting on one side of the field and too much on the other. The Yankees filed an unsuccessful protest last week after losing a game in...

May 20, 1985 | Henry Hecht
STEVE GARVEY: The San Diego First baseman batted .500 with two homers, three doubles and eight runs scored. He raised his average to .355 and took over the major league lead in hits with 44.

May 20, 1985 | Henry Hecht
The Pirates have the worst record (9-20) and the second-worst attendance in baseball, and owner Dan Galbreath has put the franchise on the market. Naturally, the Bucs are trying to save bucks. On...

May 20, 1985 | Patrick Strickler
South Bend is best known as the site of Notre Dame, but last Labor Day weekend, the competition wasn't football. Rather, it was a sport that had just emerged from wilderness ravines to the...

May 20, 1985 | Richard Demak
Football season is a time of lying. Lying on the couch, lying about your weight, lying about how long you'll lie on the couch. The football fan also lies to himself about how soon after the Super...