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July 01, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 1

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Larry Holmes Cover - Sports Illustrated July 01, 1985

July 01, 1985 | Craig Neff
A twisted tale unfolded in the NL East as New York and Montreal met to compare their off-season trade

July 01, 1985 | Jack McCallum
A grocery store manager checks in with an 18-hole 257 total, and checks out as worst of the worst

July 01, 1985 | Alexander Wolff
Rollie Massimino rejected NBA millions to stay put at Villanova

July 01, 1985 | Bruce Newman
Eric Heiden, who has traded in his ice skates for a bicycle, was the surprise winner of the first U.S. Pro Cycling Championship

July 01, 1985
Since 1978, the last year something like sanity prevailed in heavyweight boxing, guys named Muhammad, Leon, Ken, Larry, John, Mike, Monte, Michael, Gerrie, Tim, Greg, Tony and Pinklon have all...

July 01, 1985 | Jack McCallum

July 01, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
The masthead of this magazine's first issue, dated Aug. 16, 1954, listed the names of 51 full-time edit staffers, among them, under the rather amorphous heading of Assistants, Harvey Grut. Of that...

July 01, 1985 | Ivan Maisel
Phil Bradley is turning heads—especially those of opposing outfielders

July 01, 1985 | Henry Hecht
After his dismissal as Minnesota's manager, it was fitting that unpretentious Billy Gardner conducted his postmortems in his room at the Super 8, the modest Roseville motel that was his home...

July 01, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Demie Mainieri has been the baseball coach at Miami Dade-North Community College for 25 years, during which time he has sent 20 players, including Kurt Bevacqua (page 60), to the big leagues. The...

July 01, 1985 | Henry Hecht
RICKEY HENDERSON: The Yankees' centerfielder batted .607, reached base 24 of the 36 times he batted, hit three homers, drove in eight runs, scored 11 runs and—whew!—stole eight bases.

July 01, 1985 | Sandy Keenan
David Letterman devoted the opening monologue on his June 17 late-night TV show to a weighty issue—Atlanta Braves reliever Terry Forster. "The fattest man in all of professional sports," said...

July 01, 1985 | Clive Gammon
Once the toast of all New York, the Cosmos suffered a lonely death

July 01, 1985 | Rick Telander
That's what USFL quarterback Bobby Hebert expects to make in the NFL

July 01, 1985 | John Underwood

July 01, 1985 | Jeremiah Tax
When Ernest Hemingway was turning 60, LIFE magazine commissioned him to return to Spain, "the country that I loved more than any other except my own," to write about the Spanish bullfight season...

July 01, 1985
RICHARD WILLIAMSHARLAN, KY.Richard, 18, broke his own state powerlifting records in eight events in the teenagers' and men's divisions at 114 pounds. Among his lifts were a 248-pound bench press,...

July 01, 1985 | Compiled by BAILEY BREENE
BOWLING—DENNIS JACQUES beat Wayne Webb 226-201 to win $17,000 and a PBA event in Seattle.

July 01, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
BILLY CONNSir:The story on Billy Conn (The Boxer And The Blonde, June 17) by the gifted Frank Deford is the most beautifully written saga I have ever read in SI, and that includes the many...

July 01, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz

July 01, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz
•Don Baylor, New York Yankees DH, on Billy Martin and his predecessor, Yogi Berra: "Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law."