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September 09, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 12

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Bill Elliott Cover - Sports Illustrated September 09, 1985

September 09, 1985 | Sam Moses
Bill Elliott took on the treacherous Darlington track and won the Southern 500 and a $1 million bonus

September 09, 1985 | Craig Neff
Would anybody like to buy a ball club that's 20 games out of fifth place and averaging fewer than 11,000 fans per game?

September 09, 1985 | Barry McDermott
You must remember this: In 1984 Sam Randolph failed to win the Amateur. But last week he did

September 09, 1985 | Rick Reilly
Robbie Bosco had a Heisman of a game in BYU's 25th straight win

September 09, 1985 | Pat Putnam
Unbeaten and still a champion, Aaron Pryor is angry, despondent and confused. And he's in no condition to fight, either in or out of the ring

September 09, 1985 | Pam Shriver
The author battles on in Australia, France and England, sees a great doubles streak end, deflates Bobby Riggs and revisits the U.S. Open

September 09, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
By the time SPORTS ILLUSTRATED goes to press each week, Judy Bass, an associate counsel for Time Inc., has usually spent hours poring over its contents. Bass reads the approximately 37,000 words...

September 09, 1985 | Sandy Keenan
At age 39, the Cubs' Davey Lopes is burning up the base paths again

September 09, 1985 | Henry Hecht
The fans were chanting, "Ed-die, Ed-die," even though the Orioles were in Anaheim last Monday night. The Angel fans wanted Eddie Murray to hit his fourth home run of the night, and why not? The...

September 09, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Braves manager Eddie Haas, who was finally fired early last week and replaced by coach Bobby Wine, is only the first to go in a major housecleaning by Ted Turner. According to a variety of...

September 09, 1985 | Henry Hecht
EDDIE MURRAY: The Oriole slugger hit three homers in his first four at bats in a game against the Angels, including his third grand slam of '85. Nine RBIs that night gave him his fifth 100-RBI season.

September 09, 1985 | Frank Deford
A friend of mine, a bicoastal TV writer, pointed out to me the other day that actors who win Oscars seem to disappear soon after. Whatever happened to Richard Dreyfuss? Jon Voight? Could Gene...

September 09, 1985 | Ron Fimrite

September 09, 1985 | William Taaffe
When Mickey Mantle says that he's concerned about something—health, hitting, television, anything—he seems very much out of character. The Mickey Mantle that we think of never worried. That Mantle...

September 09, 1985 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
BOWLING—PATTY COSTELLO defeated Tish Johnson 233-215 in the final match to win the LPBT Fairhaven Classic, in Fairhaven, Mass.

September 09, 1985
RICHARD HOFSTETTERINDIANAPOLISHofstetter, a 29-year-old attorney and onetime Indiana University swimmer, set a world Master's record of 29.98 in the 50-meter breaststroke for the 25-29 age group....

September 09, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
KICKOFFSir:As usual, your College & Pro Football Spectacular (Sept. 4) had more than enough good reading for any dedicated pigskin fan: John Underwood's insights on the college game's...

September 09, 1985 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
WHO HURT J.R.?

September 09, 1985 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears coach, shrugging off the $750-a-day fine—which reached a total of $20,250—he leveled against linebacker Mike Singletary for holding out 27 days: "You can't even join...