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June 09, 1986 | Volume 64, Issue 23

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Larry Bird Cover - Sports Illustrated June 09, 1986

June 09, 1986 | Jack McCallum

June 09, 1986 | Alexander Wolff
If home is where the heart is, it's also where the heartless can be, as the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets have made abundantly clear this season. After three games of the NBA championship...

June 09, 1986 | Sam Moses
Given a golden opportunity with only two laps to go, Bobby Rahal spurted past the leader, Kevin Cogan, and triumphed at a record 170.722 mph

June 09, 1986 | William Taaffe
As Jim McKay aptly put it, ABC's new theme song last week was Back Home Again And Again And Again in Indiana. But after some back-room maneuvering to reschedule the race, TV's first live telecast...

June 09, 1986 | Kenny Moore

June 09, 1986 | Pat Putnam

June 09, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
SI's publisher's office recently commissioned a national poll on sports-related issues. The poll, whose results were to be announced this week, was conducted by Lieberman Research Inc. of New York...

June 09, 1986 | John Garrity
Scott Verplank won the NCAA title, but his OSU team was brought down

June 09, 1986 | Peter Gammons

June 09, 1986 | Peter Gammons
PITCHER OF THE WEEK

June 09, 1986 | Henry Hecht
Texas Ranger first baseman Pete O'Brien has youth (28), wealth ($300,000 a year) and strapping California good looks (blond hair, blue eyes). Although he doesn't get much recognition in a league...

June 09, 1986 | Jeremiah Tax
For more than half a century until his death at 76 in 1982, Red Smith spent several hours of nearly every day alone in front of a typewriter. This poses a considerable problem for anyone writing...

June 09, 1986 | Jaime Diaz
The San Diego Sockers now have a fifth straight title from two leagues

June 09, 1986 | Ron Fimrite

June 09, 1986 | Jerome D. Lamb
The flags of North Dakota, by order of the governor, flew at half-staff on Dec. 19, the day they buried Roger Maris here in Fargo. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral suspended the Christmas...

June 09, 1986 | Compiled by BAILEY BREENE GENDRON
BASEBALL—Arizona, down 7-0 after 6½ innings, rallied to defeat Maine 8-7 in the first round in the College World Series in Omaha. In other action, Loyola-Marymount upset Louisiana State 4-3,...

June 09, 1986
BECKY MILLERRIVERSIDE, CALIF.Miller, a Biola senior, became the first NAIA All-America in two different sports for four straight years. This year she averaged 24.4 points per game in basketball...

June 09, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
CHRIS AND MARTINASir:Your May 26 cover inset caption, "An Enduring Rivalry," might also have read "An Endearing Rivalry." Just when I thought that nothing new could be said about Chris Evert Lloyd...

June 09, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
AT MEXICO'S WORLD CUP: SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS

June 09, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•George Raveling, USC's new basketball coach, recalling his rough-and-tumble youth in a ghetto in Washington, D.C.: "If you went to my school with two ears, it was obvious you were a transfer...