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January
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Ricky Bell
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The NFL Playoffs - Tampa Bay stuns Philadelphia 24-14, Houston steals a victory from San Diego 17-14, The L.A. Rams rally to beat Dallas 21-19, Pittsburgh thrashes the Dolphins 34-14 to keep their hopes alive to repeat as Super Bowl champs It's Bombs Away in the NBA (The three-point goal is bringing shots from downtown), Really Making Tracks (The variables of indoor tracks makes it impossible to say which one is fastest), A Hero For All Time (A fond memoir of Chip Hilton, star of 23 books)
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January
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L.C. Greenwood
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The NFL Playoffs - Pittsburgh wins the AFC title by beating the Oilers 27-13, The L.A. Rams beat the ineffective Bucs 9-0 to qualify for their first Super Bowl berth The Broad Street Streakers Skate On (The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Rangers and the Sabres to stretch their unbeaten streak to 35 games), A Beautiful Rose, Even for 'Bama (With USC beating Ohio State by one point in the Rose Bowl Alabama wins the National Title), A Range of Diversity (The "mountain islands" of Arizona are the best for tracking animals)
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January
28
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John Stallworth
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Special Report - President Carter delivers an ultimatum on the Moscow Olympics and asks international support for his tough stand Super Bowl XIV - Pittsburgh survived a tenacius Los Angeles attack and then rallied for two late TDs to win the best bowl yet, What you see is what you get and from the worstg seat in the Rose Bowl what you saw - and heard- were the loudspeakers, The big play for the Steelers was one that never went right in practice but John Stallworth made it work in Pasadena, CBS pulled out a lot of old Hollywood movie bits for its telecast but one the network forgot was "Play it Again" Basketball Italian Style (Some emigres from the U.S. have gone to Italy to play and are doing well), The Land of the Also-Rans (In spite of having more slopes, skiers and money the U.S. is mediocre at Olympic skiing), "No Landscape More Brightly Gemmed" (Adirondack Park is our "best-kept" secret)
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February
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Christie Brinkley
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The Olympic Crisis (In Colorado Springs, the U.S. athletic community reluctantly lined up to pass up the Summer Games in Moscow.), (In Portland, Ore, a track meet featuring a Soviet team was the backdrop to a growing movement for a "Renegade Game".), (In Moscow, a U.S. boxing team was treated royally - until its members climbed into the Lenin Sport Palace ring.), The Bullets May Be Spent (Old age and injuries have slowed up Washington, which may miss the NBA playoffs for the first time in 12 years.), A Lift Out Of Life (He flies through the air with the greatest of ease, and U.S. ski jumper Jim Denney just might come down to an Olympic Medal.), Taking It Easy (In the British Virgins, where the living is breezy, lovely ladies turn out in the latest swimwear.), (From the highest mountain peak down to the ocean floor, the Virgins and a very amiable archipelaago.), Zounds! No Hounds (Beagles and bassets may bay their ears off, but no good ol' country dog is going to be the best in show at Westminster.)
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February
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Skater Eric Heiden
Contents - Plenty of Juice in the Orange (Syracuse is winning, an old story, but unlike past teams that have ended up in the pills, this one may squeeze out a national title.), Welcome Back Stranger (Sidelined by injuries for nearly two seasons, Bill Walton - you remember him - played at long last for San Diego.), A Roman Numeral Did His Number (George Burns III survived the chaos at the Bing Crosby Pro-Am that ensued when Jack Nicklaus self-destructed.), Now You See Himn Now You Don't (There's much more to the complex personality of the 76ers Darryl Dawkins than the shattered pieces of NBA backboards.), He Has the Horses (Dale Baird operates out of West Virginia's obscure Waterford Park, but he leads the big names when it comes to winners.), Winter Olympic Preview (Blending steel and fire on ice, US and world champion Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia face figure skatings big showdown.)(Starting on page 52, scouting reports by Anita Verschoth handicap every event, picking the best bets for gold, silver and bronze.)(Bet on Eric and Beth Heiden - and a host of other U.S. speed skaters - to win metals galore at Lake Placid.)(Watch out, here comes Annemarie Mouser-Proll after Olympic gold. She's down in World Cup points but up for this one.), The Downhill: Majesty and Madness (The Olympic runs on Whiteface can be stunning or surly. Whichever, they demand consummate skill and courage.) The Departments - Scorecard, TV Radio, College Basketball, For The Record, 19th Hole
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February
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Mary Decker
Hail the Conquering Heroine! (Mary Decker), A Bunch of Eager Beavers (Oregon State), They Got Their Kicks on a Hockey Rink (Indoor soccer), La Crema della Crema (Campagnolo bicycle parts), A Canuck in Lotusland (NHL), Out from the Shadow of the El (DePaul's coach Ray Meyer)
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February
25
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"The Winter Olympics"
The Winter Olympics, He's Just a Workin' Stiff (Betting on sports as a full time job), Valley of the Eagles (Battle between loggers and environmentalists)
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March
10
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Jim Craig Indiana beats Ohio State for Big Ten basketball title, Jim Craig goes from Olympic goaltender to Atlanta, Billy Martin time as manager of Charlie Finley's A's seems to be drawing to a close, The Heavyweight boxing division with an overweight and overage Muhammad Ali, Minnesota and the rest of the teams in the WBL, Jumbo Elliott's success as Villanova track coach 0
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March
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"Albert King Had the Hot Hand for Maryland"
With a Hoop and a Holler (NCAA playoffs), This Green Giant isn't Jolly (Philadelphia Phillies), A Little Ray of Sunshine at Hialeah (Horse racing), Yet Another Mountain to Climb (NBA Seattle Sonics), Game for a Bloody Good Game (Rugby), "A Lot of People Think I'm Phony" (Joe Paterno), There She Is-Miss What? (Woman's bodybuilding)
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March
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Darrell Griffith
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Showdown at Indianapolis (NCAA Finals), Monarchs of all They Survy: part Two (Old Dominion beast Tennessee in AIAW), Stating "Iron Realities", (President states position on boycotting Olympics), Seems Like Old Times (TPC), "I Don't Make a Good Pet" (Story about Don Bragg), Sitting, Waiting and Hoping (Glenn Fletcher played football at two JC's and two universities with no degree), A Different Drummer (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)
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April
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Keith Hernandez California wins second straight NCAA swimming title, Nelson Piquet wins his first Formula I race, Plugged Nickle wins Florida Derby, Baseball Issue, Fisherman Lefty Kreh, A Baltimore Oriole fan 1
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April
14
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Muhammad Ali
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The Latest From the Greatest (Ali is 38 and out-of-shape but he is coming back to boxing), K.C. Lets the Suns Shine In (K.C. wins the first playoff game then loses the rest), Goodby to All That (Roger Staubach retires from Dallas after 11 seasons), "Impossible Not to Win" (Ed Snead loses the '79 Masters with a 3 stroke lead with 3 holes to play), She Has a New Racquet (Heather McKay switches from squash to racquetball and barely missed a stroke), Land of the White Wind (3 mountaineers from California meet the El Viento Blanco on Cerro Aconcagua in the Argentinian Andes)
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April
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Seve Ballesteros
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The Reign of Spain (23-year old Seve Ballesteros wins the Masters), The Decision No Go on Moscow (As the U.S. Olympic Committee votes to support a boycott of the Olympics it means the end for many athletes), A Whiff of Spring in Houston (The Astros have strikeout pitchers J.R. Richards and Nolan Ryan), The Way The Ball Bounces (Ed Brodeur invents tennis surfaces and is able to predict who will win), Me and Red See It Through (How a young Celtics fan found a champion in the Boston coach), Starting Out or Ending Up (The Penn Circuit can be the start or the end for tennis players)
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April
28
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Larry Bird
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The Boston Marathon (Bill Rodgers won the laurel wreath for the fourth time and became only the second man to win in three straight years.), NBA Playoffs (Home fires had a nasty way of burning the home team as Seattle beat Milwaukee in the Western Conference semifinals.) (Boston Gardens was rocking and Beantown was buzzing as the Celtics and 76ers split two games in the Eastern Finals.), When The Bloom is Off The Roses (Is there life after Louisville? For some Kentucky Derby winners the answer is not much. Others literally are in clover.), More Wins, More Fans? Wrong (According to marketing whiz Matthey Levine, victories don't necessarily add up to packed arenas and soaring profits.), 26 Teams in 13 Days (When the author found he could make it to 13 major league parks on successive days and see every club play, off he went.)
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May
12
Good  Genuine Risk Genuine Risk becomes firts filly to win Kentucky Derby in 65 years, L.A. Dodgers and their rookies, Herb Lindsay wins the 15-km Midland Run, Patriot's tight end Russ Francis, Soccer guru Clive Toye, Fishing for Muskie in Wisconsin 1
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May
19
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"The Shame of American Education - The Student-Athlete Hoax"
Toasts of the Coasts (NBA playoffs), Three Vacuums Clean Up (Indy race cars), The Bad News Bears of Kaminshey Park (Chicago White Sox), Special Report Student-Athletes: The Sham, The Shame, He's Still Filling the Horn of Plenty (John W. Galbreath)
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June
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Johnny Rutherford
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Contents - The Sub Came Up on Top (Johnny Rutherford, driving a Chaparral called the Yellow Submarine, sank the rest of the field at the Indy 500.), Putting the Hammer to the Old Bugaboo (Bob Nystrom's overtime goal gave the Islanders a new image. They're the Stanley Cup champions now, not chokers.), The Mets...The Magic is Back (Well, noboby's perfect, and New York is still near the bottom of the National League East, but the Mets may yet be amazin'.), Everyone Points for the LaPoints (But no one beats brothers Bob and Kris, the world's top slalom water skiers, who practice their technique on a catfish farm.), Sink Your Teeth into This (Fast, fast, fast relief from pain and puny performance is on the way, thanks to MORA, the magical mouthpiece athletes love.), The Shoe (At age 48 there's still no stopping Bill Shoemaker, who's got the mount on Spectacular Bid and is headed for another big year.)
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June
9
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Kansas City Royal Darrel Porter
The Royals Are Flush (Baseball), Out Of The Swing Of Things (Nancy Lopez-Melton), Special Report - The Scandal Gets Worse (New Mexico basketball probe), He'll Make Your Child A Champ (Tennis coach Nick Bolletteri), Here's The New Pele (Diego Maradona), Open Question (Tom Watson)
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June
16
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Roberto Duran
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Temperence Hill wins the Belmont, Bjorn Borg and Chris Evert Lloyd win the French Open, Ken Boyer fired as Cardinal manager, Roberto Duran prepares for fight against Leonard, Reflections of an Older America (five historic hostelries) 2
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June
23
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Jack Nicklaus
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The Owner of the Open (A birdie putt of 20 feet at the 17th hole in the final round of Baltusrol certified Jack Nicklaus' magnificent return to form.), Look Who's Looking Good Again (Injury and turmoil had knocked hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah off stride, but at the national championship he showed he's back in step.), Those New Damn Yankees (Reggie Jackson is still the star, and with a supporting cast of talented unknowns, New York is acting like a winner again.), Wimbledon is the Berries (Flowering hydrangeas, champagne and strawberries and cream are a backdrop for the world's no. 1 tennis tournament.), King of the Trail (Ex-postman Ed Kuni now walks for the fun of it. He has done the Appalachian Trail twice. This summer it will be the Pacific Crest.), A Hard and Supple Man (Like the steel blades of his hometown Sheffield, miler Sebastian Coe is a remarkable amalgam of strength and grace.)
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July
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Steve Scott
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Trying Hard to Go Nowhere (The Olympic Trials led to a dead end, not to the Games in Moscow. But there were many golden performances by U.S. athletes.), A Punch-Up That Led to a Kneew-Up (Alan Minter firmly stamped himself as middleweight champ with a win over Vito Antuofermo, and it was time for a Cockney fest.), Of Volleys and Brollies (The tennis was mixed with raindrops as spectators at the famed tournament spent most of their time huddled under umbrellas.), Prime of the Ancient Mariner (Though Phil Weld is 65, age didn't slow him a bit as he showed 86 whippersnappers how to sail the Atlantic alone.), No Place Like an Old Place (Ball Parks built before World War II are a vanishing breed. Here is a look at the survivors, with special attention to Wrigley Field.)
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July
21
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Steve Carlton
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Contents - It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a ... (...kicky little aircraft known as an ultralight that you can fly without a license. Great for chasing eagles and nudists.), A Girl Who's Just One of the Guys (Nancy Lieberman is holding her own in a New York summer basketball league that includes several NBA players.), Lefty Has the Right Approach (A batterymate turned Boswell gives the inside pitch on why silent Steve Carlton might win 30 games this year.), Detour on the High Road (As the Olympics begin, athletes who would have represented the U.S. chafe at home, and one performs for Austria.), He's a Man, Not a Myth (Chuck Noll has a taste for wine, a love for roses, but life wasn't always this way for the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.) The Departments - Scorecard, Baseball, Golf, For The Record, 19th Hole
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July
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"The Olympics - Pomp and Protest"
Contents - The Moscow Olympics ((Yhe glittering opening ceremony was tarnished not only by the boycott but also by some symbolic protests and bad vibes.), (The U.S. has shunned the games, but several American expatriates are pursuing gold for their adopted countries.), ...Meanwhile in Philadelphia (Far from Moscow, boycotting athletes, some of whom gave Olympian performances, proved there's no alternative to the games.), He Stopped the Talk, but Not the Fight (In the richest harness race ever, super pacer Niatross proved he's OK again if only could be said for his owners.), Elementary, at Least for Watson (With a record 271, Tom Watson made his third British Open win look so easy that old Murfield may never be the same.), The Teacher (Other NFL coaches revel in being regarded as demigods, but Chuck Noll of the Steelers wants to be known as a pedagogue.), It's Seven O'clock in the Morning (...and we've run the whole night through. And now the weary author faces nine more hours of a grueling 24-hour race.) The Departments - Scorecard, Baseball, Boxing, For The Record, 19th Hole)
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August
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Sebastian Coe
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The Moscow Opympics, All That Glitters Was Not Gold (U.S. Swimming Championships), By George, He's Some Hitter (George Brett), The Eagle is Banded (Bald eagles in Michigan)
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August
18
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J. R. Richard
Now Everybody Believes Him (J. R. Richard), Jack, It's Getting Ridiculous (Golf), The Great White Hope (Dallas football with Danny White), Beisbol is in His Blood (Pitcher George Brunet), Yep, Another Nymphmanic (Trout fishing), Red Pants, No Socks and Chowder Action (Newport)
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August
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Baltimore Orioles
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Contents - Now The Race Is On (Five wins in seven games with the New York Yankees have put the Orioles inhot pursuit of another AL East Division title.), Board and Vroom (The spray really blew at the American Windsurfer Championships as the breeze nearly blew the feathers off Buzzard Bay.), Hubba-Hubby, Here Comes Bubba (Philadelphia Linebacker Bill (Bubba) Bergey, his surgical knee fit again, made a triumphant return to the Eagles lineup.), Got It Made In The Shade (The marriage of modern technology to the ancient art of tentmaking has produced shelters that would have made Omar proud.), The Odd Couple Of The Courts (Peter Fleming joined John McEnroe to form the world's best doubles team. Now "Flam" is making it in singles too.), The Perils Of Paul (Paul Newman risked his film career - and his neck - when he decided to be a racing driver.)
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September
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"Hugh Green of the No. 1 Pitt Panthers"
Brett May Do it Yet (Baseball), How the West was Lost (Baseball), The Great Tom vs. Jack Debate (Golf), College Football 1980, Hold That Tiger! (Oklahoma playing Missouri)
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September
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John McEnroe
Round Two Goes to the Kid (Tennis), Thumbs Up for Notre Dame (College football), Aussome Task for the U.S. (America's Cup), Picking Up Where They Left Off (NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers), He Brought Surfing to Montana (David Rivenes), It's V-I-R-G-I-N-I-A-A-A! (Sports at the U. of Virginia)
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October
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"Montreal slugger Gary Carter"
Out But Not Out (Baseball pennant races), Blood, Sweat and Beers (Boxers Marvin Hagler and Alan Minter), No More Gold in Them Thar Hills (Colorado college football), The Mouth that Roars (Joe Theismann), The Seeds of Content (Baseball players chewing sunflower seeds), "The Best Man Most of Us Know" (Kansas City resident Nick Haywood)
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October
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Muhammad Ali
Contents - Doom In The Desert (The ravages of age and his training regimen left Muhammad Ali helpless before the fists of Larry Holmes at Las Vegas), Hockey 1980-81 (In a Dear John letter, the NHL president is urged to take a tougher stand on the game's violence and to restore rivalries), (The scouting reports assume a different look, with some sharp opinions on players, coaches, teams and referees), (A team onto itself is the Sutter family of Viking, Alberta. There are three Sutters in the NHL now, three more on the way), The National League Races (Houston beat L.A. in the West's sudden-death playoff, and Philadelphia edged Montreal in the East), Missing And Presumed To Be Dead (If the black-footed ferret is a case in point, the difference between endangered and extinct may be, in the end, money) The Departments - Scorecard, College Football, Pro Football, Motor Sports, Horse Racing, Baseball, For The record, 19th Hole
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October
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Paul Westphal
The Pennant Playoffs (Baseball), Let His Name Go Up in Lights (Harness racing), No Picnic in the Big Apple (Alabama college football), Pro Basketball 1980-81, After the Fall (The recovery of Jack McKinney)
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November
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Alberto Salazar
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There Are Only 26 Miles To Go (Grete Waitz set a record again and Alberto Salazar does well in his first marathon), The Battle of Bophuthatswana (Mike Weaver took the heaviest shots that Gerrie Coetzee could give and then KO'd him to retain his crown), A Tugger at the Heartstrings (Tug McGraw fanned Willie Wilson to win the World Series for the Phillies), Land of the Rising Pigskin (Notre Dame and Miami play a game in Japan and the author expects it to catch on), He's Front and Center (Jack Rudnay of the Kansas City Chiefs), Hey, Mister Fantasy Man (Bruce Jenner is living every-mans dream)
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November
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Herschel Walker
How 'Bout Them Dawgs?, The Team People Love to Hate (Philadelphia Flyers), Flying High Once More (David Thompson), To China with Love-15 (Tennis Players go to China), He's Still Going Strong (Houston Guard Bob Young), Call them Petrosports (Sports in the Persian Gulf)
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December
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Mark Aguirre, Ralph Sampson and Albert King
Preview of Super Bowl XV?, Trimming Sails in the NASL, Those Heisman High-Flyers, College Basketball 1980-81, The Gospel According to John (Georgetown basketball)
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December
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L.A. Quarterback Vince Ferragamo
The Big Bellyache (Roberto Duran loses to Leonard), A Rookie Gives the Jazz Pizzazz (Darrell Griffith), We are Not Fam-i-lee (L.A. Ram), Hot Hand in a Cold Clime (Great Alaska Shootout in college basketball), Shhh, It's the Black Ghost (Poaching), When the Latter-Day Saints March In (Sports at Brigham Young)
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December
15
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Lloyd (All-World) Free
Hold on to Your Seats (Brian Sipe and the Cleveland Browns), Putting the Big Hurt on the Big Ten (Kentucky beating Big Ten powers), As the World Turns (Lloyd Free), The Look of the North (Skiwear), And the Streak goes on (Harold Carmichael), This Could be the Last Resort (Beaver Creek in Colorado)
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December
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Sportsmen of the Year
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Phoenix Goes on the Attack (The Phoenix Suns trade for agression), Big Wheels Make Big Deals in Big D (58 baseball players get traded at the Winter Meetings), The Hurricane is Blowing Up a Storm (Tulsa, last year's Junior-college champions, are surprising everyone), When The Dust Cleared, It Was Minnesota (The Vikings win the NFC Central), Sportsmen of the Year (The U.S. Olympic Hockey Team), The Buck Passes Here (QB Buck Belue will determine whether Georgia beats Notre Dame in the SUgar Bowl), Where Nothing But Good Happens (Spots on earth for each man), Baby, It's Cold Outside (The Polar Bears, the people who jump into lakes that are frozen)
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