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February 19, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 8

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Moses Malone Cover - Sports Illustrated February 19, 1979

February 19, 1979 | Joe Marshall almost all. The trouble was that Eamonn Coghlan and Renaldo Nehemiah celebrated too soon to have great times

February 19, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick
By employing all his tricks on Guillermo Vilas and Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg won at BocaWest for the third straight year

February 19, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
Sub-zero shivers plagued the pre-Olympic meet at Lake Placid, but the town showed it was set for the Games

February 19, 1979 | E. M. Swift

February 19, 1979 | Sam Moses

February 19, 1979
Hey, buddy, wanna see a hot number? That would be the record 196.049 lap Buddy Baker drove to win the pole for this Sunday's Daytona 500. Sam Moses reports on whether Baker's Olds can hold off...

February 19, 1979 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

February 19, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
In what amounts to his annual State of the Game address, National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle addressed himself to a long-standing accusation—that network television is the true...

February 19, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
When Staff Writer Sam Moses landed in Denver last December on the next-to-last leg of his trip from New York to Crested Butte, Colo., he was already bushed. But he had interviews scheduled for the...

February 19, 1979 | Bruce Newman
The scramble for talented 7-footers centers on three giant high schoolers

February 19, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf

February 19, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf
PAT CUMMINGS: Cincinnati's 6'9½" senior center riddled the nets for 81 points and pulled down 39 rebounds as the Bearcats jarred Georgia Tech 55-51, upset Dayton 82-74 and defeated Memphis State...

February 19, 1979 | Melissa Ludtke Lincoln
This off-season is proving that trades are no longer the owners' stock in trade

February 19, 1979 | William Leggett
The early favorites for the Kentucky Derby, Spectacular Bid and Flying Paster, who have never raced each other, had impressive opening wins in Florida and California

February 19, 1979 | Mike DelNagro
Red Bone had the edge in the Amarillo Slim Classic until George Huber (above) straightened him out to win $150,000

February 19, 1979 | Frank Deford

February 19, 1979 | Frank Deford
The shooting accuracy of pro basketball players has increased so dramatically as to render rebounding statistics of a few years ago meaningless in comparison with today's figures. Very simply,...

February 19, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

February 19, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•George Brett, Kansas City third baseman, explaining why he isn't giving much thought to a more lucrative contract à la Pete Rose and Jim Rice: "I've got three years left on my present contract...

February 19, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—Led by Rick Barry, who scored all 26 of his points in the second half, Houston upended Seattle 113-101 and moved into first place in the Central Division by percentage points over...

February 19, 1979
SHANA ROBERTSONCINCINNATIShana, a 5'7" junior guard whose father Oscar played a bit of basketball himself, is scoring 22.3 points a game for 13—0 Cincinnati Country Day High. The city's Class A...

February 19, 1979
10, 11—George Tiedemann12, 13—John Iacono16, 17—Eric Schweikardt (top), Jerry Cooke18—Tony Triolo19—John Iacono20—Tony Tnolo (top), John Iacono38—Evelyn Floret-Black Star43—Marvin E....

February 19, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
IN THE SWIMSir:Congratulations on the Feb. 5 swimsuit issue, your best yet. Leave it to Walter Iooss Jr. to come up with fabulous photographs (She Sells Sea Shells by the Seychelles and The...