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September 08, 1980 | Volume 53, Issue 11

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September 08, 1980 | Arnold Schechter
There is a yellow-and-red object speeding through the sky these days that isn't a bird or a plane and bears not the slightest resemblance to Superman. It is a Frisbee-like toy called the Skyro, a...

September 08, 1980 | Michael Crosby
The year is 1948, and it is a hot summer morning on a basketball court in a playground at 108th Street in Rockaway Beach, a part of New York City. One end of the court is deserted. At the other...

September 08, 1980
24, 25—Hal Stoelzle (6), Barton Silverman (top right)26, 27—Barton Silverman (left), Barry Tenin (top), Hal Stoelzle28, 29—Barton Silverman (bottom center, top right), Hal Stoelzle...

September 08, 1980 | Compiled by ROY S. JOHNSON
BOXING—JULIAN SOLIS of Puerto Rico beat champion Jorge Lujan of Panama on a split decision in Miami Beach to win the WBA bantamweight title.

September 08, 1980
FRANKIE PRIDEMORESANDSTON, VA.Frankie, 12, a lefthanded pitcher for the Sandston Little League Orioles, threw three straight no-hitters, five overall, had a 9-1 record and led his team to the...

September 08, 1980 | Edited by Gay Flood
OH, THOSE O'SSir:There were no real losers during the Oriole-Yankee series (Now (he Race Is On, Aug. 25). Both teams should take a bow for the excitement they provided. Baseball was never better.

September 08, 1980 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
BACK TO YOU, BLUMEL

September 08, 1980 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Cliff Stoudt, who advanced from No. 3 quarterback to No. 2 with the Steelers when Mike Kruczek was traded: "I've graduated from clipboard to headset."

September 08, 1980 | Douglas S. Looney

September 08, 1980
Yes, Virginia—The University, that is—used to be comfortable with losing, paying more mind to Tradition, Parties and Mister Jefferson. Now, declares Frank Deford, those times are changing....

September 08, 1980 | Steve Wulf

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
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September 08, 1980
All in splendid all, Roger Staubach brought the Dallas Cowboys from behind to win 23 games in the fourth quarter, 14 of them in the last two minutes. The best comeback ever, Staubach says without...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
If you pick NEW ENGLAND, the law of averages is with you. How many years have you heard, "The Patriots have the material to go all the way"? And how many years has their curious self-destruct...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
NEW ENGLAND 11-5MIAMI 10-6NEW YORK JETS 9-7BUFFALO 6-10BALTIMORE 6-10

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
Pittsburgh has a major problem: the NFL won't let Chuck Noll have a 60-man roster. Personnel men around the league watch the Steeler cut lists like stockbrokers studying the ticker. The...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
PITTSBURGH 12-4HOUSTON 11-5CLEVELAND 8-8CINCINNATI 6-10

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
Don Coryell is Woody Hayes in reverse. Three things make the SAN DIEGO coach nervous: the sight of his quarterback handing the ball off; the sight of a running back carrying the ball; and...we...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
SAN DIEGO 11-5DENVER 10-6KANSAS CITY 9-7SEATTLE 7-9OAKLAND 7-9

September 08, 1980
Pro football is a game of inaction interrupted by bursts of motion. Usually, Photographer Walter Iooss Jr. shoots the action, but on these and the following pages he dwells instead on the static,...

September 08, 1980 | Jonathan Yardley
In what must be viewed as a bloodcurdling case of publishing overkill, we have this season three books, totaling 802 pages, about...Billy Martini One would have to look long and hard to find a...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
It's fashionable these days to downgrade Dallas. No more Roger Staubach, too many injuries in the secondary. That might be a mistake. It's also fashionable to be bullish on Philadelphia, which...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
WASHINGTON 11-5DALLAS 10-6PHILADELPHIA 10-6ST. LOUIS 7-9NEW YORK GIANTS 5-11

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
What we have here is an unguarded Brinks truck just waiting for somebody to come along and pick it clean. An 8-8 record is big thunder in this part of the world. The CHICAGO Bears are the most...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
CHICAGO 10-6TAMPA BAY 8-8DETROIT 6-10MINNESOTA 6-10GREEN BAY 2-14

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
For the first time in nine years there is no Rosenbloom on the masthead of the LOS ANGELES press book. Steve is in New Orleans, along with four other ex-Ram executives, and his stepmother,...

September 08, 1980 | Paul Zimmerman
LOS ANGELES 10-6NEW ORLEANS 7-9SAN FRANCISCO 5-11ATLANTA 4-12

September 08, 1980 | Steve Wulf
The new president of CBS Sports, Freeman Van Gordon Sauter, has impeccable credentials as a journalist, but his closest brush with organized sports came some 25 years ago when he refereed Ohio...

September 08, 1980 | Anthony Cotton
With his batting average high among the league leaders and his fielding as slick as ever, Second Baseman Manny Trillo of Philadelphia is hushing up his critics

September 08, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
AL WEST

September 08, 1980 | Herm Weiskopf
DICK RUTHVEN: While beating the Giants 7-1 and the Padres 6-1, the Phillie righthander improved his record to 13-8. He issued only one base on balls and helped himself with a single, double,...

September 08, 1980 | Jule Campbell
The nation's warmup junkies can now stock up on apparel ranging from jump suits through vests and parkas, turtlenecks and dresses, skirts and button-down shirts, all in cozy old sweat suiting. It...

September 08, 1980 | Clive Gammon
The Cosmos' nonpareil scorer wrecked Tulsa with an NASL-record seven goals

September 08, 1980 | Frank Deford

September 08, 1980 | Kenneth Rudeen
Bob Bavier's America's Cup Fever (Yachting Books/Ziff-Davis, $14.95) is essential reading for anyone who follows competition for the Ould Mug closely. All sailors should find it informative and...

September 08, 1980 | Bill Colson
The early 1930s were the Golden Age of first basemen. Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx. George Sisler, Bill Terry, Hank Green-berg, Jim Bottomley, George Kelly—that's seven Hall of Famers who played the...