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July 13, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 3

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John McEnroe Cover - Sports Illustrated July 13, 1981

July 13, 1981 | Curry Kirkpatrick

July 13, 1981 | Ron Fimrite

July 13, 1981 | Bob Ottum

July 13, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Bill Brubaker's story of how the careers of many young Latin baseball players are cruelly foreshortened, which begins on page 62, is one he has been pondering since 1974, for reasons having less...

July 13, 1981 | E.M. Swift

July 13, 1981 | Barry McDermott
Actually, the Soviets did win the team title in the Coors Classic, but Nevada's Greg LeMond stunningly took individual honors to become the U.S.'s fair-haired boy.

July 13, 1981 | Anthony Cotton
Free agents are costing millions under the NBA's Right of First Refusal system

July 13, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney
Gambling seems so romantic. Indeed, beats there a heart that wouldn't feel a rush when a pro football team wins by four, covering the three-point spread, and you win your $20 bet? But moments...

July 13, 1981 | Bill Brubaker

July 13, 1981 | Allan Pospisil
Imagine, for a moment, that you're hiking the Appalachian Trail, 2,119 miles from Springer Mountain, Ga. to Mount Katahdin, Maine. A little while ago you crossed into New York State, and now...

July 13, 1981
4—Evelyn Floret14, 15—Tony Duffy16, 17—Walter Iooss Jr.18—Tony Duffy19—Tony Duffy (center), Walter Iooss Jr. (2)20—Walter Iooss Jr. (top), Tony Duffy21—Walter Iooss Jr.55—Joseph Daniel58—Jerry...

July 13, 1981 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
BOXING—SAMMY SERRANO retained his WBA junior lightweight championship with a unanimous decision over Leonel Hernandez in Caracas.

July 13, 1981
DIANE OBERMEYERGRAND RAPIDSObermeyer, a 40-year-old mother of six, established a women's race record of 351 miles in the Wolverine 200 Bicycle Marathon on Belle Isle in Detroit. During her 24...

July 13, 1981
THE STRIKE (CONT.)Sir:I miss the daily box scores and the Sunday statistics, but I—and most other baseball fans, I think—have no sympathy whatsoever for the players and hope the owners have guts...

July 13, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 13, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Joe Morgan, San Francisco Giant second baseman, extolling the diplomacy with which Manager Frank Robinson dispenses constructive criticism: "He can step on your shoes, but he doesn't mess up your...