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December 06, 1982 | Volume 57, Issue 24

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December 06, 1982 | Bob Ottum
Bold athletic skating is more or less routine for the male competitors but for women it largely begins and ends with Elaine Zayak. Until recently, athletic women were expected to keep that...

December 06, 1982 | Bruce Weber
I have been thinking about why I'm not playing in the major leagues or in the NBA. It has something to do with my physique, of course, with the talent I wasn't born with, with the dedication I...

December 06, 1982 | William Buchanan
Old Screamer made his first appearance one balmy midnight in the spring of 1940. For years the abandoned quarry three miles south of the Western Kentucky town of Eddyville (pop. 2,407) had been a...

December 06, 1982 | Sarah Pileggi

December 06, 1982
4—Kevin Miyazaki23—illustration by Sam Q. Weissman33—John Iacono (right)52—George Tiedemann55, 56—Heinz Kluetmeier57—Ronald C. Modra (top), Heinz Kluetmeier58—Heinz Kluetmeier60—Peter Read...

December 06, 1982
TERRY BEARDSLEYFRANKLIN, WIS.Beardsley, a 27-year-old teaching pro at Tuckaway Country Club, used a four-iron on every shot while shooting a four-over-par 76 to win the First One Club Tournament...

December 06, 1982 | Compiled by ARMEN KETEYIAN
PRO BASKETBALL—The question in Detroit was, could the Pistons, tied for first place with Milwaukee in the Central Division, cope with the loss of star Forward Kelly Tripucka (knee injury) for six...

December 06, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
TRAGIC FIGHTSir:I'm an avid boxing fan, but I'm sorry that men have to earn money by stepping into the ring and risking their lives just to please thousands of people, including me. That feeling...

December 06, 1982 | Arnold Schechter
At a recent meeting, the National Association of Basketball Coaches approved a radical proposal. Of the 116 Division I coaches present, 79 voted to open the NCAA Tournament to all 277 Division I...

December 06, 1982 | N. Brooks Clark
Three decades ago Art Sandusky was a conductor on the streetcars of Washington, Pa. and, with his wife, Evie, the owner and operator of a hot dog stand. But when the streetcars were shut down, the...

December 06, 1982 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

December 06, 1982 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Dan Quisenberry, Kansas City relief pitcher, after receiving the American League Fireman of the Year award: "I want to thank all the pitchers who couldn't go nine innings, and Manager Dick...

December 06, 1982 | Barry McDermott
One thing has taken a stunning upturn in Washington—the fortunes of the 'Skins, who won again, 13-9 over the Eagles

December 06, 1982 | Pat Putnam
Bent but unbroken, Tex Cobb stood up to Larry Holmes's hardest shots

December 06, 1982 | John Papanek
The Huskers outscored Oklahoma to gain a berth in the Orange Bowl

December 06, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
Staff Photographer Heinz Kluetmeier was on the lovely Caribbean island of Tortola, taking pictures for a story in the works on an underwater treasure hunt. The air was dizzying with jasmine, the...

December 06, 1982
When halftime interrupts the crunch of colliding pads in the Florida-Florida State game this Saturday, the FSU Marching Chiefs, the subjects of this pictorial journal, will swing into spectacular,...

December 06, 1982 | Rick Telander

December 06, 1982 | Jack McCallum
Six—count 'em, six—Zendejases are winning games with fancy footwork

December 06, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
When Arizona State, which had to beat Arizona to earn its first Rose Bowl berth, fell behind 26-0 in the third quarter, things looked bleak. They remained that way. The Sun Devils lost 28-18,...

December 06, 1982 | Jeremiah Tax
There are few more lasting and satisfying gifts than a beautiful book, and for those wise and generous enough to discern and act upon this fact—and lucky enough to have friends who cover their...

December 06, 1982 | John Garrity
Ricky Ross is hitting the shots—and the books—at school No. 5, Tulsa

December 06, 1982 | Alexander Wolff

December 06, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
Houston's Larry Micheaux, a 6'9" senior, was named MVP as the Cougars won their own Kettle Classic. He scored 48 points and grabbed 26 rebounds in 104-63 and 106-72 wins over Arizona and Lamar.

December 06, 1982 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Thanks to John McEnroe, the U.S. rubbed out France to win the Davis Cup

December 06, 1982 | Craig Neff
Surprising Lesley Welch and Pat Porter won the TAC championships

December 06, 1982 | William Taaffe
Led by Frank Broyles, the college football veterans beat the rookies

December 06, 1982 | Bob Ottum