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January 23, 1984 | Volume 60, Issue 3

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Wayne Gretzky Cover - Sports Illustrated January 23, 1984

January 23, 1984 | Pat Putnam
WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini made quick work of Bobby Chacon by bloodying him in the first round and stopping him in the third

January 23, 1984 | Anthony Cotton
Ralph Sampson sure is good, but he won't revolutionize the pro game

January 23, 1984 | William Oscar Johnson
Trouble is, the U.S. Olympic skiers are having big problems finding it

January 23, 1984 | Curry Kirkpatrick
A dazzling drop shot in the finals helped John McEnroe to win the Masters and nail down No. 1 for '83

January 23, 1984 | Jack Falla
Wayne Gretzky scored at least one point in the first 46 games he played this season, breaking his old record

January 23, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman
The author picks the Raiders to win Super Bowl XVIII, particularly if the game is decided in the final period

January 23, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
As you'll discover in this issue, the Yugoslavian term for sneaker is kosharka datike, and that's the least of what you're going to know about athletic footwear when you've finished the article...

January 23, 1984 | Rick Telander
After many a year Joe Theismann still has a Heisman bone to pick with Jim Plunkett, in Super Bowl XVIII.

January 23, 1984 | William Taaffe
ACC basketball fans aren't sold on ESPN's Season Ticket package

January 23, 1984 | Alexander Wolff
Though a freshman, Kenny Smith has a finger on Carolina's pulse

January 23, 1984 | Roger Jackson

January 23, 1984 | Roger Jackson
RICK OLSON: The Wisconsin sophomore guard scored 68 points, sinking 27 of 41 shots from the field and 14 of 15 free throws, in the Badgers' Big Ten upset victories over Michigan State and Michigan.

January 23, 1984 | Jack McCallum

January 23, 1984 | Sarah Pileggi
For three long months last summer, like a roller coaster climbing to the first height on its run, the 1983 America's Cup campaign rose slowly toward its September climax. Then, with the selection...

January 23, 1984
2, 3—Richard Mackson, Anthony Neste, Andrew D. Bernstein4—Lane Stewart9—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman12—Carl Skalak14, 15—Andy Hayt16, 17—Andy Hayt (2). Tony Triolo (top right)22, 23—David...

January 23, 1984 | Compiled by IVAN MAISEL
PRO BASKETBALL—On Friday the 13th, the Boston Celtics took their 13th road trip of the season to play in Philadelphia, where they hadn't beaten the 76ers since the 1982 playoffs. The Celts won...

January 23, 1984
JOAN SCHOCKOWSPENCERPORT, N.Y.Schockow, a senior goalkeeper for the Cortland (N.Y.) State women's soccer team, was named to the AIAW Division I All-America team for the fourth straight year. The...

January 23, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE BOWLSSir:Your first issue of 1984 couldn't have been better, especially the superb article on the Orange Bowl game by John Underwood (No Team Was Ever Higher, Jan. 9). As one of the Miami...

January 23, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

January 23, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Steve Shutt, Montreal Canadien left winger: "Wayne Gretzky is going to win two scoring titles this year—the NHL's and the NBA's."