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July 09, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 2

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July 09, 1984 | Craig Neff
Three world and five American records tumbled as 43 swimmers gained Olympic berths at the U.S. trials

July 09, 1984 | Craig Neff
Only 43 of the 650 swimmers at Indy made the U.S. Olympic team—the top two in each event, plus the first six in the 100 and 200 frees for the relays

July 09, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
And then some. Favored L.A. took 93 minutes 33 seconds to knock Michigan out of the USFL playoffs

July 09, 1984 | William Nack
That Mark Breland, a five-time Golden Gloves champion, will win an Olympic gold medal is as plain as the graffiti on the buildings in Bed-Stuy

July 09, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
Writer-reporter Bruce Anderson is a man of many hats, some of them pretty funny-looking. He has this one number with blue and yellow stripes and a huge bill...well, never mind. Anderson, whose...

July 09, 1984 | Steve Wulf
The best little AAA park in the game has popped up in a clearing in a pine forest near the Atlantic Ocean

July 09, 1984 | Frank Deford
In this delightful film, a teenager finds love, karate and self-respect

July 09, 1984 | Jeremiah Tax
Despite its flaws, you should enjoy Reggie: The Autobiography by Reggie Jackson with Mike Lupica (Villard Books, $15.95). You won't find much new in it if you're a fairly serious baseball fan, but...

July 09, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Miller Barber outdueled Arnold Palmer in the U.S. Senior Open

July 09, 1984 | Sam Moses
Mario Andretti led every lap of the damp inaugural Meadowlands Grand Prix

July 09, 1984 | Bruce Anderson
Quiet Don Mattingly, as in battingly, swings a loud stick for New York

July 09, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Last season Boston's Tony Armas hit 36 homers and drove in 107 runs. He also batted .218. "Last year was embarrassing," says Armas, who's hitting .286 this year with 19 homers and 55 RBIs. "I'm...

July 09, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Cleveland manager Pat Corrales was explaining the way he was juggling his catchers, Jerry Willard and Chris Bando. He called it his "hot and mad" theory. At the time, Bando was the hot hitter and...

July 09, 1984 | Henry Hecht
It was the bottom of the eighth in Kansas City last Wednesday night, and Oakland's Steve McCatty, whose team was leading 8-4, was getting tired. So Jackie Moore, the A's manager, signaled to...

July 09, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda is baseball's most famous eater. And these are his favorite foods:

July 09, 1984 | Henry Hecht
ANDRE THORNTON: Cleveland's veteran DH had five home runs and a double among his nine hits (in 28 at bats) for a slugging percentage of .893. Thornton also drove in 10 runs and scored eight.

July 09, 1984 | Frank Deford

July 09, 1984 | Franz Lidz
The black rhinoceros is a great, blundering, archaic beast that you wouldn't expect to pacify with a little friendly scratch behind the ears. Once a rhino starts rolling, it's as hard to stop as a...

July 09, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

July 09, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Rick Camp, Atlanta Braves pitcher, after teammate Claudell Washington and the Cincinnati Reds' Mario Soto got into a fight that led to a fine and suspension for both: "It's those rocks they took...

July 09, 1984
2, 3—Heinz Kluetmeier4—Jacqueline Duvoisin9—The Supreme Court Historical Society12—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman22, 23—Andy Hayt (left), Richard Mackson (2)24—Richard Mackson29—Andy Hayt (top),...

July 09, 1984 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON

July 09, 1984
DON L BROWNLAFAYETTE, CALIF.Brown, 50, captured the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstrokes in a Christ-church, New Zealand meet and set a world 50-and-over standard of 1:12.24 for the 100. In his...

July 09, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
MAC ATTACKSSir:Thank you for Frank Deford's excellent and well-timed article on John McEnroe ("So, Why Can't You Smile?", June 25). Just when it appeared that the media (SI's Curry Kirkpatrick is...

July 09, 1984 | Bruce Martin
Many a story has been told about the early days of NASCAR Grand National racing—the roughneck driving and hell-raising of men like Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly, the hard-charging style of Lee...

July 09, 1984 | Rob Buchanan
The merchandising of the Olympics reached fever pitch in 1980 at Lake Placid, where no fewer than 381 sponsors signed on for the Winter Games. At Placid, there was a jumble of "official" products...