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September 17, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 14

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John McEnroe Cover - Sports Illustrated September 17, 1984

September 17, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
WHY IS THIS MAN SAYING THE THINGS HE'S SAYING?

September 17, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Jim Dickey, Kansas State football coach, asked about his 3-8 team's problem in 1983: "The alumni say it was me."

September 17, 1984 | Curry Kirkpatrick

September 17, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman

September 17, 1984 | Ron Fimrite
Kansas City didn't bother a soul the first half of the season, but now the Royals are fighting for first place

September 17, 1984 | Clive Gammon

September 17, 1984 | Clive Gammon
NETSINKERSASSORTED ULUSSTONE AXE (WOODWORKING)ULU OR WOMAN'S KNIFE (BUTCHERING)BONE POINTS (FISHING)WOOD THROWING BOARD (TO PROPEL SPEARS)

September 17, 1984 | Clive Gammon
SKYKOMISH SUNRISETHORBOSSBATTLECREEK SPECIALSKUNKGOLD COMETGREEN HEADRED HEADSILVER STREAKERPOLAR SHRIMP

September 17, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
For two weeks, she was our roving reporter at Wimbledon, keying in on the best matches, quietly going about her business, until tennis commentator Bud Collins couldn't bear the mystery any longer....

September 17, 1984 | William Taaffe
'Tuesday Night Titans' wrestles some tough problems—its guests

September 17, 1984 | Roger Jackson
Quarterback Randall Cunningham is unknown—except to pro scouts

September 17, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
"I stunk," said Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar. "I've never played this bad, anywhere, anytime. I've got a sick feeling in my stomach." After two remarkable performances in the previous 13 days...

September 17, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
OFFENSE: Purdue quarterback Jim Everett completed 20 of 28 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns and suffered only one interception as he led the Boilermakers to a 23-21 defeat of Notre Dame.

September 17, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
For long-ball excitement, the American League is in a league by itself

September 17, 1984 | Henry Hecht
The real Comeback of the Year player started the season as a full-time stockbroker and a part-time scout for the Brewers. He didn't throw a pitch in the major leagues until last Wednesday when he...

September 17, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Tiger pitcher Jack Morris ended his media boycott last week with a bang. He ripped the press and then went after teammates who'd been critical of his immature attitude. "Somebody told me to start...

September 17, 1984 | Henry Hecht
This has been a terrible year for the Dodgers, who are 10 games under .500, but the reigning champions of the NL West apparently haven't lost their sense of humor.

September 17, 1984 | Henry Hecht
BRUCE SUTTER: The St. Louis reliever notched three saves to give him 40 for the year (in 46 chances), breaking the National League mark of 37 he'd shared with Rollie Fingers and Clay Carroll.

September 17, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
For Franco Harris, the chase is on but this time as a Seattle Seahawk

September 17, 1984 | Arnold Schechter
During the 1982 Italian Open, a journalist asked Chris Evert Lloyd what she knew about her next opponent, the up-and-coming 18-year-old Lisa Bonder. "Absolutely nothing," she replied honestly. Who...

September 17, 1984 | Jill Lieber
After Seattle's Curt Warner had knee surgery Tuesday, Sept. 4, the first person at his bedside was his former Penn State roommate, Todd Blackledge, now the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback.

September 17, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Sherry Young knows The $40 Million Quarterback best. "Steve came home [to Greenwich, Conn.] in July with a pocketful of money, almost $500," she says of her son, who became the richest rookie in...

September 17, 1984 | Jill Lieber
When Kenny Washington and Woody Strode joined the L.A. Rams in 1946, they were the only blacks in the NFL, and as late as 1961 there were no blacks on one of the league's teams, the Washington...

September 17, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Chicago's Walter Payton rushed for 179 yards, including a 72-yard TD, and went ahead of Jim Brown's career combined-yardage record (15,517 to 15,459) in a 27-0 win over Denver.

September 17, 1984 | Jill Lieber
Ever wonder what players do on the sidelines during timeouts? Look at the cheerleaders, of course. And in Green Bay, some of the Packers don't like what they see.

September 17, 1984 | Barry McDermott

September 17, 1984 | Jack McCallum
On his application form for the John Wooden Basketball Encounter, Bob McKay, a Los Angeles attorney, didn't hesitate when he came to the line marked DISEASES. "Slow, can't jump," wrote McKay, an...

September 17, 1984
2, 3—Kathryn Dudek/Photo News4—Manny Millan11—Rich Clarkson12—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman14, 15—Manny Millan16—Jacqueline Duvoisin (top), Manny Millan17—Walter Iooss Jr.18, 19—Jacqueline...

September 17, 1984 | Compiled By GREG KELLY
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: America's Team's new quarterback, Gary Hogeboom, got off to a great start, completing a Dallas-record 33 of 47 passes for 343 yards and one TD as the Cowboys beat the Rams 20-13...

September 17, 1984
JOHN FREEMANSPRINGFIELD, VA.Freeman was 37-1 his senior year, wrestling in the 155-pound division for St. Stephen's School in Alexandria. He won the state prep school championship three...

September 17, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
SUTCLIFFE & CO.Sir:I enjoyed John Garrity's article on Rick Sutcliffe (The Trade That Made the Cubs, Sept. 3). Sutcliffe is a fine pitcher who'll probably lead the Cubs to the National League...