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Dec. 20, 1982

When Push Came To Shove

In a memorable first meeting, Ralph Sampson and Virginia beat Pat Ewing and Georgetown

July 11, 1983

A Giant Stride Ahead of the Field

Both John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova walked right through Wimbledon

March 17, 1980

Off with a Hoop and a Holler

Forty-eight teams roared into the NCAAs. Thirty-two were silenced, including No. 1 DePaul. The survivors compete for the last hurrah

Dec. 01, 1980

Hello, America, We Came Back

Three of the biggest reasons to look forward to the 1980-81 season are the young men waving their greetings on the opposite page: Mark Aguirre, Ralph Sampson and Albert King. They could be rich right now, but last spring they decided to forestall the start of their pro careers and stay in school at least another year. By not going "hardship" themselves, they spared college fans the pain of having to get by without seeing them in action. Surely, there could be no finer way to start the season than to have them tell us...

March 31, 1986

MEMORIES

Our basketball-minded author once believed that the NCAA Final Four belonged to him alone. Well, now he has to share.

Feb. 10, 1982

Bedlam at Wimby

Unbeknownst to the majority of anarchists, John McEnroe wasn't the first to ravage Wimbledon last summer. Before a ball was struck in the ...

Sept. 30, 1968

The Palmer-Nicklaus laugh-in

At the PGA Team Championship in Oklahoma City the two kings got all the chuckles but Bobby Nichols and George Archer won the money

Sept. 15, 1969

EVERYBODY DO THE PUTT-PUTT

They may never get a chance to show their stuff at the Masters, but last week at a miniature course in Fayetteville, N.C., 128 of "the best putters in the ...

Feb. 21, 1983

They're SECond To None

Top to bottom, Kentucky to Alabama, Southeastern Conference teams can claim more good players and greater balance than any other league in the land

April 21, 1975

GETTING INTO THE PICTURE

Is it really surprising that a member of the very sex that burns the toast can announce a hockey score as "Detroit 2, Red Wings 0"? Is it truly ...

July 11, 1977

WIMBLEDON WAS NEVER BETTER

If Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors continue to stride atop the game of tennis as they did during the 100th year of Wimbledon and as they expect ...

Aug. 15, 1977

CALVIN DISCOVERS MURPHY'S LAW

Calvin Murphy may be able to do tricks with a basketball, but everything went wrong that could to the Houston Rockets guard at the national ...

April 01, 1985

The Gang's All Here

Well, almost. St. John's, Villanova and Georgetown of the Big East will be joined in the NCAA Final Four by a solitary interloper, Memphis State

Nov. 26, 1973

DAVID GOES AFTER GOLIATH

Is it possible to begin a college basketball season without raising hosannas to Bill Walton and his UCLA Bruins? Well, no. So here's to ...

Dec. 10, 1984

The DeBacle At DePaul

Judging from an 80-61 loss to the Blue Demons, UCLA, with another new coach, is headed for disaster

Dec. 12, 1988

HIGH ON THE HEELS

North Carolina rose to the occasion at the new Tournament of Champions.

Nov. 15, 1976

THEY CAME TO PLAY

Most of the ABA survivors have shown they're plenty fit and, while two weeks do not a season make, Denver is fast giving the NBA originals ...

April 03, 1989

THE HALL IS ROCKIN'

WEST Talk about winning ugly. Seton Hall didn't just-beat its West Regional opponents. The Pirates pillaged the poor things with an ...