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Out But Not Down 20

In the National League East, Philadelphia was hoping to come back after losing two games and the division lead to Montreal
by Steve Wulf

In the National League West, Los Angeles and Cincinnati were running out of time as they chased first-place Houston
by Ron Fimrite

Blood, Sweat and Beers 26
When Marvin Hagler won the middleweight title from Britain's Alan Minter in London it brought down a barrage of bottles
by Clive Gammon

No More Gold in Them Thar Hills 30
Colorado's football team is winless, the sports programs are going bust, but Coach Chuck Fairbanks has his $50,000 office
by Douglas S. Looney

The Mouth That Roars 38
Mr. Charm and Personality in Washington is Redskin Quarterback Joe Theismann, a man who's never been at a loss for words
by Ray Kennedy

The Seeds of Content 50
Baseball players love to chew sunflower seeds, which threaten to replace tobacco, but groundkeepers hate the messy things
by Roy Blount Jr.

"The Best Man Most of Us Know" 102
That's what a lot of people in Kansas City think of Nick Haywood, who can't read but can teach youths about boxing and life
by Bil Gilbert

The Departments

Scorecard 15
College Football 79
Baseball 84
Pro Football 94
Sailing 98
For the Record 123
19th Hole 124

Credits on page 123

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Next Week

The big game in Las Vegas will be the heavyweight title fight between Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali. Can the champ earn the respect he feels he deserves? Can Ali win the title for an unprecedented fourth time? Pat Putnam is at ringside.

Hockey's here again, and SI launches the season with a pointed letter to NHL President John Ziegler. Kathy Blumenstock assesses all 21 teams; E.M. Swift visits the Sutter boys—Brian, Darryl, Duane and a few who haven't made the NHL yet.