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Sports: Basketball, Baseball #101110

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 23, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(NYC: Stone Phillips) North Carolina-North Carolina State, Georgetown-Syracuse basketball games detailed; performances of individual players (named) noted. Scenes shown courtesy NBC and CBS. Boston Red Sox player Wade Boggs said losing salary dispute; details given. Baltimore Orioles' use of vol. random drug screening of players examined; details of program outlined. [Players representative Scott McGREGOR - explains team's support for tests.] [Dr. Paul McHUGH - praises players' attitude.] Last year's major league drug scandal recalled. [September 24, 1985, commissioner Peter UEBERROTH - cites sport's poor image now.] [Players Cal RIPKEN, Mike SCOSCIA, Kent TEKULVE -support vol. program.] Role of John Shapiro in organization program explained. [SHAPIRO - notes benefits to all concerned.] [UEBERROTH - praises Orioles.] Player Alan Wiggins' cocaine experiences reviewed. [WIGGINS - doesn't believe program is tough enough.] [Dr. Jim McGEE - agrees; explains.] [WIGGINS - comments.] General manager Henry "Hank" Peters' explanation for management footing the bill quoted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Phillips, Stone

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