ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 27, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(NYC: Ray Gandolf) American cyclist Greg LeMond reported winning Tour de France; details given, scenes shown courtesy CBS Sports. Previous winner Bernard Hinault mentioned, shown. Martina Navratilova's defeat of Hana Mandlikova and Chris Evert Lloyd's defeat of Helena Sukova in Federation Cup tennis championship reported Bobby Allison's accident at Talladega 500, won by Bobby Hillin, reported, shown courtesy CBS Sports. Astros-Giants baseball game detailed; performances of individual players (named) mentioned. Beginning of World Chess Championship in London noted.
(London, England: John Laurence) Contenders Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov examined; details given, scenes shown. [KASPAROV - reacts to comparison with John McEnroe.] Background to their last match reviewed; controversy over earlier decision by World Chess Federal president Florencio Campomanes, friend of Karpov, to halt match as Kasparov was winning recalled. [KARPOV - explains importance of chess to him.] [KASPAROV - claims devotion to chess, accepts playboy image.] Both players said donating winnings to Chernobyl nuclear disaster victims.
(NYC: Ray Gandolf) British bookmakers' approach to match mentioned.