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Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Pro Football, Sports Psychologists #119585

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 19, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ray Gandolf) United States reported qualifying for World Cup soccer tournament; scenes shown from game between United States and Trinidad and Tobago. Steffi Graf shown beating Martina Navratilova at Virginia Slims tennis tournament. Pro football game between Kansas City Chiefs-Cleveland Browns shown.

(NYC: Ron Claiborne) The sports psychologist who mentally prepares the athlete for competition profiled; scenes shown from film "Knute Rockne: All American". [Psychologist Peter JENSEN, Olympic figure skater Elizabeth MANLEY - talk about learning relaxation methods.] [Sports psychologist Dr. Jim TAYLOR - comments.] [Football player Steve WALSH - discusses learning visual imagery to deal with his self-doubt that resulted in a ritual of throwing up.] [MANLEY - talks about the "mental game."]

Claiborne, Ron;
Gandolf, Ray;
Sawyer, Forrest

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