ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 31, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) NFL (National Football League) pro football wild card games between Los Angeles Rams-Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers-Houston Oilers reported Deaths of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson and baseball's Billy Martin recalled. 1989 sports reviewed with footage shown. Baseball: World Series and commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti's banning of Pete Rose. Football: University of Notre Dame's year, Super Bowl win by San Francisco 49ers, changes in Dallas Cowboys, resignation of commissioner Pete Rozelle. Basketball: wins by Detroit Pistons, University of Michigan. Tennis: American Michael Chang, Germans Boris Becker and Steffi Graf. Horse racing: four duels between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence, death of Secretariat. Soccer: qualification of United States for World Cup tournament. Retirement: baseball's Mike Schmidt, jockey Bill Shoemaker, basketball's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, tennis player Chris Evert.
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