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Sports #498182

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to sports report
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) Interview with former boxer Edward Villella, who is now ballet dancer, shown. [VILLELLA - talks of relationship between dancing and athletics.] Mentioned in report are Muhammad Ali, Bruce Jenner and Pele. Pro basketball game between Boston Celtics and New York Knicks and college basketball game between Michigan and University of California at Los Angeles reported Films shown, pro game courtesy of CBS Sports. Players' names mentioned. NCAA playoff invitations include UCLA, but not 4 top-ranked teams: Texas, Illinois State, Detroit and Georgetown. Hockey match between Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders reported; film courtesy WOR-TV. Players' names mentioned. Golfer Debbie Austin's win of Australian Women's Open and Mac McLendon's win in Florida's Citrus Open over David Graham noted; film shown. Finals of United States Indoor Tennis Championship, in Memphis, Tennessee, between Jimmy Connors and Tim Gullikson cited. [VILLELLA - talks of what he likes to see in tennis match.] Connors' win of US Indoors noted; film courtesy of CBS Sports. [VILLELLA - thinks ballet challenges physical Potential more than any other Physical activity he's ever experienced.] Report on harmony among New York Yankees baseball Players in spring training in Florida; film shown. [Unnamed YANKEES - haven't seen any disharmony.] [Jim SPENCER - hasn't seen anything he heard about in Chicago last year] [Rawley EASTWICK - has seen no problems.] [Rich GOSSAGE - has seen nothing he's heard about.] [Mickey RIVERS - doesn't think team should start out this way.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Savitch, Jessica;
Schaap, Dick

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