NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 11, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to sports.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Studio) Nancy Lopez' victory in LPGA Championship detailed; film shown. Report on Triple Crown win by jockey Steve Cauthen; film of Belmont Stakes shown, courtesy of CBS Sports. [CAUTHEN - discusses race and abilities of his horse, Affirmed.] [Track announcer Chic ANDERSON - calls race.] Bjorn Borg's win over Guillermo Vilas in French Open Tennis championship reported; film shown. Report on World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Austria, include name of player scoring only goal; film shown, courtesy Magnaverde Prod. Horse racing writer Joe Palmer's comment on true stories quoted; report is on such story. Details given about connection between Reverend C.L. Harris' Church of Christ in West Mansfield, Ohio, and winnings of harness racing horse, Rambling Willie, belonging to Harris' daughter, Mrs. Vivian Farrington. Purchase of horse by Mrs. Farrington's husband, Bob, and subsequent purchase of half-int. in horse by Paul Seibert mentioned. [HARRIS - notes daughter promised to give part of horse's earnings to father's church as tithe.] Film of Willie's latest race in New Jersey shown. [Bob FARRINGTON - says having God behind him helps.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap
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