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Sports: Golf / Baseball / Soccer / Boxing / Arm Wrestling #499325

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 18, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to sports.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) Andy North's bid to become United States Open golf champion noted. Nancy Lopez' win over Jane Blalock in Bankers Trust Classic golf tournament detailed. making her 1st rookie golfer, man or woman, to win 5 tournaments in row biggest rookie money-winner. Film shown, include interview with Lopez' caddie Roscoe Jones. [JONES - discusses talk between self and Lopez on course.] North's achievements in United States Open described; film shown, courtesy ABC Sports. Battle between North and Dave Stockton for Open win reported Other reports with regard to New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry's record-setting strikeout span for Yankees in game against California Angels; World Cup Soccer matches between Peru and Poland, Netherlands and West Germany and Italy and Austria; and fight between mgrs. of welterweight boxers Clyde Gray and Ray Chavez, after 2 boxers had completed fight for Canadian title. Films shown, courtesy WPIX-TV and unnamed sources. Boxing mgrs.'s names and scene of fight, Halifax, Nova Scotia, mentioned. Polish soccer player mentioned. Details given of New York state arm wrestling championships held Sat on Staten Island; film shown. Upcoming world arm wrestling championships in Kansas City in September noted.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Savitch, Jessica;
Schaap, Dick

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