NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 27, 1979
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(Studio) Sports introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Studio) Accusation that New York Yankee manager Billy Martin struck man in a hotel said likely to result in his being fired again. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's demand that if Willie Mays signs contract with company owning New Jersey gambling casino he (Mays) must leave baseball reported Tapes of both Mays and Martin shown. Former courtesy Major League Baseball. Houston, Alabama, Nebraska and Ohio State all said to have legitimate claims of being ntns. no. 1 college football team. Tape of Houston-Arkansas game shown. Report with regard to professional hockey player Wayne Gretzky of Edmonton Oilers given. [GRETZKY - wants to be the best.] [Phil ESPOSITO - comments.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap
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