NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 03, 1979
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(Studio) Sports introduced
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
(Studio) Reports with regard to Austrian Peter Wirnsberger's victory in World Cup skiing at Lake Placid, New York; the head injury of Italian skier Leonardo David; College basketball victories of IN State and Purdue, Iowa State's defeat of Saint Johns and Georgetown's defeat of Syracuse given. New Jersey Nets improvement over last season's performance termed a miracle. Team described. [Red AUERBACH - credits Kevin Loughery with improving team.] [Red HOLZMAN - comments on important of Loughery.] [LOUGHERY - gives credit to his players.] Carolina "500" auto race mentioned. Cale Yarborough, Donnie Allison and Bobby Allison named. Gilles Villeneuve twisted ankle getting out of car after winning South African Grand Prix auto race reported.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap (ABC Sports film)