ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1978
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(Studio) Statement used by coach of Washington Bullets basketball team to inspire team to win NBA championship quoted; team's win reported Film shown of Bullets being welcomed to White House by President Carter. [CARTER -prefers to coach's statement.] Upcoming horse race between Affirmed and Alydar reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Belmont Park, New York) Film of Affirmed's win in Kentucky Derby shown. Chance for Affirmed and teenaged jockey Steve Cauthen to win Triple Crown with win in Saturday's Belmont Stakes in New York noted. Cauthen's career as jockey compared to sports greats from past. [CAUTHEN - describes feelings about being in present situation. Discusses Affirmed's prospects for Belmont.] Film of Preakness shown. Trainer Laz Barerra's comment on Belmont and Affirmed's running quoted.
REPORTER: Howard Cosell
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