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Sports: Horse Racing / Baseball / Football #73523

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 30, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) "John Henry," ridden by Bill Shoemaker reported winning Arlington Million horse race; details given, films shown courtesy NBC Sports. New York Yankees' manager Gene Michael's criticism of team owners George Steinbrenner, discussed. [MICHAEL - defs. his outspokenness.] Performance of Reggie Jackson in last night's game noted. [JACKSON - defs. Michael.] Michael's assumption with regard to his job explained; Yankees' win today mentioned. Opening of NFL (National Football League) football season noted; New Orleans' Saints featured. Coach O.A. "Bum" Phillips, formerly with Houston Oilers and Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers discussed. [PHILLIPS - comments on fans' devotion.] Phillips' entrepreneurial activities cited. [PHILLIPS - denies being the Second Coming; explains choosing players.] His entertainment of team examined. Latest song with regard to the Saints played. [Al HIRT - comments on Phillips.] [WVUE announcer Ron SWOBODA - notes Phillips' popularity.] [Mayor Ernest MORIAL - comments.] ["Times-Picayune" reporter Bob ROESLER - comments on Saints.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Donaldson, Sam;
Schaap, Dick

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