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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 27, 1983
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(Studio) Basketball game between Univ. Nevada Las Vegas and West Virginia reported; coach Jerry Tarkanian mentioned. Film shown courtesy CBS Sports. Irish runner Eamonn Coghlan reported breaking indoor mile record; details given, films shown courtesy CBS Sports. Tennis pro Gene Mayer featured; Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Vitas Gerulaitis and John McEnroe mentioned, shown. [MAYER - feels responsibility to audience.] Mayer's image problems discussed. [Arthur ASHE - notes difficulty in identifying with Mayer.] [MAYER - recalls fantasy as child about tennis.] Photos shown. Mayer's tennis style described, shown. [Sandy MAYER - praises brother.] [MAYER - equates game with chess; explains his perspective on tennis.] [ASHE - wants more for Mayer.] [Sandy MAYER - comments.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Reporter(s):
Schaap, Dick
Duration:
00:05:20

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