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Channel 7 Took Poll but It May Have Been Nothing but a Ploy

TV-Radio / Larry Stewart

November 21, 1986|LARRY STEWART

McGuire also takes a look at the three-point shot, which he calls "a piece of cake" from 19 feet 9 inches, and offers a nice feature on Notre Dame's David Rivers, battling back from a traffic accident in which he was thrown through the windshield of a van three months ago.

TV-Radio Notes Pro football Sunday: Denver at New York Giants at 10 a.m. on NBC, with Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen reporting, and Atlanta at San Francisco at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Gary Bender and Hank Stram. Dallas at Washington is CBS' primary game Sunday, and probably many L.A. viewers would probably prefer that game. . . . The Monday night game has the New York Jets at Miami. . . . ESPN is televising the Alex Ramos-Michael Nunn fight at the Country Club in Reseda tonight at about 7:30. First bout is 6 p.m. Tom Kelly and Al Bernstein report. . . . Saturday night's Trevor Berbick-Mike Tyson fight at the Las Vegas Hilton will be televised by HBO at 7 o'clock. Barry Tompkins, Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard report. . . . Don King will be interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America" at about 7:10 a.m., followed at about 7:35 by interviews with Tyson and Berbick. . . . Add "Good Morning America:" football coaches Jimmy Johnson of Miami and Joe Paterno of Penn State will be interviewed by David Hartman Monday morning at 7:10 a.m.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday November 22, 1986 Home Edition Sports Part 3 Page 12 Column 2 Sports Desk 1 inches; 27 words Type of Material: Correction
The Hamburger Hamlet on Sepulveda Boulevard near National in West Los Angeles, not the one in Brentwood, as reported in Friday's editions, will be showing the telecast of today's USC-UCLA game.

Fresno State's Kevin Sweeney goes after Doug Flutie's NCAA career passing yardage record Saturday night against Utah State, and Prime Ticket will televise the game at 6 p.m. Sweeney is 173 yards away. Following Utah State at Fresno State on Prime Ticket will be Hawaii at San Diego State, delayed at 9:30 p.m. The Hawaii-San Diego State game is being shown in San Diego at 7 p.m. by the San Diego Cable Sports Network on a pay-per-view basis. The fee is $9.95. . . . Social note: ABC's Donna de Varona is engaged to be married to John H. Pinto, the managing director of a Boston real estate company. Pinto's mother lives in Los Angeles and his late father was a vice president of Technicolor Audio Visual and vice president of RKO General.

ESPN is delving heavily into thoroughbred racing. It will televise 29 races live in 1987, beginning with the Tropical Park Derby at Miami's Calder race track Jan. 3 and including the Eddie Read Handicap Aug. 16 at Del Mar. . . . ABC announced this week it has reached a three-year agreement to televise the Western Open golf tournament. The news here is that it will now be the Beatrice Western Open and will offer a purse of $800,000 in 1987, up from this year's $500,000. . . . Prime Ticket will televise Monday night's Michelin Tennis Challenge at the Forum live at 6, featuring Ivan Lendl against Miloslav Mecir. Mecir has replaced the injured Stefan Edberg. In a women's match, Helena Sukova takes on Carling Bassett. . . . CBS holds the rights to the 1987 NCAA basketball tournament, but after that, the tournament is up for grabs. CBS had an exclusive negotiating period with the NCAA, but it ran out Thursday, meaning that all three networks can negotiate for the rights. . . . Taking a cue from Sports Illustrated, "Sports Lifestyles" features swimwear Saturday at 5 p.m. on Channel 7.

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