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Remember the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match back in '73 between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in which King stomped Riggs in three straight sets? Well, they've finally gotten around to turning it into a TV movie. I know...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/16/ent_313048.shtml
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U.S. men eliminated from Wimbledon field

...have won Wimbledon more than 30 times. Maurice McLoughlin did it in 1913, followed by Tilden in 1920, then Budge and Bobby Riggs in the 1930s, all the way through to players such as Connors, McEnroe and Arthur Ashe in the 1970s and 1980s.During...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-06-27/us-men-eliminated-wi
'Amarillo Slim' helped put poker in spotlight

...claims laid out on his Web site are that he played Minnesota Fats in one-pocket billiards using a broomstick; beat Bobby Riggs, of Billie Jean King fame, at ping pong using an iron skillet; and outran "a horse for a hundred yards (no one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-05-01/amarillo-slim-helped
Sorenstam dreams of beating men at their game

...Sorenstam could do by beating the men at their own game from their own tees. It would be bigger than Billie Jean King over Bobby Riggs. No, it won't happen, but you've got to admire Sorenstam's spunk, her polite rebuff of chauvinists who want...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/29/gol_371076.shtml
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Court Court? Arena named for Margaret Court

...which she won all of the Grand Slam tournaments except Wimbledon, she also lost an exhibition match to 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, a former men's No. 1, on Mother's Day. Margaret Court Arena stands next to the main stadium, renamed Rod Laver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/13/oth_364128.shtml
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King, Riggs match really proved nothing

...I read with interest several of the magazine and newspaper stories reflecting on Billie Jean King's victory over Bobby Riggs 25 years ago this past Sunday. I have to confess, I don't get it. King's 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win at the Astrodome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/22/oth_239748.shtml
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New event would have men, women going head-to-head

...are no longer on the tour. The Battle of the Sexes approach recalls the 1973 showdown between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. King, at the top of her game, won easily against her long-retired opponent. Stevenson reached the semifinals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/23/oth_466762.shtml
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Local tennis pro has special tie to TV movie

...through. We talked for 11/2 hours." It was on Sept. 20, 1973, that King, then 29, beat the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs before 30,472 fans in the Houston Astrodome and nearly 50 million TV viewers. Afterward, she credited Collins with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/16/oth_313259.shtml
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Overtime

...Sexes has encore showing The "Battle of the Sexes" will be back on TV. The tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs will be shown by the Tennis Channel at 8 p.m. on Sept. 20 - the 30th anniversary of the exhibition at the Houston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/11/oth_386798.shtml
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Beating the boys

...the Olympics. 1966 Roberta Gibb is the first woman to run and finish the Boston Marathon. 1973 Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in tennis' "Battle of the Sexes." 1975 Junko Tabei is the first woman to climb Mount Everest 1977 Janet Guthrie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/21/nas_195812.shtml
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