Found August 26, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Lornie Kuhle had no patience for nonsense when he was approached by an ESPN reporter proposing that his longtime friend and business partner, Bobby Riggs, intentionally threw his famous “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match against Billie Jean King in 1973. “I looked at [the reporter] and told him it was the most far-fetched story I’d every heard,” Kuhle said, according to FOX Sports. “It was a real match and he got beat. Bobby didn’t purposely throw the match — it’s demeaning to the match and it’s all complete [expletive].” This weekend, ESPN’s Outside the Lines presented the claims of Hal Shaw, a former assistant gold pro at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Fla. Shaw claimed to have heard three men who were powerful in the mafia and a fourth man he did not recognize meeting around midnight in the pro shop. Their conversation, Shaw said, revolved around Riggs throwing the nationally televised match to pay off his debts to the mob. “Riggs had assured [an attorney representing
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