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Billie Jean King, Elton John host tennis in London

NEW YORK (AP) Billie Jean King and Elton John will coach a tennis event at Royal Albert Hall in London, featuring Tim Henman and Andy Roddick. King's annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits will be held Dec. 7 and benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. WTT announced the full rosters on Tuesday. Team Billie Jean will be led by Henman and Kim Clijsters, Sabine Lisicki and Jamie Murray...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elbaba, Schnur win indoor tennis titles

NEW YORK (AP) Julia Elbaba of Virginia and Brayden Schnur of North Carolina won singles titles Sunday at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The sixth-seeded Elbaba of Oyster Bay, New York, defeated fifth-seeded California's Maegan Manasse of Redondo Beach, California 6-2, 7-5 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Schnur of Canada beat...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day At US Open In First American Collegiate Invitational

Danielle Rose Collins from the University of Virginia in action in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Collegiate Invitational. Photo courtesy of the USTA FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The inaugural American Collegiate Invitational began play at the US Open on Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.   University of North Carolina women’s tennis...
Via Tennis Panorama
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys coach has inspirational talk with tennis legend Billie Jean King

OXNARD, Calif. - Jason Garrett is more than willing to take advice and inspiration from any successful person, even if it's someone who admits to not knowing much about the NFL. Earlier this month, the Dallas Cowboys head coach had a phone conversation with women's tennis legend Billie Jean King. The interaction was set up by Fort Worth Star-Telegram NFL writer Charean Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Front Covers of USA and Belgium Newspapers Ahead of World Cup Game

July 4th comes early this year as America unites as one to support the Red, White, and Blue against the Red Devils of Belgium.  Millions will do their patriotic duty of sneaking out of work come 4 PM Eastern. Here’s how newspapers both here and in the Low Country are previewing the massive match. The New York Post wins everything (see above photo) with its bloodthirsty eagle embodying...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Billie Jean King's mother, Betty Moffitt, dies

Betty Moffitt, the mother of tennis great Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, has died in Arizona. She was 91. King's publicist says she died Friday at home with her children by her side. King announced Wednesday that she would not attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with the U.S. delegation because of her mother's failing health...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

King part of diplomacy by diversity

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By MELISSA MURPHY AP Sports Writer Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it. She will help lead the U.S. delegation in the opening ceremonies on Feb. 7 at the Sochi Olympics in Russia, which recently passed an anti-gay law. King told The Associated Press on Wednesday the American delegation...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Openly gay athletes included in U.S. delegation to Sochi ceremonies

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia. The White House says tennis champion Billie Jean King and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will join the opening ceremony delegation. So will figure skater Brian Boitano and presidential adviser Rob Nabors. Deputy...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Upgrade of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Set to Begin in February

  (December 4, 2013) Lisa Colangelo of the New York Daily News is reporting that the $500 million upgrade of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will commence in February. The first part of the upgrade involves the installation of piles to support the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium. “We have to host the Open each year, so we had to work on a construction...
Via Tennis Panorama
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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