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BILLIE JEAN KING RUMORS

Steve Carell, Emma Stone to star in Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King film

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, billed as “Battle of the Sexes,” is apparently the hottest sports movie property in Hollywood. Just over a month after HBO announced it was making a film about the match — with Paul Giamatti starring as Riggs and Elizabeth Banks portraying King — Fox Searchlight has a competing project in development, with...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Giamatti to play tennis star Bobby Riggs for HBO movie

By the time Bobby Riggs played Billie Jean King in 1973’s “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match at the Houston Astrodome, he was 55 years old and looked rather schlubby, not like much of an athlete. However, Riggs was a world-class tennis player in his prime, once ranked No. 1 in the world and winner of three Wimbledon championships (one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles...
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March 14, 2015  |  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. Betty...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trailblazer Billie Jean King part of diplomacy by diversity in Sochi

Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it, so she had no hesitation joining the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics. King will help lead the delegation in the opening ceremony Feb. 7 at the Sochi Games, which has been overshadowed by a recent anti-gay law in Russia, calls for a boycott and criticism from human rights groups. "It took...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 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

White House unveils US delegation to 2014 Olympics

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

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
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