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Billie Jean King on 'helicopter' tennis parents and big 'pay days'

FLUSHING MEADOWS, Queens (PIX11) – She’s got 39 Grand Slam titles in tennis, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a song that was written for her by Elton John.  562 more words


2014 U.S. Open, Part II

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

—from “Worstward Ho”
by Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) 1,017 more words

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2014 US Open Tickets By The Numbers

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The U.S. Open is underway, with secondary market ticket prices the highest they’ve been in at least four years. While the defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, withdrew due to injury before the tournament started, there are still enough stars on both the men’s and women’s side to keep demand high. 498 more words


Sexism In Professional Tennis: Equal Pay for Equal Play

Editorial By: Trip Albagdadi

It’s been over 40 years since the notorious tennis “Battle of the Sexes” match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Bobby Riggs caused quite a stir commenting before the match that “the best way to handle women was to keep them barefoot and pregnant.” He did an excellent job of promoting the event with a constant stream of inflammatory comments. 645 more words

Team Sports

Hunter Reese receives U.S. Open wild card

NEW YORK — (School release) Tennessee NCAA doubles champion Hunter Reese received a doubles wild card to next week’s U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association announced Saturday. 436 more words

SEC News

Rare Sports Items Being Auctioned To Aid Youth Programs

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  Rare sports memorabilia is being auctioned for a good cause.

The items are being auctioned the by the Helms Athletic Foundation and many date back as far as the 1927 World Series. 133 more words

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Kastles Stadium at the Wharf

The now-defunct 2013 site for Washington Kastles matches in D.C.  The Kastles achieved their 34th straight win on July 9th, 2013 before dropping their next game at home to the Springfield Lasers featuring Andy Roddick.

Austin J. Smith