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  1. espnW -- Ahead of UConn and Notre Dame's hotly anticipated meetin...

    As we await the clash of unbeatens when UConn and Notre Dame take the court in the NCAA national championship game Tuesday, we look back at some of the most anticipated women's sporting events in history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. espnW -- Influential women and moments in sports history

    In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the most influential women and moments in sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 28, 2014
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  4. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets says text from Billie Jean King st...

    Jovan Buha

    Amid the stream of congratulatory calls, emails, texts and tweets Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has received since becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional leagues on Sunday, one stood out.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  5. espnW -- Billie Jean King gets second chance to make difference a...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Billie Jean King is happy to be receiving a second chance to represent the LGBT community at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Billie Jean King to closing ceremony as Pr...

    Billie Jean King, who couldn't attend the opening of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because of her mother's illness will be a member of President Barack Obama's official delegation to the Games' closing ceremony.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  7. 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, died Friday in Prescott, Ariz. She was 91.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  8. 2014 Winter Olympics -- Billie Jean King to miss Olympic opening ...

    Billie Jean King, tabbed by President Barack Obama to lead the official U.S. Presidential Delegation to the opening ceremony of the Olympics, will not attend because of her mother's health.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  9. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- USOC warns against political protests

    Ramona Shelburne

    The USOC will not take an official position on what form of protest of Russia's anti-gay laws will be acceptable at Sochi

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  10. Billie Jean King says Sochi trip 'sends strong message' about Ame...

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  11. espnW -- Caitlin Cahow talks about U.S. delegation post, Olympics...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After recently being named to the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics, Caitlin Cahow spoke to Bonnie D. Ford about what she hopes to accomplish with the post and how she continues to advocate for equality and concussion research for women.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  12. Figure skating champ Brian Boitano says he's gay

    Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  13. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Make no mistake, Billie Jean King's Olympi...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Make no mistake, Billie Jean King's presence and President Barack Obama's absence in the U.S. Olympic delegation for the Sochi Games is a protest.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  14. President Barack Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation

    President Barack Obama named openly gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U.S. next year at opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sending a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  15. Happy Birthday, Billie Jean King!

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    Happy birthday, Billie Jean King! The iconic woman and legendary tennis star turns 70 today. The winner of 39 Grand Slam titles (12 singles) and 129 career titles, King is widely considered one of the best to ever play the game and one of the most in...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  16. Jamie Loeb, Clay Thompson win USTA/ITA National Indoor titles

    North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb and UCLA senior Clay Thompson won the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships singles titles Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2013
  17. Salute to Original Nine

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    Women's professional tennis celebrates its 43rd birthday today. On this day in 1970, nine women -- including Billie Jean King and Rosie Casals -- signed $1 contracts with Gladys Heldman to compete in a newly created Virginia Slims Series. The group's...

    Blog | September 23, 2013