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Today in sports history

...out in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Giants a 5-4 playoff victory and the National League pennant.1971 - Billie Jean King wins the Virginia Slims-Thunderbird tournament in Phoenix to become the first female tennis player to win $100...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-03/today-sports-history
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Today in sports history

...and two touchdowns in a 23-20 win over the Buffalo Bills.1971 - Stan Smith wins the U.S. Open title over Jan Khodes and Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals for the women's title. It's the first time in 16 years both titles were won by U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-15/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...Open.1968 - Virginia Wade wins the U.S. Open, upsetting Billie Jean King, 6-4, 6-4.1969 - Australia Rod Laver wins...7-6, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Evonne Goolagong.1974 - Billie Jean King wins her fourth U.S. Open with a three-set triumph...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-08
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First woman becomes NBA coach

...coached Hammon for eight years. "This one is unique. She's ready for it, she'll do a great job."Even tennis great Billie Jean King weighed in on the hire, congratulating the Spurs for acquiring "a key person based on their qualifications and not...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/first-woman-becomes-nba-coach
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Historic Homer bar gets new life

...Heritage Hotel. First run as a caf?©, it became a bar in 1955. Alice Cochrane bought it in 1968, and then sold it to Billie Bedsworth. The Club Bar burned down Sept. 2, 1976, and reopened in its current structure on New Year's Eve 1976.Brad...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/historic-homer-bar-gets-new-life
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Juneau Empire Online Community: Billie-June Tonsgard is pageant `Jeans Queen' 9/9/98

Wednesday, September 9, 1998 Billie-June Tonsgard, 9, returned from the Grand National Miss American...been a student at the Janice Holst School of Dance for four years. Billie-June Tonsgard is pageant `Jeans Queen'

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090998/tonsgard.html
King speaks on Olympics, gay rights

NEW YORK - Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation.She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Nets...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-02/king-speaks-olympics-gay-rights
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Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi Olympic delegation

...treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-18/obama-selects-gay-athletes-sochi-olymp
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Today in Sports History

...in the All-Star game at Detroit's Briggs Stadium.1967 - Billie Jean King sweeps three titles at Wimbledon. King beats Ann...472 set in 1973 in Houston for the Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.2011 - Ohio State vacates its wins...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-08/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...defeating Dorothy Andrus and Sylvia Henrotin 6-3, 6-3.1973 - In the first all-U.S. women's Wimbledon final, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert, 6-0, 7-5.1974 - In Munich, West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 to win soccer's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-07/today-sports-history
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