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Resource ID: #26226
Subject: Sports
Source: ESPN (Television Network) (Bristol, CT)
Date: 2024-06-21



For 40 years, rumors have swirled about one of the most iconic sporting events in American history, “The Battle of the Sexes.” While Billie Jean King's victory at the Houston Astrodome on Sept. 20, 1973 over Bobby Riggs was a seminal moment for gender equality, some people in tennis have wondered whether Riggs, the 55-year-old hustler and con man, purposely threw the match for a big pay day. For the first time, ESPN's “Outside the Lines” examined whether the “Battle of the Sexes” was Riggs' greatest hustle.

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