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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King's Victorious “Battle of the Sexes”

“I underestimated you” were the first words former Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs said to the tennis champion Billie Jean King in 1973 after she defeated him in front of 90 million viewers worldwide. It’s a serious mistake for any athlete to underestimate their opponent in any match in any sport, let alone when she’s the number one ranked female player and you’re playing in your own drummed-up spectacle of a match, the Battle of the Sexes. In the context of the fierce debate surrounding gender roles—then and now—his words serve…

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Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium. Kick-off was delayed by an hour as ticketless away supporters attempted to enter the ground, with plenty of Cologne fans sat in among the home section when the tie finally got under way, with the Gunners eventually winning 3-1. Four arrests were made on suspicion of public order offences as extra police were deployed to the scene. On the pitch, Arsene Wenger’s much-changed side showed determination to…

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Show

Rihanna showed her latest Fenty x Puma collection amid millennial pink sand dunes at the Park Avenue Armory Sunday night in New York City. The show included rave-colored body suits, cropped anorak jackets, thigh-high motorcycle boots, bucket hats and more. Joan Smalls, at left, and Adriana Lima, who closed out the show sporting a neon bodycon look.  Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times 1 of 26 Let’s block ads! (Why?) NYT > Fashion & Style

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Manchester United 'put my head in the noose and they went right behind my back', says Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has hit out at Manchester United Saturday, September 9, 2017 Louis van Gaal claims Manchester United put his head in a noose and went behind his back when replacing him as manager in 2016. The 66-year-old former Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Ajax manager was sacked by the Red Devils just 48 hours after winning the FA Cup with current boss Jose Mourinho arriving a week later. The Dutchman guided United to fifth in the Premier League, in his final season, and was just two years into a…

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Ralph Lauren Is Still Behind the Wheel

“I didn’t have a bike growing up,” Ralph Lauren said one recent afternoon, referring to his modest middle-class boyhood on Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx. The two of us were standing in a multilevel 48,000-square-foot building off the Saw Mill River Parkway on the outskirts of the village of Bedford Hills, the Westchester suburb where Mr. Lauren owns a substantial estate. Reached through the parking lot of a strip mall, with the usual assortment of nail parlors and office supply stores, and looking like an anonymous office park, this building…

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Arsene Wenger: You'd be stupid to write-off Arsenal's title hopes… the fans need to get behind us

Wenger has come under fire following the 4-0 defeat by Liverpool Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Arsene Wenger says those who have written-off Arsenal’s title hopes are ‘stupid’ and called on fans to get behind them team despite the damaging defeat by Liverpool. The Frenchman is coming under fire over the manner of the 4-0 defeat at Anfield, following a summer which had promised big change but delivered very little. Fans are already preparing to protest against the regime but Wenger has urged for calm and is backing his team to…

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'It's sink or swim' – behind the doors of the Mayweather Gym

Media playback is not supported on this device Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor Date: Saturday, 26 August (local) Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and app; text updates online from 22:00 BST Fight replay: 06:00-10:00 BST on Sunday on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra “I’ve been here since 3am, man, and I haven’t had any sleep.” Otis Pimpleton Jr sits on a window ledge outside the Mayweather Boxing Gym. He is still at work, 15 hours after Floyd Mayweather…

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