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OU athletic director Joe Castiglione to be interviewed on ‘The Verdict'
by Mel Bracht Published: September 19, 2013

*Did Bobby Riggs throw the “Battle of the Sexes”? ESPN's “Outside the Lines,” 3:30 p.m., Friday, looks at that accusation on the 40th{+ }anniversary of the Billie Jean King's victory at the Houston Astrodome on Sept. 20, 1973. Some people in tennis have wondered whether Riggs, as a 55-year-old hustler, purposefully threw the match for a big payday.

*KOKH-25 has switched its noon Saturday baseball game from San Francisco at N.Y. Yankees to Baltimore at Tampa Bay.

*ESPN and ESPN2 will air up to 17 WNBA playoff games, including the Eastern and Western Conference finals and the WNBA Finals. NBA Network also will have six games, including a doubleheader Friday night — Indiana at Chicago at 6 p.m. and Minnesota at Seattle at 8 p.m.

*The third season of ESPN Films' “SEC Storied” documentary series will kick off with “The Book of Manning” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The film will explore the life of former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning and how the sudden loss of his father impacted his life and the way he and his wife raised their three sons.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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