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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

From Swish Appeal: "Stay Strong, Play On": Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Pictures
In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, members of the Women Talk Sports network were asked to submit their favorite photos of women in sports from the past year. The result is the slideshow below showing women doing everything from playing basketball to wake boarding. You will notice a few NCAA and WNBA photos from Swish Appeal photographers.
And from Mechelle: King dedicated to empowering women - Tennis legend: Until women are brought out of poverty, humanity can't move forward

How can you cover the net in life if you keep your feet firmly planted on the baseline of legend status?

Well, you can't. That's why Billie Jean King keeps charging forward, hopping on flights across the world, making speeches, diving into projects, learning new things. Being a tennis champion who changed not just her sport but the course of women's athletics might be enough for one lifetime for most people.

It's just not enough for King, who hasn't opted to be a static torchbearer. That works great for monuments, like the Statue of Liberty, but not so well for human beings.

So she needs to be approachable and down-to-earth and open to a different spin on issues she has pondered for decades. She needs to keep moving. If she's to be regarded as a living legend, she'd prefer you focus on the "living" part of that.