Athletes' Most Heroic Acts

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  • Pat Tillman killed in friendly fire, Pat Tillman 10-year anniversary, Arizona Cardinals, Sports heroes
  • Muhammad Ali Refuses to Army Induction
  • Billie Jean King
  • Jesse Owens 1936 Berlin Olympics Hitler
  • Kevin Durant Donates $1 Million to Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief
  • Dikembe Mutombo Donates Nearly $15 Million to Help Build Hospital
  • Arthur Ashe Wimbledon
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Jim Brown
  • Maurice Cheeks helps little girl finish national anthem

Billie Jean King Fights for Women's Equality

Billie Jean King's fight for sexual equality and women's rights hit a crescendo in September 1973, when the tennis legend, then 29, defeated men's pro Bobby Riggs during the Battle of the Sexes Challenge Match. She would then go on to establish the Women's Tennis Association and Women's Sports Foundation.  (Photo: Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

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