Sport: The Mother's Day Hustle

The son of a preacher, Tennis Pro Bobby Riggs learned early that heaven helps those who hustle their neighbors. As a kid in Los Angeles, he once cleaned out a playmate in a marbles match. "Then," Riggs recalls, "I traded him 100 marbles and two aggies for the tennis racket his sister got for Christmas." That accomplished, little Bobby got down on his knees—not to give prayerful thanks but to "win back the 100 marbles and the two aggies all over again. I figured it taught him a lesson."

Riggs moved on from marbles to administer many such lessons in...

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