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Proposed Women's Hockey League Teams With Billie Jean King

FILE -Los Angeles Dodgers owner & chairman Mark Walter, left, introduces to the baseball team ownership group, tennis champion Billie Jean King at a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. North America’s top women’s hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
FILE -Los Angeles Dodgers owner & chairman Mark Walter, left, introduces to the baseball team ownership group, tennis champion Billie Jean King at a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. North America’s top women’s hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

(AP) -- North America’s top women’s hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association only revealed the agreement during a meeting with its membership. The deal was first reported by the Athletic.