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In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott, left, after Ali knocked out challenger Sonny Liston in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.

Muhammad Ali was so much more than just a boxer 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Boxing isn’t a sport that dominates the nation’s consciousness anymore. Certainly not like it did 40 or 50 years ago when there was one man who was able to keep it in the spotlight all by himself. The brightest light in a dark time. But now Muhammad Ali is gone. Read on.

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Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma retired 11 of the first 12 Yankees he faced Saturday in New York. (Associated Press)

The middle doesn't hold anymore for Jack Z

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The end is near for the Mariners. No, we don't mean the end of the season or of their pursuit of a postseason berth. We're talking the end of Jack Zduriencik Era. The M's general manager has lost the middle and we all know what that means. Read on.

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Shock quarterback Warren Smith, who had six touchdown passes, throws against the Outlaws on Friday night at the Arena. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Summer offers a lot of opportunity

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about this: Either this is the final weekend of the school year or it is already summer for your school-age kids. Whatever, it means, unofficially, summer is upon us. And isn’t that just the best? Read on.

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Hey Mom, thanks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is a day to say thanks. Thanks to all of you mothers out there. When it comes to sports, you are the engine that makes the whole thing go. Read on.

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Bronze may be Sherman's favorite color 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I always thought statues were reserved for ancient heroes. You know, David, Hercules or Caesar (the Roman ones, not from movies about apes) and the like. But turns out I may have been wrong. Football players – and key plays –...

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