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UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018

Trump may eye Ali pardon, though late champ may not need one

President Donald Trump said Friday he may pardon the late heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who has no criminal record. And for futures acts of clemency, he may seek recommendations …


Rocky’s muse: Boxer who inspired Stallone gets his moment

Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner’s business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down …


Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

PBS documentarian Ken Burns and 2 partners say they’re making a film on the late boxer Muhammad Ali. It’s the same team that collaborated on last year’s film on Jackie …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional …


LeBron James producing Muhammad Ali documentary for HBO

King James is set to tell the story of The Greatest.


Retroactive: Ring Magazine names Muhammad Ali 1966 fighter of year

The Ring Magazine is making Muhammad Ali its 1966 Fighter of the Year, a half century after refusing to give him the award because of his disapproval of the draft …


Newsmakers: Neiman print of Ali stolen

Artwork showing


Dahlberg: Without Palmer, Ali, even Scully, playground just seems empty

It’s supposed to be a place where we retreat from the realities of life, a place where we can immerse ourselves for a few hours in another world. Sports have …


Muhammad Ali’s old training camp sold to John Madden’s son

The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali’s former training camp in Pennsylvania.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Goodwill knocked out in Orlando

Animosities and separations are not conditions you are born with. Rather, they are conditions you choose.


Lewis Hamilton dedicates Canadian Grand Prix F1 victory to Muhammad Ali

Lewis Hamilton had something on his mind before he was ready to ascend to the top step of the Formula One podium for the second week in a row.


‘Ali! Ali!’: The world says goodbye to The Greatest

Louisville and the rest of the world said goodbye to The Greatest on Friday, showering affection on Muhammad Ali during a fist-pumping funeral procession through the streets of his hometown, …


Ali remembered in prayer as an icon who pushed for unity

As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, …


Ali remembered in prayer as an icon who pushed for unity

Thousands of fans, dignitaries and faithful from across the globe filled a Kentucky arena Thursday to honor Muhammad Ali at a traditional Muslim prayer service where he was remembered as …


Muhammad Ali’s Muslim prayer service is Thursday, funeral procession Friday

Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.


Digest: Oklahoma defeats Auburn for its 3rd national softball title

Paige Parker pitched a complete game to help Oklahoma defeat Auburn 2-1 on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City for its third national softball title.


Christilaw: Ali was not only a gifted boxer, but an incredible person

Boxing is one of those sports that lends itself completely to the storyteller’s art. Inside the ropes and between the bells is competition distilled into its purest form.


Louisville remembers Muhammed Ali

The most famous man in the world sat down in a busy airport terminal with a little girl he’d never met, and the pair played pat-a-cake for 10 minutes.


Blanchette: Muhammad Ali shook up world with his special gifts

While we’ll be left to explain Muhammad Ali to generations unborn, it’s remarkable how his essence is understood by millennials, and even the iGeneration.


Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.


Newsmakers: Casey gets 3-year, $18M extension from Raptors

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The AP that the Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with coach


Muhammad Ali back in hospital for ’follow-up care’

Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital Thursday for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The …


Boxing great Muhammad Ali recovering from pneumonia

A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion’s condition has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during …


Boxing legend Muhammad Ali hospitalized

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. …


I.K. Kim leads at Portland Classic

Golf: I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 7-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic. The South …


Ali’s boyhood home in Kentucky for sale

A big piece of Louisville history is up for sale: the house where boxing great Muhammad Ali spent his boyhood. Owner Steve Stephenson said Monday he’s asking $50,000 for the …


WNBA’s Liberty sign Gonzaga’s Redmon

WNBA: The New York Liberty of the WNBA signed guard-forward Katelan Redmon on Thursday. The former Gonzaga University and Lewis and Clark High star was a third-round selection, 36th overall, …


Frazier never took shortcuts in life, boxing

PHILADELPHIA – Joe Frazier beat up his sparring partners because he couldn’t pull his punches and because he wouldn’t pull his punches. Didn’t want any bad habits seeping into his …