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PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, Champ! Muhammad Ali Through The Years

Posted 03.18.2012 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali turned 70 today, just a few days after being feted by friends and admirers "He's glad he's here to turn 70, but he wants to be reassur...

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Len Berman | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Don't you love the coaching hot seat? Giants coach Tom Coughlin might have been a goner if the Giants didn't go on their late-season run. Would that have been fair?

Ali Still 'The Greatest' As He Turns 70

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 01.17.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- At 70, Muhammad Ali is "still the greatest" to friends and admirers worldwide. The boxing champ basked in chants of "Ali! Ali!" as...

Muhammad Ali Celebrates 70th Birthday

AP | By TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Sports

-- "Rumble, young man, rumble," used to be his battle cry. But Muhammad Ali is an old man now, ravaged by his years in the ring and his decades of b...

Ali Gears Up For Milestone Birthday

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Muhammad Ali is turning 70, but the boxing great is still a "big kid" who enjoys his birthday parties, his wife said. The three-ti...

Ali’s Childhood Friends Reflect On His Early Days

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 03.11.2012 | Black Voices

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Long before his dazzling footwork and punching prowess made him a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion known as Muhammad Al...

Ali, Frazier, Jackson, Stallone: Of Image, Race, Politics, and Myth

William Bradley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.

In It to Spin It

Buddy Winston | Posted 01.14.2012 | Comedy
Buddy Winston

What Herman may not realize is he has about as much chance of getting into the ring with President Obama as Rick Perry has to become a contestant on Jeopardy.

Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson Expected To Attend Frazier's Funeral

AP | By DAN GELSTON | Posted 01.14.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA -- With his championship belt and a pair of gloves draped over his casket, Joe Frazier was going one more round. The Rev. Jesse Jackson ...

Recalling Joe Frazier: An Appreciation, and a Note of Horror

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
William Bradley

The surprise death of former world heavyweight champ Joe Frazier reminds of the man's elemental greatness, and of the deep pitfalls of high-contact sport.

Mike Tyson Reacts To Death Of Boxing Legend

Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

Among the many athletes to pay their respects to former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier was another retired prizefighter. On Tuesday, Mike Tyson twe...

Muhammad Ali: 'The World Has Lost A Great Champion'

AP | By MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

-- There was a time when Muhammad Ali taunted Joe Frazier relentlessly, called him ugly and challenged his manhood. After his old rival died Monday ...

An Open Letter to Black Male Athletes

Kevin Powell | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices
Kevin Powell

So I come to you not simply as a fan, but also as someone who knows well the inner workings of sports and entertainment and as someone who wants to see you live up to your full potential, not just as elite athletes, but as men.

Muhammad Ali vs Vitali Klitschko, Who Wins?

Gordon Marino | Posted 11.12.2011 | Sports
Gordon Marino

It could be argued that Dr. Ironfist is the most dominant heavyweight of all time. But what about the Greatest -- Muhammad Ali? How would Vitali have done against Ali?

'The Muhammad Ali Of Athletics'

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Sports

LONDON -- Calling sprinter Usain Bolt "the Muhammad Ali of athletics," Sebastian Coe predicts the Jamaican will steal the show again at next year's Lo...

What Joan Rivers and Marcel Proust Doodled on Their Mail

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home
Elana Estrin

Correspondence can speak volumes about the letter-writer. From idiosyncratic letterheads to sketches, stamps, cartoons and multiple-choice form letters, what do a letter's illustrations reveal?

Muhammad Ali Writes Letter To People Of Norway

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Sports

-- Muhammad Ali expressed his sadness about the bombing and massacre in Norway, saying he is heartbroken by the senseless deaths and the reasoning of...

What Ever Happened to the Activist Athlete?

Dan Treadway | Posted 09.17.2011 | Sports
Dan Treadway

We're no longer living in the age of Bill Russell, Arthur Ashe and Muhammad Ali. All of these athletes were at the very top of their sports, and understood that they had the power to induce real, meaningful social change by virtue of their platform.

Andrea Stone

Muhammad Ali Asks Iran To Free Imprisoned American Hikers | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The families of two American hikers held in Iran for 662 days brought in a literal heavyweight Tuesday to appeal for their release: boxi...

PHOTOS: Authors And The Trees That Inspired Them

Richard Horan | Posted 07.15.2011 | Books
Richard Horan

On a family vacation from Wisconsin to Dauphin Island, Alabama, we stopped at Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL to take a tour. In the front parlor there was a photograph of Honest Abe hanging on the wall.

Swami Buaji, Yogi, Said to Be 116 Years Old

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margie Goldsmith

The last time I saw my yoga teacher, Swami Buaji, was six years ago. At the time, he was said to be 116 years old, living proof that a lifetime of yoga has its rewards.

Boxing Champ Ali Asks Iran To Free U.S. Hikers

AP | By JANET CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Boxing champ Muhammad Ali is asking Iran to release two American hikers held since 2009 on spy charges. Ali, arguably the most p...

Writers on Fighters

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, a new anthology from The Library of America, reads like an elegy for the fight game.

Was "The Fight of the Century" the Greatest Sporting Event of All Time?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Boxing is a sport that's currently in shambles. Today, there are very few great rivalries to speak of, let alone great fighters. So the "Fight of the Century" is still the greatest fight and sporting event of all time.

PHOTOS: Huge Muhammad Ali Sculpture Made Of Punching Bags

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Paying homage to a legendary figure can be risky - you have to make sure your work is large enough to really pay tribute to the person's legacy, while...