Ali's passing takes Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

Jun 11, 2016

Ali's passing takes Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown both got the call on June 4, which was strangely appropriate, along with simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. On one hand, someone they revered was gone. On the other, someone they watched suffer for years would hurt no more. “He ...

Final bell tolls for The Greatest

Jun 11, 2016

Final bell tolls for The Greatest

The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via ...

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

Jun 10, 2016

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

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, religions and cultures. On phones and screens around the globe, thousands more joined the ...

Jun 9, 2016

All tickets for Ali memorial distributed

All of the roughly 15,000 tickets for Friday’s public memorial service in Louisville honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the city’s most famous son, have been distributed, organizers said Wednesday. Hundreds of people formed long lines early in the day for a chance at a ...

Will Smith, ex-boxer Lewis to serve as Ali pallbearers

Jun 7, 2016

Will Smith, ex-boxer Lewis to serve as Ali pallbearers

Actor Will Smith and former boxing world champion Lennox Lewis will serve as pallbearers together with six other people during Muhammad Ali’s funeral Friday, a spokesman said. The charismatic Ali, a dazzling fighter and outspoken civil rights activist who became one of the 20th ...