/ Feb 25, 2017

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport earlier this month. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, the late fighter's hometown, that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the ...

The top sports stories of 2016

Dec 30, 2016

The top sports stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these sports stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Going for gold: Japanese athletes brought home 12 gold medals, and 41 overall, from the Rio Olympics. The victories included a historic triumph by wrestler Kaori Icho, who became the ...

FBI monitored Muhammad Ali in 1966, documents reveal

/ Dec 16, 2016

FBI monitored Muhammad Ali in 1966, documents reveal

The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency. The release of the documents, recently ...

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 represented," Brown said, ...

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 a ...

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 service ...