AP - stats.sportsml.boxing.general.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - stats.sportsml.boxing.general.news News Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:38:35 -0400 Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in 'The Book' Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:51:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/06/Muhammad.Ali-Memorial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Memorial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:761b Muhammad Ali and his innermost circle started a document years ago that grew so thick they began calling it ''The Book.'' Theft of his bike spurred Muhammad Ali to learn how to box Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:28:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/06/Ali_s.Stolen.Bike/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Ali_s.Stolen.Bike c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:7990 In ''Muhammad Ali: Athlete of the Century,'' a collection of Associated Press stories and visuals, AP reporters and photographers captured the life of the boxing champion as he made news in the sports world and far beyond. The following is an excerpt from the book, http://www.ap.org/books/muhammad-ali/index.html , in which reporter Bruce Schreiner revisits the fighter's boyhood neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, and describes how Ali's introduction to boxing was spurred by the theft of his bicycle. (This report was first published on Jan.12, 2012). Laila Ali: My father is 'not suffering anymore' Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:27:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/06/Muhammad.Ali-Laila.Ali/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Laila.Ali c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:76f3 Laila Ali says she'll miss her legendary father deeply, but doesn't feel alone in her grief because ''the whole world is sad.'' The Latest: Ali to have traditional Muslim funeral Thursday Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:54:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/06/Muhammad.Ali-Memorial-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Memorial-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:7656 The Latest on the plans for Muhammad Ali's funeral in Louisville this week (all times local): Ali's confidence, cockiness made him symbol of black pride Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:49:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/06/Muhammad.Ali-Black.Icon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Black.Icon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:74e4 For Muhammad Ali, the idea of being a humble athlete - someone pre-packaged and palatable for white America - was never an option. Ali transformed Parkinson's awareness, inspired patients Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:15:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/06/Ali-Parkinson_s.Awareness/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Ali-Parkinson_s.Awareness c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:74c8 One of the most enduring images of Muhammad Ali is him lighting the torch, his arm shaking, at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. It was a telltale sign of his Parkinson's disease, and he didn't try to hide it. Ali's hometown joins together in prayer and celebration Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:31:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Remembering.Ali/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Remembering.Ali c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6c9f Muhammad Ali's younger brother wept, swayed to hymns and hugged anyone he could reach. He raised his hands to the sky, eyes closed, surrounded by congregants at the church where their father once worshipped. The Latest: Mourners say Ali's death tough given US politics Sun, 05 Jun 2016 20:55:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Muhammad.Ali-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:7102 The Latest on the death of Muhammad Ali (all times EDT): For Ali, there were times even The Greatest wasn't so great Sun, 05 Jun 2016 18:28:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Ali-Not.Always.Great/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Ali-Not.Always.Great c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:7346 He was The Greatest, and of that there is little dispute. US Muslims draw inspiration from Ali's fight for his faith Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:55:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Muhammad.Ali-Muslims/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Muslims c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:718f Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali was speaking out on behalf of Islam, the religion he so famously embraced in the 1960s by changing his name and refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. 'The Greatest Love of All' among songs inspired by Ali Sun, 05 Jun 2016 11:30:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Muhammad.Ali-The.Songs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-The.Songs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:700a Before he was even heavyweight champion or had changed his name from Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali was a force in the music world. He had befriended Sam Cooke and released an album featuring his comic poetry and a cover of the hit ''Stand By Me.'' But starting in the mid-1960s, Ali himself would inspire songs of all kinds, from all over the world. Here are some notable releases about Ali: Ali became world citizen but never forgot his hometown roots Sun, 05 Jun 2016 07:31:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Muhammad.Ali-Kentucky.Home/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Kentucky.Home c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:701a Muhammad Ali traveled the world as a fighter and humanitarian, but he always came home to Louisville. A sad day for George Foreman with his friend now gone Sun, 05 Jun 2016 02:30:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Tim.Dahlberg-Ali.and.Foreman/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Tim.Dahlberg-Ali.and.Foreman c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6e7e They were young then and, oh, so proud. Three magnificent gladiators on a collision course with history, they fought fearlessly, battling each other on the biggest stages and in the oddest places. Ali remembered in Muslim world as champ, voice of change Sun, 05 Jun 2016 02:16:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Muhammad.Ali-Muslim.World/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Muslim.World c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6fdc Of all Muhammad Ali's travels in the Muslim world, his 1964 trip to Egypt was perhaps the most symbolic, a visit remembered mostly by an iconic photo of the boxing great happily shaking hands with a smiling Gamal Abdel-Nasser, Egypt's nationalist and popular president. Brotherly bond: Ali and Jim Brown shared passion, purpose Sun, 05 Jun 2016 01:23:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Ali.and.Jim.Brown/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Ali.and.Jim.Brown c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:700b When Muhammad Ali fought against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Jim Brown was in his corner. PHOTO GALLERY: Ali remembered at venues around the globe Sun, 05 Jun 2016 01:22:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/05/Photo.Gallery-Ali.Memorials/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Photo.Gallery-Ali.Memorials c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6fdb There was a moment of silence before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup. At baseball stadiums across America, fans fell quiet and players bowed their heads. The Latest: Jim Brown recalls Ali as social force, comedian Sat, 04 Jun 2016 20:37:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Obit-Muhammad.Ali-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Obit-Muhammad.Ali-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6b95 The Latest on the death of Muhammad Ali (all times EDT): Reaction to the death of 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali Sat, 04 Jun 2016 20:16:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Quotebox/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Quotebox c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6ba7 Quotes from around the world after the death of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali: Kinshasa, Manila and beyond, Ali enraptured fans everywhere Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:44:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-All.Around.The.World/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-All.Around.The.World c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6c2a Muhammad Ali rumbled in the African jungle, put on a thriller in Manila, charmed them in London and taunted them in Tokyo. Ali found icon status in blending politics, activism, sports Sat, 04 Jun 2016 18:39:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/BOX-Muhammad.Ali-Why.He.Mattered/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_BOX-Muhammad.Ali-Why.He.Mattered c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6df3 During the Beatles' first visit to the United States in 1964, clever publicity agents arranged a meeting with Cassius Clay, then training for the bout that would make him heavyweight champion. The result was a memorable photo of a whooping Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, standing astride four ''knockout victims.'' Being close to Ali built careers in boxing and broadcasting Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:16:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Other.Careers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Other.Careers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6db9 Don King was trying desperately to get on the Muhammad Ali gravy train when he helped put together the fight that would live in boxing lore. Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:05:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Obit-Muhammad.Ali/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Obit-Muhammad.Ali c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6ac1 lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off Sat, 04 Jun 2016 15:58:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Obit-Muhammad.Ali-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Obit-Muhammad.Ali-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6c55 President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said Saturday that Ali ''shook up the world and the world is better for it.'' Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:57:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Movies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Movies c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6ba6 Muhammad Ali would almost seem unbelievable if he was created as a work of fiction for a movie script. PHOTO GALLERY: Inside ropes, Ali was a furious, loud fighter Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:38:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Photo.Gallery-Ali.Inside.the.Ropes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Photo.Gallery-Ali.Inside.the.Ropes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6cdc Muhammad Ali beat the invincible Sonny Liston, fought a string of thrilling fights with Joe Frazier and stopped George Foreman in the ''Rumble in the Jungle'' in Zaire. The day Muhammad Ali met the Beatles Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:33:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Ali.and.the.Beatles/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Ali.and.the.Beatles c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6cc3 It's hard to imagine now: barely having a clue who the Beatles were, or the man who would become Muhammad Ali. Ali's death rekindles memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila' Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:13:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Philippines-Muhammad.Ali/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Philippines-Muhammad.Ali c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6c7e From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 ''Thrilla in Manila'' fight between him and Joe Frazier. Q&A: Parkinson's disease Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:11:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/03/Parkinson_s-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Parkinson_s-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:67cf Before his death, Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with respiratory problems, his health complicated by advanced Parkinson's. The boxing great had lived with the degenerative disease for three decades. Here are some questions and answers about the disease: Goodbye to The Greatest: Even weak, Ali had imposing stature Sat, 04 Jun 2016 08:38:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Appreciation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Appreciation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6be7 It was 1980 and Muhammad Ali had no business being in the ring against a younger and stronger Larry Holmes, no matter how much his entourage kept telling him how good he looked in training. The Greatest, The Poet: A look at Muhammad Ali's verse Sat, 04 Jun 2016 01:09:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Poems/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Poems c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6b26 Muhammad Ali enlivened many of his news conference and training sessions with poems. They caused many people to laugh, some to cringe. In his words: Muhammad Ali's most famous quotes Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:47:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Quotes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Quotes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6b0e Muhammad Ali taunted opponents with razor-sharp rhymes, comical one-liners and the type of boxing braggadocio that both endeared him to and angered the masses. A fight-by-fight look at Muhammad Ali's career milestones Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:21:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/boxing/2016/06/04/Muhammad.Ali-Fight.History/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_boxing_Muhammad.Ali-Fight.History c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:6aea Muhammad Ali's prolific 61-fight career featured bouts that are considered the greatest in history: a trilogy with Joe Frazier that produced ''The Fight of the Century'' and the ''Thrilla in Manila,'' and the ''The Rumble in the Jungle'' with George Foreman, among many others.