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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) BOXING Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The three-time former heavyweight champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday. Ali was in stable condition. Ali was hospitalized...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Jim Brown applauds player protests

BEREA, Ohio -- Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he's believed in. Brown has been the rare high-profile athlete unafraid to challenge or call for social change. Now, during a time of racial tension and unrest...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis passes away at 74

Jimmy Ellis, a close colleague of Muhammad Ali who stepped into the vacuum created when Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army, passed away on Tuesday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. He was 74. Ellis started boxing after seeing a fellow Louisville teenager, the then Cassius Clay, box on a television program spotlighting future champions. He fought the future Ali twice...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan announces the signing of Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is officially a Michigan Wolverine. The 6-foot-4 guard form Allentown, Penn. signed his letter of intent on Friday morning and was officially announced by the program. Michigan head coach John Beilein released a statement on Abdur-Rahkman’s signing. Press release below. University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today...
Via UM Hoops
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryant Gumbel’s update on Muhammad Ali: Wife says Ali still feisty, flirting & joking of a comeback

Today, as you have likely heard by now, is the 50th anniversary of Muhammad Ali's (then Cassius Clay's) breakout championship victory over Sonny Liston. ESPN's Sportscenter has done a segment on Ali, as have various other programs and news outlets. On tonight's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO, Gumbel shares an update on Ali on the occasion. Here's what he says: [For more information...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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