| May 13, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Bicycles and balloons, football and films, garlic and golf — disparate things, for sure. But they're all at the heart of festivals and other special events that promise to make this summer interesting in the Midwest.
Here's a sampling of what's...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:45 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali is coming home to Louisville to celebrate another milestone — his 70th birthday.
The iconic heavyweight boxing champion will bask in the limelight once again at a private birthday bash on the evening of...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:50 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Muhammad Ali's fists made him famous, but his plight as a social activist was perhaps his biggest fight.
At the Muhammad Ali Center, visitors see the three-time world heavyweight champion railing against war, segregation and...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:52 PM
Several nights ago I dreamed I met heavyweight boxing champ and cultural icon, Muhammad Ali.
He turned 70 last week.
Though I've been a fan for decades, I confess I've never dreamed of him before.
The setting was a surreal, red carpet-like environment,...
| Dec 20, 2009
| 9:32 PM
A small but worthwhile stop on your sporting journey is the photo exhibition, "Sport: Iooss & Leifer," on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City through March 7. Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer are known for their......
| Apr 16, 2009
Les Keiter, a longtime sportscaster who was known for his radio re-creations of San Francisco Giants games for New York listeners in the first few years after the baseball team moved to California, died Tuesday at Castle Medical Center near Honolulu. He...
| Aug 17, 2008
Michael Phelps has left us only with questions of history.
He is master of his present. No one can argue otherwise now that he has won eight gold medals and swum better than any other human ever has at the Beijing Olympics. Competitors rarely bother to...
| Jan 2, 2008
| 7:03 PM
January 6, 2008
NEW YORK -- For a guy who's a regular at Elaine's and has a standing reservation at Rao's and his own gallery in Vegas and a new book out selling for $400, and now a short doc on Oscar's short list, Neil Leifer still acts like he has...
| Oct 3, 2009
To put it all in perspective …
It was the same year that LBJ singed the Voting Rights Act, the Beatles released "Help!" and Muhammad Ali flattened Sonny Liston (the second time). The Daily Press cost a nickel, and the front-page headline that day...
| Nov 15, 2009
It remains the most famous sports action photograph of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali looms over Sonny Liston, whose arms are splayed, before Ali retains the heavyweight championship in 1965.
Longtime Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer snapped...