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Muhammad Ali

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  • Dinner With Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Joe Torre Raises $1M for Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night

    "I had to show my voter registration and passport to get in here," joked Robert De Niro as he accepted the 2014 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award on April 12 in Phoenix. "And to get a drink at the bar, I had to prove I was not gay. Which is why I...
  • Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'

    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
  • Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence

    Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence
    When Jamaican vocalist/deejay Dennis Alcapone performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, the Scottish emcee introduced him as, "the king of talkover music." That host seemed enthusiastic, but also looked slightly clueless on the footage of that gig....
  • How my interview with O.J. almost ended in a fistfight

    As 1993 wound down, Leo Wolinksy, then the Metro editor at The Times, asked me to put together a story that would take stock of the period we’d just been through: A few days earlier, a jury had delivered a mishmash of verdicts against those involved...
  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...
  • Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado: A fabulous Forum revival?

    No matter what happens Saturday night when Juan Manuel Marquez squares off against Mike Alvarado in a welterweight title-elimination bout on HBO, their fight is already a remarkable comeback story. Not necessarily a comeback for them, mind you, but...
  • Juan Manuel Marquez takes fifth on Manny Pacquiao rematch

    Juan Manuel Marquez takes fifth on Manny Pacquiao rematch
    Boxing is back at the Forum, and Juan Manuel Marquez — 13-0 in that historic venue — is back in a familiar spot. Ready to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time… maybe. Marquez beat Mike Alvarado by unanimous decision Saturday...
  • 'Mad Men' recap, 'The Strategy'

    'Mad Men' recap, 'The Strategy'
    The family that works together, stays together. Peggy and Don are reunited, and it feels so good. All it took was an ad campaign about motherhood and children. And well-lighted burger joints. “The Strategy” felt heartwarming and slightly...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson duke it out

    'American Idol' recap: Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson duke it out
    For the final performance show of "American Idol" Season 13, Ryan Seacrest wore a white tux and 7,000 people showed up at the Nokia Theatre to watch Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson fight it out for the big prize. Each singer would sing three songs. Round...
  • Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp

    Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp
    Few things are as disgusting as the sight of a big business enterprise swaddling itself in morality and sanctimony, proclaiming its high ethical standards.  I'm looking at you, NBA. The National Basketball Assn. has been showered with praise for the...
  • Black athletes are not charity cases

    WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....