| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When you hear the name Muhammad Ali, certain iconic images inevitably spring to mind. There's Ali the fighter, standing over a fallen Sonny Liston after a stunning first-round knockout in 1965. There's Ali the firebrand, declaring his refusal to serve...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Television has been embracing the idea of giving national exposure to high school athletes ever since ESPN2 introduced a teenager named LeBron James with a national telecast of a high school basketball game in 2002.
The latest prime-time prep event is...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions.
After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:50 PM
William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Joe Sample, a soft-spoken keyboard player and composer whose blending of funk, blues, jazz, gospel and the Zydeco music of his childhood lent a distinctive sound to his well-known group, the Crusaders, has died. He was 75.
Sample died Friday at a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Jamie Foxx may be preparing to step into the ring to play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic, and he has none other than the ex-champ himself in his corner.
Tyson, 48, recently told the Mirror that he has been discussing making a movie about his...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Former British Open champion Tony Jacklin took a leaf out of Muhammad Ali's book on Wednesday by declaring that Tiger Woods could be ready to shock the golfing world at this week's British Open.
Many pundits have written off the 38-year-old American's...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go.
Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it.
Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
My Old Lady
A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease along with severe depression at the time of his apparent suicide, his widow said on Thursday, drawing public attention to the correlation between the diseases.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The truth doesn't really want to line up and be a dramatic story very often," says John Rice, co-writer (with Joe Batteer) of the Emmy-nominated Lifetime mini "Bonnie and Clyde" (pictured). "It goes down corridors that lead to nothing, and has beats that...