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Muslim Funeral in Muhammad Ali’s Hometown Draws Thousands

By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 9 – A Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali on Thursday drew thousands of admirers to the boxer’s hometown, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it. The jenazah, or funeral in Arabic, was held at a convention space

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Muhammad Ali: Rumble, Young Man

Muhammad Ali’s passing signals the end of an era  BY Asma T. Uddin “Rumble, young man, rumble.” Muhammad Ali, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, lost his final fight to Parkinson’s on June 3, at the age of 74. Ali died at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had undergone treatment over a span of five days for

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Turkey’s Erdogan to Join Dignitaries, Celebrities at Ali Memorials

By Kia Johnson LOUISVILLE, June 7 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will join former U.S. President Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal among the politicians, religious leaders and entertainers speaking at two public memorial services for boxing legend Muhammad Ali this week, a family spokesman said on Monday. More than 30,000 tickets will be distributed

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Muslim Boxing Champion and Cultural Symbol Muhammad Ali Dead at Age 74

By Ricardo Arduengo SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 5 – The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome which impaired

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Alvarez Knocks Out Khan, Retains Belt

May 8- Saul “Canelo” Alvarez landed a devastating right hook to knock out Amir Khan in the sixth round and claim the WBC middleweight title clash in Las Vegas on Saturday. After even opening rounds, Mexican Alvarez closed it in the sixth where he feigned a left jab before delivering a rattling hook to knock

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