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TODAY IN SPORTS

March 4 • 1913 – NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda) • 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors has his fifth straight 50-point game with 58 against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points. • 1968 – Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York […]

Thrilla in Manila: Beyond enemies

Muhammad Ali was all of these things and more to countless millions of admirers around the world during his remarkable life and times.

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After Ali, boxing loses luster

The death of Muhammad Ali was a sharp reminder of a glittering era of heavyweight boxing that contrasts starkly with the anemic state of the sport’s marquee division today.

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TIMELINE

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• January 17, 1942 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States. His parents were Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. (billboards and signs painter) and Odessa Grady Clay (household domestic).

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Ali lived an extraordinary life

Ali, who came of age amid the turmoil of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, dazzled the boxing world as a youngster with his speed, never before seen in his weight class.

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Bigger than Thrilla’

The local sports community was abuzz with excitement yesterday following the official announcement that the May 2 welterweight war between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is on.

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