Latest Muhammad Ali News

Geothermal well project will heat, cool Louisville airport

Sep. 17, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A $21 million project at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport will install geothermal wells to heat and cool the facility. Crews will drill 648 vertical geothermal wells that go 500 feet deep on the east side of the airfield....

Q&A: Ali gets the Ken Burns treatment in 4-part PBS film

Sep. 09, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

Considering the number of movies, documentaries and other entertainment vehicles made about Muhammad Ali, it would seem that — much like the former heavyweight champion at the end of his 1971 fight against Joe Frazier — there’s not much left to offer that's fresh. ...

Fall movie calendar, from 'Venom' to 'King Richard'

Sep. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this fall: Sept. 9 “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” (Netflix): A documentary chronicling the friendship between the boxing legend and the civil rights leader. Sept. 10 ...

Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali doc is based on Ga. professor’s book

Sep. 05, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the early 1960s, firebrand preacher Malcolm X and boxing phenom Cassius Clay became close friends, a fascinating relationship that fell apart and never was repaired before Malcolm X was killed by an assassin in 1965. That relationship is explored in...

One of Iraq's most influential Shiite clerics dies at 85

Sep. 04, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Saeed al-Hakim, one of Iraq’s most senior and influential Muslim Shiite clerics, has died of a heart attack, members of his family said. He was 85. A relative, Mohsen al-Hakim, told The Associated Press that al-Hakim...

Fall TV season serves up what viewers want: sci-fi, fantasy

Sep. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fickleness is paying off for the young. Because Generation Z and a slice of millennials are more likely to drop and add streaming services in pursuit of tempting new shows, media companies are striving to give those restless customers what they want...

Column: Even Manny Pacquiao finds Father Time undefeated

Aug. 24, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao’s story is so remarkable that anyone familiar with it can’t help but root that it doesn’t come with a bad ending. Fighting his way out of abject poverty in the Philippines was an accomplishment all by itself. Winning titles in eight...

Atlanta games' memorabilia rich in nostalgia, if not value

Aug. 20, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Collectors looking to cash in on memorabilia from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta may be disappointed. Many of the items commemorating the event were made in such great quantities, they're not worth much, auctioneers and sports memorabilia experts tell the...

Ali's grandson wins in pro debut

Aug. 15, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Nico Ali Walsh made a successful pro debut Saturday night, winning in the first round and then paying homage to his grandfather, Muhammad Ali. Wearing trunks made for his grandfather, Ali Walsh knocked down his outmatched opponent midway through the...

Column: What's in a name? Ali grandson to fight in Oklahoma

Aug. 12, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

No one disputes that boxing is hard, really hard. For Nico Ali Walsh, living up his grandfather’s name might be even harder. He was, after all, The Greatest. “He’s just my grandfather and it’s as simple as that,” Ali Walsh said. “So it’s...