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  • Don’t count the days, make the days count

    The boxing icon who inspired many champions, in sports and life, Muhammad Ali is widely regarded as one of the most significant and renowned sports figures of the 20th century.

  • Maradona mourns "second father" Castro

    For football great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."

  • Walsh becomes Bangladesh bowling coach

    One of the most iconic fast bowlers to come out of the Caribbean, West Indies legend Courtney Walsh officially becomes the specialist bowling coach of Bangladesh national cricket team.

  • Messi staying in Arg retirement would be 'a sin'

    Javier Mascherano says it would have been a sin had Lionel Messi stayed in international retirement and not played for Argentina.

  • Hanif, and some old-time jolly in Dhaka

    Bangladesh's veteran sports journalist and coach remember the unparalleled joy of watching the original 'Little Master' Hanif Mohammad bat.

  • Hanif Mohammad fights for life at Karachi hospital

    The original Little Master and Pakistan cricket legend Hanif Mohammad is fighting for his life after he faced respiratory complications during his ongoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi.

  • Pak federal govt comes to Hanif’s aid

    The federal government will come to the aid of former Pakistan cricketing legend Hanif Mohammad who is currently hospitalized and undergoing treatment in an intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a private hospital in Karachi.

  • ‘I can no longer stay silent’

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan speaks out on police violence and announces two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities.

  • ‘Brazil's soccer woes stem from my absence’

    Brazil's failure to claim an Olympic soccer gold medal, the one major tournament they have never won, is all because Pele never played in the competition, the soccer great jokes on Thursday.

  • Pele memorabilia nets $5 million

    The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world football icon Pele ends in London with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4million ($5million, 4.4million euros).

  • 'Like punching a mountain'

    Former Indian amateur boxer Haroon Khan bubbles with excitement and bravado as he recalls his two bouts with his hero, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, three decades ago.

  • How Ali's 'Thrilla' left its mark on Manila

    A bustling shopping mall forms an unlikely monument to the "Thrilla in Manila", but Muhammad Ali's most brutal fight made its biggest impression on the minds of those who witnessed it and still speak of it with awe.

  • Ali's funeral open to all

    The world is invited to the funeral of Muhammad Ali in his hometown on Friday where the boxing legend's life will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service.

  • Hero, legend... villain?

    A beloved icon. A fighter who transcended his sport. A symbol of heroism, courage and defiance. Muhammad Ali was all of these things and more to countless millions of admirers around the world during his remarkable life and times.


    Timeline of boxing legend Mohammad Ali who passed away at the age of 74 fighting a respiratory illness.

  • Muhammad Ali in hospital

    Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized for a respiratory issue, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said on Thursday.

  • Legendary Indian dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai dies

    Legendary classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai has died at the age of 97 in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

  • How much would Maradona be worth in 2015?

    Maradona would cost €40m at today's prices, having scored 119 times, won the Primera Division top scorer awards on three occasions and lifted the Youth World Cup in 1979.

  • Ferguson to manage Beckham again

    Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will manage a Great Britain and Ireland XI captained by David Beckham in a charity match.

  • Santana, Pitbull in pro-immigrant song

    Latin music stars including Carlos Santana and Pitbull on Monday launched a music video in celebration of immigrants.

  • Sanga drives Surrey to first final in four years

    Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara played one of the finest knocks of his long career at The Oval as Surrey beat Nottinghamshire by four runs.

  • 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a village with art

    Known as “Rainbow Grandpa”, Huang’s artwork has kept the village safe as the surrounding area has been flattened.