MUHAMMAD ALI

  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover as the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and remains in stable...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze August 24, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semifinal bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 03 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves sell for nearly 400,000 dollars August 1, 2014

    The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000. An anonymous bidder bought the gloves for $388,375 at the auction run by Texasbased Heritage Auctions at...
  • Inspired by AAP, party with same name launched in Pakistan March 9, 2014

    Lahore: The success of Aam Admi Party in India seems to have crossed boundaries and inspired people in Pakistan, where a party has been launched with the same name. A group led by Arslan-ul-Mulk, a rights activist from Gujranwala, has registered Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Election Commission of Pakistan....
  • When Jinnah took on Congress at Patna's Gandhi Maidan November 17, 2013

    Patna: Serial bomb blasts at Patna's Gandhi Maidan may have drowned BJP's 'Hunkar' for change in the country's regime, but 75 years ago, the same historic venue had hosted Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose fiery speech against Congress had lifted the fortunes of his Muslim party. At the 26th Annual Session...
  • Sarabjit Singh's Pakistani lawyer gets asylum in Sweden September 30, 2013

    Lahore: Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer who defended slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his family have taken asylum in Sweden after receiving threats, his colleagues and friends said on Monday. "Mr Sheikh has taken asylum in Sweden along with his family as he was facing serious threats to his life,"...
  • Morgan, Ang Lee working on Muhammad Ali movie September 29, 2013

    London: Screenwriter Peter Morgan is working on a film with director Ang Lee about boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The movie will be based on Ali's infamous fights with late US professional boxer Joe Frazier, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The two boxers fought several historic bouts in the 1970s, and the film will be based...
  • Former heavyweight boxing champ Ken Norton dies at 70 September 19, 2013

    Phoenix: Ken Norton, the former heavyweight boxing champion who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a 1973 bout, died on Wednesday at an Arizona hospital at age 70, his manager said. Norton, who died in Bullhead City, near the Arizona-Nevada border, had been suffering from congestive heart failure, said Patrick Tenore,...
  • AIR hands over Jinnah speech recordings to Pakistan September 4, 2013

    Islamabad: The All India Radio (AIR) has handed over to Pakistan the recordings of two important speeches by the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is planning to broadcast these speeches, delivered June 3 and August 11, 1947, after checking the quality and authenticity some time next week,...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists destroy Jinnah's historic residence June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: A historic 121yearold building used by Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Balochistan was destroyed after terrorists targeted it with bombs and gun fire that triggered a blaze. The terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army targeted the QuaideAzam Residency in Ziarat, a holiday resort located about 120 km from...
  • Khurshid compares India with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Known for using metaphors to describe complex situations, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday compared India with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali who tired his adversaries and then with a single left hook, floored them. Maintaining that India has the history that if someone wants to take a few...
  • Pietersen is Muhammad Ali of cricket: Richards October 30, 2012

    London: West Indian batting legend Vivian Richards reckons Kevin Pietersen is cricket's answer to Muhammad Ali, and believes the English batsman has got the "Xfactor" to respond to his critics in the upcoming fourTest series in India. Richards, who won seven Tests in India with the great West Indies teams of...
  • SC reminds Kasab of Jinnah's connection with Taj August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: In a quaint footnote, the Supreme Court of India judgment upholding terrorist Ajmal Kasab's death sentence, reflected on the emotional connection Pakistan's creator Muhammad Ali Jinnah had with the grand Taj Mahal Hotel where his second wife Rattanbai Petit (Ruttie) agreed to marry him. "It is reported that it...
  • US shares Jinnah's goal of vibrant Pak: Clinton August 14, 2012

    Washington: US shares Jinnah's goal of a vibrant and selfreliant Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while conveying Washington's Independence Day greetings to the government and people of the country. "Muhammad Ali Jinnah dreamt of a vibrant, selfreliant Pakistan, a goal we all share," Clinton said in her Independence...
  • Pakistan's future lies in democracy: Gilani August 14, 2011

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that Pakistan's future lies in democracy and that parliament, the judiciary and the executive were on the same page to consolidate the country's democratic institutions. In his message on Pakistan's 65th Independence Day, he also said the country has successfully taken...
  • Pak to submit Musharraf's extradition request February 22, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan government will seek assistance from law enforcement agencies in Britain to extradite former President Pervez Musharraf to ensure his appearance in court in connection with a case related to former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination. The Federal Investigation Agency will submit the extradition request through the Pakistani High Commission in...
  • Pacquiao fan Mandela now fully recovered February 11, 2011

    Los Angeles: Former South African President Nelson Mandela has fully recovered from a recent health scare and will closely monitor Manny Pacquiao's next world title defence, his daughter said on Thursday. Mandela, a keen boxer in his youth, is a good friend of boxing great Muhammad Ali and has always kept...
  • Ramesh joins row over Jinnah drawing on Hindu mythology September 13, 2009

    Bhopal: Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today waded into the controversy over M A Jinnah by comparing the Pakistan founder to one of the Hindu trinity of pantheonsBrahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In an apparent reference to expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh's praise of Jinnah and the support he...
  • Photogallery: The world's greatest sportsmen August 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Australia's No. 1 sporting magazine, Alpha, has come out with a list of the 10 greatest sportsmen in the world. Take a look. ...
  • 'Pak would've been secular if it followed Jinnah's views' April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: BJP leader L K Advani has reiterated his views on All India Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah suggesting that Pakistan should have followed his model on secularism. In an exclusive interview with Pakistani news channel DawnNews TV, Advani stressed Jinnah was inherently a secular leader, and added...
  • Tendulkar owns world's most expensive sports book July 19, 2007

    New Delhi: What is common between Sachin Tendulkar and two unidentified Kolkata book/sports lovers? While Tendulkar possesses a copy of the most expensive sports book ever legendary boxer Muhammad Ali's GOAT the two men own the highpriced magnum opus Pele, on the celebrated Brazilian footballer. GOAT, acronym for 'The Greatest...
  • Ali punches 65 birthday candles January 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Muhammad Ali celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday. A man with oneofakind brainswithbrawn combo, we take yet another look at the man who also had the best oneliners in the history of sport. ...
  • Ali: Legend of The Greatest boxer January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Every profession is great that is greatly pursued. Boxing in the early sixties, largely controlled by the mob, was in a moribund state until Muhammad AliCassius Clay, in those daysappeared on the scene. Floating, stinging, punching, prophesying. He transformed his sport and became the world's most adored athlete....
  • Best amateur ever wishes Ali the Pro January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson could have been the toughest opponent Muhammad Ali ever faced except the two never met in the boxing ring. The 1972 Olympic gold medallist refused to turn professional spurning millions of dollars over the years. But as Ali prepares to celebrate his...
  • Ali cheers as Laila defends her title November 12, 2006

    New York: Muhammad Ali returned to Madison Square Garden to cheers of "Ali, Ali, Ali" and watched his daughter Laila defend her world super middleweight title. The cheers continued for Laila, who used a leftright combination to bust the nose of challenger Shelley Burton in the fourth round, retain her WBC...
  • Pak tells India: stop interfering October 20, 2006

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Ahead of the foreign secretarylevel talks, Pakistan has accused India of "interfering in its internal affairs" by making critical remarks like "deteriorating situation" in the country. "The remarks by (Indian) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the internal situation of Pakistan are tantamount to interference...
  • Ramzan, a mouthwatering affair September 25, 2006

    Mumbai: The month of Ramzan means fasting for the Muslim community. But one thing that everyone looks out for during Ramzan is the evening Iftari, that is the scrumptious meals eaten in the evening when people break their daylong fast. And one of the most famous places in the country, which...