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Louisville to Rename Airport After Muhammad Ali

Though air travel once terrified Ali, he faced his fears to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

The Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to rename the city's airport after "The Greatest" — Muhammad Ali. The new name is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.

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Beyoncé Surprises Colin Kaepernick with Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Sports Illustrated "just turned Muhammad Ali's Legacy Award into toilet paper," a Fox News contributor said of Kaepernick being honored.


Colin Kaepernick knew he would receive Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, but not from one of the most successful recording artists on the planet — Beyoncé.

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Why NBA Legend Bill Russell Decided to Take a Knee on Twitter

The 83-year-old civil rights activist opened a new account in pursuit of social justice.

Boston Celtics' legend Bill Russell stands with his Presidential Medal of Freedom during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles, Feb. 20, 2011 / REUTERS

Bill Russell, a trailblazing pioneer for Black men in the NBA, had a career of historic proportions. Russell led the Boston Celtics to win 11 championships in just 13 seasons (1956 to 1969) and he was the NBA's MVP five times.

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Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Florida Airport 'Because I'm Muslim'

Ali, son of the legendary boxer, was traveling from Jamaica and has a U.S. passport.​

Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali

Muhammad Ali Jr., son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, said he was detained at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida after being questioned about his religion.

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Muhammad Ali: The Loss of a Legend

As a stellar athlete and social activist, Ali was a leader both inside and outside of the ring.

Muhammad Ali, considered worldwide as "The Greatest" to ever enter a boxing ring, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday at a Phoenix, Arizona-area hospital. He was 74 years old.

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