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'The Greatest' interview Rick Hummel ever had

'The Greatest' interview Rick Hummel ever had

Hall of Famer explains how he wound up in a Las Vegas penthouse suite for an interview with Muhammad Ali in 1977 — and how he also had to grant a favor to the champ.

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Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks, pictured wearing the World Championship belt, clenches his fist, February 15, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after defeating defending champion Muhammad Ali in a split decision. (AP Photo)

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Sonny Liston takes a jab from Muhammad Ali

Sonny Liston takes a jab from Muhammad Ali

Challenger Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Clay as he was known at the time, pokes a fast left jab to the face of Sonny Liston during their championship heavyweight fight in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb 25, 1964. Clay used the in and out tactics to gain a TKO in the seventh round after Liston strained a …

February 05, 2015 11:20 pmLoading…
Sonny Liston dropped by Muhammad Ali

Sonny Liston dropped by Muhammad Ali

FILE - In this May 25, 1965 file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott after Ali dropped challenger Sonny Liston less than two minutes into the first round of their heavyweight title fight, in Lewiston, Maine. Just months before the 50th anniversary of …

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Leon Spinks after defeating Ali

Leon Spinks after defeating Ali

Leon Spinks is lifted by handlers after defeating Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight boxing championship in a split decision at Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 15, 1978. Ali regained his title in New Orleans. (AP Photo)

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St. Charles couple create sports memorabilia 'museum' in lower-level room

St. Charles couple create sports memorabilia 'museum' in lower-level room

Space has a kitchen, a large TV-viewing area and a game room, all surrounded by what is surely one of the largest personal collections of sports memorabilia in the St. Louis area.

December 15, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Muhammad Ali Center tells riveting story of boxer's life

LOUISVILLE, KY.  •  The Muhammad Ali Center is more than just a tribute to a boxing champion and will appeal to more than just fans of the sport or athlete.

April 21, 2013 4:30 amLoading…
Rustic Goat is a lounge in restaurant clothing

Rustic Goat is a lounge in restaurant clothing

The new space on the edge of midtown and downtown is still finding its footing. 

December 27, 2012 8:00 am Photos

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STL writer wins Mailer award

STL writer wins Mailer award

Former Meramec student to attend heavyweight summit in NYC

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2. Leon Spinks stuns Muhammad Ali  to win boxing's heavyweight title

2. Leon Spinks stuns Muhammad Ali to win boxing's heavyweight title

Gap-toothed Leon Spinks, a 24-year-old from the projects in St. Louis, was making only his eighth professional boxing start on Feb. 15, 1978 – and it was a title fight against the iconic Muhammad Ali. In Apollo Creed fashion, the 36-year-old Ali expected a layup when he gave Spinks the fight…

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Rare award, trophy stolen from USGA museum

Rare award, trophy stolen from USGA museum

Hogan's Hickok Belt replica goes missing.

May 16, 2012 8:04 pmLoading…

Ali celebrating 70th tonight in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. •  Muhammad Ali has come home to celebrate his 70th birthday at the facility that celebrates his boxing triumphs and promotes his efforts to help out the underdogs in society.

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Ex-heavyweight champ Joe Frazier has liver cancer

Ex-heavyweight champ Joe Frazier has liver cancer

PHILADELPHIA - Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has liver cancer and is under hospice care.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Boxing anthology is a knockout

Can you name the world heavyweight boxing champion? Probably not. But there was a time when almost everybody in America could tell you that the man at the top was Jack Dempsey, or Joe Louis, or Muhammad Ali, or Mike Tyson.

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Sports history is rife with trash talkers

The best trash talkers of their era are a win away from the Super Bowl, good news for anybody who likes their football with a little lip.

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Kurt Warner has a busy day in St. Louis

Kurt Warner has a busy day in St. Louis

WALTZING WARNER: When Kurt Warner was in town Thursday, he managed to squeeze in a dance rehearsal with his "Dancing with the Stars" partner, Anna Trebunskaya, and film a public service announcement before speaking to the United Way's de Tocqueville Society.

September 24, 2010 3:37 pmLoading…

Tiger Woods can be inspired by others' comebacks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. • On that chilly evening in Atlanta in October 1970 when Muhammad Ali returned to boxing, nobody knew what to expect.

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