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When sporting events were marred by politics

Sports is considered to be a binding factor in the international community and tournaments take place no matter how much hostilities are there between countries. However, sporting events have been marred by political events unfolding across the world.

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Muhammad Ali remembered on his second death anniversary

Boxing legend and philanthropist Muhammad Ali is being remembered on his second death anniversary. The heavyweight boxer was born on June 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He started his in-ring career at the age of 12 years after which he never looked back. Ali’s in-ring style was unique. He used to take full advantage of…

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Shocking confessions of a serial knife attacker

Serial knife attacker, Muhammad Ali, who had stabbed at least 17 women and killed one in 2016, was awarded life sentence in Rawalpindi on Friday. Read his confessional statement: Ali admitted that he felt satisfaction after stabbing women because he hated them. According to his statement, Ali had said his mother was mistreated by her…

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Serial knife attacker gets life sentence

RAWALPINDI: A serial knife attacker who had stabbed at least 17 women and killed one in 2016 was awarded life sentence in Rawalpindi on Friday. The convict, Muhammad Ali, 24, had attacked working women in the city during few months. Most of the attacks were carried out during night particularly in load-shedding hours. Rawalpindi Additional…

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Muhammad Ali’s longtime physician dies

Miami, United States: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s physician and cornerman, “Fight Doctor” Ferdie Pacheco, died Thursday at his home in Miami, his family announced. He was 89. Pacheco, who earned a medical degree from the University of Miami, met Ali in the early 1960s at Miami’s Fifth Street Gym when the future icon was known…

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The real reason Muhammad Ali converted to Islam

Muhammad Ali’s conversion to Islam, in many ways, defined his career and legacy as a fighter with conviction. He went on to become an icon for American Muslims. Just years following his conversion in 1964, he got in a fight that prompted him to write down some reflections on what drew him to the faith…

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Jilted man becomes revenge-thirsty knife attacker

Muhammad Ali, who is accused of knife attacks on women in Rawalpindi, in addition to having confessed, has further made some shocking revelations. Investigation reveals the true motive of his crime. Hailing from a disturbed background, he is a jilted lover out for blood. Watch Samaa’s report for more details.

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Olympics: Muhammad Ali fails to live up to name

Rio de Janeiro: There will not be a second Olympic champion called Muhammad Ali after Britain’s flyweight with the most famous name in boxing was defeated in his Rio debut on Monday. The young Ali — reportedly bestowed the name by his boxing-mad father — was left distraught and in tears after his Olympic dream…

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The Greatest Last Punch

  Written By: Salman Hamid  It is January 1972 and Muhammad Ali, the legend, is replacing a Cross chain pendant round the neck of an Indian woman with a small Quran one in Kuwait. “Mary Lobo is now a Muslim,” the Kuwait city-based Daily News, for which my late father then worked as a journalist,…

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Best quotes from Ali memorial service

LOUISVILLE: The following are a selection of key quotes from Friday’s public memorial service honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died last week at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease: Rule-breaker “If Muhammad did not like the rules, he would rewrite them. His religion, his name, his beliefs, were his to fashion,…

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Great Ali’s tongue was even faster, harder

Great boxer Muhammed Ali was famed for his lightning fast blows. But, his tongue is even faster than his fists. More in this video.

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Muhammad Ali cheered in Louisville as world says goodbye

LOUISVILLE: Muhammad Ali’s hometown Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend and civil rights hero, with thousands lining the streets for an emotional procession and thousands more packing a sports arena for a star-studded memorial service. The public ceremony, which began with a Koranic chant, capped two days of remembrance honoring the three-time…

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Final tribute to ‘The Greatest’ unfolds in Muhammad Ali’s hometown

LOUISVILLE, Ky.: Hundreds of people gathered outside Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in Kentucky and elsewhere along a funeral procession route on Friday to celebrate the boxing champion who jolted America with his showmanship and won worldwide admiration as a man of principle. Ali, a once-controversial convert to Islam who lost three years of his boxing…

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Turkey’s Erdogan cuts short U.S. trip for Muhammad Ali tribute

WASHINGTON: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has cut short a visit to the United States and will not take part in a second day of ceremonies to commemorate the death of boxer Muhammad Ali, his office said on Friday. Erdogan, who attended a Muslim funeral for Ali on Thursday, had been expected to be among world…

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Pakistan’s ambassador attends funeral of Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani attended the funeral of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali held in the state of Kentucky, the United States. Watch video: Over 14,000 gather for Muslim funeral honouring Muhammad Ali Ambassador Jilani paid rich tribute to the great Muslim boxer on behalf of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…

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Thousands bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

LOUISVILLE: Two days of funeral ceremonies bidding farewell to Muhammad Ali got underway Thursday with a Muslim prayer service in the Kentucky hometown of the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero. Thousands of people stood in the cavernous Freedom Hall arena in remembrance of one of the 20th century’s most singular personalities, who died…

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All tickets for Ali memorial service handed out

LOUISVILLE: All of the roughly 15,000 tickets for Friday’s public memorial service in Louisville honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the city’s most famous son, have been distributed, organizers said Wednesday. Hundreds of people formed long lines early in the day for a chance at a seat in the KFC Yum! Center, a large sports arena,…

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Ali: a childhood in the segregated US south

LOUISVILLE: To understand what made boxing legend Muhammad Ali tick, it helps to look at the history of his hometown Louisville and the roiling social turmoil of his childhood in the segregated US south. Ali, who was born in 1942, came of age in the 1950s. Dwight Eisenhower was the president. And young Cassius Clay…

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Louisville plans Ali funeral, his ‘last statement’ to world

LOUISVILLE: The family of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the city of Louisville on Monday prepared for his public funeral later this week, which organizers said “The Greatest” helped plan himself as a “last statement” to the world. Former president Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are among those…

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In Louisville, Muhammad Ali seen as face of ‘real Islam’

LOUISVILLE: At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his hometown say. On Sunday, two days after the three-time heavyweight champion known simply as “The Greatest” died at age 74, hundreds of people…

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Ali’s other fight — for civil rights

WASHINGTON: “I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me — black, confident, cocky,” Muhammad Ali once said. The grandson of a slave and an admirer of Malcolm X, Ali was a fiercely talented boxer who dazzled the world with his skills. But the three-time heavyweight champ and Olympic…

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