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  • Former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, left, playfully jabs a finger under the eye of present champ Muhammad Ali, at the Boxing Writers Association's 50th Anniversary dinner in New York, May 19, 1975.  Ali was named Fighter of the Year and Louis was honored as boxing's Man of the Half Century.  (AP Photo)

    LOVERRO: Remembering Joe Louis at 100, a heavyweight champ like no other

    When Joe Louis was the heavyweight champion, they held title fights in ballparks, with 70,000 people on hand, and the heavyweight championship was the most important title in the world.


  • A soldier with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as "The Old Guard," places flags at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, May 23, 2013, as part of the annual "Flags-In" ceremony in preparation for Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    CURL: Remember Memorial Day

    Today, we'll take a break from politics to remember the men and women who have served in America's military. Today is their day. If you see a soldier, just say thanks. It's that easy.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Joe Louis'

    Is boxing really a sport? Not everyone would agree that it is, although the "sweet science" lives on, precariously, in the cable TV listings. Boxing as a recreation has all but disappeared save on college campuses, where it survives as a team sport.


  • Perseverance like no other

    The new heavyweight champion of the world fell to his knees in the ring at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field and murmured a brief prayer.


  • Perseverance like no other

    The new heavyweight champion of the world fell to his knees in the ring at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field and murmured a brief prayer.


  • Attention-getters

    People can get attention either from their accomplishments or from their deliberate attempts to get attention. Today, almost everywhere you look, people seem to be putting their efforts into getting attention.


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