Muhammad Ali makes his final journey through his hometown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali made his final journey through his hometown Friday in a funeral procession for The Greatest as thousands of mourners lined the streets where the future heavyweight champion of the world once chased school buses in hiking boots to train for his fights.

  • Written by JENNA FRYER, Associated Press BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Love lost? Cavs wait for Kevin Love's return in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love smiled as he walked onto the court, sharing a handshake and laugh with teammate Jordan McRae. Love then worked on his drop-step, dunked, fired up a few outside shots and practiced free throws.

Outwardly relaxed, he desperately wanted to do more.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Ali's passing takes Jim Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown both got the call on June 4, which was strangely appropriate, along with simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writers TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writers

Gordie Howe, known as 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT (AP) — Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, has died. The man forever known as "Mr. Hockey" was 88.