Ali at the center of any talk of activism by black athletes

Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States.

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  • Written by By TIM DAHLBERG , AP Sports Writer

Blue Jackets snap losing streak with 6-1 win over Devils

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets outshot opponents in the last four games but just couldn't get the puck to bounce their way as the losses piled up.

  • Written by By MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer