The White House names 21 Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees. Obama said they're an inspiration to everyone.

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Williams is set on claiming her 23rd title in a major tournament, and looks to accomplish a record setting seventh U.S. Open title

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of basketball’s all-time greatest players, announced Tuesday morning that he has cancer. The sports legend made the public disclosure nearly a year…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery Thursday. The Lakers great was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. A press release from UCLA…

It would be easy to say that a black man born in 1947, in the ghetto of uptown Manhattan, has the odds stacked against him. But Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stood tall—7 feet, 2 inches tall — in the midst of this troublesome time and place. In high school, he won three straight New York City Catholic […]