The Latest: Father uses memorial to explain Ali to his child
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest on the death of Muhammad Ali (all times EDT):
People are flocking to Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Louisville, Kentucky, to pay tribute to the boxing great, leaving flowers, balloons and boxing gloves around the marker designating it a historical site.
The small pink home on Grand Avenue was recently renovated and turned into a museum. Said Dorothy Poynter, who grew up with Ali in the neighborhood, ''We were all so proud of him.''
Another memorial has grown outside the Muhammad Ali Center, a downtown museum that promotes his humanitarian ideals and showcases his remarkable career.
Andrew Hale took his 3-year-old daughter, Chloe, there on Sunday to explain to her who Ali was.
He said: ''He was strong, courageous, and I hope I can be like that one day and just show love to my daughter like he showed his. … She asked me where he is and I said he was in heaven.''
Spectators at the French Open men's final, many of them standing, have paid tribute to Muhammad Ali with a sustained bout of applause before the title match between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. A photo of Ali, who died Friday at age 74, was shown on the jumbo screen overlooking the Court Philippe Chatrier.
Djokovic told a TV interviewer that he is feeling ''a lot of emotion'' before the ''very important match.''
Murray said he's ''looking forward to it'' because ''these are matches you play for.''