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Michael Sam Cut from Dallas Cowboys
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Michael Sam Cut from Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, the NFL’s first and only active, openly gay athlete, has been released by the Dallas Cowboys, after several weeks on their practice squad, the team announced today. Sam, who was drafted, signed, and dropped from the St. Louis Rams before this year’s football season began, had been picked up by the Cowboys on September 3.

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San Francisco and Kansas City in World Series
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

San Francisco and Kansas City in World Series

Baseball’s World Series, sometimes referred to as the “Fall Classic,” begins Tuesday night with the American League champion Kansas City Royals hosting the National League champion San Francisco Giants. It’s a best-of-seven game series, with the first two in Kansas City before the teams travel west to San Francisco for games three, four and – […]

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Women to join men in four-man bobsleigh
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Women to join men in four-man bobsleigh

The four-man bobsleigh may have to be renamed after the sport’s governing body announced a groundbreaking move on Thursday to allow women to compete alongside the men in mixed gender teams when the season starts. “We follow the spirit and movements of our time. There is a strong belief in the FIBT [International Bobsleigh & […]

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Michael Sam Signed By Dallas Cowboys
By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Michael Sam Signed By Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, who made international headlines last spring as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted to an NFL team, has been signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, having passed his physical exam, team officials said today.

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Michael Sam Set To Join Dallas Cowboys
By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Michael Sam Set To Join Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, who made international headlines last spring as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted to an NFL team, is about to be signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, pending the outcome of a physical exam, team officials said yesterday.

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NFL Teams Demur On Michael Sam, After Rams Cut Him
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

NFL Teams Demur On Michael Sam, After Rams Cut Him

When the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam last spring, it was widely seen as an historic moment, as the young defensive end would become the first openly gay athlete playing for an NFL team.

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Women’s Football Struggles for Equal Rights In Uganda
By August 24, 2014 Read More →

Women’s Football Struggles for Equal Rights In Uganda

Growing up with five brothers, soccer-mad Majidah Nantanda had half a team to compete against at home in Makindye, a suburb in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. But at her school, in the 1990s, there were two sports rules: “Netball for the girls and football for the boys,” recalls the 32-year-old, as she stands on the sidelines of a boy’s game in Makindye.

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Star soccer player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd
By August 24, 2014 Read More →

Star soccer player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd

Cameroonian Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by spectators following a game in Algeria. Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers. The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was […]

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US-born sprinter wins bronze for Israel at EU championships
By August 16, 2014 Read More →

US-born sprinter wins bronze for Israel at EU championships

Donald Sanford finishes 400 meter dash in 45.27 seconds, winning Israel its 3rd medal in competition’s history Israeli-American athlete Donald Sanford made some Israeli history on Friday when he won a bronze medal in the 400 meter dash in the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland – the first running medal for Israel in the […]

Posted in: Track & Field
Ariz. State Player Becomes First Out Div. I Football Athlete
By August 15, 2014 Read More →

Ariz. State Player Becomes First Out Div. I Football Athlete

An Arizona State offensive lineman has come out of the closet, making him the first active NCAA Division I football player to do so, college officials said yesterday. Edward (Chip) Sarafin, a graduate student, told Compete Magazine he let his teammates know he was gay last spring, but chose to come out publicly before the beginning of the new school year.

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