With his closest family members watching and a supportive crowd cheering his name, Derrick Gordon on Friday night became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to compete in a college game.
National Think Tank Convenes to Create Inclusive and Respectful Environments for College Athletes and Coaches
Indianapolis, IN — A newly formed think tank of college, LGBT, sports, and religious leaders will convene today and tomorrow in Indianapolis to establish best practices and policies so college athletes and coaches can fully participate in their chosen sport regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
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.
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 – […]
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 & […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]