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Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Award
By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Award

Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to play for an NFL team, has been recognized by ESPN with their Arthur Ashe Courage award, which the St. Louis Rams rookie received last night at the ESPYs.

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St. Louis Rams Sign Michael Sam To Four-Year, $2.6M Contract
By June 13, 2014 Read More →

St. Louis Rams Sign Michael Sam To Four-Year, $2.6M Contract

By Nathan James Michael Sam, the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, and the first openly gay athlete to join an NFL team, has officially been signed on with the St. Louis rams, in a four-tear deal worth approximately $2.65 million, team officials said Thursday. Sam, 22, a seventh-round draft pick, was offered […]

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Half of US Senate says Redskins should change name
By May 25, 2014 Read More →

Half of US Senate says Redskins should change name

Half of the US Senate has called on the National Football League to order the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a “racial slur”. In a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the senators said the league can “no longer ignore” calls from Native American groups. President Barack Obama, an American football […]

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Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay NFL Player
By May 11, 2014 Read More →

Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay NFL Player

Michael Sam, the defensive lineman who made international headlines when he came out of the closet while playing for Mizzou, has now made history again by becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player. Sam, who was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player Of The Year for 2013-14, was selected as NFL Draft pick 249 this afternoon, by the St. Louis Rams.

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Coach Cedric Pearl Named Head Coach of the Central State University Marauders
By March 19, 2014 Read More →

Coach Cedric Pearl Named Head Coach of the Central State University Marauders

WILBERFORCE: Cedric Pearl has been named the new head coach of the CSU Marauder football team. Pearl has served as interim head football coach, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs in Huntsville, Ala. Pearl, comes from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but is not a stranger to the Southern […]

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Brooklyn Nets Evaluating Jason Collins For Signing
By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Brooklyn Nets Evaluating Jason Collins For Signing

Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, is being evaluated by the Brooklyn Nets for possible signing, which would make the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.

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Saints’ Vilma: NFL Locker Rooms ‘Not Ready’ For Gay Players
By February 3, 2014 Read More →

Saints’ Vilma: NFL Locker Rooms ‘Not Ready’ For Gay Players

By Nathan James Amid the flurry of Super Bowl pregame shows and press conferences yesterday, the NFL Network, a league-owned channel, presented a program about “locker room culture” among its teams’ players. Andrea Kremer interviewed several players from various teams, on NFL Evolution about issues ranging from locker-room gossip, to hazing and the New Orleans […]

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NFL Team, Players In Flap Over LGBT Rights
By January 4, 2014 Read More →

NFL Team, Players In Flap Over LGBT Rights

After a furious open letter posted to the Deadspin news site by former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, alleging a “hostile work environment” created by the team’s coaches and management that led to his May 2013 firing, the Vikings–and the league–have become embroiled in a bitter controversy over player support of LGBT rights. By Nathan […]

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By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Fastest man in Rugby… Next fastest man in NFL?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Carlin Isles can run like few on the planet, but can he catch the football? The Detroit Lions are going to find out. They have signed Isles, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound rugby star, to their practice squad after he reportedly was clocked in 4.22 seconds when he ran the 40-yard dash during […]

By December 8, 2013 Read More →

South African Rugby Hero Reflects on Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — In 1995, South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup tournament.  It was just a year after the country’s first democratic elections, the first time black people had been allowed to vote after decades of white minority rule. But South Africa then was even more deeply divided along racial lines than it is now.  […]

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