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One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL?

Sunday, February 8, 2015
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A year ago today Michael Sam came out publicly to a tsunami of support. Yet comments from NFL executives foretold his next 12 months as he struggled to latch onto a team as an openly gay man. Now he's fighting harder than ever to get into the league. [...]

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Michael Sam: The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL has no regrets

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2014. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do, although he'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him.
Michael Sam says the the reassuring hand of his partner Vito on his shoulder during the wait to get picked in the NFL draft affirmed his decision to reveal his sexual orientation to the nation. [...]

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Michael Sam says he heard from other gay NFL players after he was drafted

Friday, December 26, 2014
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After becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, Michael Sam says he has been contacted by other gay players in the NFL who aren't public. [...]

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova marries partner Julia Lemigova

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Martina Navratilova (right) and ulia Lemigova.
The couple speaks to the BBC following their wedding ceremony in New York on Monday. [...]

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Michael Sam hints he’s not on an NFL roster because he’s openly gay

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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Michael Sam hints that he believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay. [...]

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In new memoir, Robbie Rogers rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on May 26, 2013, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first [...]

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Jason Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, announces he’s retiring

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Jason Collins, a 13-year veteran of the National Basketball Association who last year became the league's first openly gay player, is retiring. [...]

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Derrick Gordon: First openly gay D-I men’s basketball player to compete in college game

Sunday, November 16, 2014
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AMHERST, Mass. -- Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping Massachusetts defeat Siena 95-87. [...]

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Robbie Rogers gets multi-year contract extension with LA Galaxy

Thursday, November 13, 2014
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Rogers controls the ball against D.C. United during an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif. on Aug. 27, 2014. Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy.
CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy didn't announce the terms of their deal Thursday with Rogers, the first openly gay player in MLS. [...]

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WNBA star Brittney Griner victim of knife attack in China

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Laura Nicholls of Spain, left, and Brittney Griner of the United States fight for the ball during their Basketball Championship for Women's final at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 5, 2014.
WNBA star Brittney Griner felt fortunate to be OK after getting cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China. Griner sustained a small cut when she was attacked by a man while boarding a bus after practice Monday in Shenyang. The man, who followed the players onto the [...]

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