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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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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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FIFA urged to show leadership on discrimination after alleged gay slurs at World Cup match

Monday, June 23, 2014
Mexican supporters shout in the rain before the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A monitoring group has challenged FIFA to show leadership in tackling discrimination after the sport's world governing body dropped an investigation of Mexico fans chanting an alleged gay slur. FIFA's disciplinary panel ruled Monday that the chant heard during Mexico vs. Cameroon on June 13 "is [...]

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FIFA drops investigation over alleged gay slur at World Cup match

Monday, June 23, 2014
FIFA
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) will take no action against the Mexican football federation over fans chanting an alleged gay slur at World Cup matches. FIFA says its disciplinary panel decided the chant "is not considered insulting in this specific context," and that it [...]

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Mexico coach defends alleged gay slur chanted by World Cup fans

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Miguel Herrera
SANTOS, Brazil -- Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting an alleged gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body. Mexico fans shouting the slur as the rival team’s goalkeeper takes a goal kick is “not that bad,” Herrera said Friday. [...]

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FIFA investigates Mexico for anti-gay slurs during World Cup match

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mexican fans celebrate after their team's 1-0 victory over Cameroon during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) is investigating claims that Mexico fans chanted anti-gay slurs during its opening match against Cameroon at the World Cup. FIFA says "disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators" last Friday in Natal. [...]

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UN official: Gay soccer players at the World Cup should declare sexuality

Monday, June 16, 2014
APSouth African Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Gay soccer players at the World Cup in Brazil should declare their sexual orientation to help make gays and lesbians accepted around the world, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said on Monday. [...]

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British court finds soccer player guilty of anti-gay gesture

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Colin Kazim-Richards
BRIGHTON, England -- A British court has found Turkish forward Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn. [...]

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Major League Soccer OKs steps to protect gay players from discrimination

Thursday, March 13, 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.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment following similar steps by Major League Baseball and the NFL. [...]

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Out European soccer player Anton Hysén signs with Myrtle Beach Mutiny

Monday, March 10, 2014
Anton Hysén
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.. – Openly gay European soccer player Anton Hysén has signed with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny of the National Premier Soccer League for the 2014 season. [...]

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