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St. Louis Rams Cut Michael Sam

But he could still end up with Rams, NFL sources say

(Newser) - The St. Louis Rams have released Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the... More »

NFL Prospect: I'm Gay

Michael Sam set to become league's first openly gay player

(Newser) - Is the NFL ready for its first openly gay player? All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam is set to make history after announcing that he is an "openly, proud gay man." Sam, whose coaches and teammates at the University of Missouri were already aware of his sexual orientation, is... More »

Sports History? Gay Kicker Aims for NFL

Alan Gendreau of Middle Tennessee State hopes to make a roster

(Newser) - Any NFL team looking to make a statement about homophobia in the league has a chance to do so in the form of Alan Gendreau. The former kicker at Middle Tennessee State is openly gay and hoping to make history as the league's first such player, he tells Outsports.... More »

NHL Takes Step to Welcome Gay Players

Hockey league teams up with 'You Can Play' advocacy group

(Newser) - The NHL has taken the biggest step yet of any major sport to welcome gay players, reports the New York Times and Reuters . The league has teamed up with the You Can Play Project , a year-old advocacy group, to educate teams and players and generally raise awareness about homophobia. A... More »

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