323 posts categorized "Sports"

September 01, 2015

Eat your Wheaties for Greg Louganis

August 28, 2015

Usain Bolt and the segway

Goodness. (Not referring to the fall.)

August 21, 2015

Slugger’s journey to coming out

Brewers would be ready to welcome openly gay teammate

August 15, 2015

Michael Sam leaves Montreal Alouettes

This is terribly sad. I can only imagine the pressures he has been under. Here's wishing him the best.

July 28, 2015

World record powerlifter transitions to Janae Marie Kroc

July 16, 2015

ESPYs honor brave girl and her dad with Perseverance Award

Devon Still of the Bengals and his daughter Leah, who is battling cancer, were honored last night at the ESPYs.

Caitlyn Jenner wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Beautifully done.

July 14, 2015

Rugby love

July 06, 2015

A champion's kiss

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The first thing Abby Wambach did after winning the World Cup was to kiss her wife http://bit.ly/1ex9Oge

Telemundo's Andres Cantor on Carli Lloyd's third goal

The legendary Telemundo announcer gives the definitive call of Carly Lloyd's goal scored from the midfield line in yesterday's World Cup final against Japan.

June 16, 2015

Michael Sam left the Montreal Alouettes because 'he wanted to go home'

This is sad and makes no sense.

June 15, 2015

Pushing Blatter out at FIFA

Battle of champions

The highlights reel from Sunday's game 5 shows an extraordinary level of play in the NBA finals as the Warriors take the lead over the Cavs, 3 games to 2. Steph Curry shows why he is the league's MVP as he displays his magical ball-handling skills in this thrilling matchup with the magnificent LeBron James. Crucially, however, Curry receives strong support from his teammates, which he needs as the Cavs show their grit with ferocious play despite the absence of injured all-stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. This is championship play at its best.

June 12, 2015

June 17 - Nite Out at the Nationals

June 02, 2015

Mixed results for justice in gay-bashing by college footballers

May 29, 2015

Hastert's covered-up conduct dated from time as a wrestling coach

Uh oh. "The actions date to Hastert’s time as a Yorkville, Ill., high school wrestling coach and teacher, the official said."

Riley Curry grabs the spotlight

Two-year-old Riley Curry is rivaling her MVP dad for watchability. She is also rivaling Marshawn Lynch in postgame press conference antics. The question is, who is going to play her--Key or Peele? I suppose some sports reporters are annoyed by Steph bringing her with him, but she creates a lot more viewer interest. And I'm sure that annoys them more, bringing a bunch of giggling tourists into their hallowed athletic precincts. I think it's a brilliant move on Steph's part.

Sepp Blatter says FIFA must police itself

Because self-policing has worked so well for FIFA in the past! How about no?

May 27, 2015

US AG Lynch speaks on FIFA corruption probe

Impressive.

Steph Curry highlight reel 2015

Who knows what'll happen from here on out, but this guy is spectacular. His behind-the-back moves will make you grin.

May 22, 2015

Michael Sam will play in the #CFL this season, signs with Montreal Alouettes

Congrats, Michael. Make lots of sacks.

May 20, 2015

Athlete of the Year

May 17, 2015

Derrick Gordon signs with Seton Hall

Congrats to Derrick Gordon and Seton Hall. This young athlete's character and spirit are a joy to behold. Good luck to him in the coming year.

May 12, 2015

Gay high school wrestling champ comes out

May 10, 2015

Three exemplars, ready for their closeup

Another image from the GLAAD Media Awards.

There are not three finer men than Jason Collins, Derrick Gordon, and Michael Sam. Thank you guys for finding your strength and thereby helping so many others.

Gay-bashing college running back can't escape the evidence

Marshall University running back Steward Marshall jumped out of a car and assaulted a gay couple. He might have gotten away with it, but there was video.

May 05, 2015

One for the team

Advocate reports on Steven and Rick Simone-Friedland, the husbands featured on the kiss cam at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, a video which has gone viral. The crowd cheered.

April 29, 2015

No peanuts, no cracker jack, no fans

A Camden Yards empty of fans provided an eerie backdrop for today's Orioles game against the White Sox.

April 28, 2015

Orioles COO John Angelos speaks out on racial and economic injustice

The Chief Operating Officer of the Baltimore Orioles, John Angelos, made an eloquent statement on racial and economic injustices in his city. Keith Olbermann explains.

April 02, 2015

Final Four coaches issue joint statement against Indiana law

What a remarkable outpouring we have seen of LGBT-affirming statements in response to Gov. Pence's signing of an anti-gay law disguised as a defense of religious freedom.

April 01, 2015

Class act on the mound in Oakland

What a fine way of turning a negative into a positive.

In response to hate, a Kentucky high school team finds its strength

I love this story.

March 26, 2015

Quick backlash to reckless Indiana 'religious freedom' law enactment

Advocate reports on the quick and harsh reactions to Indiana Governor Pence signing what is in fact a religious supremacy bill, not a religious freedom bill--unless you mean the freedom to discriminate and split apart our diverse society.

My God is not a bully. I will not worship a god who is a bully. I will not obey a bullying god. I will not attend a bullying church. I will not respect bullying clergy. I will not remain silent as religious bullies seek to impose their beliefs on others in the guise of "religious freedom" bills. I live in a religiously and culturally diverse society, where faith-based discrimination in the public square undermines the civic order and social cohesion. I will fight the bullies. I will demand that editors and reporters call religious supremacy what it is, and not let them swallow the right-wing spin about religious freedom. Please join me in this recognition and this fight to uphold secular American values.

March 19, 2015

The multi-talented Michael Sam

It occurs to me that, while I once used "zombies" in a headline, I have never used "bootylicious."

March 02, 2015

David Benham's baseball cure (for the thing that makes Jesus puke)

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(Photo of David Benham - screenshot from The Blaze)

Anti-gay crusader David Benham testifies:

We had so many people from the gay community reaching out to us and one man in particular from the city of Chicago reached out -- and he said things to me that made me lose my appetite. But I simply responded in love.

After a little conversation back and forth, I found out he loved baseball... and I got him tickets to a Cubs game. He shot me a Facebook post and said, 'I was not expecting that -- and I've been thinking a lot about this. I've chosen to walk away from my lifestyle'... What God needs most is a simple voice for truth.

OMG, I am sorely beset by homosexual demons. Quick, someone send me season tickets to the Nats to drive them out! I promise not to stare at the players' butts!

(Hat tip: John M. Becker at Bilerico)

February 23, 2015

Michael Sam signs with Dancing with the Stars

Recently Sam said he would continue to pursue his dreams of playing with the NFL. Someone asked if this latest news means a change to that. Don't know. We'll have to see.

February 03, 2015

Obama praises Robbie Rogers during LA Galaxy visit to White House

February 02, 2015

A moment of sportsmanship

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(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports)

SB Nation reports.

Sherman also did not take part in the brawl. While many of us were still in shock at the idiocy of the call that lost the Seahawks the championship, this guy had the presence of mind and the class to show his respect to a victorious opponent. Also noteworthy: standout players Malcolm Butler of the Patriots and Chris Matthews of the Seahawks were undrafted. Butler's reaction to his big moment was quite moving.

In related news, every SB XLIX player, ranked by the quality of his butt. Who wants to see this vulgar crap?! Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman are ranked 14th and 15th, btw.

February 01, 2015

Michael Sam featured in Super Bowl ad for Coca Cola

Coca Cola describes this Super Bowl ad:

Michael Sam has experienced firsthand how the Internet has grown increasingly negative. Watch as he channels this negativity into positivity and provides great advice for how to #MakeItHappy.