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UK Premier League Soccer Player Terrified to Come Out, Seeks Therapy

UK Premier League Soccer Player Terrified to Come Out, Seeks Therapy

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18, 2021

An unidentified gay Premier League soccer player in the UK has revealed that he is so afraid of being attacked by fans that he's staying in the closet — and seeking therapy for his fear.

Grand Game: Boston's 2 Slams Lead 9-5 ALCS Win Over Astros

Grand Game: Boston's 2 Slams Lead 9-5 ALCS Win Over Astros

By Kristie Rieken | Oct 17, 2021

J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston.

Michael Sam Speaks Out About Raiders Coach Jon Gruden's Homophobic Emails

Michael Sam Speaks Out About Raiders Coach Jon Gruden's Homophobic Emails

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2021

The first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, Michael Sam said it was "unfortunate" that homophobic emails came from the same team that drafted Carl Nassib, the league's first out player.

Correa's Time: Late Hr Helps Astros Top Bosox in ALCS Opener

Correa's Time: Late Hr Helps Astros Top Bosox in ALCS Opener

By Kristie Rieken | Oct 16, 2021

Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate and tapped the spot on his wrist where a watch would be and hit a home run that led the Astros to beat the Red Sox in the ALCS.

Out NFL Player Carl Nassib  Takes Day Off after Team Coach's  Homophobic Emails

Out NFL Player Carl Nassib Takes Day Off after Team Coach's Homophobic Emails

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14, 2021

Out Raiders player Carl Nassib took a personal day after team coach Jon Gruden resigned over the surfacing of homophobic and racist emails.

Question in NFL is: Does Gruden Reflect Broader Culture?

Question in NFL is: Does Gruden Reflect Broader Culture?

By Howard Fendrich | Oct 14, 2021

Current and former players around the NFL have varying opinions about a key question that arose in light of the racist, homophobic and misogynistic thoughts expressed by Jon Gruden in emails.

First Out Pro Baseball Player Bryan Ruby Reflects on Acceptance, Announces Support Group

First Out Pro Baseball Player Bryan Ruby Reflects on Acceptance, Announces Support Group

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2021

Groundbreaking out pro baseball player Bryan Ruby says that he's never felt as much support, or played so well, since he shed the burden of the closet.

WWE Ref Shawn Bennett Comes Out

WWE Ref Shawn Bennett Comes Out

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 12, 2021

WWE referee Shawn Bennett observed National Coming Out Day by doing just that.

Jon Gruden Resigns as Raiders Coach Over Offensive Emails

Jon Gruden Resigns as Raiders Coach Over Offensive Emails

By Josh Dubow | Oct 12, 2021

Jon Gruden has resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.

Changed Race, Familiar Result: Kenyans Sweep Boston Marathon

Changed Race, Familiar Result: Kenyans Sweep Boston Marathon

By Jimmy Golen | Oct 11, 2021

With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence.

Tom Daley Had Body Issues as a Teen, Suffered from Bulemia

Tom Daley Had Body Issues as a Teen, Suffered from Bulemia

Oct 11, 2021

Olympic gold and bronze medal winner Tom Daley says he suffered from body issues as a teen.

In New Book, Tom Daley Reveals Serious Bout with COVID While Olympic Training

In New Book, Tom Daley Reveals Serious Bout with COVID While Olympic Training

Oct 11, 2021

Just seven months before taking home Olympic gold, Tom Daley had a serious bout with COVID so bad he instructed his husband Dustin Lance Black what to do if he stopped breathing.

Boston Marathon Set to Begin after Pandemic Hiatus

Boston Marathon Set to Begin after Pandemic Hiatus

Oct 11, 2021

Fast-moving, light rain and weather in the 50s greeted the runners gearing up for the Boston Marathon, which is happening Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.

Hollywood Makeover Breathes New Life Into Welsh Soccer Club

Hollywood Makeover Breathes New Life Into Welsh Soccer Club

By Steve Douglas | Oct 11, 2021

Two Hollywood stars who who own a English soccer's fifth tier are learning on the job.

Double Trouble: Red Sox Bounce TB In 13 After Odd Wall Call

Double Trouble: Red Sox Bounce TB In 13 After Odd Wall Call

By Jimmy Golen | Oct 10, 2021

Saved a bizarre bounce and an obscure rule, the Boston Red Sox staggered Tampa Bay 6-4 Sunday night on a walk-off, two-run homer by Christian Vázquez in the 13th inning to move one victory from eliminating the 100-win Rays from the AL Division Series.

LA Angels Minor League Pitcher Kieran Lovegrove Comes Out as Bisexual

LA Angels Minor League Pitcher Kieran Lovegrove Comes Out as Bisexual

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 9, 2021

In an interview with ESPN published last week, Kieran Lovegrove came out while discussing the mental health challenges facing minor league baseball players.

LGBTQ+ Athletes: Why More Sportspeople Are Coming Out

LGBTQ+ Athletes: Why More Sportspeople Are Coming Out

Oct 8, 2021

This year has seen a significant flurry of events that suggest sport is becoming much more inclusive.

Has the Internet Figured Out Who Carl Nassib's Boyfriend Is?

Has the Internet Figured Out Who Carl Nassib's Boyfriend Is?

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 4, 2021

Carl Nassib's Oct. 1 announcement that he now has a boyfriend was as casual as his coming out on social media, but fans soon zeroed in on the man he might have been talking about.

How Playing Basketball Can Help You Keep Fit and Stay Healthy

How Playing Basketball Can Help You Keep Fit and Stay Healthy

Oct 2, 2021

Team sports are great: Not only do they provide you with a chance to increase your heart rate and burn calories, but they're great socially too. One of the best sports out there is basketball.

Watch: Carl Nassib Says He Would Have Come Out Sooner, but Feared for His Career

Watch: Carl Nassib Says He Would Have Come Out Sooner, but Feared for His Career

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 1, 2021

In a recent interview, the NFL's first openly gay active player admitted he didn't come out as soon as he would have liked because he was afraid of how it might affect his career.

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