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Amid Anguish of Pandemic, Sports Offered Memorable Moments

Amid Anguish of Pandemic, Sports Offered Memorable Moments

By John Marshall | Dec 25, 2020

A pandemic turned the 2020 sports year into one of the strangest, filled with shutdowns, cancellations, infections and quarantines. But sports can inspire even in the bleakest of times.

Teammates Show Support for Aussie Rugby Player Seen in Gay Adult Video

Teammates Show Support for Aussie Rugby Player Seen in Gay Adult Video

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 20, 2020

An Australian rugby player says that the video currently circulating online of him involved in a sex act with another man was the result of a trick: He thought the other person, concealed behind a wall, was a woman.

2021 Iditarod Race in Alaska to be About 140 Miles Shorter

2021 Iditarod Race in Alaska to be About 140 Miles Shorter

Dec 20, 2020

The 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will be about 140 miles (225 kilometers) shorter than normal as a result of complications stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

AP Exclusive: MLB Payrolls Drop Nearly $2.5B in Pandemic

AP Exclusive: MLB Payrolls Drop Nearly $2.5B in Pandemic

By Ronald Blum | Dec 20, 2020

Major League Baseball payrolls plunged to $1.75 billion during the pandemic-shortened season from $4.22 billion.

Aussie Singer Cody Simpson Qualifies for Olympics Trials as a Swimmer

Aussie Singer Cody Simpson Qualifies for Olympics Trials as a Swimmer

Dec 14, 2020

Singer and Miley Cyrus-ex Cody Simpson qualified for the Australian Olympic Trials, he reported on Instagram yesterday.

'I'm Ready to Be Happy.' Elite Alpine Skier Hig Roberts Comes Out

'I'm Ready to Be Happy.' Elite Alpine Skier Hig Roberts Comes Out

Dec 14, 2020

Elite Alpine skier Hig Roberts came out in part to encourage younger professional skiers to be comfortable with their sexuality.

Out Basketball Star Says Opponent Hurled Anti-Gay Slur During Game

Out Basketball Star Says Opponent Hurled Anti-Gay Slur During Game

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13, 2020

Out basketball star Derrick Gordon took to Twitter on Dec. 10 to allege that a player for the opposing team hurled an anti-LGBTQ slur at him during that afternoon's game.

Gus Kenworthy Teases with Sexy Snap — Part of Upcoming Photo Book

Gus Kenworthy Teases with Sexy Snap — Part of Upcoming Photo Book

Dec 13, 2020

Gus Kenworthy took a couple of pics with professional photographer Brian Kaminski to tease an upcoming book.

Adult Video Haunts Aussie Rugby Player 7 Years Later

Adult Video Haunts Aussie Rugby Player 7 Years Later

Dec 12, 2020

An Australian professional rugby player spoke out about a leaked adult, same-sex video in which he's seen in a glory hole scene.

NBC's Kornacki Brings Expertise to NFL Playoff Picture

NBC's Kornacki Brings Expertise to NFL Playoff Picture

By Joe Reedy | Dec 12, 2020

Whatever free time Steve Kornacki has on Sundays, he is following the New England Patriots and trying to figure out if they have any hope of keeping their postseason streak alive.

No NFL Support of LGBTQ Community in My Cause My Cleats

No NFL Support of LGBTQ Community in My Cause My Cleats

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 10, 2020

Of the hundreds of NFL players participating in My Cause My Cleats this week, at least ten are supporting causes that either perpetuate or seek to dismantle anti-LGBTQ bias.

Sports Announcer Who Resigned After On-Air Slur Back in the Game

Sports Announcer Who Resigned After On-Air Slur Back in the Game

Dec 9, 2020

Sports announcer Thom Brennaman, who resigned after using an anti-LGTBQ slur on an open mic last August, is headed back to the airwaves.

Mara Gomez First Transgender Woman to Play Football in Argentina

Mara Gomez First Transgender Woman to Play Football in Argentina

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 9, 2020

Mara Gomez made history on Monday by becoming the first transgender woman to play professional football in Argentina.

'Welcome Home': Premier League's Soul Is Back as Fans Return

'Welcome Home': Premier League's Soul Is Back as Fans Return

By Rob Harris | Dec 6, 2020

Chris Dixon's eyes welled up as he prepared to return to his seat. From Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, Dixon has been coming to West Ham games across seven decades. Nine months without being able to come to watch his beloved team has been agony.

David Kopay Voices Disappointment at the Lack of Publicly Gay Athletes

David Kopay Voices Disappointment at the Lack of Publicly Gay Athletes

Dec 5, 2020

David Kopay, America's first openly gay professional athlete has spoken out in disappointment that so few gay athletes still don't feel confident enough to come out.

Swiss Slopes Buzz as Those of Neighbors Sit Idle in Pandemic

Swiss Slopes Buzz as Those of Neighbors Sit Idle in Pandemic

By Jamey Keaten | Dec 5, 2020

While the coronavirus resurgence has led Austria, France, and Italy to shut or severely restrict access to their ski stations this holiday season, Switzerland has kept its slopes open.

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

The 2020 MSNBC election correspondent and popular crush Steve Kornacki will join Football Night in America, starting this Sunday.

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

Sportscaster Thom Brennaman is "embarrassed" at having used a gay slur on-air during an August 19 game between Cincinnati and Kansas City.

World Rugby's Ban on Trans Players Has Nothing to Do With 'Fairness'

World Rugby's Ban on Trans Players Has Nothing to Do With 'Fairness'

Dec 4, 2020

The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women's events is another setback for transgender athletes.

Openly Gay WWE Icon Pat Patterson Dies at 79

Openly Gay WWE Icon Pat Patterson Dies at 79

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 2, 2020

Openly gay WWE icon Pat Patterson has died at age 79.

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