Michael Sam Moved To Tears During Speech: “Great Things Can Happen”


Sam is the 21st recipient of the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award and joins a great legacy of previous winners that includes Muhammad Ali, Pat Tillman, Nelson Mandela and Robin Roberts.

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Homophobia Forced Glenn Burke Out Of Major League Baseball. It Took The Game 34 Years To Deal With It

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Burke’s story is a modern day tragedy. Once projected as a five-tool player in the mold of the great Willie Mays, Burke never had an opportunity to excel as an everyday player.

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This Man Just Heard the News: ‘LeBron is Coming Home’


Lebron James announced that he will be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and at least one fan is dancin’ in the streets!

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Soccer Is Not Manly. What!?


“Listen folks, if you want your son to grow up to be a man, don’t have him run around on a field kicking a ball, get him wrestling.” –Ben Askren

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We Don’t Want No Stinkin’ Goji Berries

Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend Neslie Ricasa, who said yes, before he won the Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest by scarfing down 61 hot dogs last Friday

Liam Day was on the Coney Island boardwalk last week to capture all the goofy glory that is Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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Fenway Park With My Father

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“My father and I—both stolid men—have always communed through baseball. Sports are and always will be a way in which men connect and speak the unspoken, articulate our ineffable emotions.”

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Truth in Engineering: How Germany Beat Brazil and Won a Fanbase in China

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A shock to most, Germany’s dismantling of Brazil in the World Cup explains why they have a legion of fans in China.

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The R*dskins Myth of a Manufactured White Liberal Controversy


Johnnie Jae debunks the idea it’s only white-guilt motivating the change of the Washington team name, and promises that Native folks like herself won’t give up.

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Watch all 7 Of Germany’s Goals in One Video


This 6 second video highlights the “greatest World Cup performance of this century, complete with all seven of Germany’s goals.”

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From the War Zone – The Soccer Game That Changed Lives in Afghanistan

Surrounded by adoring fans of theirs in the Afghan military, Second Lieutenant Emily (Wnuk) Anders and Major Suzy Mitchem pose after the match. (Photo courtesy: Josh Walters)

What happens when very different nations come together to play the world’s favorite game? Jamie Reidy learns about peace-building from a few soccer-loving American service members

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Ben Tribbett’s Hypocrisy and Resignation


Frances Danger calls attention to a controversial blogger.

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Was This Man-Hug The World Cup’s Best Moment?


There couldn’t be a better example of sportsmanship than what happened on Friday at the World Cup.

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Michelle Wie is Finally Ready To Be the Next Big Thing

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Michelle Wie’s critics forgot all along that she was only a young person struggling with the same issues all young people struggle with, namely becoming an adult. Now that she has, Liam Day believes she could be on the brink of the greatness every assumed for her when she was 13.

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8 Ways The World Cup Is Exactly Like Parenting


There are many parallels between the FIFA World Cup and parenting life. Here are 8 ways the World Cup and parenting are exactly alike. Yes, diving is involved.

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Why Soccer Isn’t A “Man’s” Game


American mid-fielder Michael Bradley says soccer is a man’s game. Kozo Hattori argues that shouldn’t preclude showing vulnerability or admitting that criticism hurts.

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A Real Life Rocky?


Yes, Chris Algieri is Italian-American and the unlikely new WBO Light Welterweight champion, but he is also a fighter, not a brawler and that, says Kevin Duffy, is what boxing badly needs more of.

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