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  1. Michael Sam signs with Dallas Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam, who is seeking to become the first openly gay athlete to play in the NFL, to their practice squad.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
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  4. Survey shows football recruits open to playing on team with openl...

    Jeremy Crabtree

    Recruits surveyed overwhelmingly said they would commit to a school with an openly gay player. The numbers are just the start as these athletes could be leading a generational change.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
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  6. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets is unsure how he will follow up hi...

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    With the Brooklyn Nets eliminated from the playoffs by the Miami Heat, Jason Collins' historic season has come to an end.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  7. Michael Sam coverage by networks was business as usual

    When a sobbing Michael Sam celebrated his selection by the St. Louis Rams by hugging and kissing his partner, another man, it made it real and physical that an openly gay athlete had taken an unprecedented step toward an NFL career.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  8. Don Jones of Miami Dolphins apologizes, is fined for tweet reacti...

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins have fined second-year defensive back Don Jones an undisclosed amount and excused him from the team following critical remarks toward Michael Sam, who recently became the first openly gay athlete drafted by an NFL team.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2014
  9. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets says text from Billie Jean King st...

    Jovan Buha

    Amid the stream of congratulatory calls, emails, texts and tweets Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has received since becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional leagues on Sunday, one stood out.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  10. Cubs weigh in on possibility of a gay teammate

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Sam is preparing to become the first openly gay athlete in the NFL and Jason Collins became the first openly gay active NBA player Sunday by taking the floor for the Brooklyn Nets, but Major League Baseball has yet to employ an...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  11. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets makes NBA return against Los Angel...

    Ramona Shelburne

    Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in North America's four major professional sports Sunday when he played 11 minutes in the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  12. Jason Collins to sign with Brooklyn Nets

    Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein

    Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in North America's four major professional sports Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  13. Ventura: Gay player wouldn't be big issue

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday he would be more than willing to welcome an openly gay athlete into the clubhouse. The issue has been at the forefront ever since All-America defensive end Michael Sam, from th...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  14. Dolphins owner supports Michael Sam

    James Walker

    Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is getting plenty of kudos for potentially becoming the first known gay athlete in the NFL. On Wednesday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made a public statement to offer his support as Sam...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  15. Olympians speak out against anti-gay laws in Russia

    Johnette Howard

    Speedskater Blake Skjellerup wants to make a statement about Russia's anti-gay laws by competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He and other athletes believe they can do more to change attitudes by being there, not boycotting.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  16. Major U.S. men's pro leagues prepare for their Jason Collins

    Wayne Drehs

    Major U.S. men's sports leagues have been preparing for the moment when an active player announces he's gay. It was never a matter of if, but when.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  17. Reilly: Collins' fiancee's reaction

    Rick Reilly

    Rick Reilly talks to some of Jason Collins' firiends and his former fiancee to get their reaction to his announcement.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  18. B.S. Report: Wesley Morris on Jason Collins

    Bill Simmons

    Bill calls Wesley Morris to discuss Jason Collins coming out as a gay athlete in a major American sports league. To listen to this podcast, download it on iTunes here or listen at the ESPN.com Podcenter....

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  19. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    ESPN New York's Jared Max shares his perspective on Jason Collins' decision to come out as the first openly gay athlete in major American team sports. Max ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. talks about all of the issues at play with Tim Tebow bei...

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013