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Boxer Orlando Cruz Wins Second Match Since Coming Out
March 17 2013 3:24 PM ET

Boxer Orlando Cruz Wins Second Match Since Coming Out

Sunnivie Brydum

Cruz won Saturday's match against Aalan "The Bomber" Martinez by a technical knockout in the sixth round.

N.Y. Attorney General: NFL Must Investigate Teams Asking About Sexual Orientation
March 14 2013 2:11 PM ET

N.Y. Attorney General to NFL: Investigate Those Gay Questions

Jase Peeples

Eric Schneiderman says the pro sports organization must act on illegal questioning regarding sexual orientation.

Trans Golfer Says She Shouldn't Compete Against Women Her Own Age
March 13 2013 6:28 PM ET

Trans Golfer Says She Shouldn't Compete Against Women Her Own Age

Clea Kim

62-year-old Bobbi Lancaster says younger golfers are more suitable for her to compete with.

March 06 2013 6:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: Homoerotic Turkish Oil Wrestlers Get to Third Base

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Is there another sport where you get greased and dominate your opponent by shoving your arm down his leather short pants?

Pro MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out as Transgender
March 06 2013 3:13 PM ET

Pro MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out as Transgender

Jase Peeples

The elite-level fighter says, "I consider myself a woman. I happen to fall into the transgender category, but I rather describe myself as a woman first."

49ers' Chris Culliver Visits the Trevor Project
March 05 2013 3:55 PM ET

49ers' Chris Culliver Visits the Trevor Project

Jase Peeples

49er Chris Culliver continues his effort to make amends for previous antigay comments.

Scott Fujita: Gay Teammate Will Be No Big Deal
March 02 2013 12:52 PM ET

Scott Fujita: Gay Teammate Will Be No Big Deal

Trudy Ring

Most pro footballers 'would be fine with having a teammate who was gay,' he says.

Former MLB Pitcher: Stay in the Closet, Gay Teammates
March 01 2013 9:06 PM ET

Former MLB Pitcher: Stay in the Closet, Gay Teammates

Trudy Ring

Mark Knudson says it's inevitable that a gay player will be attracted to teammates, and that will hurt team solidarity.

WATCH: NFL to Investigate 'Impermissible' Queries About Players' Sexuality
March 01 2013 3:16 PM ET

NFL to Investigate Whether Recruiters Ask If Players Are Gay

Trudy Ring

The league will discipline teams for asking potential draft choices if they're gay, as allegedly happened recently. Meanwhile, two prominent allies speak out on the matter.

March 01 2013 12:07 PM ET

35 Reasons the Olympics Should Keep Wrestling

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The International Olympics Committee will surely keep wrestling after reading this and seeing these sexy pics. 

QB Says Religion Would Hinder Gay Acceptance in NFL
February 27 2013 1:58 PM ET

QB Says Religion Would Hinder Gay Acceptance in NFL

Michelle Garcia

Religiously observant NFL players just won't accept a gay teammate, says retired quarterback Jim Miller.

NFL Coaches, GMs Want To Know if Manti Te'o is Gay
February 26 2013 12:19 PM ET

NFL Coaches, GMs Want To Know if Manti Te'o is Gay

Michelle Garcia

Coaches and GMs want to know more about the Notre Dame linebacker.

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