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This makes him the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

August 16 2015 3:38 PM

Sam announced his departure from the Montreal Alouettes in a series of tweets Friday night.

August 15 2015 12:40 PM

Even a late-night network TV comic has added his voice in support of the young man from Kentucky, whose name and photograph didn't appear in the senior yearbook alongside those of his teammates.

August 13 2015 8:29 PM

After abruptly leaving the Montreal Alouettes, the out player returns for his first game.

August 08 2015 3:40 PM