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August 31 2014 1:08 PM ET

Sydney Convicts Win Bingham Cup Again

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MICHAEL SAM CUT FROM RAMS ROSTER
August 30 2014 3:47 PM ET August 31 2014 10:55 AM ET

Michael Sam on Being Cut: 'The Journey Continues'

Michelle Garcia

There is still a chance he could play for the NFL.

PHOTOS: The Mud, Sweat, and Glory of the Bingham Cup
August 30 2014 5:45 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Mud, Sweat, and Glory of the Bingham Cup

Advocate.com Editors

The Bingham Cup began on Friday in Sydney. Here's some shots on the field of the guys getting ready.

Harry Styles Rocks A Michael Sam Jersey At St. Louis Concert
August 29 2014 10:58 AM ET

One Direction-er Stands With Sam

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam's high-selling jersey made its way to a One Direction concert this week.

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report
August 28 2014 4:03 PM ET

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report

Annie Hollenbeck

ESPN apologized publicly for its report about Michael Sam's showering habits, but coach Jeff Fischer and others involved with the Rams still say the report was out of line.

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says 'Daily Show'
August 28 2014 3:15 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says Daily Show

Rebecca Juro

Skewering recent ESPN coverage, a Daily Show correspondent says Sam's teammates are disappointed he isn't engaging in sexually suggestive horseplay with them.

Op-ed: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits
August 27 2014 10:55 AM ET

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

WATCH: Michael Sam Sacks 'Johnny Football,' Making Case For Full Roster
August 25 2014 5:14 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Sacks 'Johnny Football'

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam made a little jab at fellow rookie Johnny Manziel after he sacked him this weekend.

40 Under 40: Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences
August 21 2014 7:00 AM ET

Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences

Michelle Garcia

The Messengers: ESPN writer Kate Fagan is using the power of words to elevate the names and stories of LGBT athletes in a way that makes them seem larger than life.

10 Mushy Moments With Brittney Griner And Glory Johnson
August 20 2014 1:09 PM ET

10 Mushy Moments With Brittney Griner And Glory Johnson

Annie Hollenbeck

WNBA All-Star power couple Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are getting married. Here are a few of their sweet moments together caught on camera.

August 20 2014 10:58 AM ET

How the Bingham Cup Plans to Use Rugby to Combat Homophobia

Australia, the 2014 host, sees the tournament as an opportunity to change attitudes

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes
August 19 2014 5:38 PM ET

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes

Mitch Kellaway

Weeks after Australian diver Ian Thrope came out, two studies report strikingly high rates of homophobia in his home country's athletic culture.

40 Under 40: Chris Mosier Wants Trans People to Feel Comfortable Playing the Sport They Love
August 19 2014 10:00 AM ET

Chris Mosier Wants Trans Athletes to Play the Sport They Love

Annie Hollenbeck

The Fighters: Chris Mosier has hit his stride as an openly transgender competitive triathlete, and he's fighting so that all trans people can do the same.

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