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NBA Teams With GLSEN For LGBT Pride Jerseys

Stand by for the usual ranting sadz. Via press release from the NBA: In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, we’re excited to announce a collaboration between the NBA & WNBA, GLSEN, and our retail partner, Fanatics, where fans can choose from an exclusive line of Pride T-shirts featuring any NBA or WNBA team logo, with a portion of the proceeds ...

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AUSTRALIA: Martina Navratilova Pens Open Letter To Sports Arena Named For Homophobe Margaret Court

This morning the Australian press published an open letter from Martina Navratilova to the arena named for fellow tennis legend and raging homophobe Margaret Court. From the Sydney Morning Herald: Dear Margaret Court Arena, Sporting venues named for athletes, or any place, really, named for whoever, are so named for one reason. That reason is their whole body of work. ...

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US Soccer Teams To Don Rainbow Jerseys For Pride

USA Today reports: The U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams plan to sport rainbow-themed numbers on their uniforms during June contests to support LGBT Pride Month as part of a collaborative initiative between U.S. Soccer and You Can Play— an organization dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia through the sports world. The men’s team members will wear the rainbow ...

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MIAMI: World OutGames Abruptly Canceled Amid Financial Turmoil As Athletes Begin Arriving [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: The long-planned sporting and cultural event known as the World OutGames, a 10-day LGBTQ-themed meeting advertised as a spectacular gathering of athletes from around the world, unraveled Friday about 24 hours before the opening ceremonies. Most of the sports events, along with opening and closing ceremonies, were canceled at the very last minute amid a flurry ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Awards 2019 All-Star Game To Charlotte After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned. The three-day event will be held on a Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, climaxing in Sunday night’s All-Star Game. Most events, including the game and various skills competitions, will be held uptown at the ...

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New York Mets Tweet Photo Of Giant Dildo

SB Nation reports: The New York Mets are having a disastrous start to their season, but on Friday night, they came back to beat the Miami Marlins, 8-7. That called for a celebration picture on the team’s Twitter account! They chose to feature T.J. Rivera, who hit a game-tying double and a home run. But the picture showed a giant ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: 18,000 Canadian Hockey Fans Sing American National Anthem When Performer’s Mic Fails

USA Today reports: It’s always a cool pregame scene when a crowd joins together to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Those crowds, though, are almost exclusively in the U.S. Almost. Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Ducks and Oilers in Edmonton, apparent microphone issues left the Oilers fans on the hook to help with the U.S. anthem. ...

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NEWSWEEK: Aaron Hernandez Killed To Cover Up His Bisexuality, Left Suicide Note For Prison Boyfriend

Newsweek reports: He [Hernandez] was convicted in April 2015 for shooting and killing his friend, Odin Lloyd, seemingly without motive. But interviews with multiple law enforcement officials directly involved in the case say Lloyd—a semipro football player who was dating Hernandez’s fiance’s sister at the time—had information the football star did not want out: that he was bisexual. One of ...

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Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Abruptly Bails On White House Meeting With Trump, Cites “Family Matters”

TMZ Sports reports: Tom Brady says he will NOT join his New England Patriots teammates at the White House on Wednesday … citing “personal family matters.” Brady just issued a statement, saying, “In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters.” He explained, “I am so happy ...

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Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

The Associated Press reports: Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities tried to revive the former New England Patriots tight end, ...

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NCAA Awards Events To North Carolina Despite Objections Of Civil Rights Groups To Fake HB2 Repeal

ABC News reports: The NCAA has awarded coveted men’s basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to ...

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Super Bowl-Winning Patriots Players Explain Why They’ll Boycott White House Visit With Trump [VIDEO]

Fox Sports reports: Several members of the 2016-2017 NFL Champion New England Patriots will boycott their team’s customary trip to the White House later this year. DT Alan Branch, DE Chris Long, RB LeGarrette Blount, TE Martellus Bennett and LB Dont’a Hightower all decided to skip the opportunity to meet with President Trump. Long, the son of sportscaster and former ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NCAA Leaders “Reluctantly” Lift Boycott After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

Via press release from the NCAA: In August of 2016, the NCAA Board of Governors instructed the relocation of NCAA championships scheduled in North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year because of the cumulative impact HB2 had on local communities’ ability to ensure a safe, healthy, discrimination-free atmosphere for all those watching and participating in our events. Last week, the ...

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WASHINGTON: “Impeach Trump” Banner Unfurled At Baseball Game That Trump Refused First Pitch

Yahoo Sports reports: The Washington Nationals may have pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind 4-2 victory Monday against the Miami Marlins, but not every fan was happy following the game. As crowds were leaving the ballpark, a group of protesters hung a sign that read “Impeach Trump #Resist” over a railing in the stadium. The Washington Nationals may have pulled off ...

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Joy Reid Ponders Trump’s “First Pitch” Refusal [VIDEO]

Crooks & Liars recaps: When Donald Trump decided to be the first president since Taft to refuse to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in a Major League Baseball game, he created quite the media buzz. Why won’t he? Joy Reid has some thoughts and it’s hard to argue with her, as usual. “Could it be, that ...

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Trump Rejects Baseball Opening Pitch Invite [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening day Monday, the team told reporters Tuesday. POLITICO Playbook reported Tuesday morning that Trump was in talks to throw the first pitch as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in Washington. But the White House said Trump has a “scheduling conflict” that ...

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White Sox First Baseman: I Ate My Fake Haitian Passport While Being Smuggled From Cuba To USA

The Chicago Tribune reports: When Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu finally boarded a plane to the U.S after being smuggled from Cuba to Haiti, he said he had one mission: Destroy the fake Haitian passport he was traveling on before his flight landed in Miami. He testified Wednesday that he went to the restroom as soon as possible ...

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Former NFL Quarterback Sues “I’m Not Gay No More” Viral Star For $4.5M Over Claims They Had An Affair

The Daily Mail reports: Ex-NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart is suing the male viral video star who claimed they had a sexual relationship for $4.5 million, DailyMail.com can reveal. The man in question, Andrew Caldwell, became famous for another video, in which he screamed in church: ‘I’m not gay no more’. In October 2015, Caldwell went on a radio show and ...

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Former WNBA Player: The League Is 98% Lesbian And I Left Because Of Their Anti-Straight Bullying [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA. She was the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Stanford in 2008. She was named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year as a rookie. She won a championship with the Minnesota Lynx. The success, Wiggins says now, hid a darker ...

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Major League Baseball Drops Intentional Walk Rule

To make things less boring. The New York Post reports: As minute as it may feel, the MLB has made the pitcher’s life easier and the fan’s experience faster with one rule change. The league and the Players Association agreed Tuesday to eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk and implement a dugout signal in its place, according to ESPN. The shake-up ...

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