2nd September 2014
NFL player: ESPN is to blame for Michael Sam being a free agent 3
5:16 PM — An NFL player posted to Twitter that ESPN is to blame for Michael Sam not getting picked up by another NFL team.
Rugby League player may face second ban after allegations of homophobic abuse 28
11:48 AM — A Rugby League player previously banned for a homophobic slur, will be investigated following another accusation of anti-gay abuse.
Australian Football League publicly declares support for same-sex marriage 1
8:48 AM — The Australian Football League (AFL), has publicly declared its support for same-sex marriage.
1st September 2014
Gareth Thomas: I hated myself after my wife left me when I came out as gay 48
4:54 PM — Rugby star Gareth Thomas has spoken about making several suicide attempts as his wife left him because he came out as gay.
US: Michael Sam now a free agent after Rams cut 3
11:34 AM — Michael Sam has failed to be signed by another NFL team, following his cut by the St Louis Rams.
Sky Sports reporter comes out as gay: ‘I love football just the same as any straight guy’ 88
9:21 AM — Sky Sports correspondent Mark McAdam has come out as gay, saying he battled with being gay for years, and that he thinks gay footballers don't come out "because of the fear".
Study attributes 75% lesbian obesity to ‘athletic low self-esteem’ 11
8:30 AM — A US study into why 75% of lesbians are obese or overweight, has reached its fourth year of funding, and recommends that athletic programmes should be more inclusive of lesbians.
31st August 2014
St Louis Rams coach: We weren’t the right place for Michael Sam 7
2:19 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has admitted that his team wasn't the "right place" for out football star Michael Sam.
Michael Sam: I know I can play at the highest level, but life isn’t easy
1:07 PM — Michael Sam has spoken out after being dropped from the roster of the St Louis Rams.
Watch: Sydney Convicts win gay rugby world cup 1
11:42 AM — The Sydney Convicts have stormed to victory in the Bingham cup.
30th August 2014
St Louis Rams drop gay NFL player Michael Sam 14
9:26 PM — Michael Sam, the first out player in the history of NFL, has been cut from the roster of the St Louis Rams.
29th August 2014
Michael Sam: I am ‘very confident’ I’ll make a team this season
3:45 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has said that he's "very confident" he has performed well enough to earn a place on his team's permanent roster.
One Direction singer Harry Styles shows support for gay NFL star 1
3:04 PM — One Direction singer Harry Styles has shown his support for out NFL star Michael Sam.
27th August 2014
Watch: Gay rugby teams train together ahead of Bingham Cup
5:30 PM — Despite rainy weather, members of gay rugby teams from across the globe got stuck into a huge training session ahead of the Bingham Cup in Sydney.
US: ESPN apologises for questioning whether Michael Sam should shower with teammates 8
3:45 PM — Sports broadcaster ESPN has apologised for a report questioning whether out St Louis Rams player Michael Sam should shower with his teammates.
US: Michael Sam’s teammate mocks ESPN for sexuality coverage 3
12:34 PM — One of Michael Sam's teammates has attacked the broadcaster ESPN for continually referencing the player's sexuality.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
23rd August 2014
Managers’ Association boss urged to quit for calling homophobic texts ‘friendly banter’ 26
6:06 PM — The League Managers' Association's chief executive is facing calls to quit over a statement he put out referring to racist and homophobic texts as "friendly banter."
Brittney Griner named defensive player of the year by WNBA
2:46 PM — Brittney Griner has been named the Defensive Player of the Year by the WNBA.
22nd August 2014
Malky Mackay admits sending racist and homophobic text messages was ‘unacceptable’ 1
6:57 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has admitted sending offensive text messages, and has said he thinks it is "completely unacceptable."