12th May 2014
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
Rugby player: My career has been ruined by homophobic slur on Twitter account 20
11:58 AM — An Australian Rugby League player claims his career has been "ruined", after he was suspended for a homophobic slur posted on his Twitter account.
Michael Sam celebrates NFL draft by kissing boyfriend on TV 26
11:25 AM — Gay footballer Michael Sam celebrated his historic draft to the St Louis Rams, by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.
Michael Sam makes history as first openly gay NFL player 10
12:03 AM — Michael Sam has made history, becoming the first openly gay player on an NFL team, as he joins the St Louis Rams in the final stage of the draft.
10th May 2014
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
9th May 2014
Video: NFL hopeful Michael Sam lands Visa endorsement deal
8:05 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam has proven that being openly gay has not affected his chances of an endorsement, landing a deal with Visa.
Republican lobbyist threatens to ‘financially rough up’ any NFL team which drafts Michael Sam 25
5:26 PM — A US Republican Lobbyist has taken aim at any NFL team willing to draft openly gay player Michael Sam, saying the team will "get roughed up financially".
7th May 2014
Michael Sam is ‘nervous and excited’ about NFL draft this week 2
7:59 PM — Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of being drafted by a team this Thursday.
Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam to be honoured with courage award 1
5:34 PM — Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam who came out earlier this year is to be honoured with an award for courage.
Interview: Jaiyah Saelua – the world’s first professional transgender footballer
3:05 PM — PinkNews speaks to transgender footballer Jaiyah Saelua who stars in Next Goal Wins - a documentary about the American Samoa national team's epic battle to restore belief in itself.
Graeme Le Saux: A gay footballer would not suffer the same abuse as Justin Fashanu 6
2:49 PM — Former England defender Graeme Le Saux tells PinkNews it’s wrong to assume an openly gay premiership footballer would face the same amount of homophobic abuse as Justin Fashanu.
6th May 2014
Michael Sam’s sexuality could be a ‘distraction’ in NFL draft, say insiders 8
6:41 PM — Insiders have speculated that openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam may have damaged his chances of being drafted by coming out.
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon confirms he is dating CSI actor Gerald McCullouch 30
6:26 PM — The NCAA's first openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon, has announced his relationship with CSI actor Gerald McCullouch.
5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
Australia: Rugby player suspended for calling opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 12
11:37 AM — An Australian rugby player has been suspended for two games after calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t".
4th May 2014
NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is
4:31 PM — Several legendary NFL players have spoken out in support of gay player Michael Sam, who is tipped to be drafted next week.
Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 16
3:34 PM — A New South Wales rugby player could face a fine or suspension, after he was heard calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t" on live TV.