2nd June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces probe over claims he called referee a ‘f**king f*g’ 10
8:48 PM — The Rugby Football League has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a Leeds player called a referee a "f**king f*g".
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.
30th May 2014
Norway’s FA bans pro-gay rights demos for Russian match 8
5:37 PM — The Norwegian Football Association has banned political demonstrations including a pro-gay protest during this Saturday's friendly against Russia.
27th May 2014
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
Poll: World backs gay footballers 4
1:03 PM — A survey of football fans from around the world shows widespread, majority support for any international player thinking about coming out as gay.
26th May 2014
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
19th May 2014
NFL commentator: Michael Sam will inspire more players to come out 3
9:10 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk, NFL pundit Neil Reynolds talks about how Michael Sam's historic drafting has impacted the sport
18th May 2014
Poll: 47% of Americans think Michael Sam kiss was inappropriate for TV 93
1:54 PM — 47 percent of Americans think that it was 'inappropriate' for Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend to be broadcast on TV.
17th May 2014
US: Oprah scraps Michael Sam documentary plans 5
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has indefinitely postponed plans to shoot a documentary series following gay NFL player Michael Sam.
15th May 2014
Michael Sam’s agent: Oprah documentary will not film in the Rams stadium 5
6:42 PM — Michael Sam's agent has said that an upcoming documentary about the player announced by Oprah Winfrey will not be allowed to film with his new team.
Oprah Winfrey announces Michael Sam TV documentary 1
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has commissioned a documentary about newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam.
14th May 2014
US: Republican lobbyist begins boycott of Visa and St Louis Rams over openly gay NFL player 26
1:20 PM — An anti-gay Republican lobbyist has launched a boycott of Visa and the St Louis Rams, after the drafting of the NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam.
12th May 2014
Michael Sam is dating 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano 39
8:31 PM — Michael Sam's boyfriend has been revealed as 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano.
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.