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80% Say Tokyo Olympics Should be Called Off or Won't Happen

80% Say Tokyo Olympics Should be Called Off or Won't Happen

By Stephen Wade | Jan 11, 2021

More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed, or say they believe the Olympics will not take place.

Thomas Apologizes for Homophobic Slur at Kapalua

Thomas Apologizes for Homophobic Slur at Kapalua

By Doug Ferguson | Jan 10, 2021

Justin Thomas apologized Saturday afternoon for uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a 5-foot par putt on the fourth hole of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

Jan 9, 2021

OutAthletics returns with an online workout competition — no equipment needed.

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9, 2021

At the Wednesday rally in Washington D.C., shortly before seditionists stormed the Capitol and rioted at the suggestion of the President, Donald Trump Jr. attacked transgender athletes in an expletive-ridden speech.

'I Am Openly Gay' Writes Rugby Pro Devin Ibañez in Empowering Tweet

'I Am Openly Gay' Writes Rugby Pro Devin Ibañez in Empowering Tweet

Jan 8, 2021

Professional rugby player Devin Ibañez came out with an empowering message and the sweetest pic.

Belgian Cyclist Justin Laevens Comes Out: 'I Want to Be an Example'

Belgian Cyclist Justin Laevens Comes Out: 'I Want to Be an Example'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 8, 2021

This year's Belgian Cyclo-cross National Championships are set to take place this weekend, but pro cyclist Justin Laevens burst out of the gate in terms of being the first Belgian pro athlete in his sport to come out.

Watch: Did Football Star Expose Too Much While Celebrating Victory?

Watch: Did Football Star Expose Too Much While Celebrating Victory?

Jan 8, 2021

33-year-old football star Raul Bobadilla celebrated his team victory with a cheeky strip that may have gone too far for some.

Openly Gay Wrestler Darren Young Talks Positive Coming Out Experience

Openly Gay Wrestler Darren Young Talks Positive Coming Out Experience

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 4, 2021

Openly gay WWE wrestler Darren Young — known off the matt by his real name Fred Rosser — recently shared his largely positive coming out experience as a professional sportsman.

Tick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics Hit the 200-Days-to-Go Mark

Tick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics Hit the 200-Days-to-Go Mark

By Stephen Wade and Yuri Kageyama | Jan 4, 2021

The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Monday.

How High School Sports Became the Latest Battleground Over Transgender Rights

How High School Sports Became the Latest Battleground Over Transgender Rights

Jan 2, 2021

With more young people now identifying as transgender, whether transgender girls can compete on girls high school teams has risen to the forefront.

Safety Issues Mount as Skiers Hit Backcountry in Pandemic

Safety Issues Mount as Skiers Hit Backcountry in Pandemic

By Thoms Piepert | Jan 2, 2021

With another ski season getting underway, avalanche forecasters and search-and-rescue groups are concerned that large numbers of skiers and snowboarders will turn to the backcountry to avoid crowds.

Breakthroughs Come On, Off Field in 2020 for Women's Sports

Breakthroughs Come On, Off Field in 2020 for Women's Sports

By Eric Olson | Jan 1, 2021

It was a milestone year for women in sports, starting with Katie Sowers becoming the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl and ending with Becky Hammon serving as an NBA head coach.

Senator Mike Lee Attacks Trans Kids Who Play Sports

Senator Mike Lee Attacks Trans Kids Who Play Sports

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 30, 2020

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has baselessly claimed that transgender children who play sports pose a "deliberate, sadistic effort" to "harm girls."

Still The King: James Wins AP Male Athlete of Year Award

Still The King: James Wins AP Male Athlete of Year Award

By Tim Reynolds | Dec 26, 2020

LeBron James' on-court performance this year was spectacular again.

Amid Anguish of Pandemic, Sports Offered Memorable Moments

Amid Anguish of Pandemic, Sports Offered Memorable Moments

By John Marshall | Dec 25, 2020

A pandemic turned the 2020 sports year into one of the strangest, filled with shutdowns, cancellations, infections and quarantines. But sports can inspire even in the bleakest of times.

Teammates Show Support for Aussie Rugby Player Seen in Gay Adult Video

Teammates Show Support for Aussie Rugby Player Seen in Gay Adult Video

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 20, 2020

An Australian rugby player says that the video currently circulating online of him involved in a sex act with another man was the result of a trick: He thought the other person, concealed behind a wall, was a woman.

2021 Iditarod Race in Alaska to be About 140 Miles Shorter

2021 Iditarod Race in Alaska to be About 140 Miles Shorter

Dec 20, 2020

The 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will be about 140 miles (225 kilometers) shorter than normal as a result of complications stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

AP Exclusive: MLB Payrolls Drop Nearly $2.5B in Pandemic

AP Exclusive: MLB Payrolls Drop Nearly $2.5B in Pandemic

By Ronald Blum | Dec 20, 2020

Major League Baseball payrolls plunged to $1.75 billion during the pandemic-shortened season from $4.22 billion.

Aussie Singer Cody Simpson Qualifies for Olympics Trials as a Swimmer

Aussie Singer Cody Simpson Qualifies for Olympics Trials as a Swimmer

Dec 14, 2020

Singer and Miley Cyrus-ex Cody Simpson qualified for the Australian Olympic Trials, he reported on Instagram yesterday.

'I'm Ready to Be Happy.' Elite Alpine Skier Hig Roberts Comes Out

'I'm Ready to Be Happy.' Elite Alpine Skier Hig Roberts Comes Out

Dec 14, 2020

Elite Alpine skier Hig Roberts came out in part to encourage younger professional skiers to be comfortable with their sexuality.

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