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If you’ve ever been on the internet for more than ten seconds, you know it’s a terrible place. But now world champion freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and surefire National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso have taken on the challenge of making it better as spokesmen for the Shred Hate program. Kenworthy is an Olympic silver medalist. Alonso smashed his way to the New York Mets rookie home run record before this season was even three months old. Apparently...

The Long Beach City Council recently voted unanimously for a third time in favor of renaming the city’s newly built main library after lesbian tennis legend and feminist trailblazer Billie Jean King. Of the 20 people who reportedly spoke on the proposal were representatives of the Long Beach Century Club, LGBTQ advocates and the city’s tennis community, according to the562.org. King herself is expected to attend the library’s grand opening and dedication on Sept. 21. In June 2019, local sports journalist...

Calling her role as coach of the undefeated world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team “the honor of a lifetime,” Jill Ellis announced on Tuesday she plans to resign. Among soccer coaches around the globe, Ellis is the only one who coached two women’s world cup winning teams. Ellis coached 127 USWNT games, more than any other coach in history. She leaves after more than five years with an incredible record of 102-7-18. Ellis, 52, announced in a statement...

Australian Simon Dunn is an athletic jack-of-all-trades whose name has frequently graced the online pages of Outsports. He’s someone who has worn a number of titles throughout his career in the sports world: Former bobsledder and his country’s first out gay man to compete in the sport. Rugby player who isn’t shy about trolling homophobic colleagues by publicly kissing his boyfriend after wins. Owner of more social media accounts than shirts. ...

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s gold medal-winning performance at the Pacific Games continues to reverberate long after the event, with a New Zealand women’s group demanding sports authorities put a stop to “unfair” competition. Hubbard, who competed for New Zealand in men’s weightlifting before her transition in her thirties, won two golds and a silver in three of the women’s heavyweight categories at the Games in Samoa earlier this month. She topped the podium...

Each week, Outsports stops the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s our way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them. We realize our roster may differ from yours, and we welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. We read them all! Details on how to reach us are below, after our look at the week’s winners and losers. Winner: Odell Beckham,...

Being Out is a feature that looks at LGBTQ people in sports who have come out since Outsports first published in 1999. Today: Runner David Melly. David Melly fondly recalls his Cornell University track and field team as “our merry band of weirdos.” Alone as an openly gay athlete when he joined the cross country and track and field teams in 2011, Melly was pleased that in his senior season three of the five top runners identified as LGBT. It was...

In a recent YouTube video, Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Scott MacArthur came out as gay, stating that he has been suicidal as recently as a few weeks ago and that he was encouraged to come out by a transgender female sports blogger and a gay platonic friend. In the video, he announced, “I’m a gay man and I have lived burdened by this secret for a very long time and ... I’m doing in an attempt to alleviate...

Tuesday morning I was messaging with a colleague speculating how “Gay Footballer” on Twitter was going to get out of his self-declared coming-out date of Wednesday. The Twitter account @FootballerGay had garnered about 50,000 followers since he posted his initial message on July 5 that said he was a professional soccer player in the English Football League and would be coming out publicly. The Twitter account and its claims raised the hopes of many who believed that we would...

The city of Tokyo unveiled its gold, silver, and bronze Olympics medals on Wednesday as it kicked off its countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games, which starts on July 24, 2020. The official account of the Tokyo organising committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games released a video on its Instagram account of the medals. This is the second time the Japanese capital has played host to the event after 1964. The 2020 Olympics will include five new sports to enjoy, including...

The Pawtucket Red Sox are taking some heat on social media after inviting former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to toss the first pitch Friday night, the very evening the Rhode Island minor league team celebrated “Pride Night at the Ballpark.” Reports by the Associated Press and the Boston Globe noted Spicer is a Rhode Island native who joined a disabled veteran, Carlos Lopes, in throwing out the ceremonial pitch. Longreads sports columnist Britni de la Cretaz tweeted...

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski of Belarus is apologizing for a homophobic slur he used Saturday night, during a post-match interview at the UFC on ESPN 4 card in San Antonio, Tex. Arlovski’s remarks came after a dominant win by unanimous decision over former International Fighting League champion American Ben Rothwell (36-12 overall MMA, 6-6 in the UFC), who entered the bout sporting a 13-match win streak. Arlovski (28-18 overall MMA, 17-12 in the UFC) had lost...

As the vast majority of MLB, NBA, MLS, and NHL teams demonstrate on a yearly basis, Pride Nights are now a regular and accepted part of the sports calendar. Even NFL teams, which historically have never dedicated a specific game to Pride, have made extraordinary efforts to show support for their LGBTQ fans. Across sports, the vast majority of major league teams send a contingent to march in their home cities’ Pride Parades and several active players choose to...

Each week, Outsports stops the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s our way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them. We realize our roster may differ from yours, and we welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. We read them all! Details on how to reach us are below, after our look at the week’s winners and losers. Winners: The District...

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