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Runners and race fans crowd Boyslton Street at the Boston Marathon finish line, one day before the race, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

SPORTS | By Amy Crawford | Sunday Apr 20, 2014
In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Eddie Robinson

Sports talk radio show on LGBT issues to debut

SPORTS | By Rachel Cohen | Apr 19
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Dakota Basinger

Fla. Man Kicked Off Basketball Team Because He is HIV-Positive

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
A Florida man was booted from his local recreational basketball team after a city employee found out he is HIV-positive.

Michael Phelps

Olympic Great Michael Phelps to Swim Again

SPORTS | By Beth Harris | Apr 15
Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around.

Muslim cabbies say no way to Gay Games

Cleveland Cabbies Protest ’Gay Games’ Promotional Campaign

SPORTS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 14
Cleveland’s cabbies have reportedly refused to drive their cabs, protesting Cleveland Hopkins International Airport taxi’s rooftop signs promoting the LGBT Gay Games.

Eddie Robinson

Sports Talk Radio Show on LGBT Issues To Debut

NATIONAL | By Rachel Cohen | Apr 9
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Bill Russell in1956

Hall Of Famer: Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

SPORTS | By Jim Vertuno | Apr 9
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says gay athletes’ fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of the struggles black players faced in the 1960s.

Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

SPORTS | Apr 9
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

Craig James during his failed bid for the GOP nomination for US Senate from Texas

Fired Fox Sports Commentator Completes FRC ’Semi-lebrity’ Triumverate

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 8
Fired Fox Sports Commentator joins self-proclaimed holy warrior Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin and former used car salesman and part-time reality TV personality Josh Duggar as the latest "big" name talent to join Family Research Council’s ranks.

Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner’s Book: Hoops, Hardship and Hope

SPORTS | By Melissa Murphy | Apr 7
Brittney Griner had a busy WNBA offseason. She played in China, vacationed in Miami and watched from courtside while favorite player LeBron James beat her hometown Houston Rockets.

Diver Tom Daley: ’I’m a Gay Man Now’

SPORTS | By EDGE | Apr 3
Sorry ladies! A mere five months after announcing he was in a happy relationship with a man, Olympic medalist and star of the British TV celebrity reality diving competition "Splash!," Tom Daley is checking the "gay" box on all future questionnaires.