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Denny Medley

Michael Sam and Jason Collins in limbo after gay announcements

Photograph: Denny Medley/Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Maybe we should just admit to ourselves that we’re all still waiting for someone a bit more famous. On Sunday, University of Missouri defensive end and NFL hopeful Michael Sam announced that he was gay. While this was ...

Michael Sam's father having trouble accepting son is gay

(Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports) Even as reaction by the NFL and teams to Michael Sam's coming out is being monitored and criticized, his own father is apparently shocked and devastated by the news, according to the New York Times. Sam mostly received an outpouring of support from around ...

Photos: Michael Sam wearing rainbow bracelet during SEC football games

Photo by Denny Medley, USA Today Sports. Sam cheers with fans after the win over Kentucky. Photo by Joe Robbins, Getty Images. And it wasn't just SEC games, of course: Sam wore the bracelet during the Tigers' non-conference schedule as well. Sam attempts to swat the ball out of the hands ...

Michael Sam's father doesn't support his son

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) Not everyone is going to be comfortable with Michael Sam’s decision to come out as an openly gay athlete. It starts with his family. Michael Sam Sr. is struggling with his son’s revelation. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment,” ...

Missouri dismisses WR Dorial Green-Beckham from Tigers' football program

(Denny Medley/USA Today Sports) Missouri has dismissed wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from its football program, the school announced on Friday. Green-Beckham, the former top-ranked overall prospect in the class of 2012, was suspended indefinitely earlier this week for a violation of ...

Giants' Coughlin agrees to one-year extension

(Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS -- New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin revealed Friday that he has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will take him through the 2015 season. Coughlin, who signed a three-year extension after winning Super Bowl XLVI in 2011, will ...

Michael Sam coming out gay a game changer for NFL

(Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports) Everybody pulls their pants on one leg at a time. But how, and where, they take them off, evidently still makes a big difference. Which explains the tsunami of controversy that swamped the NFL on Monday in wake of Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay. ...

Michael Sam: Coming out 'load off my chest'

(Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports) The stage is set for Michael Sam to become the first openly gay man to play in the NFL, and while the former Missouri defensive end is prepared to handle that spotlight, he acknowledged in interviews with the New York Times and ESPN's "Outside the Lines" ...

Cleveland Browns WR Davone Bess arrested for assault

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting an officer/firefighter on Friday morning, South Florida TV station WBFS reported. Bess, 28, was taken into custody by police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport at 6:19 a.m. The ...

Sporting drama: Three Thoughts on the MLS Cup final, and Sporting KC’s second title

(Denny Medley, USA Today Sports) KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In what was perhaps the most dramatic MLS final in the league’s 18-year history, Sporting Kansas City won its second title on Saturday evening following a rugged, gritty 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake and a gut-wrenching penalty kick ...

Mike Magee awarded MLS MVP

(Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports) KANSAS CITY — Season after season, Mike Magee headed back home to Chicago. His journey was either long (from Florida, where he starred at the U.S. Under-17 residency camp at Bradenton), long (from New York City during six seasons with the Red Bulls), or ...

NFL Draft Profiles: Pass Rushers (Part 1) Arrowhead Addict A Kansas City Chiefs Fan Site

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports It feels like ages from now but the NFL Draft is nearly here. To help get you prepared for one of the most – if not the most – important event of the NFL off season calendar, we’ve been breaking down some of the different draft prospects ...

An Eric Berry Draft Visit Story Arrowhead Addict A Kansas City Chiefs Fan Site

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports This one fell through the cracks, but reappeared in my timeline thanks to a retweet from the excellent Nick Jacobs. Two weeks ago Field Yates of ESPN wrote a post talking about draft prospect visits and how it impacts a player’s draft ...

NFL Draft Profiles: Inside Linebackers For The Chiefs To Consider

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Draft is three weeks away, so we’re running out of time to wildly speculate about prospects. Today we take a look at the inside linebackers in the 2014 class. Inside linebacker doesn’t rank particularly high on the Chiefs immediate ...

The Morning Fix: Richard Sherman, Odell Beckham, Egg Rolls

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough. Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today. Adam Teicher thinks Odell ...

Top 10 NBA prospects in NCAA tournament

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports March 13, 2014 6:01 PM Elite college basketball players are getting one last chance to make a major impression on NBA scouts in game competition during the NCAA tournament. The tournament allows scouts to see how prospects play under pressure and show how ...

Soccer: World Cup Qualifier-Jamaica at USA

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The Morning Fix: Justin Houston, Defensive Line, NCAA

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough. Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today. Good morning, Addicts. ...

And the winner of the 2014 NCAA all-academic tournament is ...

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) We're about to find out just how well the 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA tournament perform on the court. Let's just say it's likely to be very different from how they've performed in the classroom. Once again, Inside Higher Ed has offered up its own version of ...

You'll never guess what ex-N.J. guy tweeted his support for gay NFL prospect Michael Sam

(Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports) After Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced he was gay on Sunday, he received a flood of support on social media from all corners -- including Giants co-owner Steven Tisch. But maybe the most surprising thumbs-up came from Richie Incognito, the ...

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