Michael Sam returns to team
Michael Samthe first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League teamhas rejoined the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, Yahoo! Sports noted.
"Thank you all so much for your support. Great to be back in Montreal with the club. Let's go #Als!," Sam tweeted.
The Alouettes had suspended Sam after he abruptly left the club for "personal reasons." However, the team welcomed him back over the weekend.
The original article is at sports.yahoo.com/news/michael-sam-returns-alouettes-222725353—nfl.html .
Openly gay baseball player gets shutout
Baseball history was made in Northern California June 25 when Sean Conroythe sport's first active professional player to come out as gaypitched a shutout, according to ESPN.com .
Conroy, 23, led the Sonoma Stompers to a 7-0 victory at Arnold Field during his first start with the 22-man team that is part of the independent Pacific Association of Baseball Clubs.
Major League Baseball historian John Thorn confirmed Conroy is the first active professional to come out as gay. Billy Bean and the late Glenn Burke came out after they retired.
The original article is at http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13148735/first-openly-gay-baseball-player-sean-conroy-makes-history.