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7:29 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Michael Sam Comes Out, Mancuso Takes Bronze

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The NFL could soon have its first openly gay player.

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end is eligible for the NFL draft in May.

Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.

Sound courtesy of The Associated Press.

The 255-pound Sam participated in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., last month after leading the SEC with 11 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. He is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.

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Sports
8:42 am
Fri April 26, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the first round of the NFL draft, the first three players chosen were offensive linemen. No running back was taken in the first round, the first time that's happened in 40 years. The Kansas City Chiefs chose Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars took 6-foot-6, 306-pound Luke Joeckel, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M, with the second pick. The Dolphins chose Oregon's 6-foot-6 linebacker Dion Jordan third and Philadelphia chose offensive tackle Lane Johnson out of Oklahoma.

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Sports
8:22 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Tight Security For Everyone Involved In The Draft

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The NFL is increasing security for this week's draft in New York. The league says everyone entering Radio City Music Hall will be subject to screening measures including metal detectors, pat-downs and searches of personal property. And that includes league officials, players and their families.

The draft begins Thursday night and has sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoon.

The additional security comes after the Boston Marathon bombings raised concerns among those organizing other sporting events.

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Sports
7:05 am
Thu April 25, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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Checking baseball news, in the American League, Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Red Sox beat Oakland 6-5 to take two of three from the A's. It was Boston's ninth win in 12 games.

Elsewhere, Tampa Bay shut out the Yankees 3-0. Toronto beat Baltimore 6-5. The White Sox bested Cleveland 3-2. Houston cruised ahead of Seattle 10-3. Detroit slid past Kansas City 7-5 and Texas crushed the Angels 11-3.

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Sports
8:03 am
Tue February 26, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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The Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz 110-107 last night. Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime. He had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 19-footer at the buzzer rimmed out. Denver topped the Lakers 119-108, ending a four-game winning streak for L.A. Washington beat Toronto 90-84 and Atlanta edged ahead of Detroit 114-103.

Checking the NHL, Toronto doubled up Philadelphia 4-2. Ottawa defeated Montreal 2-1 and Nashville beat Dallas 5-4.

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