Sports

2:03pm

Mon February 10, 2014
The Edge

So Far At The Games, A Low-Key Response To Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 4:26 pm

Cheryl Maas of the Netherlands, after her second run in the women's snowboard slopestyle semifinal in Sochi on Sunday.
Sergey Ilnitsky EPA/Landov

Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a dominant storyline was Russia's anti-gay propaganda law and what it might mean for athletes and other visitors. Would athletes protest in any way? Would Russian LGBT activists try to demonstrate against the propaganda law at the Olympics?

The answers (so far, at least) are: barely, and not really.

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1:42pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Sports

Olympic Photo Of The Day: Speedskater Hug

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 10:07 am

Matthew Stockman Getty Images

Gold medalist Charles Hamelin of Canada celebrates with his girlfriend and fellow speedskater, Marianne St-Gelais, after winning the men's 1,500-meter short-track speedskating event Monday at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Four years ago, the pair shared a similar embrace after Hamelin's win in the 500-meter race in Vancouver.

For more Olympics coverage, go to The Edge.

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11:44am

Mon February 10, 2014
Monkey See

Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 4:06 pm

Michael Sam, seen here in November 2013, told The New York Times over the weekend that he's gay.
Joe Robbins Getty Images

Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year out of Missouri, talked about being gay in an interview with The New York Times that ran Sunday, although his college coaches and teammates already knew. Sam was expected to be a solid NFL draft pick in May, making this a particularly intriguing time for him to come out. Assuming he's drafted, Sam would become the first active NFL athlete to be openly gay.

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10:20am

Mon February 10, 2014
The Two-Way

Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam.
Rick Scuteri AP

Michael Sam has been a star defensive end at the University of Missouri. He's been an All-American and The Associated Press SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

A senior, he's been among the players scouts have said are sure to be selected by an NFL team when the league holds its draft on May 8-9.

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8:12am

Mon February 10, 2014
The Edge

Germany's Hoefl-Riesch Wins Women's Super-Combined Skiing

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 11:47 am

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch during the slalom run of the women's alpine skiing super-combined event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Stefano Rellandini Reuters/Landov

As always, if you're among those who don't want to know who's won what until NBC-TV's primetime show is on the air, stop reading now. For those who do like to know what's happening, here's a quick look at the medals already awarded today and some of what's coming later on:

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5:28am

Mon February 10, 2014
Sports

NFL Prospect Michael Sam Says He's Gay

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 7:45 am

Michael Sam is an All-American football player for the University of Missouri. He is expected to be a top-round draft pick for the NFL this spring. And On Sunday, he came out, publicly, as gay in interviews with ESPN and The New York Times. Renee Montagne talks to Times reporter John Branch.

5:26am

Mon February 10, 2014
Sports

U.S. Dominates Olympic Slopestyle Snowboarding

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 7:45 am

Team America dominated that competition over the weekend, grabbing both the men's and women's gold.

5:18am

Mon February 10, 2014
Sports

U.S. Takes Bronze In Team Figure Skating In Sochi

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 7:45 am

Russia won its first Olympic gold on Sunday. The Olympic host took first in the team figure skating, a new event for these games. Canada won silver and the U.S. team won bronze.

5:18am

Mon February 10, 2014
Sports

Despite German Domination, More Athletes Drawn To Luge

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 7:45 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

At the Winter Olympics, the men's singles luge competition wrapped up last night. That's the sport where athletes lie on their backs, feet first, on a tiny sled and slide down an ice track at speeds of over 80 miles an hour. It looks dangerous and it is. But even athletes with little chance of winning gold keep taking the risk to compete. NPR's Tamara Keith reports.

(SOUNDBITE OF LUGE)

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10:23pm

Sun February 9, 2014
The Two-Way

NFL Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out As Gay

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam revealed in interviews on Sunday that he is gay.
Brandon Wade AP

On Sunday, in interviews with The New York Times and on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam said that he is gay.

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