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Texas Lutheran Univ. tennis player is gay

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Ryan Beene grew up in a small Texas town where he took to cutting himself before opening up with family, friends and teammates about being gay.

Bill Tilden: The flawed life of a gay tennis icon

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Tilden was a superstar in his sport in the 1920s, but he died alone and largely forgotten amid scandal.

Andy Murray hires out lesbian Amelie Mauresmo

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Former Wimbledon champ Amelie Mauresmo will help Andy Murray defend his grasscourt title.

Gay slurs stopped after tennis player came out

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Lafayette College's Gavin Studner said after his teammate found out he was gay, the anti-gay language stopped.

Kenneth Walsh chose his gay friend over tennis

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Blogger Kenneth Walsh from KennethInThe212 talks about having to choose between tennis and his "gay" friend.

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Watch: Gay Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley

The university releases a powerful video and feature article about their openly gay tennis player Matt Dooley.

A life worth living: Near death and back again

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Gay Notre Dame varsity tennis player Matt Dooley attempted suicide in 2011. He came out to his team exactly two years later, and their acceptance helped save his life.

Va. high school tennis champ comes out on Twitter

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Mikey Drougas, now a senior at Salem High School in western Virginia, delivers missive on equality as he comes out publicly for the first time

UCSB tennis coach comes out

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Thibodeau was the WAC coach of the year six times

Pro tennis player Casey Dellacqua comes out

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Tennis pro Casey Dellacqua of Australia has has come out publicly as a lesbian after announcing her partner Amanda gave birth to their son, Blake Benjamin, three weeks ago. "I think you see a...

Shirtless anti-gay marriage protest at French Open

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French Open final interrupted briefly as Rafael Nadal was serving.

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish join Athlete Ally

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Fish, friend of out lesbian Rennae Stubbs, tells Outsports that supporting gay rights is simply the right thing to do

Photos: Andy Murray bulks up and warms up shirtless prior to Australian Open

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It's been extremely hot in Australia, including Melbourne, site of the Australia Open, which starts next week. Speaking of hot, that would be Andy Murray, the British player who won the Olympic...

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic caught wrestling a guy nude in a hot tub

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Bernard Tomic (Photo: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports) Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic says he's sorry for anyone who witnessed him...

Tennis pro Jan-Michael Gambill vacations with his buddy Sir Elton John

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Jan-Michael Gambill has been a topic of conversation for years among Outsports readers, with some wondering if he is gay and others liking his propensity for being seen shirtless. I had totally...

Roger Federer, Serena Williams turn back the Wimbledon clock to 2009

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I thought Roger Federer was done. Not in in the done-done sense of the word, but there was no chance, in my mind, he would win another Grand Slam title. His record against Rafael Nadal since losing...

Serena Williams loses in French Open to player ranked No. 111

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Before Tuesday, Serena Williams was 46-0 in the first round of tennis' majors. Make that 46-1 after she was stunned 6-4, 6-7 (13), 3-6, by the No. 111-ranked Virginie Razzano of France. Outsports...

Serena Williams loses badly, Novak Djokovic throws Rafael Nadal a curve ball

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After a wet U.S. Open that left a bad taste in the mouths of some players, it was what came out of the mouth of a runner-up that has left many scratching their heads. As (28) Serena Williams was in...

Rafael Nadal wins. How 'great' is he?

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Rafael Nadal has done what four years ago no one thought he had the ability to accomplish: He has won a career Grand Slam, winning the rain-delayed U.S. Open Monday night. Previously relegated a...

Who will take the U.S. Open crowns?

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For many Americans, the start of college football and the NFL signals the the beginning of autumn. But for many others, it's the U.S. Open that ushers in the changing of the seasons. On the men's...

Serena Williams avoids more small tournaments

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Serena Williams now has a long pattern of avoiding second- and third-tier tournaments while putting all of her focus on the Grand Slam events. She's doing it again this month, claiming an...

Rafael Nadal takes fifth French Open title

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Rafael Nadal is officially back in top form after missing much of last year with an injury. After winning his fifth French Open championship without losing a set, he now trails Bjorn Borg's record...

Roger Federer is the Energizer Bunny

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When Roger Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in excruciating fashion in the 2008 Wimbledon Finals, the words being used to describe Federer were "Done" and "Finished." The experts weighed in that "Roger...

Young Americans steal Open headlines

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As usual, the U.S. Open's first round played out mostly by the chalk. Enter 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin, ranked No. 70 in the world, who ousted No. 4 Elena Dementieva, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, in the...

Can Kim Clijsters win it all?

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Kim Clijsters is playing in her first U.S. Open since winning the tournament in 2005, and the rest of the field should be concerned. She took two years off from the pro tennis tour, but since...

Bud Collins: U.S. Open draw is flawed

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Tennis commentator Bud Collins was on ESPN this morning thrashing the U.S. Open women's draw. His beef: The Williams sisters should be the top two seeds in the tournament. As it stands, Serena is...

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