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Finally Friday! The Huddle for Oct. 16, 2020

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Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 16, 2020. TGIF!

Your need to read time today is just 60-seconds!


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Jorik Hendrickx shares why coming out just days before the Olympics worked

How Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley is using her battle with breast cancer to empower women

Camille Balanche makes history with UCI World Championship victory

The latest in our month-long series Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Chris Mosier is a trailblazer in athletics and advocacy

British soccer player Matt Morton comes out at age 30


In other LGBT Sports news...

Ryan Russell makes this statement in Out Magazine — Dear NFL: If You Want to Be LGBTQ+ Allies, Hire Out Players

The NYT looks at the WNBA: How the Most Socially Progressive Pro League Got That Way

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission sets virtual film series focusing on LGBTQIA athletes

News from Pakistan: Nepotism alleged in Transgender Sports Gala


Also new this morning...

Colts: We have closed facility after multiple positive COVID-19 tests

Chiefs to sign running back Le’Veon Bell on a one-year deal

Carlos Correa plays hero for Houston Astros with walk-off HR in ALCS Game 5

Game 4 implosion has Dodgers on the brink of elimination

Daryl Morey steps down as Rockets GM

Anthony Davis reportedly plans to opt out of his contract and re-sign with the Lakers

Bellator’s Cris Cyborg ready for long-desired boxing match: ‘It’s my dream’

A lesbian student was given a formal warning by her Christian college after she tweeted about being a lesbian

2020 is deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, advocacy group says


OutShouts:

The GO! SPACE crew tipped their cap to Major League Baseball for this Spirit Day video:

If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.


Highlights from Social Media:

The team at Outsports wore purple for Spirit Day! Here’s Alex Reimer, Ken Schultz and yours truly:

And our Brian Bell!

Belated birthday wishes from us to the LPGA via Billie Jean King!

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!


Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. This afternoon, our Ken Schultz returns with a new episode of 3 Strikes You’re Out! Ken says, “I love Clayton Kershaw. He’s the best pitcher of this generation and a pure joy to watch. But... it’s October. Which means that Kershaw is distressingly... ordinary. On this episode, Sara Sanchez joins me to ponder that if an entire month could be Kryptonite, October is just that for the three-time Cy Young winner.” Listen here:

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!


Today’s Sports Calendar

MLB ALCS Game 6: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 6:07 p.m. EDT on TBS

MLB NLCS Game 5: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves at 9:08 p.m. on FS1


SOCCER:

Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.


eSPORTS:

Click here for ESPN’s schedule for the League of Legends Championship Quarterfinals


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