Today, August 16, 2020: Other than the WNBA, we’re not aware of any scheduled events involving out LGBTQ athletes. If you know of one, or more, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Morning Sports Headlines:
MMA Fighting UFC 252 Results: Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision.
Cormier: I'm not interested in fighting for anything but titles and I don't imagine there's going to be a title in the future. So that will be it for me. I've had a long run, it's been great, I just fought my last fight for a heavyweight championship & it was a pretty good fight— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 16, 2020
SB Nation: Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies final score: Portland defeated Memphis, 126-122, to face the Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday.
The Athletic: Tuukka Rask’s decision is his own and must be respected by Steve Buckley.
This Day in LGBT Sports History
August 16, 2015: MiLB player David Denson comes out as gay
The talk of Twitter is this week’s upcoming Trail Blazers vs. Lakers matchup. It’s got the attention of the only professional men’s basketball player to come out while still active, Jason Collins.
LeBron vs Melo— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) August 15, 2020
Andraya Yearwood, one of the athletes at the center of an ongoing fight over transgender inclusion in Connecticut school sports, celebrated her 19th birthday on Saturday.
The one and only BJK reminds us that in the entire history of the U.S. Supreme Court, only four women have been named justices, and that elections have consequences.
Sue Bird and WNBA teammates wore T-shirts honoring “the intersectional vulnerability of [those] struggling with mental health while Black and female.”
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Six years ago today, #MichelleCusseaux was killed by police in her own home. She is one of many who fell victim to the intersectional vulnerability of struggling with mental health while Black and female. I wear this shirt in their honor. Learn more: aapf.org/SayHerName
Adam Rippon and Michelle Kwan endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Saturday.
This #SkatingRIPPoff is of @MichelleWKwan from 2004. Michelle aka the Kween is currently working on the @JoeBiden campaign. If you enjoyed or remember watching this program; put on your mask and vote for Joe and @KamalaHarris this presidential election!! #voteblue2020 #vote pic.twitter.com/8y2MtdkZln— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) August 15, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
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Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA In The Wubble:
MLB Nationally-televised games:
NHL Stanley Cup playoffs:
Cup Series: GoBowling 235 at 3 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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