Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 25, 2020. It’s Friday.

Your need to read time today is under a minute. BECAUSE IT’S FINALLY FRIDAY!

This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

She’s racing this weekend: Charlie Martin to reach a new milestone for this season and reaches for a new challenge for 2021

In other LGBTQ sports news…

‘We’ve been here before’: Examining MLB’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community, A must-read story in The Athletic. Scroll down to see reaction on social media!

Also new this morning…

Pac-12 announces resumption of football, basketball & winter sports seasons

More magic from Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Miami to first 2020 win: Dolphins 31, Jaguars 13.

Solicitation charges dropped against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

MetLife turf ruled OK upon review after San Francisco 49ers’ gripes, source tells ESPN

And the talker of the day: Neighbor calls police on Lightning fans screaming ‘shoot’

Lightning fan Devon Garnett and his dog Riley. Garnett said he and two buddies were yelling so passionately for their team to shoot the puck in the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night, that neighbors evidently presumed they had a gun and called the police.


The GO! SPACE Facebook group celebrates its member Chris Fitzgerald of Green Bay!

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:

Meet Jeremy, a runner who shared this post with the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram before the Sauna Run in Tennessee:

What are you doing Sunday? I know what our Shelby Weldon will be watching!

Thanks to our Ken Schultz for highlighting these tweets!

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

Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, it’s our Ken Schultz and 3 Strikes You’re Out! This week, Ken welcomes Cincinnati’s Mark Chalifoux, to talk Redlegs baseball and Thom Brennaman. Remember him? 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

WNBA: No games scheduled


Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC


Philadelphia Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 6:40 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN2


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

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