Michael Sam has signed a two-year deal with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. General Manager Jim Popp said,” if nothing else doing the dancing show was great cardio for Sam.”
The first openly gay NFL player to wear the blue and gold Rams jersey in 2014, was cut from the team shortly after. He later spent some time on the Cowboys‘ practice squad, and was later invited to participate in the 2015 veteran combine. With no success in landing a NFL home Sam headed to Dancing with the Stars where he spoke candidly about being estranged from his father after he came out as gay.
With no NFL teams showing interest, Sam has been given a new opportunity to do what he does best which is be a football player. He has announced that he is headed to Montreal to play in the Canadian Football League. Sam’s’ stated that he is not trying to make history he just wants to play football.
Michael Sam is deserving of this opportunity. It may not be the NFL but the CFL is a great opportunity for him to thrive and be the beast he was meant to be on the field.
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam’s signing.
To a sold out 19,000+ crowd, Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Rockets James Harden traded back and forth but there could only be one winner. Curry made 33 points including 6 assists and 3 rebounds that helped the Warriors edge the Rockets 99-98 in Western Conference Final on Thursday night. Game 3 will be on Saturday in Houston.
As Demarre “Junkyard Dog” Carroll was being helped back to the locker room by fellow team mate Kent Bazemore after suffering a leg injury in the 4th quarter. Atlanta’s plans of utilizing Carroll as the defensive weapon against Cleveland came to a sudden halt. With home court not being an advantage, the Hawks lost to the Cavaliers 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. The uncertainty of Carroll’s return for the remainder of the Finals is up in the air. Either way for Game 2 held Friday at 8:30 pm expect to see Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, and Dennis Schroder going hard in the paint to secure a worthy defense against King Lebron James.
Just after Phoenix Mercury center married her girlfriend Tulsa Shock forward Gloria Johnson, they were slapped with a 7 game suspension for their domestic squabble last month.
This comes after both the NBA and NFL leagues have had their share of domestic violence.
The WNBA issued a statement on it’s WEBSITE
with it’s president Laurel J. Richie commenting, The WNBA takes all acts of violence extremely seriously. It is our strong belief that violence has absolutely no place in society, in sports or in this league.
As president, it is my responsibility to protect the league and uphold its values. Our athletes represent the WNBA, and they all must abide by the league’s standards of conduct. In this case, Brittney and Glory failed to do so, and that is unacceptable.
Before she could face opponet Christina McHale for round three, Serena Williams was riduled with an elbow injury that caused her to withdraw from the Italian Open.
She is hopeful that she will make her grand return for the French Opening on May 24, 2015.
After waiting for what seemed to be forever for the
“FIGHT OF THE CENTURY”
I was unimpressed with the results. From Floyd ducking and diving and occassionally placing Manny Pacqaio in a headlock to Manny hitting Floyd with punches that had Floyd bouncing back for more.
I watched as punches were being thrown from both sides but when the fight ran it course and the 12 round ended, to my amazement neither opponets was left with visiable bruises.
To say I was disappointed was an understatement!
The question is: Do the two fight again?
Pacquiao’s camp has hinted that Manny is up to a rematch. However, Floyd Mayweather has loudly vocalized that there will NOT BE A REMATCH!
Would it surprise me that maybe a year from now Floyd has a change of heart? Probably Not!
But again just like the Manny vs Floyd fight that was five years in the making. We have no chioce but to wait and see if the two will fight again.