07:07 PM EDT 02/10/2014
Originally posted 02/09/2014 09:00PM
Michael Sam, a star defensive player for the University of Missouri who may soon play in the NFL, said Sunday: "I am an openly, proud gay man."
The All-American lineman, who spoke to ESPN and the New York Times, is eligible for the NFL draft in May and, assuming he is selected, would become the first openly gay player in the league's history.
"I understand how big this is," he tells ESPN. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be. ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."
Originally posted 12/09/2013 12:00PM
Originally posted 11/20/2013 05:45PM
Professional football is a game of rigorously sorted body types. Wide receivers are tall and skinny, offensive linemen are tall and fat, and running backs are short and squat.
Tony Picard, of the Yakama Indian Nation in Washington State, is out to change that last one.
The 6' 4" (and by some accounts 6' 5"), 400 lb. high-school football player started his career at Washington State's White Swan High School anchoring the defensive line. In an unconventional move straight out of Friday Night Lights, however, his coach moved Picard to running back, and a viral sensation was born.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 08:00AM
Texans coach Gary Kubiak was in stable condition after he collapsed leaving the field at halftime of Houston's 27-24 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday night.
Now the reeling Texans, losers of six straight, are left to worry about their coach and wonder when he'll return to the team.
"There was a lot of unknown," said defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who coached the team after halftime. "Everything was unknown as to what was going on and what happened to Kube."
Originally posted 06/11/2013 07:45AM
Third time's a charm?
After mixed results in stints with the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tim Tebow signed with his third NFL team, the New England Patriots.
The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, 25, will compete with Ryan Mallett for the job of backup quarterback behind Tom Brady.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 11:00AM
She's calling the shots!
As anticipation builds for her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Sunday, Beyoncé has posted another photo of herself on her Tumblr – this time as a sexy NFL referee.
Sort of. She also seems to be running the ball ... in stiletto, thigh-high leather boots.
While the the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers take a breather from their game, it's safe to say that all eyes will be on Beyoncé after a controversy erupted over her possibly lip-synching the National Anthem at the presidential Inauguration.
Originally posted 10/11/2012 06:00AM
Who says you can't blend fashion and football?
Rita Ora did when she took in some Monday night football at the Ainsworth in New York City.
Wearing dark red lipstick and platforms, the fashionphile – who wore custom Emilio Pucci to the MTV VMAs last month – made watching the pigskin pretty.
The Jay-Z's protégée is rumored to be dating Rob Kardashian. Recently, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a photo of the duo sporting matching Rolex watches.
"HIS & HERS GOLD ROLLIES B–ES!!!!!!! who else does this??? @RITAORA" he recently Tweeted.
Knicks player J.R. Smith was also in the house that evening, cozying up to a female friend in a booth.
"J.R. was mellow, he was watching both the football game and the Yankees game at the same time," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 09/28/2012 04:25PM
Are you ready for some football?!
With pigskin season well underway, chips and dip get old fast. For a gourmet play on a tailgate favorite, serve up these elk sliders during the big game.
They'll also be satisfying some hungry foodies this weekend at the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar in New York City.
"This isn't your usual slider and the fact that I can offer something like elk sausage to guests is one of the things I love about an event like the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar. Cooking with some of the best chefs in the world, guys like Jose Andres, Johnny Iuzzini and Scott Conant, it's something special," says chef Tim Love.
Here's how to try his special dish at home:
Originally posted 09/23/2012 02:00PM
Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez stepped out on Thursday night for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in Bridgewater, N.J.
"They were pretty low key," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Both dressed casually in jeans, the couple, who were recently spotted holding hands in New York City, enjoyed a quiet meal.
The former Desperate Housewives star co-hosted the ALMA Awards on Saturday.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 09/11/2012 06:00AM
Are you ready for some football!?
Stacy Keibler was when she took a break from New York Fashion Week on Sunday to watch the big game at The Ainsworth.
Although her beau George Clooney was nowhere to be seen, the former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader looked "happy and relaxed," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Dressed in a tan tank top and jean shorts, Keibler spent the evening hanging out with Brother & Sisters star Dave Annable and his wife Odette.
The group sipped on Coronas, enjoyed classic bar food and danced as DJ Vice played old school hip hop mixed with house music.
– Kate Hogan and Jennifer Garcia
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