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Is This the Hottest College Baseball Twerk Vine of All Time? — VIDEO

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You decide, while NC State Wolfpack's John Mangum breaks it down with his teammates. Again and again.

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Cubs Owner and NE Gubernatorial Candidate Pete Ricketts Unhappy the Team is So Pro-Gay

Chcago Cubs owner Pete Ricketts, a Nebraska Republican gubernatorial candidate who is running against Annette Dubas (an outspoken supporter of marriage equality), is under fire from a conservative opponent who is using the Cubs' sponsorship of LGBT pride as a tool to take him down.

RickettsRicketts agrees with conservatives and is trying to disavow himself of the team's position, blaming it on his sister Laura, an out lesbian who is also a Cubs co-owner.

The World-Herald reports:

For Ricketts, the fact that his sister — Laura Ricketts — is a key supporter of gay marriage hasn't changed his belief that marriage is meant for a man and a woman. He not only opposes same-sex marriage, but he said he also opposes a longstanding decision by the Chicago Cubs to sponsor a gay pride parade in Chicago. The Ricketts family owns the baseball team.

The Cubs' connection to the parade raised objections from a fellow Republican candidate, who said Thursday it called into question Ricketts' gay-marriage opposition. Republican Beau McCoy said that Ricketts should be held responsible for the fact that the Cubs are supportive of the gay community.

Ricketts said he had no involvement in that decision. He also said that despite some “difficult conversations” in his family, he and his sister remain family. “My sister is gay. I love her, but I disagree with her on this issue,” said Ricketts, an Omaha businessman.


Play of the Week: VIDEO

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"At least it's padded there, right?"

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Proud Christian Texas Rangers Pitcher Robbie Ross and Wife Pose for 'NoH8' Campaign

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In addition to showcasing their LGBT solidarity, Texas Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross and his wife Brittany are also prominently displaying their Christian faith in a new photo for the long-running NoH8 campaign. During the shoot, the couple spoke with Outsports' Cyd Ziegler about their vocal support for LGBT rights coming not in spite of their Christian faith, but because of it:

 "Being in sports, and being around all kinds of different people, you just want to accept everyone for who they are," Robbie told Outsports at the NoH8 campaign's Burbank, Calif., studio. "My wife Brittany and I are Christians, and we believe we as Christians should love everyone and show everyone love, and if this is the best way to do it, then we want to support them."

In organizing the shoot, Brittany said she has been motivated by seeing the way the Bible and religion are used to persecute LGBT people.

"It genuinely breaks my heart," Brittany said. "We're all human, and we can all take things from the Bible and twist them however we want. You can basically take a verse from the Bible and say it's OK to beat your wife, but the world says that's not OK, so that's what we go with. And I think the world is saying that gay people in the community are OK. Jesus came to love people. He never persecuted anybody. There are a lot of confusing things in the Bible, and I think if anything is confusing and it promotes hate, then you're taking it the wrong way.

"Being gay shouldn't just be tolerated, it should be celebrated that people can embody who they truly are," Brittany added. "I think that's the main thing."

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Gay Baseball Player Features Prominently In New Episode Of 'Drop Dead Diva': VIDEO

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This Sunday at 9 p.m. the major leagues are getting a little bit gayer. The Lifetime series 'Drop Dead Diva' will feature a closeted gay baseball player who is suspected of murder and pondering the decision to come out, a decision which could acquit him of the crime.  

GLAAD reports:

With this latest episode, Drop Dead Diva continues its strong commitment to telling the stories of the LGBT community. Drop Dead Diva received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards for the episode "Prom" in which Jane defends a lesbian couple who want to attend their high school prom together. The episode was based on the story of Constance McMillen, a Mississippi teen who was prevented from bringing her girlfriend as her date to senior prom. Drop Dead creator Josh Berman heard Constance' story at the GLAAD Media Awards the previous year and decided to turn it into an episode. The series also received nominations at the 22nd and 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for an episode about a trans woman fighting a legal battle to inherit her wife's assets, and another speaking out against the FDA ban on sperm donations by gay and bisexual men.

This new episode follows a continuing correlation between professional sports and the gay community. After Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers came out earlier this year, and as more and more professional athletes, like Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe, offer their unwavering support, being gay and playing sports are losing their exclusivity. 

Hopefully 'Drop Dead Diva' will continue to tackle storylines which offer unique perspectives on the struggles, both personal and institutional, which the LGBT community faces.  

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Mets Pitcher Matt Harvey Asks New Yorkers About Matt Harvey: VIDEO

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Mets rookie pitcher sensation Matt Harvey is the starting pitcher for the All Star Game at Citi Field today. Jimmy Fallon sent Harvey himself to the streets of New York to interview a few know-it-alls about their thoughts on the new pitcher and the results were hilarious.

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