SPORTS NEWS

Mizzou's Sam is gay, team didn't talk, why do we?

Column: RICK SOLEM
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This should be the last time this is a story. It should be, but it won’t.

It's always big news when an athlete comes out.

I can’t wait until it’s not. I can’t wait until sexual preference is not a story – in sports, in government, anywhere, except, perhaps, the bedroom.

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Browns wanted Badgers' Andersen

By RICK SOLEM
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A year into the program and University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen is getting offers from the NFL.

The head coach said in a statement today he was contacted by the Cleveland Browns to fill their head-coaching spot.

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Vikings set seat-license fees

By RICK SOLEM
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Earlier this week, the Green Bay Packers raised ticket prices for general seating by $3 a game.

Friday, the Minnesota Vikings announced their seat licensing fees for the new, nearly billion dollar stadium.

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No soap. No yogurt. No gays. This is Sochi

Column: RICK SOLEM
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A few weeks ago, all the talk with the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was related to terrorist threats.

Today, the Games began and most of the reports out there border on the ridiculous that have nothing to do with world’s best of the best at sledding, skiing and ice skating.

Instead, reports coming out are how athletes aren’t getting extra pillows, soap, yogurt ... . Other reports state terrorists could be hiding explosives onboard flights in tubes of toothpaste. And then the laws against ‘gay propaganda.’

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