Winners and losers of the week that was

It’s time once again for Outsports to stop the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s my way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them.

The coronavirus has put the world of sports, and all our lives, on hold, but there are still stories to be told, and we’re here to share them with you.

Whether they’re winners, losers, hopefuls or something in between, it all depends on your perspective. Tell us what you think in the comments!

I realize my roster may differ from yours, and I welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. I read them all! Details on how to reach me are below, after our look at the week’s winners, losers and hopefuls.

Mike Parrow Morgan Cole

Morgan Cole and Mike Parrow turn to the crowd at their wedding on Saturday.

What started with the ‘worst first date ever’ culminated in an expression of love that a hurting and panicked world can really use right now.

The Daily Beast reports Sen. Kelly Loeffler is one of four U.S. senators who got rid of their holdings before the stock market tanked.

With many people practicing social distancing and staying at home, these stories of out people in sports will help inspire you.

Stephanie Zaza was a public health official for 25 years. She shares insights into both the power and cost of social distancing.

Beautiful messages of support have poured in since organizers canceled the 2020 event due to coronavirus.

Tuaolo and other LGBTQ athletes are showing us how to keep fit during this period of social isolation.

In these times of despair, exercise and physical activity are more important than ever.

The tennis legend who blazed a trail for women’s sports by winning the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tweets out her endorsement of equal pay for the USWNT.

The popular wrestler equated being unattractive to being gay in a heated social media exchange on Wednesday.

First round winner, Hampton
Cats vs. Cancer

Cats vs. Cancer, a nonprofit organization co-founded by an Eagles fan and a Heat fan, raises money for cancer charities by tapping into the internet fixation on cats.

Despite hearing homophobic language, Sebastian Vega was totally embraced by his teammates when he came out.

The two-time 800m gold medalist announced a change in events that she hopes will allow her to compete again.

An out college basketball assistant coach notes the best coaching comes from being your best self.

Titleist/FootJoy, J.Lindeberg and Segra ended relationships with the PGA Tour veteran over posts that PGA Tour commisioner Jay Monahan described as a ‘significant disappointment’

There is a strained relationship between Brooks’ sexuality and the sport he loves.

FLAG Flag Football, one of Boston’s largest gay sports leagues, presents an annual scholarship to student-athletes who are working to make sports more inclusive for LGBTQ youth.

Martin will race in the 24-hour event this fall.

Lisa Feigenbaum is one of at least 7 out LGBTQ employees with the Sacramento Kings, possibly the most in men’s pro sports.

These next stories aren’t about winning or losing, but they’re worth a look!

It is impossible to imagine someone else besides Tom Brady playing quarterback for the Patriots, even if it makes all of the sense in the world.

The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Tom Brady has decided to play for a team other than New England for the first time in his career.

Ken Schultz and his favorite moment in sports. Ever.
Ken Schultz

As part of the “get to know us better” series, Outsports asked Ken to write about his favorite subject: himself.

We figured this would be a good time to help you get to know the Outsports staff better. First up: (me) Dawn Ennis.

That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you a fresh list of winners, losers, hopefuls and casualties next Saturday. Got a name I missed, or want to challenge my choices? Comment here or on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at us, message me via any social media, or just plain email me at [email protected]m Thanks!

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