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Ryan O'Callaghan, former Patriots offensive tackle, comes out as gay

Former New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Ryan O’Callaghan revealed in an interview with Outsports on Tuesday that he is gay.

“No one is going to assume the big football player is gay,” O’Callaghan said in the interview. “It’s why a football team is such a good place to hide.”

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O’Callaghan, who said he originally contemplated suicide after his NFL career was over, initially came out to then-Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli in 2011. O’Callaghan said in his interview that he hopes he can use publicly coming out as a way to help other LGBTQ people struggling with their identity.

O’Callaghan, who played in the NFL for five seasons, made 20 starts in his career for both the Patriots and the Chiefs. The 33-year-old Cal product was originally taken in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by New England.

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Photos: Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA title

Kevin Durant scored 39 points, Stephen Curry added 34 and the Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three seasons with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Finals on Monday night.

PHOTOS: Pittsburgh Penguins hoist the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators to win the Stanley Cup on June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Troy Aikman gets engaged to girlfriend Capa Mooty on European vacation

On Friday, Hall of Fame quarterback and former Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman proposed to his girlfriend, Capa Mooty — and she said yes.

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According to People magazine, Aikman announced the exciting news on Instagram, sharing a picture of the couple with the caption, “June 2, 2017 – A special day as I proposed to the love of my life.”

It looks like he popped the question during the couple’s trip to Italy, giving his proposal a perfectly romantic backdrop. They have reportedly been dating since February 2016, and Aikman regularly shares snaps of the pair.

Their wedding will mark Aikman’s second marriage. He and ex-wife Rhonda Worthey called things off in 2011 after 11 years together. He shares two daughters with Worthey, Jordan Ashley, 15, and Alexa Marie, 14. Mooty also has two children, both boys, from a previous relationship.

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WATCH: Pujols hits 600th career home run – a grand slam

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has joined the 600 club. 

The 37-year-old hit his 600th home run – a grand slam – Saturday off Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana.

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Only eight other players have crossed the 600 mark, including Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., Jim Thome and Sammy Sosa, CBS Sports reports.

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Rodriguez congratulated Pujols in a tweet.

"Congrats @PujolsFive on No. 600," Rodriguez wrote. "You are a great ambassador to our game and all Dominicans #PlatanoPower." 

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Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, also lauded Pujols.

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WATCH: NASCAR wreck at Talladega Superspeedway triggers massive 16-car crash

Things got interesting really quick Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama when A.J. Allmendinger bumped Chase Elliot during Lap 169 of the Geico 500 and set off a chain reaction involving at least 16 cars.

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It was a “Big One,” and it’s even more jarring in slow motion.

This is how Allmendinger’s car ended up:

As you can see, the soon-to-be-retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. barely missed getting involved:

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And how do you feel about that, sir?

As USA Today noted, Elliott initially accepted blame for the multi-car wreck but was told Allmendinger was at fault, and Allmendinger later passed that blame to Kevin Harvick.

No drivers were injured.

WWE camera operator sues Titus O’Neil after prank goes awry

A WWE camera operator filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Titus O'Neil after the professional wrestler allegedly attacked him when a Swerved” video prank went awry, Bleacher Report reported.

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According to a TMZ Sports report, O'Neil, whose real name is Thaddeus Bullard, allegedly hurt camera operator Donald Anderson. Anderson claimed his hand, fingers and wrist were injured after O’Neil allegedly knocked the camera out of his hand when he was struck with a cattle prod during the segment of “Swerved.” The lawsuit says Anderson also was sent home “in fear of the possibility of further attacks by Titus,” according to Bleacher Report.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, TMZ reported.

According to court documents, the incident took place May 18, 2015. No criminal charges were filed in the case, nor is it clear if police were involved.

O’Neil, who played college football at the University of Florida and played in the Arena Football League from 2003 to 2009, could not be reached for comment, TMZ reported.

Gorilla Flicks is the production company behind “Swerved,” according to Wrestling-Online.

WWE legend X-Pac 'alive and OK' after reports that he was missing

WWE legend X-Pac, aka Sean Waltman, was reportedly missing this weekend after no-showing an event in the United Kingdom on Saturday with the promotion never being able to get in touch with him.

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However, although Waltman hasn’t give an update on his status himself, Wade Keller of PW Torch tweeted Sunday night that Waltman is reportedly "alive and OK," according to a close friend of his.

Here’s the tweet below:

The veteran wrestling journalist didn’t add any specifics as to what happened or why Waltman missed the event over the weekend.

Keven Undergaro, who co-hosts "The Tomorrow Show" with Waltman, tweeted something similar to Keller on Sunday evening, saying he has personally spoken with Waltman, who is "OK" but "dealing with issues."

Here’s the tweet, along with an older picture of him and Waltman:

If Undergaro is correct, Waltman could explain what happened soon.

Deshaun Watson buys mom new car for birthday after getting drafted by Texans

Deshaun Watson is officially a professional quarterback as he was taken 12th overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Most guys might go blow some signing money on some ridiculous gifts for their posse or buy themselves a huge house, but not Watson. He went out and hooked his mom up with a sweet ride:

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Watson will tell you that everything he gets and has worked for is because of his mom. She was working more than one job and doing community service in order to get a house that was a gift to the family by former Florida State star Warrick Dunn as part of Habitat for Humanity. 

NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car crash

The sister of Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas was killed in a car crash on Interstate 5 in Washington state Saturday. 

Chyna Thomas, 22, died at the scene of the crash, which happened around 5 a.m. in Federal Way, south of Seattle, reports the Tacoma News Tribune.

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The Washington State Patrol said witnesses reported the car weaved off the roadway and hit a barrier, launching it into a sign post. Chyna Thomas wasn't wearing a seat belt, authorities said.

Isaiah Thomas, a point guard for the Celtics, is originally from Washington state and played for the University of Washington.

The Celtics will face the Chicago Bulls on Sunday in the NBA playoffs in Boston.

The Celtics released the following statement: 

"We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family."

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