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Michael Sam is power rankings No. 1

Originally Published: January 14, 2014
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Many athletes excel at their sports. But only a precious few can look back on their career accomplishments and say they truly "changed the game."

There's no guarantee that Michael Sam will become a star in the National Football League, even though the AP named the defensive lineman the SEC's defensive player of the year. But what Sam did Sunday -- telling the world that "I am an openly, proud gay man" -- just might have changed the game for gay athletes across American sports. And ...

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