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Yunel Escobar

Behind-The-Back Flip Stats Ridiculous Double Play

Posted 07.25.2013 | Sports

It's hard to make a difficult double play look as routine as the one Tampa Bay's Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist turned on Wednesday night against Bosto...

Mexico Sets the Tone on Hate Speech

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ communities across Mexico are, no doubt, ecstatic by the ruling that two homophobic slurs are not legally protected as freedom of speech. But as most LGBTQ Latinos know, these two homophobic epithets are so frequently espoused throughout Latin American culture that many are not cognizant of their deleterious effect.

Marlins Make Another Trade

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 12.05.2012 | Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Yunel Escobar's stay with the Miami Marlins lasted all of two weeks. The payroll-slashing Marlins dealt the s...

Operation Tolerancia: Addressing Homophobia in Latino Communities

Lilia Luciano | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Lilia Luciano

Is it our deeply-rooted religious beliefs, our traditionally conservative culture or prevailing traces of "machismo" that allow for such clear-cut cases of homophobic expression to still infiltrate Latino culture?

Blue Jays SS Booed At First Home Game Since Gay Slur

Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was greeted with a smattering of boos Thursday night during his first home game since writing an an...

When Will We See Openly Gay Players in the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL?

Ian Carey | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports
Ian Carey

The onus is not just on gay athletes to come out, that lays with all athletes, gay or straight, to make it clear that gay players are welcome in the locker room.

WATCH: Was Escobar's Punishment For The Gay Slur Fitting?

Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar became the target of an investigation after he sported what is considered to be a commonly known gay slur on...

Yunel Escobar Shocked 'Fag' Is A Slur

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Escobar's vitriol, sadly, hurts more than just his team and his career endorsements. It hurts the hundreds of young LGBTQ sports enthusiasts and athletes around the world who revere him.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Baltimore scored two in the ninth to tie and two in the 18th to beat Seattle 4-2. The Orioles and Yankees are tied for first place again.

Blue Jays Shortstop Suspended

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 11.18.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay s...

PHOTO: Blue Jays Player Displays Homophobic Message

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar is the focus of an investigation by Major League Baseball after displaying a homophobic slur on the eye-blac...

MLB Investigating Player's Hateful Message

AP | Posted 11.17.2012 | Sports

TORONTO — Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing...