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Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

Maple Leafs Axe GM Before Start Of Season

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports

TORONTO -- Brian Burke's brash and outspoken style wasn't a good fit for the new corporate owners of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs fired t...

NHL GM Lashes Out At ESPN

Posted 09.12.2012 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing Every year, ESPN rolls out their Ultimate Fan Rankings, which causes a lot of debate among fans across the country. ...

A 21st Century Hockey Hero... Brendan Burke

Mark Leiren-Young | Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports
Mark Leiren-Young

Brendan Burke publicly talked about the challenges of being a gay hockey player in November 2009 when he was managing the hockey team at Ohio's Miami University.

WATCH: NHL Stars Release 'You Can Play' PSA Supporting LGBT Athletes

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Sports

TORONTO -- Some of the NHL's biggest stars are featured in a public service announcement promoting equality within the sport, regardless of sexual ori...

Integrating Openly Gay Soldiers Into the Military Depends on Sports

Hudson Taylor | Posted 06.20.2011 | New York
Hudson Taylor

With the high rates of athletes who enter military service, sports have the potential to prepare straight recruits with positive attitudes toward gay and lesbian teammates.

The Hockey Gold Medal Game Heard Around the World

B.D. Gallof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
B.D. Gallof

Will NHL League Commissioner Gary Bettman try to pull the plug on Team USA in 2014 after their showing this year -- after the Olympic final game was watched in houses that usually could not care less about the sport?

Brendan Burke Funeral Service Held In Canton, Massachusetts

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CANTON, Mass. — Brendan Burke, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke and an advocate for gay rights, was remembered Tuesday...

Brendan Burke Dead: Son Of Leafs GM Brian Burke Dies In Car Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke, has died in a car crash at 21 years old, the Maple Leafs said in a statement to...