The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team is "stepping away" from the game because of fears about his mental health.
Michael Sam, who was selected by the St. Louis Rams in 2014, made the announcement on Twitter, saying the past year had been "very difficult".
The Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, with whom he signed in May, said he had left the team for personal reasons.
The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am 1/3
going to step away from the game at this time. I thank the Alouettes for this opportunity and hope to be back on the field soon. Thank 2/3
you all for your understanding and support. 3/3
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Spurs will host two NFL games a year in their new stadium, the club have confirmed.
The North London club have agreed a ten-year deal with the American Football authorities to have the games played at their replacement for White Hart Lane, which is adjacent to the current site.
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There will be three more NFL games played at Wembley in 2015, it has been announced.
NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood confirmed the move after Detroit Lions defeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
"We are going to do three games next year, and looking at staging two games back to back in successive weeks to test this support base," Kirkwood BBC World Service.
"There are some logistic reasons around the Rugby World Cup that means we won't be going to four or five."