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Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by NFL team, but he won't make history as the first to take the field in the pros just yet.

The St. Louis Rams cut Sam on Saturday, as the former college all-pro was among final four players released before the team finalized its 53-man roster.

So what's next for Michael Sam? He is now on waivers and could be claimed by another team, meaning he would automatically make that club's roster.

If he is unclaimed, Sam may still wind up on the Rams' 10-man practice squad, with an opportunity to make the team that drafted him down the line.

The 24-year-old said via his Twitter account Saturday afternoon:

"I want to thank the Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level."

"I look forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful career. The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy."

"This is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues."

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are husband and wife. The actress, 41, and the NBA star, 32, tied the knot on Saturday after four years of dating.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Together

The duo exchanged vows in Miami, where he's played with the Heat for his entire career, at the stunning Chateau Artisan castle in a fancy, star-studded affair.

Celebrities in attendance included Dwayne's Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh and wife Adrienne, Survivor alum Corinne Kaplan, and actor Kevin Hart.

Reality star Jonathan Cheban, other NBA players and NBA wives, and singer John Legend, who performed at the ceremony, were also on hand for it.

Wade got engaged to Union in December 2013, announcing the couple's wedding plans via Instagram right after his betrothal with a photo of her hand.

Captioning the Instagram shot, he wrote "She said YES!!!"

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Elephants may be large and seemingly very slow.

But they are surprisingly spry!

We've seen elephants play soccer. We've seen them attack Kim Kardashian when the former sex tape star tried snapping a selfie.

And now we're witnessing an elephant from the African Lion Safari Zoo in Cambridge, Ontario slam dunk a basketball. For real!

His name is Chuck. But let's all agree to call him LeBron, shall we?

Anxious to see more elephants in viral actions?

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Josh Shaw, a captain on the USC football team, has admitted that he concocted a story about how he injured himself on Saturday night and has therefore been suspended indefinitely by the university.

Shaw initially told Head Coach Steve Sarkisian that he sprained both ankles leaping from a second flood apartment to save the life of his drowning nephew over the weekend.

But USC soon received numerous calls that questioned this account and Shaw has finally admitted that he made the tale up.

Said Shaw via statement:

"I was wrong not to tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My USC coaches, The USC Athletic Department, and especially coach Sarkisian have all been supportive of me during my college career and for that, I am very grateful."

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Football history was made back in May when Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, making him the first openly gay man selected in an NFL draft.

Michael Sam Image

There was immediate backlash from homophobic fans who complained when television coverage showed Sam kissing his boyfriend after receiving news that he'd been chosen by the Rams.

Now, it seems the pendulum has swung in the other direction, as supporters of Sam and LGBT rights are complaining that ESPN is devoting too much time and attention to Sam's sexual preference.

Following a SportsCenter report in which correspondent Josina Anderson stated that Sam is "respecting the space" of his teammates by showering privately, Twitter exploded with criticism, and Rams defensive end Chris Long led the charge:

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Will Jessie James Decker go Dancing With the Stars this season?

Will the reality show casting gods answer the public's prayers?!

The country singer, wife of NFL star Eric Decker and co-star (with Eric) on E!'s Eric & Jesse: Game On is one of the rumored contestants for the coming season.

Jessie James Decker Pic
Jessie James Decker is so beyond gorgeous. Wearing that football jersey doesn't hurt.

After the show asked fans who they would most like to see go Dancing With the Stars, Selena Gomez, John Cena, and the Olsen Twins, Decker got the most votes.

Sounds like it's Game On for her if asked to participate!

“Would be so much fun to be on that show. Best work out ever,” Jessie James Decker, 26 and the mother of a new baby girl, responded via Twitter.

Another rumor has centered around Bachelorette stars Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, who might BOTH compete on the ABC dancing competition.

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A bench-clearing brawl broke out at a Lingerie Football League game the other night.

Yes, those games are actual things. And this was the best girl-on-girl fighting you'll see outside of The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion.

This full-on fight at a Legends Football League game, in which the Atlanta Steam defeated the Jacksonville Breeze 20-12 in OT, was a sight to behold.

Not often to you see a linebacker take a swing at a coach at any level of the sport.

Or call another player a "pu$$y a$$ b!tch," although that is certainly possible to see elsewhere. It just takes on new meaning when the players are ...

Anyway, the benches cleared after that insult began flying, and the fists followed.

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Kanye West once said he's the Michael Jordan of music.

Regardless of whether or not you believe this to be the case, Zach Bauman is definitely the Kanye West of football.

The Arizona Cardinals rookie running back bears an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Kim Kardashian, as noted by an astute (and hilarious!) Twitter user this week during a preseason game between the Cardinals and Bengals.

To wit:

Zach Bauman Picture

HA!!! We love it.

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One is a reality star and newlywed.

The other is a quarterback and Super Bowl champion.

On the surface, Derick Dillard and Aaron Rodgers would appear to have very little in common. But, ironically, it's on the surface that these two have tons in common...

... because they look exactly alike!

  • Dilard pic
  • Aaron Rodgers Photo

Seriously, compare the 19 Kids and Counting star with the Green Bay Packers All-Pro below and see if you can even tell them apart. Can you?

(Hint: That is Dillard, impending father of Jill Duggar's baby, on the left; Rodgers is on the right.)

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A few weeks ago, Justin Verlander gave a baseball to girlfriend Kate Upton, who was seated in the first row behind the Detroit Tigers dugout.

The following video, meanwhile, isn't nearly as sexy. But it's similarly sweet.

On Thursday, Chris Rock took in a New York Yankees game alongside actor Bobby Cannavale. And just as the announcers were talking about the star, a foul ball came his way.

As you can see here, Rock corralled the item and handed it to a young fan, making him a candidate for "public office," as announcer Michael Kay joked...

... but did he really catch the ball?

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