Michael Sam loses Dallas Cowboys spot as Giants take World Series lead

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Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, suffered another set back in his fledgling career last night as the Dallas Cowboys announced their decision to cut the defensive end from their practice squad.

Sam took to Twitter soon after the news broke, thanking Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the opportunity and vowing not to give up on his dream of playing in the NFL.

Sam first spent time with the St. Louis Rams before lining up on the Cowboys practice squad for the past seven weeks.

And after two failed attempted to win a roster spot already this season he must be hoping it is third time lucky.

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From one NFL hopeful to another and the news that Todd Gurley has applied for reinstatement at the University of Georgia.

The university had suspended the star running back as it investigated allegations he had received payment for autographing memorabilia.

The belief is that should the application be agreed Gurley could be back in the fold before the weekend.

And finally, the 2014 World Series got underway last night in Missouri and the San Francisco Giants couldn’t have asked for a better start – routing the Kansas City Royals 7-1 to take an early series lead.

The result was Kansas City's first defeat of the entire postseason and Royals manager Ned Yost offered some explanation for his team’s first loss of the postseason.

"Well we never got on base, that disrupts a lot of things. When you don't get on base so the old adage is you can't steal first (base) and Bumgarner did a great job in keeping us off base, and when you do that we can't utilise our speed."

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