Michael Sam (front) left Canadian Football League side Montreal Alouettes’ last Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

In May, 2002, the New York Post published a rumour that one of the New York Mets was gay. With no apparent basis in fact, a piece of classic tabloi(...)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during council meeting  at City Hall in Toronto last night while wearing a Toronto Argonauts jersey. The team said it was disappointed by comments made by Mr Ford while wearing its colours. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters.

Toronto’s under-fire mayor has denied pressing a female staffer for oral sex, in an obscenity-laced statement on live television in which he also thre(...)