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Michael Sam wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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Michael Sam has been selected the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
   ESPN is honoring Sam for ''his courage and honesty that resonates beyond sports.''
   ''I'm very honored to be presented with the Arthur Ashe award,'' he said.
   The award, of course, is named for Ashe, the inspirational tennis star who died in 1993 after contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion.
   ''When Michael Sam announced that he is gay, he courageously stepped forward to engage an issue that still remains a pervasive problem in many professional sports.

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