The Pulse: NFL Drafts First Openly-Gay Player

The NFL drafting Michael Sam, the first openly-gay NFL player, is the top story in Monday's edition of "The Pulse."

It's official: Michael Sam is now the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL. Sam shared a kiss with his boyfriend after finding out he'd been drafted by the St. Louis Rams. A picture of the kiss popped up across the Internet, getting mixed reactions from people on social media. But in response to naysayers, Sam says: "You know what? It's not about that. It's about playing football. Can Michael Sam play football? And yes I can."

Embattled L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is breaking his silence. He sat down with CNN for his first interview since the racist rant scandal broke last month, telling CNN's Anderson Cooper he is not a racist and has "never been a racist."
Cooper asked Sterling why he waited so long to apologize.
"I'm just so emotionally distraight, and the reason it's hard for me, very hard for me is that I'm wrong," Sterling said. "I caused the problem. I don't know how to correct it.
While Sterling told Cooper that he was set up, his estranged wife also discussed the scandal in an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters. Shelly Sterling said she plans to hold on to her share of the L.A. Clippers.

The man battling former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for Congress has died. We're told 71- year-old Keith Crisco reportedly died after falling at his North Carolina home Monday.

Hundreds of people fled to shelters as a wildfire threatened an entire town outside Amarillo, Texas. Firefighters believe the fire has destroyed more than 100 homes. But the fire is now 75% percent contained.

The new comedy "Neighbors" grabbed the top spot at the weekend box office. The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron film demolished "The Amazing Spiderman 2," raking in an estimated $51 million, knocking the superhero sequel into the number 2 spot.

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