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SALEM, Ore. -- Conner Mertens didnt want to pretend anymore -- especially with his teammates. So the redshirt freshman kicker at Division III Willamette announced Tuesday that hes bisexual. "It got to a point where I just got tired of it, trying to hide who I was and trying to pretend I was something I was not," he said. Mertens, 19, announced his sexual orientation to his teammates during a meeting on Monday. A story about him appeared on Outsports.com on Tuesday. Speaking on campus later in the afternoon, Mertens said he hopes his announcement helps dispel the stereotypes and stigmas associated with bisexual athletes -- and in turn let other LGBT athletes know they are not alone. "You can be real and you can be yourself," Mertens said. "That only starts when you can love yourself and let others love you. Thats kind of where I was going with this." Bearcats coach Glen Fowles said the players were overwhelmingly supportive of his decision. "Its been great to see the way our guys have rallied around," Fowles said. "For our guys, Conner is just a kicker." Team captain and junior inside linebacker Jack Nelson said: "It wasnt a big deal and we were glad he felt comfortable to tell us." While several LGBT athletes have come out, including former NBA player Jason Collins, WNBA star Brittney Griner and Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers, its believed that Mertens is the first active college football player at any level to publicly announce his bisexuality. Willamette issued a statement supporting Mertens decision, saying the university "respects his contribution to a more humane and just world." Fowles joked about how Mertens first approached him: "He says, Coach, Im really going to utilize this open door policy." Mertens, who told his family just after Christmas, said he was humbled by the response. "It sounds corny, but I legitimately feel theres a weight off my shoulders. Its tiring to pretend your something else for 24-7, for 18 or 19 years of your life," he said. "So finally to be able to joke about it, to be honest about it, not have to put on this mask, Im finally able to take a deep breath." The Bearcats play in the Northwest Conference. The team went 7-2 overall last season and finished third in the league at 4-2. Mertens did not play his freshman season because he hurt his left knee while playing soccer. He will compete with two other kickers on the Bearcats roster. . Beckham finished 2 for 4, adding a double in the first inning. Chicago has won eight of 12 to get back to .500 (27-27). The White Sox are 6-3 against Cleveland this season after losing 17 of 19 to their American League Central rival in 2013. Mike Aviles went 1 for 2 with a walk and drove in Clevelands run. . Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist as Phoenix held on to snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. .com) - The Miami Heat will try to close out the Charlotte Bobcats Monday night in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first round series. . JOHNS, N. . Canadas 5-1 loss to Finland in the semifinal ranks as the tournaments most-watched game with a record 2.7 million viewers, the largest ever for a World Juniors game played outside of North America, and winning Saturday as the most-watched program on Canadian television. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- EJ Manuel followed the worst game of his career with the best. Call it progress, maturity or resiliency. The Buffalo Bills hope its a little of each. The rookie threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading the Bills to a 27-20 victory against the banged-up Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Manuel bounced back from a four-interception performance at Tampa Bay last week and left his college state with his first win in five road starts. The former Florida State star didnt do anything spectacular, just dinking and dunking the Jaguars for 193 yards. He also ran for 37 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Still, it was his first three-TD game at this level. "I think thats a part of the maturation as an offence, especially us young guys and the skilled positions," Manuel said. Manuel completed 17 of 24 passes. Robert Woods caught five of them for 82 yards, including a 7-yard score. Scott Chandler added five receptions for 54 yards. The Bills (5-9) turned the game twice, once at the end of the first half and again in the fourth quarter. Buffalo scored 10 points in the final 2:14 before halftime, taking a 20-10 lead into the locker room. The Jaguars (4-10) rallied to tie it in the fourth, evening the score on Chad Hennes 13-yard TD pass to Marcedes Lewis. Manuel answered, though, capping an 89-yard drive with a 1-yard TD pass to fullback Frank Summers. With it, Manuel set the franchises rookie record for touchdown passes with 11. "He learns from snap to snap," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "Youre seeing a quarterback thats involved in a process thats getting better and better. Weve seen times when hes played very, very well." Jacksonville was in the game all day despite playing without leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew, leading receiver Cecil Shorts III and starting left guard Will Rackley. The Jaguars were in position to tie things up late, but a series of miscues proved costly. On first-and-goal from the 1, they lost 4 yards on Justin Todmans run wide. Chad Henne followed with two horrible throws, one receiver Mike Brown batted down to prevent an interception and another one Stephon Gilmore picked off in the end zone with 3:15 remaining. Henne said he threw the pass to Brown because he was being held and expected a flag. It never came. "Youuve got to throw it or theyre not going to see who the receiver is," Henne said.dddddddddddd. "If you dont throw it, they dont call it. My job is to throw it where hes supposed to be and obviously they didnt see it." Still, the Jaguars had one final shot, getting the ball back with 1:46 remaining, but failed to pick up a first down. Henne was sacked for the fifth time on the final drive, giving Buffalo an NFL-leading 49. That also tied the franchise record set in 1995. "Weve been in these types of games throughout the year and have come up on the short side of it," Marrone said. "I give the players credit for hanging in there today because we came up on the side we want to be on." The Bills had lost five of their last six, including three in a row on the road. Jacksonville, meanwhile, had its three-game winning streak come to an end. "It was a game of missed opportunities," Jags coach Gus Bradley said. "We didnt play like were capable of playing, whether it was a fumble, interception, things like that. In the locker room, our hearts are broken right now because of this, but I felt like our spirit is not." Few outsiders gave Bradleys team a chance because of the injuries. Things got worse when backup guard Mike Brewster broke his left ankle in the first half. Along with Hennes late interception, the play Jacksonville will point to is Denard Robinsons fumble near the goal line early in the third. Aaron Williams knocked the ball loose for the Bills, and it rolled through the end zone for a touchback. "Definitely a bad taste in your mouth after the performance out there as a team today," Jaguars left tackle Cam Bradfield said. Equally alarming for Jacksonville was Buffalos 198 yards rushing. Fred Jackson had 80, and C.J. Spiller added 67. The gashing ground game opened things up for Manuel. "This game just shows how good EJ can be," Jackson said. "He had a rough game last week. It was something he put on himself that he has to play better. He came out and did that. " NOTES: Both teams were officially eliminated from playoff contention with Miamis win. ... Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) and SS Aaron Williams (ribs) left the game. Marrone had no update on either starter. ... Jaguars LB Geno Hayes left the game twice with injuries, but returned both times. ' ' '


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