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'Real Sports' roundup: Michael Strahan, Steve Sabol, gay pro athletes

Michael Strahan joins Kelly Ripa as the new

Michael Strahan joins Kelly Ripa as the new co-host of "Live! with Kelly and Michael." (Sept. 4, 2012) (Credit: AP)

The next episode of "Real Sports" on HBO premieres this Tuesday, Oct. 23, and included among the segments are:

--  A profile of Michael Strahan, the defensive end turned morning talk show host

-- A retrospective piece on Steve Sabol and the impact he had on the NFL and sports media in general.

-- Jon Frankel addresses the topic of gay athletes in pro sports, exploring why athletes in the big four sports are so reluctant to reveal their sexual orientation until after their playing days. This clip includes quotes from Orlando Cruz, a pro boxer who earlier in October revealed he's gay.

Watch clips from each of these segments on this post, with Strahan embedded above and the remaining two linked in the "Related" section below.

Tags: hbo , real sports , michael strahan , boxing , steve sabol , nfl

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