ST. Cheap Hydro Flask . LOUIS -- Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates. "Im so excited to be back with the guys," Sam said. "Footballs fun." Sam hopes there will be less attention about his sexual orientation, but added his focus has to be on making the team. He said hes in the best shape of his life, dropping 13 pounds in the month since the last OTA workout, weighing in at 257 pounds. "Feeling great," he said. "Its just where I want to be speed-wise, so I can run fast and make plays. I want to be as fast as I can." Sam declined to offer specifics about his 40-yard dash time, adding "Im not worried about the combine." He didnt have much to say about his experience at the ESPYS, where he received the Arthur Ashe Courage award. Sam got a hug from the Hall of Famer Jim Brown on his way to the stage, and teared up throughout his speech faltered at times. "You know, it was a great award and I had a great time in LA," Sam said. "But thats over and Im focusing on football now." Just as they did after the draft and during OTAs, teammates didnt seem to care that Sam was gay. Offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney, taken the pick after the Rams created a stir by selecting Sam, had only compliments. "Hes a football player, hes not a bother," Rhaney said. "Hes laid-back, funny, jokes a lot. Pretty good." Quarterback Garrett Gilbert, drafted in the sixth round out of Southern Methodist, said there was plenty on his plate without worrying about Sam. Gilbert said this will be the seventh offence hes had to learn in eight seasons counting high school and college. "When Mike got drafted he became part of our team, and thats what he is," Gilbert said. "Were both here competing, our jobs arent guaranteed. "He as well as the other guys in our rookie class are members of this family." Coach Jeff Fisher will address the media for the first time on Friday after the first full-squad workout. Sam knows he must improve across the board to make the team. The Rams already had one of the best pass rushes in the NFL, with stars Robert Quinn and Chris Long at the ends, before taking Sam in the seventh round. Long was among those observing on Tuesday. "Its not college anymore," Sam said. "Thats childs play compared to this." A little more than two dozen newcomers participated indoors. Sam thought it felt much like another OTA, but noted no one had pads on yet. On Day 1 his biggest concern was mastering nuances of playing right end. He was the SEC co-defensive player of the year at Missouri rushing from the left side. "I thought I did pretty good," he said. "Not totally satisfied because I havent been on the right side in a few years." At times, Sam had to try and get past Greg Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick of the draft who played a little tackle on Tuesday. Robinson, wholl begin his NFL career at guard, left the first workout feeling pretty good. "It was definitely a positive feeling to have a jump start on camp," Robinson said. "I was kind of familiar with a lot of the plays that we went over today and it helped with the speed of the game. "It helped me play a little faster." Swell Cyber Monday Sale . The Raptors (15-15) posted six road victories last month and have won seven of their last nine games overall. Toronto visits the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Hydro Flask Cyber Monday Sale . - The Baltimore Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta reached agreement on a five-year contract Friday.The European Tour and Ladies European Tour have combined to make history as they both stage events at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam this week in Morocco. The men will tee off on the Red Course in the Trophee Hassan II - live on Sky Sports 4 HD from 11.30am on Thursday - while over on the Blue Course, the women will be competing in the Lalla Meryem Cup.For the first time, the two organisations are running concurrent events in a bid to encourage participation and attract fans to the sport and organisers have said this will not be a one-off.  With less than 100 days to go until golf returns to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years, the two Tour chief executives are hopeful this can act as a show-piece for Rio. Past European Solheim Cup team members Laura Davies (left) and Melissa Reid will be heading up the female field in Morocco Its terrific to be here alongside the LET to stage the mens and womens tournaments just three months prior to the Olympics, Keith Pelley, the European Tour chief executive, said.There are many Olympic hopefuls competing in both tournaments, so its a great opportunity to showcase the strength of the mens and the womens games. Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh looks ahead to the Lalla Meryem Cup where women and men from the European Tour are playing at the same time on di I hope its the start of an increased collaboration to come between the two Tours. We can grow and get stronger together.The inclusion of golf in the Olympics has been met with varying degrees of support and while the men and women will play in different weeks in Brazil, there is a positivity abouut having events that run at the same time. Hydro Flask Black Friday. #160;Hopefully in the future we will have more events like this one, and maybe one day we might have a mixed event because it would be fun, Alexander Levy, a two-time winner on the European Tour, told the organisation. I think its pretty special to have both events in the same week at the same club, and Im really grateful to the people who had this amazing idea. Gwladys Nocera, defending champion The tours are hopeful that the innovation will allow golf to follow other successful concurrent male and female tours such as tennis. We need to look beyond the borders of golf and in other sports we can see the best practices, Ivan Khodabakhsh, of the Ladies European Tour, said. We can see in tennis and in other sports, actually having both genders side by side in a great event competing gives so much more colour, provides so much more for the fans and hopefully we can gain new fans coming to the sport.Another event has been confirmed to combine the two tours when the inaugural European Championships are held at Gleneagles in 2018.  May is National Golf Month. SportsWomen visited a club in Cheshire which launched a campaign to introduce 100 girls to the game by 2020 Watch live coverage of the Trophee Hassan II on Sky Sports 4 HD on Thursday (11.30am to 1.30pm and 3.30pm to 6.30pm). 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