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  • Jason Collins: 'Overwhelmingly positive' response since joining Nets

    Jason Collins said the reaction to him becoming the first openly gay player in the NBA had been positive, with one exception. “Well, of course on Twitter you’re going to have a few crazies,” Collins said before the Brooklyn Nets...
  • IRONPIGS REVEAL #SMELLTHECHANGE MYSTERY

    IRONPIGS REVEAL #SMELLTHECHANGE MYSTERY
    IronPigs fans found out today what #smellthechange meant when the team made what it called a “major announcement” at 1 p.m. … Dale Earnhardt Jr., not Jimmy Johnson, outlasted the rain Sunday to win his second Daytona 500. A tweet from...
  • Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, signs with the Nets

    Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, signs with the Nets
    Jason Collins, a 35-year-old free agent, signed a 10-day contract Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets, which makes him the first openly gay athlete in one of America's four major sports leagues. The 7-foot center, who came out after playing last season with...
  • Jacque Vaughn says Jason Collins was one of the best teammates he ever had

    Jacque Vaughn says Jason Collins was one of the best teammates he ever had
    TORONTO — Jacque Vaughn is a fan of Jason Collins. On Sunday, Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and became the first openly gay player in North America’s four major professional team sports leagues. Vaughn and Collins...
  • Lakers' rally falls short in 108-102 loss to Nets

    The Lakers' comeback attempt against the Brooklyn Nets fell short on Sunday night, as the Lakers fell 108-102. After trailing by double digits for most of the game, a MarShon Brooks put-back and a Nick Young layup closed the Lakers to within four points...
  • Preview: Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets

    The Lakers (19-36) are looking to establish a winning streak as they host the Brooklyn Nets (25-27) on Sunday at Staples Center. Swingman Nick Young is expected to make a return after fracturing a knee on Feb. 5. With the additions of guards Kent...
  • Trade deadline secondary to buyout deadline

    Trade deadline secondary to buyout deadline
        A year ago, Erik Spoelstra spent weeks stressing "we have enough." And then, in January, the Miami Heat got enough, when Chris Andersen was signed and the Heat took flight with the Birdman.     This season, Spoelstra hasn't had to answer personnel...
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    I'm intrigued by the suspension of Oklahoma State University star Marcus Smart for shoving a fan in the final seconds of Saturday's game against Texas Tech. The fan, a rabid Texas Tech rooter named Jeff Orr, admits to having called......
  • Michael Sam, the Bears and the gay-challenged NFL

    Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is openly gay and proud. He is preparing to play in the NFL. And so I thought of Lance Briggs. I thought of last April when NBA veteran Jason Collins told the world he is gay. I thought of Briggs’ Twitter...
  • 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Orange Is the New Black' Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

    "Dallas Buyers Club," "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "Orange is the New Black" and "Grey's Anatomy" are among the films and TV shows nominated for this year's GLAAD Media Awards, which honors accurate representations of the LGBTQ community. The 25th Annual...
  • Scout sees Heat repeating, not as dynasty

    Scout sees Heat repeating, not as dynasty
       For the Miami Heat it was just another preseason week of the type of nonsense that leads up to what really matters:    Charles Barkley saying Greg Oden would be the key to this season; Steve Kerr reiterating his belief the Heat won't win the title,...
  • Athletes send their support to Jason Collins via Twitter

    NBA center Jason Collins became the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay on Monday, and his revelation has caused many athletes to show him their support. A sampling:   Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't...