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  • Wisdom from Jarret Stoll: Communicate, and watch for Trevor Lewis

    ST. LOUIS — With Matt Greene apparently unable to play in the Kings’ playoff opener because of an undisclosed injury, the Kings will lose some experience on defense. Keaton Ellerby, who is expected to replace Greene, has played only one...
  • NBA Player's Coming Out A Big Step Among Many

    Perhaps this is a Jackie Robinson moment, a historic point in time — but it doesn't feel like one. It feels so inevitable that we had to be reminded that it hadn't already happened. We refer of course to National Basketball Association player...
  • 'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports

    'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports
    NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to...
  • Oprah Winfrey lands interview with Jason Collins and his family

    Oprah Winfrey lands interview with Jason Collins and his family
    NBA player Jason Collins made news this week with his announcement that he was gay. As the first openly gay player in the league, Collins has generated a lot of attention, so it's no surprise that one of his first sit-down interviews to discuss things...
  • Kenny Smith schools Chris Broussard on inclusiveness

    Kenny Smith schools Chris Broussard on inclusiveness
    Thank you, Kenny Smith, for being the voice of reason in the Jason Collins-Chris Broussard imbroglio. For those keeping score at home, NBA pro Collins this week became the first active player in one of the major U.S. professional team sports to come out...
  • LeRoy Butler says church shunned him after Jason Collins tweet

    Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler says a church he was scheduled to speak at canceled his appearance after Butler sent out a tweet in support of Jason Collins, the NBA player who said earlier this week that he was gay. According to Butler,...
  • Collins y Cruz: ¿Gays por necesidad o conveniencia?

    Collins y Cruz: ¿Gays por necesidad o conveniencia?
    El jugador de la NBA, Jason Collins; y el boxeador puertorriqueño Orlando 'El Fenómeno' Cruz guardan algo en común. Y no es el hecho de que ambos son homosexuales. Tampoco se trata necesariamente de su condición de pioneros como los dos primeros atletas...
  • CNN's 'Reliable Sources' host Howard Kurtz is grilled on own show

    CNN's 'Reliable Sources' host Howard Kurtz is grilled on own show
    Instead of probing how other media outlets are doing their jobs, CNN media critic Howard Kurtz spent a big chunk of his Sunday morning show "Reliable Sources" being questioned about his own work. Kurtz took heat last week for a piece he wrote for the...
  • Charles Barkley says 'of course' he was on teams with gay players

    Charles Barkley says 'of course' he was on teams with gay players
    Former basketball great and current analyst Charles Barkley is nonchalant about NBA center Jason Collins' recent revelation that he is gay. That's because, Barkley said on Dan Patrick's radio show Tuesday, he has played with gay players before. "Of...
  • Spotlight On Who Will Hire Jason Collins

    Now that Jason Collins is out as the first active male athlete in major sports to declare that he is gay, we'll have to watch if the other shoe falls out of the professional sports closet. That would be the professional basketball general manager who...
  • 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...