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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jason Collins puts his focus on the game, not history

    Jason Collins rose from his seat on the bench and strode slowly toward the scorer's table. He stepped on a traction mat, removed the T-shirt covering his jersey top and joined his Brooklyn Nets teammates on the Staples Center court. It was a routine...
  • 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: '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...
  • Kings' toughest foe may be the schedule

    DENVER -- The NHL's Olympic break may be over but its effects are lingering for the players who made the long trip home from Sochi last weekend. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who joined the team Monday in Denver after helping Canada win a gold medal...
  • Clippers' Matt Barnes playing at high level

    Matt Barnes has admitted that all the trade chatter bothered the Clippers' starting small forward. Since not being traded away at the trade deadline last Thursday, Barnes has played perhaps his best basketball of the season. In the three games since...
  • Clippers' Jamal Crawford set to have MRI on calf

    Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford is scheduled Thursday to have an MRI on his strained left calf to determine the severity of the injury. Crawford was injured with a few seconds left in the second quarter Wednesday night during the Clippers’...
  • Looking Out: Jason Collins' jersey is NBA's top-seller

    He's 35, he only has a 10-day contract and it looks like he might be near the end of his career, but Jason Collins apparently has the NBA's top-selling jersey. And the jersey with the second-highest sales. And the fourth. Collins' Brooklyn Nets...