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  • 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...
  • 'I'm gay': Jason Collins, L.A. native, hopes for best, plans for worst

    'I'm gay': Jason Collins, L.A. native, hopes for best, plans for worst
    NBA center and Harvard-Westlake School graduate Jason Collins came out Monday as the first active gay athlete in a major professional sport. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native who helped lead Harvard-Westlake to two state championships in the 1990s with...
  • Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'

    Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'
    National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
  • Jason Collins is gay: What his announcement means

    Jason Collins is gay: What his announcement means
    NBA center Jason Collins made headline news Monday for revealing in Sports Illustrated that he’s gay But who cares? I don’t want to sound flip. I absolutely admire his courage. I just find it lamentable that in this day and age, Collins,...
  • You're a hero, Jason Collins

    You're a hero, Jason Collins
    He'll never be mistaken for a Hall of Famer on the court, but NBA journeyman Jason Collins just became one off it, generating the kind of shockwave he's never been able to create in over a decade in the NBA. "I'm black," the former Washington Wizards...
  • Don't let being gay define you, aunt urges NBA's Jason Collins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Superior Court Judge Teri L. Jackson, NBA center Jason Collins' very proud aunt, said that her nephew's family pedigree is one of firsts and of fighting discrimination. Her parents -- Collins' grandparents -- were active in the civil...
  • Breaking a barrier

    Breaking a barrier
    NBA center Jason Collins says he has gotten "incredible" support since revealing in Sports Illustrated that he is gay and thus becoming the first openly gay male athlete in one of the major team sports in this country. As that support includes...
  • Mayo: Bravo Jason Collins, but when will gay be passe?

    If Jason Collins were an actor, writer or a politician, his sexual orientation wouldn't be a big story. But the headlines and discussion generated by Collins' decision to come out as gay as an active NBA player shows you how far sports has to go to...
  • Openly gay in NBA: Will Jason Collins get 'Hollywood Treatment'?

    NBA center Jason Collins made history on Monday, becoming the first athlete in one of the big four American professional sports leagues — NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL — to declare he is openly gay while still an active player.  Collins’ decision...
  • Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?

    Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?
    Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement. The reaction to his news Monday was swift. President Obama, who just last year announced his...
  • 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...