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March 03 2014 8:23 PM ET

Jason Collins Debuts In First Brooklyn Home Game, Contract To Get Extended

An inside source told the AP that Jason Collins is likely to get his second 10-day contract.

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'
March 02 2014 1:19 PM ET

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'

Michelle Garcia

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Arizona's discriminatory bill "doesn't have any place in our society."

Landon Donovan's Subtle, Inclusive Message to Robbie Rogers
March 01 2014 1:07 PM ET

Landon Donovan's Subtle, Inclusive Message to Robbie Rogers

Michelle Garcia

The LA Galaxy makes a play for team cohesiveness.

Jason Collins Meets Matthew Shepard's Family
February 28 2014 2:58 PM ET

Jason Collins Meets Matthew Shepard's Family

Michelle Garcia

Collins, who was worn a number 98 jersey in honor of Matthew Shepard, met the college student's family Thursday.

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress
February 28 2014 1:52 PM ET

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress

Michelle Garcia

Lobbyist Jack Burkman's proposed bill to bar openly gay players from the NFL is ready for Congress.

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball
February 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball

Michelle Garcia

He knows he's the first out gay player in the NBA, but Jason Collins simply wants to do his job: making fouls and blocking plays.

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57
February 26 2014 3:00 PM ET

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57

Michelle Garcia

Roy Simmons, who played for both the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, died last week.

Jason Collins's no. 98 Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website
February 26 2014 1:39 PM ET

Jason Collins's Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website

Jase Peeples

The history-making athlete's number 98 Nets jersey is currently the top seller on NBA.com.

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Ban on Gay Players in NFL
February 26 2014 12:07 PM ET

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Gays Banned in NFL

Lucas Grindley

Things don't seem to be going according to plan for the lobbyist whose big idea it was to ban gay players from the NFL.

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard
February 25 2014 4:46 PM ET

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

Jase Peeples

The first out active NBA player will wear number 98 with the Nets as tribute to Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder in 1998 fueled the adoption of hate-crime laws.

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