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Jason Collins signs with Nets, becomes NBA's first openly gay player

History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming...wrote on Twitter.The news on Jason Collins comes as Michael Sam, the SEC...defensively and on the boards."I know Jason Collins is a competitor. One thing I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-23/jason-collins-signs-nets-beco
Jason Collins receives warm welcome in Nets locker room

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets.He signed a 10-day contract, one of the toughest deals in sports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-24/jason-collins-receives-warm-w
King meets Russian gay teenager in Sochi; texts Jason Collins after whirlwind trip

NEW YORK - Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation.She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first openly gay male player among the four major U.S. professional sports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-01/king-meets-russian-gay-t
NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out in first for major league

...simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence...game known as "Three Degrees of Jason Collins.""If you're in the league...and we'll always remember that Jason Collins was the first man to do this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-04-29/nba-veteran-jason-collins-com
Is the locker room ready for Jason Collins?

The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job.Collins' stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport won overwhelming support from other players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-04-30/locker-room-ready-jason-colli
Nets' Jason Collins big surprise for Bucks

...RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets had a surprise for the Milwaukee Bucks in the opener of their playoff series: Jason Collins. The Bucks expected big games from Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin even before the best-of-seven series got under...

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UMass guard Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay male player in Division I basketball

...that confidence that they need to get over that hump."Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league's first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season."Right now I'm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-09/umass-guard-derrick-gordo
WNBA marketing campaign targets LGBT audience

...comes after a wave of recent announcements from players who are identifying themselves publicly as gay. NBA player Jason Collins became the first player in men's professional basketball to come out and played with the Nets. Former Missouri football...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-21/wnba-marketing-campa
Pacers take out Wizards in Game 6

...Former U.S. senator Herb Kohl reached agreement with them in April for a price tag of about $550 million. NETS: Jason Collins didn't retire Thursday, but he sounded a lot like a man ready to move on in life.When asked about his future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-05-15/pacers-take-out-wizards-game-
Sam's dream becomes reality when St. Louis drafts first openly gay player into NFL

...accused Minnesota of cutting him in part because of his vocal support for gay rights.In the last year, NBA veteran Jason Collins has come out publicly as gay, and is now playing for the Brooklyn Nets. Collins said before the Nets' playoff game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-11/sams-dream-becomes-reality-wh