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Jason Collins gets second 10-day deal with Nets

Jason Collins gets second 10-day deal with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.
Collins meets with parents of Matthew Shephard after Denver game

Collins meets with parents of Matthew Shephard after Denver game

DENVER, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins says his jersey No. 98 took on added meaning after meeting in Colorado with the parents of slain gay student Matthew Shepard.
Jason Collins meets Matthew Shepard's family

Jason Collins meets Matthew Shepard's family

DENVER, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Jason Collins, America's first openly gay athlete in its major sports, met with Matthew Shepard's family in Denver, Colo., Thursday night.
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Jason Collins has best-selling jersey in NBA

Jason Collins has best-selling jersey in NBA

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jason Collins, who is on a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, has had his jersey with number 98 become the best-selling in the NBA.
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NBA: Brooklyn 108, Los Angeles Lakers 102

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Deron Williams scored 30 points Sunday and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-102 in the first NBA game to feature an openly gay player.
Nets sign openly gay Jason Collins to 10-day contract

Nets sign openly gay Jason Collins to 10-day contract

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Free agent forward Jason Collins, who revealed last year he is gay, has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced Sunday.
Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

COLUMBIA, Miss., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brendon Ayanbadejo says Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who has come out as gay, is similar to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.
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Boston bombing survivors to be First Lady's guests at State of the Union

Boston bombing survivors to be First Lady's guests at State of the Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, both Boston bombing survivors, will attend the State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of first lady Michelle Obama.
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WH: Obama wants to work with Congress, but will use executive order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama wants to work with the U.S. Congress, but isn't afraid to wield his executive pen if needed, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
State of the Union: First lady's guests announced

State of the Union: First lady's guests announced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- People at the center of some of 2013's biggest stories will join first lady Michelle Obama for one of the biggest moments of the political year.
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Poll: Majority support NBA's Collins' decision to announce he is gay

Poll: Majority support NBA's Collins' decision to announce he is gay

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- A majority of U.S. residents said they support NBA player Jason Collins' decision to reveal he is gay, results of a Washington Post-ABC News poll indicated.

Howard Kurtz apologizes for Jason Collins report

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist Howard Kurtz said Sunday he made "a big mistake" in his erroneous report that NBA star Jason Collins didn't disclose his engagement to a woman.

Howard Kurtz fired after Jason Collins blog

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist, author and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz has been fired by The Daily Beast, website publisher Tina Brown said Thursday.
LeRoy Butler supports Collins, church revokes his speaking engagement

LeRoy Butler supports Collins, church revokes his speaking engagement

MILWAUKEE, May 1 (UPI) -- A former NFL player says a Wisconsin church canceled his speaking date after he tweeted support for NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay.
Obama holds wide-ranging news conference on foreign, domestic issues.

Obama holds wide-ranging news conference on foreign, domestic issues.

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday denied he risked credibility about setting a "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Obama: Jason Collins announcement makes him proud

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he talked with gay NBA player Jason Collins and couldn't be prouder of him.
Wizards center Jason Collins becomes first openly gay pro athlete

Wizards center Jason Collins becomes first openly gay pro athlete

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards center Jason Collins said revealing he is gay has lifted a huge weight from his shoulders.
Jason Collins, NBA veteran, says he is gay

Jason Collins, NBA veteran, says he is gay

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Jason Collins, who just completed his 12th season in the NBA, disclosed he is gay in an article written for Sports Illustrated.

NBA: San Antonio 97, Atlanta 90

ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- Manu Ginobili picked up San Antonio down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter of the Spurs' 97-90 win over Atlanta.
Mayo, Love part of big NBA trade

Mayo, Love part of big NBA trade

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- O.J. Mayo and Kevin Love, two of the top picks in this year's NBA draft, are part of an eight-player trade between Minnesota and Memphis.

NBA: New Jersey 86, New Orleans 85 (OT)

NEW ORLEANS, March 9 (UPI) -- Jason Kidd converted a three-point play with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night to give New Jersey an 86-85 victory over New Orleans.

NBA: Orlando 104, New Jersey 101

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Grant Hill scored 22 points Saturday night to lead the Orlando Magic to a 104-101 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

NBA: Cleveland 103, New Jersey 97

CLEVELAND, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 27 and 19 points respectively Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New Jersey Nets, 103-97.

NBA: New Jersey 106, Atlanta 89

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 4 (UPI) -- Richard Jefferson scored 20 points to lead seven players in double figures Sunday as New Jersey cruised to a 106-89 victory over Atlanta.

NBA: New Jersey 103, Washington 99 (OT)

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Lucious Harris sank a pair of clinching free throws Wednesday night as New Jersey rallied to defeat Washington in overtime, 103-99.
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