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Becky Hammon deserves the credit for her hiring

The San Antonio Spurs deserve applause, but Becky Hammon deserves all the credit for opening the opportunity for the first female full-time assistant coach in NBA history.

NBA referee Violet Palmer comes out as gay

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Palmer will this season be the first openly gay person to officiate in one of the "Big Four" sports.

John Amaechi encourages Brits to partake in basketball

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Openly gay former NBA player John Amaechi is offering a free day of basketball coaching to encourage youth to engage in the sport that made him famous - basketball. You can read all the details here at HoopFix.

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Jason Collins responds to Tony Dungy brilliantly

Tony Dungy doesn't want Michael Sam on his team. Collins says that's not how people in pro sports should conduct themselves.

Dungy: I don't agree with Jason Collins' lifestyle

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Tony Dungy made it clear last year that he doesn't agree with people being gay in their lives.

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From The Bench: Chris Bosh gay speculation

In the midst of the NBA Finals, Chris Bosh talked about the perception of him as too soft and the speculation that he's gay.

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Watch: Calvin & Grant Hill on gay athletes

Grant Hill says some of the players in the NBA are less tolerant of the idea of a gay teammate than they have said publicly. Calvin Hill's experience with Jerry Smith and the Washington Redskins...

Outsports Pocast: Collins, Tebow, Eagles' wieners

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We discuss Jason Collins' historic season, Tim Tebow's upset fans and rumors about Eagles' wieners.

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From The Bench, Ep. 3: Athletes flex their muscles

LeBron James and other NBA players forced the NBA to take a strong stance against Donald Sterling, even as Northwestern football players fight for their own rights.

Sterling, racism and homophobia in sports

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While there are key differences between racism and homophobia, particularly in regards to Donald Sterling's comments, the question remains about the eventual reaction to anti-gay comments in sports.

Podcast: What if Sterling was anti-gay?

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Donald Sterling banned from the NBA, and rightly so. But would he have been banned if he said he didn't want gays?

LGBT Sports Coalition: Clippers must be sold

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Coalition: No NBA coach, player or fan should ever have to bear comments like those espoused by Cippers owner Donald Sterling.

Jason Collins, Donald Sterling: Best, worst of NBA

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The league goes from the high of Collins' coming out to the low of Sterling and racism surfacing.

NBA auctioning signed Jason Collins game jersey

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Buy a piece of history with a Jason Collins No. 98 jersey, and support GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Gay worker said he was taunted by Houston Rockets

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"Get this f-- out of here! He's trying to catch a sneaky-peeky!" Rockets players said to the man, a lawsuit alleges.

Nets to sign Jason Collins for rest of season

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After waiting until Feb. 23 to be signed, Jason Collins will be a member of the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season, ESPN is reporting. Collins has been signed to two 10-day contracts and the...

Contest: Tweet pic in your Jason Collins jersey

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You can win a donation to your favorite LGBT sports charity or a free Gay Games 9 registration. Either way, the NBA will donate part of your purchase to GLSEN or the Matthew Shepard Foundation!

Standing O for Collins at first home game

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The Nets will offer Collins a second 10-day contract and likely sign him for the rest of the season.

NBA donating proceeds from Collins jerseys

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NBA pledges to donate at least $100k to LGBT groups GLSEN and Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Collins scores 3 in win, Nets likely to keep him

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Jason Collins scored three points in just eight minutes of play Thursday night in the Brooklyn Nets' blowout 112-89 win against the Nuggets in Denver. They were the first points of the season for...

Jason Collins #98 jersey top-seller in NBA

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Collins had four of the top five selling jersey items in the NBA since he became the first openly gay player in league history.

Jason Collins plays 7 minutes in Nets loss

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It was a bad game for the Brooklyn Nets as Jason Collins debuted No. 98.

Buy your Jason Collins Nets jersey

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No. 98 is on sale now and is already a hot-seller.

A photo that says it all about Jason Collins

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You will read a lot about Jason Collins suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets, including Cyd's comments here. But the photo above says it all: An openly gay player took the court in an NBA game in the...

Jason Collins played it right with patience

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Jason Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets confirms pro sports is ready for gay athletes.

Jason Collins in First Lady's box for SOTU address

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Collins will join Boston Marathon bombing survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, among others.

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