Basketball

NBA names Dick Parsons as new Clippers president
By May 10, 2014 Read More →

NBA names Dick Parsons as new Clippers president

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named a new interim president of the Los Angeles Clippers. Dick Parsons, a former lawyer and chairman at Citigroup and Time Warner, will take over as the NBA tries to force a sale of the team. Owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league after being recorded […]

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UMass Basketball Player Comes Out, Is First Openly Gay Div. 1 Athlete
By April 9, 2014 Read More →

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out, Is First Openly Gay Div. 1 Athlete

Derrick Gordon, a sophomore shooting guard for UMass’ Division 1 basketball team, came out of the closet Wednesday, making him the first athlete in the top division of NCAA basketball to do so. Gordon, 22, told his team and family he was gay on April 2, and publicly announced his sexual orientation to ESPN and Outsports this morning.

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Golden Tigers’ season ends with loss to NCAA II top team
By March 29, 2014 Read More →

Golden Tigers’ season ends with loss to NCAA II top team

Golden Tigers’ season ends with loss to NCAA II top team EVANSVILLE, Ind. – In the second game of the afternoon session of the NCAA Division II Elite 8, the Tuskegee Golden Tigers (21-12) faced the nation’s No. 1 team in Division II, the Metropolitan State Roadrunners (32-1) from Denver, Colorado. With 7:57 remaining in […]

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Tuskegee makes historic march into NCAA II’s Elite Eight
By March 21, 2014 Read More →

Tuskegee makes historic march into NCAA II’s Elite Eight

It was a rousing homecoming for Tuskegee University’s men’s basketball team as hundreds of fans embraced their Golden Tigers as they stepped off their bus last Wednesday night. Hoisted over their heads, they proudly held the trophy received after garnering their first NCAA Division II South Region championship, beating the Delta State Statesmen one night earlier, 80-59, in Lakeland, Florida.

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Nets To Sign Collins For Balance Of Season
By March 12, 2014 Read More →

Nets To Sign Collins For Balance Of Season

Nets To Sign Collins For Balance Of Season By Nathan James The Brooklyn Nets, pleased with the performance of their new player, Jason Collins, will sign him up for the remainder of this year’s basketball season, league and team officials said. Collins, 35, an NBA veteran who made history last spring when he came out […]

Nets To Renew Collins Contract
By March 4, 2014 Read More →

Nets To Renew Collins Contract

By Nathan James The Brooklyn Nets, who made sports history when they signed center Jason Collins, pro sports’ first active, publicly out athlete, to a 10-day contract last week, like what they see in the veteran NBA player. According to the team and numerous other sources, the club is preparing to renew Collins 10-day contract […]

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Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins
By February 23, 2014 Read More →

Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins

Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, has been signed by the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, making the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.

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Brooklyn Nets Evaluating Jason Collins For Signing
By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Brooklyn Nets Evaluating Jason Collins For Signing

Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, is being evaluated by the Brooklyn Nets for possible signing, which would make the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.

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Dennis Rodman Enters Alcohol Rehab
By January 19, 2014 Read More →

Dennis Rodman Enters Alcohol Rehab

Retired American basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment program after returning to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea, where he played an exhibition game for the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman spokesman Darren Prince said Saturday that Rodman checked into the facility […]

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Months After Coming Out, NBA’s Collins Still Unsigned
By October 13, 2013 Read More →

Months After Coming Out, NBA’s Collins Still Unsigned

When veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out of the closet in the April 29 issue of Sports Illustrated, there was an immediate, public outpouring of support from the Washington Wizards, the league, fellow players, and even President Obama. But today, several months after becoming a free agent, Collins has yet to be picked up […]

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