Thursday Mar 6
Your New Favorite Player Just Made the NBA
Every once in a while, a sports story comes along that's so inspiring - so improbable and such an incredible testament to the potential of human will - that whatever game the main character plays ceases to matter at all.
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Sampling of columns of note from the past week
That could soon replace the old baseball saw "batter up" if a Texas plan to sell beer at sporting events on campus gets final approval and goes through, as expected, for a Longhorn game coming near you soon.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
No Regrets, Kidd Taking It All In Stride
The Brooklyn Nets made a historic move by signing the first openly gay player in the NBA.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Hang Up and Listen: The Steve Nash at the Finish Line Edition
Slate's sports podcast on figure skating controversy in Sochi, Jason Collins' return to the NBA, and Steve Nash's documentary series The Finish Line .
Uganda's Museveni signs anti-gay bill
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday an anti-gay bill that toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals, defying warnings from the United States that relations could be complicated by the new rules.
Dozens detained outside Moscow court
Moscow police have detained dozens of people outside a courthouse where eight anti-government protesters are to be sentenced for their role in a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The News Journal
Amick: Collins must make the most of 10-day contract
Since the widespread hope here is that stories like this one eventually become non-stories and the acceptance of homosexuality becomes even more the norm rather than the exception, we start with this sobering reality about Jason Collins and his historic decision to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
The NBAs first ever openly gay player, Jason Collins, 35, will play for the Brooklyn Nets
Who says Russia doesn't have a sense of humour? Sochi closing ceremony mocks ring that failed to open at beginning of Olympics Ousted Native American leader who shot four dead as her bitter tribe tried to evict her 'was a notorious bully who EVERYBODY hated' How you can turn your smartphone into a Game Boy: Simple trick that turns mobile into retro ... (more)
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Sources: Nets put Collins decision on hold
The Brooklyn Nets will not decide on whether to proceed with their interest in signing free-agent center Jason Collins until letting the sudden free agency of Glen "Big Baby" Davis play out over the weekend, according to sources close to the process.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Sources: Nets consider signing Collins to deal
The Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins this week in Los Angeles and are giving strong consideration to signing the free-agent center to a 10-day contract that would position him to become NBA's first active openly gay player, ESPN.com has learned.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
this Date in Sports History
Canada's Olympic hockey team was so impressive that officials gave them a bye into the medal round rather than indulge a series of blowouts.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
5 things to watch today at 2014 Winter Olympics
All eyes will be on the ice dancing as it looks like another showdown between Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Americans' Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Pippen Ain't Easy
You Better Call Coach Sloan.Call Him
With the All-Star break finally here, I want to focus on two former all-star teammates that went in the same directiondown.