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Jason Collins Signs with Brooklyn Nets, Becomes NBA's First Openly Gay Player

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Jason Collins has signed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets, making him the first openly gay player in the NBA.

The Nets signed Collins — who came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated article last year — to a 10-day contract on Sunday. Collins, 35, has been a free agent since coming out and last played for the Washington Wizards.

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Jason Kidd Arrested on DWI Charges After Crashing Into Pole

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NBA star Jason Kidd was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Southampton early Sunday after crashing into a telephone pole, The New York Daily News reports.

Kidd, 39, crashed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade near his home in... read more

Behind the Scenes on USA Basketball's Road to Redemption

LeBron James by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Following the disappointing (some might say embarrassing) bronze-medal performance at the Athens Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team knew it had to make some changes. The biggest was hiring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to reinvent the program. A new docu-series beginning Wednesday night, Road To Redemption, chronicles the squad's journey back to Dream Team status (July 2, 7 pm/ET, ESPN). Expect plenty of product placement for a certain shoe company, but there's also great behind the scenes footage, including Coach K's initial 2006 address to the team. "We’re the guys who are gonna show people how to play, on any surface, in any court, in any location, it is our game," he said to a group that included NBA stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Jason Kidd, the sole holdover from the last gold-medal-winning team (2000).The initial outing, the 2006 world championships, produced another bronze medal. But by the time the team swept through the FIBA Americas Championship last summ... read more

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