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Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for gay comment

Mar 03, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Stoudemire says his comments were meant to be taken as jokes even after saying there s always a truth within a joke

FOOT IN MOUTH. Amar'e Stoudemire, seen during his time with the Miami Heat, drew condemnation from gay former NBA players over his comments about playing with a gay teammate. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Amar’e Stoudemire says he would avoid a gay teammate

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:31 PM

I m going to shower across the street said the former NBA star about what he d do if he had a gay teammate

TRUTH IN JOKES. Amar'e Stoudemire, who was once fined by the NBA for tweeting a homophobic slur to a fan, has drawn condemnation from openly gay basketball players John Amaechi and Jason Collins. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Openly gay ex-NBA player slams Pacquiao for same-sex union comments

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Jason Collins who came out as gay in 2013 uses his Twitter account to call Manny Pacquiao a bigot

TECHNICAL FOUL. Former NBA player Jason Collins (L) isn't happy with Manny Pacquiao's recent comments. Jason Collins photo by Jason Szenes/EPA, Manny Pacquiao photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

US college player Gordon reveals he's gay

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Derrick Gordon is the first openly gay player in American collegiate basketball

BE TRUE. US college player Derrick Gordon is indeed being true to himself as he reveals he is gay. Photo from his Twitter account

Holding Court - New NBA commish Silver eyes changes

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:37 PM

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has only been on the job a little over a month but he s already eyeing major changes to the league Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes

SILVER RUSH. New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has big shoes to fill after taking over for David Stern a month ago. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA: Collins jersey sale proceeds to go to gay rights groups

Mar 01, 2014 - 2:22 PM

The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups

JERSEY NET. The NBA has pledged to donate all proceeds from Jason Collins' jersey sales to two gay rights groups. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Nets sign openly gay Collins to historic NBA contract

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Brooklyn Nets: We needed to increase our depth inside and with his experience and size we felt he was the right choice for a 10 day contract

HE'S IN. Jason Collins signs a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Nets, via Twitter @BrooklynNets

Nets may sign first openly gay NBA player‎ Collins

Feb 21, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Jason Collins who revealed he was gay last April could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10 day contract with the Brooklyn Nets

BACK IN THE LEAGUE. Jason Collins, then a member of the New Jersey Nets, pumps his fist after scoring a basket during game one of the 2004 NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Top NFL prospect says he's gay

Feb 10, 2014 - 1:09 PM

US university gridiron standout Michael Sam revealed on Sunday that he is gay raising the prospect he could become the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team

OUT. NFL Prospect Michael Sam may become the first openly gay NFL player. Photo by Marcus Qwertyus/wiki commons

Gay NBA star, Boston victims get Michelle Obama invites

Jan 28, 2014 - 11:39 AM

A statement named Collins and Boston survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman among the first round of invitees to watch Tuesday s address in First Lady Michelle Obama s box

In 2013, Heat dynasty picks up steam

Dec 26, 2013 - 7:15 AM

In 2013 the Miami Heat picked up right where they left off by returning their core group and adding key pieces en route to winning their second straight NBA championship in 2013

Sports in 2013: Stories of resiliency

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Misfortunes struck comebacks were mounted and history was made in the last 365 days Look back on the biggest sports stories

Hibbert fined $75,000 for gay slur

Jun 03, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Roy Hibbert was fined 75 000 for his gay slur during the post game conference after their Game 6 win

FINED. Hibbert was billed $75, 000 for his homophobic comments. Photo from the Indiana Pacers' Facebook page.

Federer, Murray: No problem with gay tennis player

May 13, 2013 - 1:47 PM

Star tennis players Roger Federer and Andy Murray said that there will be no problems if a tennis player comes out

SYMPATHY. Federer says that having a gay tennis player wouldn't be a problem. Photo from Roger Federer's Facebook page.

After coming out, gay NBA player gets outpouring of support

Apr 30, 2013 - 2:52 PM

After coming out Jason Collins the first openly gay player in the NBA gets an outpouring of support from different circles

Will a gay athlete ever 'come out' in the Philippines?

Apr 30, 2013 - 2:07 PM

In the Philippines coming out ala Jason Collins in the PBA would be an intimidating proposition

NBA center Jason Collins: 'I'm gay'

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:54 PM

I m a 34 year old NBA center I m black And I m gay says Collins

'I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay,' says Jason Collins.