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Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

This June 8, 2013 file photo shows NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, marching in Boston's gay pride parade alongside U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a college roommate, second right, and Kennedy's wife Lauren Anne Birchfield, center, in Boston. Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. AP

Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league Sunday when he took the court for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Nets may make Collins first openly gay player

Jason Collins. AP

Jason Collins, who revealed his homosexuality last April, could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reported Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Nets win on emotional Boston return for star duo

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett (2) pat one another on the back and head following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Boston. The Nets won 85-79. AP

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce received an “unbelievable” welcome from Celtics faithful in their return to Boston on Sunday – and departed with a win for their current NBA team Brooklyn.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA: Nets’ Pierce fined $15,000

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) reacts during the second half of the Nets 102-93 victory over in the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce was handed a $15,000 fine by the NBA on Tuesday, a day after he was thrown out of the Nets’ blowout loss to Indiana.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Robinson surge leads Bulls past Nets in triple OT

The Chicago Bulls bench including Nate Robinson (2) and Joakim Noah, center right, celebrates a basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the third overtime in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

The Chicago Bulls wiped out a 14-point deficit late in regulation and beat the Brooklyn Nets 142-134 in triple overtime to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round NBA playoff series on Saturday.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Noah, Boozer lead Bulls past Nets 96-85

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, top, dunks against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday.

The Bulls went on a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched into third, giving them an 18-point lead. They opened March on a winning note after going 5-8 in February, just their second losing month in 2 1/2 seasons under coach Tom Thibodeau.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA Capsules

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. AP

LeBron James scored 30 points in another efficient performance, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat dominated the middle two quarters on the way to an easy 111-89 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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Indiana Pacers' David West (21) shoots over Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The Pacers defeated the Heat 102-89. AP

David West scored 30 points and Paul George added 15 on Friday night, leading Indiana to a 102-89 victory over Miami.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) along with Chicago Bulls players Carlos Boozer (5) and Luol Deng (9) watch as James scores two points during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. AP

Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated on the boards to become only the third visiting team to win in Miami this season, beating the Heat 96-89 Friday night.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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