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April 29, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SAN FRANCISCO -- Superior Court Judge Teri L. Jackson, NBA center Jason Collins' very proud aunt, said that her nephew's family pedigree is one of firsts and of fighting discrimination. Her parents -- Collins' grandparents -- were active in the civil rights movement. She and her sister integrated their elementary school. And she herself was San Francisco's first female, African American judge. Jackson's advice to her nephew on his groundbreaking announcement was simple: "Not to let it define you. ... He did not become a great basketball player because of his sexual orientation.
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April 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
NBA center Jason Collins became the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay on Monday, and his revelation has caused many athletes to show him their support. A sampling:   Proud of @ jasoncollins34 . Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2013   I am so proud of my bro @ jasoncollins34 for being real.
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April 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
NBA center Jason Collins became the first male athlete in a major pro sport to come out as gay on Monday, and he received immediate support from a big name: former President Bill Clinton. Collins went to Stanford at the same time as Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. "I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea's classmate and friend at Stanford," Clinton said in a statement. "Jason's announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender]
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Chris Broussard usually offers expertise on fast breaks and zone defense, but on Monday he drove right into America's culture wars by calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to God" and implying that gay people can't be Christians.  Speaking on ESPN's "Outside the Lines," the basketball analyst and former New York Times writer was discussing NBA player Jason Collins, who in a landmark move just became the first active player in one of the major...
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February 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
College football coaches often emphasize the importance of recruiting family members as well as the players who are the objects of their affection. Latest case in point: Alex Collins. The highly touted running back from South Plantation High in Florida signed a letter of intent with Arkansas on Thursday, another flash point in a family drama that played out over two days and looks as if it will continue. "Alex is a great addition to this class," Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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February 7, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
When Alex Collins, a star running back at South Plantation High in Florida, decided to sign a letter of intent to go to Arkansas during National Signing Day on Wednesday, his mother, Andrea McDonald, was unhappy. She was so unhappy, she took the letter of intent away and left the house. She wanted her son to go to Miami so he could stay close to her. Eventually, Collins' father, Johnny Collins, stepped in, and Alex Collins signed and faxed his letter intent to Arkansas on Thursday.
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January 22, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Marine biologist Steve O'Shea. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Martha Stewart; Kimora Lee Simmons; Giada De Laurentiis; Darrell Hammond; Aaron Neville. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Michael Strahan; Dustin Hoffman; Jason Statham; Zac Posen and Tim Gunn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jason Statham; Christine Baranski; Olly Murs performs.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Jodie Meeks hit half of his shots against the Philadelphia 76ers, including a highlight reverse dunk, for a total of seven points.  Meeks is a steady part of Coach Mike D'Antoni's rotation which went just eight deep on Tuesday in the Lakers' 103-99 loss to the Sixers. Coach Doug Collins had nothing but positive things to say about Meeks, whom he coached in Philadelphia. "He's one of the best teammates you can ever have," said Collins.  "He never puts himself above the team....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2013 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
The Soul Giants were a struggling R&B cover band in Pomona in the mid-1960s when lead singer Ray Collins fired the group's guitarist and invited a musical collaborator from Rancho Cucamonga to take his place. His name was Frank Zappa. The band soon began morphing into the Mothers of Invention, the avant-garde novelty rock group that was Zappa's vision. But Collins' "extraordinary pop-operatic vocals best conveyed" the band's "not-so-mock rage," according to the New Rolling Stone Record Guide.
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January 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Before the Lakers battled the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, Coach Doug Collins had high praise for Kobe Bryant "He's a basketball genius," Collins said. "As guys get older, for the guys who are really the savants, the game comes easier. They don't waste energy. When you're younger sometimes, you chase your tail; and you get older and the game slows down," Collins said. "He knows where he wants the ball, how he wants to get it, how he's going to get it and what he's going to do to you once he gets it. " Collins marveled at Bryant's longevity in the league, playing at such a high level.
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