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May 1, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN 's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to God. " In the immediate 24 hours following Collins' announcement, the most poignant counterbalance to Broussard's opine came from “Inside the NBA” host and former player Kenny Smith - who evoked...
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SPORTS
February 18, 1995 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Harvard-Westlake High basketball team continues to tower over and overpower opponents. With 6-foot-10 sophomore twins Jason and Jarron Collins muscling inside, the Wolverines bullied their way to a 62-45 victory over La Quinta on Friday night in the second round of the Southern Section Division III-A playoffs. Harvard (24-3), the division's top-seeded team, will play a third-round match on Tuesday.
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March 5, 1995 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ben Robbins felt it was destiny that Harvard-Westlake High would win the Southern Section Division III-A boys' basketball championship. Even when Dos Pueblos stayed close at the beginning of Saturday's championship game at The Pond, Robbins and his teammates didn't panic. "I wasn't worried; we were meant to be here and win the game," Robbins said. "At some point we were going to hit some big shots and accomplish what we and everybody else expected us to do."
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April 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
It took the Angels 19 innings to reach disappointment Monday, losing to the Oakland Athletics, 10-8. The game will probably fade into the history books … or so the Angels' Josh Hamilton can only hope. The Angels went a little longer in the Oakland Coliseum to get to defeat in 1971 , losing 1-0 in 20 innings. It was a game that holds a place in team and, tragically, baseball folklore. The Angels' Tony Conigliaro struck out five times that night, lighting a fuse. The last came in the 19th inning, with Conigliaro getting tossed out for arguing the call.
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April 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  How do you celebrate a walk-off home run in the 19th inning? Why, you throw a pie into your own face, of course. Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer off Angels reliever Barry Enright to give the Oakland Athletics a 10-8, 19-inning victory in Oakland at 1:41 a.m. Tuesday. Amazingly, the Oakland telecast of the game actually went on with a brief post-game show, including an interview with Moss. During that interview, an A's teammate walked up to Moss and handed him a plate filled with whipped cream.
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August 21, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Glenn Burke was just doing what came naturally. Dusty Baker's home run blast to left field on the last day of the regular season, Oct. 2, 1977, was history-making. It was his 30th, meaning the Dodgers became the first team to have four players hit 30 home runs in a season. As Baker rounded third to the roar of the Dodger Stadium crowd, Burke, a rookie outfielder, ran from the on-deck circle, jumped up and gave Baker an over-the-head hand-slap in celebration. And, the high-five was born.
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March 3, 1996 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Smiley admits he wouldn't have done it at the beginning of the season. But when he sprang free on a breakaway in the closing moments of Harvard-Westlake High's rout of Morningside at the Pond on Saturday, he rolled the ball off his fingertips short of the basket and let 6-foot-11 center Jason Collins slam it with both hands. The crowd went wild. So did Harvard, which captured its second consecutive Southern Section Division III-A title with a 75-53 victory.
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April 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A homeless man approached Chad Johnson in the South Beach area of Florida on Saturday and asked the former NFL star to buy him a beer. He picked the right guy to ask. Johnson bought the man -- first name Robert, last name unknown,  goes by the nickname Porkchop -- several beers and hung around to enjoy them with him. The ex-wide receiver also bought Porkchop cigarettes and some new clothes, gave him a watch and took him out for a night on...
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April 29, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
One reason fans attend auto races is because the cars are loud -- in some cases, exceptionally loud. Spectators simply love the roar of the engines. So what if a race was held with  significantly quieter cars? Would fans still find it appealing? Los Angeles plans to find out. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced last week that L.A. is one of 10 global cities where a new racing organization, Formula E, hopes to hold street races with all-electric cars, starting next year. The cars would be true race cars, roughly similar in size and shape to those  in the IndyCar series.
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December 10, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Stanford backup center Jason Collins will be sidelined indefinitely because of a dislocated right wrist. The 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman suffered the injury when he fell after scoring a basket during Monday night's victory over George Washington. Collins, a former Harvard-Westlake standout, played in only one game last season, then injured his knee during practice at the Big Island Invitational in Hawaii.
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