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Jason Collins meets with Matthew Shepard’s parents

After his game against the Denver Nuggest Thursday Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in America’s four major sports, met with the parents of Matthew Shepard, who was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay.

 
9 reasons Putin is glad the Olympics are over

It seems as if most of the news coming out of Sochi over the past two weeks has been the stuff that has probably given Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin a bit of a headache. Here are 9 reasons he’s probably glad to have the Games behind him.

 
9 reasons we found ourselves talking about the Olympics

Many of the most talked about parts of the Sochi Olympics had nothing to do with athletics. Here are 9 reasons we found ourselves talking about the Games this year that don’t involve the medal count.

 
Angry judge calls men ‘cowards’ in 2011 Dodger Stadium beating

Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to a 2011 beating at Dodger Stadium that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow brain damaged and disabled. They were immediately sentenced by an angry judge who called them cowards and the sort of people that sports fans fear when go to games.

 
Classic kiss cam video: She’s ‘My Sister’

This brother couldn’t have been more prepared when he took his sister to a Minnesota-Michigan hockey game on Valentine’s Day.

 
76ers honor special needs teen with contract, game intro

A viral video of a special needs high school basketball team manager sinking a handful of three-pointers for his basketball team last weekend not only caught the eyes of many on the internet, but also those of the Philadelphia 76ers.

 
David Wise of Reno takes gold in halfpipe skiing at Winter Olympics

Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, David Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, outclassing a field in Sochi that had trouble with the slow, waterlogged conditions.

 
5 things to know about the Olympics this week

Five things to know about the Olympics this week, including slipping ratings and the return of Bob Costas’ eyes.

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