Jason Collins

Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mizzou’s Michael Sam Could Become NFL’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation.

02/10/2014

Alex Rodriguez answers questions outside the Yankees' clubhouse on Opening Day 2013 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 13 Sports Stories Of 2013

This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.

12/31/2013

Jason Collins attends the GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for GQ)

Jason Collins Named GQ’s ‘Game Changer Of The Year’

The former Nets center made history in April as the first active male athlete in the four major American pro sports to come out.

12/12/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Knicks To Pass On Free Agent Jason Collins

Some speculated Collins, who made history in April as the first active male athlete in the four major American pro sports to come out, would be a fit New York.

11/07/2013

Robert Griffin III (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Robert Griffin III: ‘Now Is The Window’ For NFL Players To Come Out

“Yeah, man, I think there are (gay players) right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window,” the second-year sensation told GQ, “My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own.”

08/13/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: Nets Interested In Bringing Back Center Jason Collins

One night after acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Celtics in a blockbuster trade, Nets general manager Billy King is interested in signing free-agent center Jason Collins, according to Yahoo! Sports.

06/28/2013

Terrell Suggs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Terrell Suggs Among Numerous NFL Players To Put Name On LGBT Pride Shirt

“It’s pretty simple for me — I believe all people are created equal, regardless of their sexuality,” Steve Gleason said. “To promote respect and acceptance is an important role for NFL players and the NFLPA.”

06/12/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Marches In Boston Gay Pride Parade

NBA veteran Jason Collins marched in Boston’s gay pride parade after coming out in April.

06/08/2013

Roger Federer at the U.S. Open (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Roger Federer, Andy Murray: No Problem For Gay Tennis Players

The second- and third-ranked players were asked about the possibility Sunday at the Italian Open after NBA veteran Jason Collins recently became the first active player in any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out.

05/13/2013

DeMario Davis (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Faith-Filled Jets LB DeMario Davis Would Welcome Gay Teammate

DeMario Davis has his beliefs as a Christian, and he has his beliefs about respecting others. For the Jets linebacker, the latter trumps all.

05/10/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group: Jason Collins’ Coming Out Is ‘Tipping Point’ For Pro Sports

Now that NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay, activists say the next step is not just about which player will come out next, but also about which players stand up and support those who are gay.

05/04/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

After Coming Out, Jason Collins Needs A New NBA Home

The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.

05/01/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jason Collins Coming Out Represents Huge Step For Society

Collins is ready for his journey and has taken the important first step. It’s important for him. It’s important for sports. It’s important for humanity.

04/30/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Keidel: Reaction To Collins’ Announcement Says Infinitely More About Us Than Him

Many of us weren’t as accepting 25 years ago. It’s called progress. Can we stop calling it revolutionary, and just evolutionary?

04/30/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NBA Veteran Jason Collins: I’ve Gotten ‘Incredible’ Support Since Coming Out

Jason Collins said he has gotten “incredible” support since coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues, and hopes he may have made the path easier for others to follow.

04/30/2013

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