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Kent Bazemore of Lakers falls down while blocking Xaviwer Henry during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Lakers Fall To Nets In Collins’ Debut, 108-102

Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.

02/23/2014

Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after a collision at the plate with A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to score a run for a 1-0 lead during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on May 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Baseball To Announce New Plate-Collision Rule

Baseball’s new guidelines regarding home plate collisions will be released on Monday.

02/23/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Agent’s Support For Openly Gay NFL Prospect: ‘I Think It’s Big For Sports In General’

The agent for All-American football player Michael Sam, who may become the first openly gay NFL player in history after publicly coming out Sunday, is calling the announcement a game changer.

02/10/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

All-American NFL Prospect Michael Sam: ‘I Am An Openly, Proud Gay Man’

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

02/09/2014

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10 Sports Pilgrimages Every Guy Should Make Once In His Life

Which sports events are worth planning a vacation around? Check out these ten sports happenings every guy should make a trip for.

02/05/2014

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UCLA Mens Basketball Narrowly Loses To Oregon State, 71-67

Kyle Anderson led the Bruins (17-5, 6-3) with 18 points and nine rebounds as UCLA had its three-game winning streak snapped.

02/02/2014

St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers, A.J. Ellis Avoid Arbitration

The Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract.

02/01/2014

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket against Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards at STAPLES Center on January 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images))

Clippers Beat Wizards 110-103 For 4th Straight Win

Back home for the first time after going 5-2 on their Grammy road trip, the Clippers improved to 19-3 at Staples Center this season.

01/29/2014

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How To Throw A Party For The Big Game

Consider these essentials to throw the best party for the big game, from CBS Local’s Eat See Play.

01/28/2014

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Latin American Futsal, Compacted Version Of Soccer Gaining Rapid Popularity In California

As accessible wide open spaces, commonly required for those playing a game of soccer, grow increasingly scarce in Southern California, a new, compact version of the sport is rapidly gaining popularity.

01/21/2014

Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa and President Bill Clinton (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Global Philanthropy Group)

Bill Clinton, Kobe Bryant To Talk ‘Kids & Sports’ In La Quinta

The “Black Mamba” is set to go one-on-one with former President Bill Clinton.

01/10/2014

A statue of Stan Musial from the St. Louis Cardinals sits outside of Bush Stadium before Game Four of the National League Division Series against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Losses In Sports In 2013: Musial, Weaver, Buss

Emile Griffith and Ken Norton in boxing; Bill Sharman and Jerry Buss in basketball; Pat Summerall, on the football field and in the booth; Deacon Jones in the NFL; Ken Venturi in golf; and Michael Weiner, on baseball’s labor front.

12/30/2013

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

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Most Talked About Sports Events of 2013

Headlines that shaped and transcended the sports world in 2013.

12/16/2013

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