Jason Collins

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European shares pulled back on Tuesday after hitting record highs a day earlier, as tobacco companies weighed on UK stocks and many regional indexes (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has attended this year’s conference, the theme of which is Preparing for Change. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Gardaí say they are tired of working in stations where rat and pigeon droppings are a regular hazard and are threatening to walk out unless promised n(...)

Jason Collins is missing. He is 5ft 5ins in height and  of slim build. He  has brown hair and dark-green eyes.

Gardaí in Swords, north Dublin, are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 14-year old Jason Collins, who is missing since Tues(...)

Michael Sam (front) left Canadian Football League side Montreal Alouettes’ last Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

In May, 2002, the New York Post published a rumour that one of the New York Mets was gay. With no apparent basis in fact, a piece of classic tabloi(...)

“I’ve grown so much as a human being”: Jason Collins, a 7-foot center, played 13 seasons in the league. Photograph: Keith Allison/Flickr

Jason Collins, who last season became the first openly gay player in the NBA, has announced his retirement from basketball.Collins, 35, said that he m(...)

 Australian champion swimmer Ian Thorpe during an interview with  Michael Parkinson in London to broadcast on Australian TV channel TEN tonight. Photograph: Network TEN/EPA

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, whose five-medal performance at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney captivated his country, has revealed in an Australian tele(...)

Jason Collins used to joke that he chose the 98 shirt number when he signed for the Boston Celtics to “mess with refs when they called me for fouls” but the player said this week he had picked the number to mark the year Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was killed. Photograph: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Just weeks after the US Supreme Court heard landmark arguments for and against gay marriage, America was gripped this week with the disclosure (...)