In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins, left, poses for a photo with television journalist George Stephanopoulos, Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless) by Jeff Pearlman (CNN) — It was merely a dream, wasn’t it? That whole Jason Collins thing of six months ago — never happened, right? The headline news of his becoming the first openly gay active male professional athlete in a team sport. The Sports Illustrated cover. The supportive tweets from everyone ranging from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Jason Kidd and LeBron James. The interviews. The raves (“Game-changing!”). The altered landscape.
Tag: International soccer
Pittsburgh—The Pittsburgh Riverhounds return to USL PRO action over the holiday weekend for a pair of matches at Highmark Stadium. Following a 10-day break, the Riverhounds host the Charlotte Eagles on Thursday, July 4 and the L.A. Blues on Saturday, July 6 for their final meetings of the regular season. Both matches are slated for a 7 p.m. kick off in Station Square.
USA’s Sydney Leroux said Canadian fans directed racial slurs at her. (AP Photo)(AP Photo/Colin E Braley) NEW YORK (AP) – American women’s national team…