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Jason Collins becomes first openly gay player active in NBA

JOE RESNICK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Jason Collins played only 10½ minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets, it was a groundbreaking appearance. Collins became the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues, and Deron Williams had a season-high 30 ...

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EKU shoots lights out to down Govs

Behind a lights out performance from behind the three-point arch, Eastern Kentucky spoiled APSU’s senior night at the Dunn Center on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Colonels defeated the Govs 96-75 as EKU was 17-32 from three-point territory, compared to just three makes for APSU. Glenn Cosey nailed eight of his ...

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Govs cold shooting leads to loss

Chris Horton stood as reporters questioned him after an 83-68 loss to SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, Feb. 15, with his head down the entire time. It was a game where nothing could go right for the Govs, leaving everyone in attendance at the Dunn Center with their heads hanging. On ...

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Dyson, Betran lead Govs past Panthers

Just when it appeared junior guard Ed Dyson was a couple shots from sending Eastern Illinois back home with a double-digit loss, he was unable to convert critical shots from the foul line to allow the Panthers to charge back. But in basketball, there is always a player you can ...

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Basketball Recaps from Thursday and Saturday

Govs falter in loss to Jacksonville State, 71-59 Turnovers, missed free throws, and only two players in double-figures led to a 71-59 loss for the Govs on Thursday, Jan. 23 against Jacksonville State. The Govs only led at the 16:32 mark of the first half as the Gamecocks (10-13, 4-4 ...

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FINAL: Tennessee Tech 69, Austin Peay 83

FINAL: Tennessee Tech 69, Austin Peay 83 2nd 0:47 With both teams in the double bonus, free throws were important in the final minutes, The Govs continue to have success at the line now shooting 77 percent. But the Golden Eagles led by Ogbe aren’t going away as the German ...

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