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  • As first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins finds acceptance in Nets locker room

    The NBA's Brooklyn Nets signed free agent center Jason Collins, who came out last year, to a ten-day contract. Collins played his first game for Brooklyn Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • 10 basketball nuggets I learned from "Dr. J: The Autobiography"

    Here are 10 "windows" on the life of basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving from gleaned from "Dr. J: The Autobiography," written with Karl Taro.

  • Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

    Bill Russell, who led the Celtics to 11 championships playing in the old Boston Garden, has been immortalized with a statue on City Hall Plaza only a few blocks away.The first of those championships occurred in his rookie season of 1956-57 on the heels of leading his college team, the University of San Francisco, to back-to-back national titles, and the 1956 US Olympic squad to a gold medal in Melbourne, Australia. The old St. Louis Hawks made the 6 ft. 10 in. Russell the second pick in the 1956 draft, behind Sihugo Green, but immediately traded him to the Celtics for Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan. The deal paid off handsomely, as Boston won its first NBA title in Russell’s rookie season, then began an unmatched run of eight successive championships two years later.Russell capped off his playing career as the team’s player coach, becoming the first African-American to break into the head coaching ranks in any of the four major North American professional leagues.Always outspoken and highly quotable, here are 12 thoughts Russell shares in his book, "Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner," written with David Falkner in 2001.

  • Basketball's Bill Russell joins the Bronze Age

    A new statue to Bill Russell, the Boston Celtic Hall of Famer, pays tribute to the athlete who helped bring 11 championships to Boston in the space of 13 years.

  • Red Sox beards to be shaved at Gillette headquarters (+video)

    Red Sox beards: World Series MVP David Ortiz and Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will shave their beards Monday in a promotional event. All Red Sox players grew beards in the 2013 season as a sign of solidarity.

  • Red Sox and Cardinals: World Series tango part of two-city sports serial (+video)

    Boston and St. Louis have had a number of close encounters of the sports kind that have created an unexpected geographic rivalry.

  • The Los Angeles Clippers: 10 things you might not know

    The arrival of Doc Rivers as the team's new coach has folks in Los Angeles buzzing about the NBA's Clippers, this after years in the long shadow of the Lakers. Here's some background about one of the league's most frustrated franchises.

  • Boston Celtics: Will NBA approve Doc Rivers move to L.A. Clippers?

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is likely headed to Los Angeles. Will Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett be going too?

  • Clippers-Celtics trade talks: Off again, on again (+video)

    Celtics trade negotiations with Clippers picked back up again Wednesday. A potential Clippers Celtics trade would include current Boston head coach Doc Rivers and power forward Kevin Garnett.

  • Blake Griffin Lakers deal? Clippers want top billing in LA

    Blake Griffin Lakers: There are reports that the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers could be trying to ship power forward Blake Griffin to the L.A. Lakers.

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