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Jason Collins retires from the NBA

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Collins Day

Jason Collins, the first openly gay, active player in the history of the NBA, announced his retirement today.

The center came out last year and ended up being signed by the Brooklyn Nets for the 2013 season. His number 98 jersey became a best seller on the NBA's shop, outselling the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant by five-to-one.

He received backing from all corners after his decision to come out, from basketball greats like Doc Rivers and Kobe Bryant to prominent figures outside of sport such as Barrack Obama.

Malice at the Palace

Sticking with the NBA, today marks the 10 year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace.

The most infamous fight in the history of the league, took place between the Pacers and Pistons with players also fighting members of the crowd.

Nine players ended up being suspended for a total of 146 games. Artest received the brunt of that with over 83 games lost on the season including many playoff matches. He eventually changed his name to Metta World Peace.

Playoff Rankings

Over to college football, where the Alabama Crimson Tide jumped to number one in the college football playoff rankings. The Oregon Ducks are second, while unbeaten Florida State Seminoles drops down to number 3 and the previous number one, Mississippi State, rounding off the top 4 after they ended up losing to Bama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

College BBall

And finally in college basketball, we saw the Kentucky Wildcats absolutely destroy the Kansas Jayhawks while freshman center Jahlil Okafor starred for Duke Blue Devils as they beat Michigan State.

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