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Nationals longest errorle
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Jason Collins is the NBAs only openly gay athlete and he also happens to be an unemployed free agent. Coincidence? When Collins shared his sexuality with the world six months ago, he was hailed as a trailblazer and applauded for his courage. But Collins is a decade removed from anchoring the New Jersey Nets on back-to-back trips to the NBA Finals, and even the causal basketball fan knew he was on the downside of his career. Collins isnt Jackie Robinson, a young undeniable force poised to break down barriers, so when his name wasnt on an NBA roster on opening night, few were surprised. Collins sexuality wasnt what was holding him back from being in the league, but his talent. The 34 year-old centre had lost a step over the years and was always limited offensively, to the tune of 3.6 points per game for his career. But Collins strength is his ability to provide interior defence, rebound and supply relief minutes off the bench. His age also works in his favour as a veteran who acts accordingly, and as a solid locker room presence. However, those are costly positives at the NBA veterans minimum of $1.4 million, as teams are wary of entering the luxury tax. Collins absence in the league can be reasonably chalked up to one of the best blanket explanations in all of sports: "basketball decisions." According to Ric Bucher at Bleacher Report, several general managers said in October the apprehension of signing Collins didnt stem from concern about the locker room and his teammates, but the non-stop media hype that would come from it. "If it were just an initial blast and you knew it would settle down after that, it would be one thing," said one executive. "But you know this is something that he and his teammates are going to be asked about everywhere they go, all season long, and all it takes is one guy to say something a little off and it could really blow up. Hes still good enough to play in the league, but when you throw in the ongoing media frenzy, most teams are going to decide its just not worth it." Already this season, three starting centres (Tyson Chandler, JaVale McGee, Larry Sanders), have suffered injuries that will keep them off the court for 5-6 weeks or more. In the quest for back-up support, Collins was again overlooked. When Golden State Warriors reserve Jermaine ONeal went down with a knee injury last week, the Warriors braintrust, "entertained the idea of asking assistant coach Brian Scalabrine to come out of retirement to fill the void." Scalabrine would also be entitled to the veterans minimum and ironically came into the league with Collins as rookie teammates on the Nets. The Warriors subsequently called up rookie Dewayne Dedmon from their D-League affiliate. While the notion of going with a younger, cheaper player is just smart business, the idea that there is a not-worth-the-hassle notion amongst general managers when it comes to Collins shows that his sexuality is an issue. Jason Collins isnt as talented as Jackie Robinson; he is a serviceable NBA player on the fringe. But if opportunities exist and teams continue to look past him due to concerns over the media fallout of his sexuality, he is being discriminated against just the same as Robinson was in 1947. This isnt a basketball decision and no one, not even Collins wants to be in the league because hes gay; he just wants to play and feels he can contribute. This isnt a situation of players acting ignorant or insensitive, but shortsighted gatekeepers, of which one wouldve likely signed Collins this season, if they were unaware of his sexuality, and thats a bigger problem. Scarpe Yeezy Scontate . Marcus Olsson, 23, joins Blackburn on a free transfer from Swedens Halmstads. 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The Calgary Stampeders running back received the West Division nomination for the CFLs top individual award Thursday in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada and leagues eight head coaches.WASHINGTON -- Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night. Manny Machado had a career-high five hits, including a homer in the 11th, and Nelson Cruz hit his 28th home run to help the AL East-leading Orioles earn their seventh win in eight games. Anthony Rendon homered for the Nationals, who lost for only the second time in nine games. After Cruz led off the 11th with a broken-bat single off Craig Stammen (0-4), Davis worked the count full before launching a drive into the centre-field seats to end a 2-for-38 funk that had dropped his batting average to .198. It was his 14th home run of the season, the first since a game-winning, pinch-hit shot against the Chicago White Sox on June 23. Davis led the majors with 53 homers last year. J.J. Hardy followed with a solo shot, Nick Markakis chased Stammen with an RBI double and Machado added a two-run drive off Aaron Barrett. T.J. Macfarland (2-2) worked two scoreless innings for the win. The first seven innings featured a pitching duel between Baltimores Chris Tillman and Washingtons Stephen Strasburg, each of whom had a solid outing interrupted by a two-run homer. Tillman gave up two runs on five hits, striking out six and walking one. Strasburg struck out nine and allowed two runs on four hits, three by Machado. The nine strikeouts were his most in six starts since June 4. Each team managed only one hit overr the first three innings.dddddddddddd Machado doubled with one out in the top of the first, and Strasburg singled on a 3-2 pitch in the third. In the fourth, Machado led off with a single and Cruz drove a 1-0 pitch over the wall in right-centre. Cruz has already topped his home run total of last year, when he hit 27 during a season cut short by a 50-game suspension as part of the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. Strasburg struck out the next four batters before Tillman grounded out to end the fifth. The Nationals didnt get a runner past first base until the sixth, when Denard Span hit a leadoff single and Rendon followed with his 13th home run, the first since June 24. He hit only seven last year. NOTES: Washingtons Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 and is 4 for 24 since coming off the DL on June 30. ... Washingtons Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games. ... The Orioles optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk and purchased the contract of RHP Julio DePaula from Double-A Bowie. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said the move was designed to fortify the bullpen while addressing the inning-count Gausman is on this year. ... Nationals RHP Doug Fister and Orioles RHP Bud Norris each seek their eighth win Tuesday night in the second game of the home-and-home series, which moves to Baltimore on Wednesday night. ... Washington played its 12th consecutive errorless game. Since moving from Montreal in 2005, the Nationals longest errorless streak is 13 games, in 2011. Wholesale Hoodies NFL Shirts Outlet Jerseys NFL Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '