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Boston Celtics center Jason Collins (R), grabs a rebound away from Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia in this file photo taken January 5, 2013. Collins, a veteran center in the National Basketball Association (NBA), announced on Monday that he was gay, becoming the first active player from any of the U.S. professional sports leagues to publicly reveal his homosexuality. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/Files

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Former Hawk, NBA veteran comes out as first gay player in major US sports

Jason Collins, a veteran center in the National Basketball Association, announced on Monday that he was gay, becoming the first active player from any of the major four U.S. professional sports leagues to publicly reveal his homosexuality.

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