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Brazil Seeks To Avoid Own Goal Ahead Of World Cup

The country is preparing to host the 2014 World Cup by refurbishing its stadiums for soccer's biggest event. But some of the venues are behind schedule and the preparations are costing taxpayers more than they expected. Some now wonder if all of the fanfare is worth the effort.
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'Very, Very Courageous': Rick Welts On Jason Collins

The president of the NBA's Golden State Warriors came out in 2011. He said Monday that Collins' announcement helped him avoid a traffic ticket.
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Game Changer? An American Male Athlete Comes Out

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins Kojo to explore the significance of the first openly gay professional basketball player.

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Openly Gay NBA Center 'Happy To Start The Conversation'

Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about NBA center Jason Collins, who announced he is gay. Collins is the first male athlete to come out while still playing in a major American sport.
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NBA's Jason Collins Is First Active Player To Come Out As Gay

A veteran of 12 seasons in the league, the basketball player says he's going public now because he's confronted "who I really am and what I really want." While some players from major team sports have come out after retiring, he's the first to do so while still planning to play.

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