1. JASON COLLINS
Out – and now in the league: Jason Collins was poised to become the NBA’s first openly gay player for a long while –he disclosed his sexual orientation in a magazine column 10 months ago, at the end of the regular season. Then the 12-year veteran with dwindling stats couldn’t find a roster spot. But Collins finally took his place in league history on Sundaywhen he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and, playing for 12 minutes and pulling down a couple of rebounds, helped them to a win against the Los Angeles Lakers.
2. UKRAINE UNREST
Who’s the boss? After months of protests and a couple days of deadly clashes in Kiev’s streets, Ukraine’s Parliament voted over the weekend to oust President Viktor Yanukovych and appoint an interim president. But Yanukovych claimed in a TV broadcast that he’s still in charge, saying he was forced to leave the capital because of a “coup.” He was in eastern Ukraine for those remarks, but now, with an arrest warrant out for him, he’s nowhere to be found. We have a handy explainer of all the dizzying developments here.
3. ‘EL CHAPO’ CAPTURED
U.S. wants him next: Thirteen years after he escaped from a Mexican prison, one of that country’s most-wanted fugitives, notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was arrested in a Mexican resort city. It took a lot to find him – wiretaps, secret tunnels, informants and all sorts of fascinating other things. So, what to do with him? Mexico has the first crack at prosecution, though the United States, not encouraged by his 2001 escape, would like to try him in a U.S. court. Says one law enforcement analyst: Don’t hold your breath, America.
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