SONY XPERIA Z2 TABLET

Sony boasts that their new tablet is the slimmest in the world (and waterproof) and features a 1900×1200 display, Quad-Core Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, and S-Force Surround Sound and Digital Noise Cancelling.

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Chanel Printed Toile & Leather Backpack

Priced at $3,400 for the small version and $3,800 for the big version, you can expect for the backpack to arrive at Chanel stores and select retailers, including colette in Paris, in the following weeks.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You’ve got to win in your mind before you win in your life.”
-John Addison

Jason Collins signs with Nets, becomes NBA’s first openly gay athlete

Jason Collins

The Nets announced the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday, making him the first openly gay athlete in NBA history.

“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets GM Billy King said in a statement. “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.”

Collins will be available when the Nets face the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“Jason told us that his goal was to earn another contract with an NBA team,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “Today, I want to commend him on achieving his goal. I know everyone in the NBA family is excited for him and proud that our league fosters an inclusive and respectful environment.”

The signing, which was first reported by ESPN.com, drew praise from Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization that fights against homophobia in sports.

“We are entering a new era of inclusion with Jason Collins, the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA at the forefront,” Hudson Taylor, Athlete Ally’s executive director, said in a statement. “Jason may be the first, but he’s not the last. It’s because of him and the unprecedented leadership of professional leagues like the NBA that we’ll see more and more LGBT athletes at all levels of competition.”

Crawford leads Clippers past Thunder

NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant marveled at what Jamal Crawford did to his team.

Crawford scored 36 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-117 on Sunday afternoon.

Durant scored 42 points, but such performances are almost expected from him. Crawford, on the other hand, averages about 19 points.

He’s known to be streaky, and in this game, he was on. He made 5 of 8 3-pointers, many of which were launched from well beyond the line.

”Jamal Crawford comes across halfcourt shooting,” Durant said. ”You’ve got confidence once you start seeing the ball go in the rim.”

Matt Barnes scored 24 points, Chris Paul had 18 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and DeAndre Jordan added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game skid and beat the team with the league’s best record.

”We were on the plane yesterday flying here and we were just talking about how we hadn’t beaten any good teams on the road, any really good teams, and this would be a perfect time to start,” Paul said.

”Doc (Clippers coach Doc Rivers) was on us, telling us that in the playoffs, you’re going to lose a home game at some point and you’ve got to be able to win on the road. Hopefully this is a win for us that gets us moving.”

Durant also had 10 assists, and Serge Ibaka added 20 points for the Thunder, who lost their second straight. It was the most points the Thunder have allowed this season, and it came on the heels of a 103-81 home loss to Miami on Thursday.

”We’ve just got to get over this little slow stretch that we’re in,” Durant said. ”We’d better. We’ve got to play defense. That’s the thing. We can’t just let teams come in here and do whatever they want offensively.”

Oklahoma City overcame a 15-point deficit late in the third quarter to take a 115-112 lead on a 3-pointer by Durant with 2:43 to play, but the Clippers controlled the game from there.

A 3-pointer by Crawford with 1:30 remaining gave Los Angeles a 119-115 lead. Crawford scored again on a floating jumper in the final minute to push the lead to 121-117.

”Jamal made timely shots,” Paul said. ”Every time they made a run and we just needed a bucket, Jamal was our guy.”