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Closing Arguments Scheduled In Sterling Trust Case

Los Angeles (AFP) — Donald Sterling’s lawyers opted not to call Shelly Sterling as a witness in their court fight to block her sale of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and abruptly rested their case. The move sets the stage for closing arguments on Monday in the case in which Donald Sterling is challenging his […]

July 24, 2014

Reports: Sterling Pursues Lawsuit, Pulls Out Of Clippers Sale

Los Angeles (AFP) – Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has decided to fight to keep the NBA team and pull out of a $2 billion sale deal, according to reports. Sterling, whose racist comments prompted NBA commissioner Adam Silver to ban him for life, had announced last week through his […]

June 10, 2014

Sterling Furor Presents Test Of LA Mayor Garcetti’s Leadership

By David Zahniser and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped into the national media glare at a galvanizing moment for the city: Donald Sterling’s remarks about blacks had just earned him a lifetime NBA banishment, just as his Los Angeles Clippers were competing in the playoffs. The scene, […]

May 1, 2014

Decisive Punishment For Donald Sterling Draws Praise From NBA Community

By Steve Popper, The Record (Hackensack, NJ) NEW YORK — Just days after an audio recording surfaced with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling speaking in racially charged language, the NBA moved swiftly and forcefully in handing down its punishment: a lifetime ban, a $2.5 million fine and an urging for the Board of Governors to […]

April 30, 2014

Music Titan David Geffen Interested In Buying Clippers

By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Music and film mogul David Geffen is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver succeeds in persuading other NBA owners to force a sale of the team, Geffen’s office said Tuesday. “If the Clippers become available he would be interested in buying the franchise,” […]

April 30, 2014

NBA Players, City Leaders Cheer Sanctions Against Donald Sterling

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — City leaders and current and former NBA players on Tuesday hailed the basketball league’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million for racial comments caught on tape and made public late last week. “Today, we feel like justice […]

April 29, 2014

NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling For Life

By Janis Carr and Dan Woike, The Orange County Register NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that he has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life. He was also fined $2.5 million. Silver also said he will urge the NBA’s board of governors to force Sterling to sell the Clippers. An audio tape of […]

April 29, 2014

NBA Clippers Owner Sterling Banned For Life Over Race Remarks

New York (AFP) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after making racist comments that sparked a national firestorm. “The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful,” Silver said of the comments made by Sterling, in which he told […]

April 29, 2014

NBA Chief Set To Address Sterling Racism Probe

New York (AFP) – NBA commissioner Adam Silver was to face the media Tuesday over the probe into racist remarks allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — a key moment for the league. Silver was expected to announce sanctions against the 80-year-old billionaire, whose alleged comments have outraged players and coaches and […]

April 29, 2014