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Graphic designer Alvin Smith holds up a poster across the street from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Friday, July 11, 2014, heralding the return of NBA basketball star LeBron James. James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers four years ago to join the Miami Heat, announced earlier he would return to the Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Joy fills streets of Cleveland as LeBron returns

CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll. Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city’s streets Friday as word spread quickly that […]

07/11/2014

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale — and a scheduled NBA vote […]

07/10/2014

FILE - This May 13, 2014 file photo shows Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, shooting over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the first half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis. Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards. The Wizards announced Thursday that the Polish center had signed the deal on the first day permitted under NBA free agency rules. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day has arrived in the NBA, though the biggest free agents aren’t rushing to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James -€” isn’t everybody? -€” […]

07/10/2014

LeBron James, the first pick in the NBA draft by Cleveland, holds up his jersey during a news conference, June 27, 2003, at Gund Arena in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The courting of LeBron James

LeBron James, who opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract, will meet with the Heat before making a decision about where to play next season. A reunion with the Cleveland Cavs […]

07/08/2014

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next […]

06/24/2014

In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with his wife Shelly during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The ongoing dispute between Donald and Shelly Sterling

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A judge questioned whether the ongoing dispute between Donald and Shelly Sterling concerning her authority to sell the Clippers requires involvement of the courts, but he asked for more information from […]

06/24/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Judge rejects Shelly Sterling bid for injunction

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge has refused Shelly Sterling’s request for an injunction against husband Donald Sterling and his lawyers in their dispute over the planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Shelly Sterling’s […]

06/20/2014

April 4, 2010 - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling courtside during game between the New York Knicks and the Clippers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

AP Source: Donald Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA’s former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, […]

06/13/2014

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling, center, watches the Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder along with her attorney, Pierce O'Donnell in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife’s planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for […]

06/11/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Lawyers for Sterlings face off on LA Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald and Shelly Sterling, the long-separated married couple whose peaceful partnership atop the Los Angeles Clippers is described by one person close to them as “a strange estrangement,” will face off […]

06/11/2014

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