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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)

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling is leaving without a fight. He is dropping his plans to sue the NBA, leaving only approval by the league’s owners for Steve Ballmer to become the new owner […]

06/04/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a news conference in White Plains, N.Y., on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

Civil rights leaders meet with NBA commissioner

NEW YORK (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders pressed for greater diversity in NBA front offices in a meeting with Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday amid discussions about racial issues raised […]

06/04/2014

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, laughs with teammate Blake Griffin, left, as they sit on the bench in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 5, 2014. Los Angeles won 122-105. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin selected to 2013-14 All-NBA Teams

The NBA announced today that Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been selected to the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team and forward Blake Griffin was named a member of the All-NBA Second Team. It is […]

06/04/2014

In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the Web. 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant’s biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he’s agreed to buy the Los […]

06/02/2014

Jan. 25, 2014 - then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, shakes hands with former NBA players Bill Russell, right, and "Downtown" Freddie Brown as Omar Lee looks on during an NCAA college basketball game between Washington and Oregon State in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Are the LA Clippers really worth $2 billion?

A high-profile NBA franchise in a major media market was suddenly available. A handful of power brokers from the technology, entertainment and venture capital fields were lining up for a chance to join the party. […]

05/30/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NBA cancels Sterling hearing after Clippers deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA has canceled its hearing to consider Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, saying the team will be sold to Steve Ballmer. The league says in a statement […]

05/30/2014

In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, right, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Donald Sterling’s $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling plans to file a $1 billion federal lawsuit against the National Basketball Association alleging he is being illegally forced out as owner of the franchise, […]

05/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

A confusing round of bidding for the Los Angeles Clippers

A furious round of bidding for the Clippers appears to have come to an end with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer putting a 2-billion dollar offer in front of Shelly Sterling. Penny and Phil discussed […]

05/30/2014

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)

AP Source: Multiple bids in play for Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An individual with knowledge of negotiations to sell the Los Angeles Clippers says attorneys and bankers are reviewing multiple bids and have not yet selected a winning bidder. The individual, who […]

05/29/2014

Sam Wright protests against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, outside Staples Center before Game 5 of the Clippers' opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that Sterling has been banned for life by the league for making racist comments that hurt the league. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Three potential buyers make offers for the Clippers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An initial round of bidding for the Los Angeles Clippers has closed, with at least three potential buyers making offers, one of them worth more than $1 billion, the Los Angeles […]

05/29/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

5 things to know about Sterling’s legal claims

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s response to the NBA sets him up for a legal fight over whether his racist comments give the league the right to seize his team. Here are five issues […]

05/28/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Sterling responds to NBA, June 3 hearing still on

NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA’s attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist […]

05/28/2014

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