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Sterling Yells, Calls Wife 'Pig' in Court

That followed a surprisingly tender moment between the pair

(Newser) - There have been some surprising moments in the courtroom as Donald Sterling battles to keep a firm grip on his Los Angeles Clippers. Earlier this week, Sterling pulled his wife close to him as she whispered in his ear and wiped away a tear, the New York Times reports. Seems... More »

Sterling Hires Team to 'Dig Up Dirt' on NBA

Owners and commissioners, watch your back

(Newser) - The NBA better hope there are no skeletons in its closet: After plenty of bouncing back and forth on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling is striking again at the league, having hired a bevvy of investigators to "dig up all the dirt they can find"... More »

Sterling: Clippers Sale Is Off

'I must fight to protect my rights,' he says

(Newser) - Looks like Donald Sterling has decided he wants a fight after all. The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers he agreed to last week is off and his $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA is back on, Sterling's lawyer tells ESPN . "I have decided that I... More »

Sterling OKs Clippers Sale, Feels 'Fabulous'

He drops opposition to $2B Ballmer buy

(Newser) - Instead of unleashing a legal battle his lawyer likened to "World War III," Donald Sterling has decided to just sell the Los Angeles Clippers for a massive profit. His lawyer says Sterling has approved the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion and will drop... More »

Sterling Sues NBA for $1B

Though his wife would have to pay it

(Newser) - The soap opera that is Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers seems to be winding down, but not without a few last-minute plot twists. To begin with, Steve Ballmer's $2 billion purchase of the team is now all but a done deal and expected to close... More »

Donald Sterling Declared Mentally Unfit

Clippers owner can't block sale, according to report

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has been declared mentally unfit to run the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that officially owns the Clippers, and hence cannot block the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer, sources tell USA Today and ESPN . Shelly Sterling put out a press release last night saying that she... More »

Report: Steve Ballmer to Buy LA Clippers

'LA Times' says former Microsoft exec has the winning bid at $2B

(Newser) - Steve Ballmer is a very rich man from his days at Microsoft , and it looks like he's about to acquire a rich man's hobby: The LA Times reports that the former CEO has won the bidding war to become the new owner of the LA Clippers for $2... More »

NBA Moves to Eject Sterling

He is charged with damaging the league

(Newser) - The NBA has moved to hustle LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling toward the exit with a hearing set for June 3. The league has charged Sterling with damaging the league's "diversity and inclusion" with racist remarks that surfaced last month, as well as with comments in a recent... More »

Sterling to NBA: Stuff Your $2.5M Fine

Lawyer's letter signals that he plans to go down fighting

(Newser) - It looks like Donald Sterling isn't going down without a fight. The embattled LA Clippers owner has hired a prominent antitrust lawyer and informed the NBA that he has no intention of paying a $2.5 million fine imposed for making racist remarks, sources tell Sports Illustrated and USA ... More »

Sterling Admits Divorce, Calls Galpal 'Animal' in Bed

Oh, and he did 'nothing wrong' so won't pay fine

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has confirmed he and wife Shelly are indeed heading for divorce —but USA Today reports Shelly may be holding back the papers as leverage in the fight for her share of the LA Clippers. "I've destroyed her life," Sterling told CNN 's Anderson... More »

Sterling: I'm Not Racist, I Was Set Up

He asks for forgiveness in CNN interview

(Newser) - "I'm not a racist, I made a terrible, terrible mistake," LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling told CNN 's Anderson Cooper in his first public comments since the controversy over his racist remarks erupted. "When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how... More »

NBA Picks Interim CEO for LA Clippers

In new tape, Sterling made racist remarks out of 'jealousy'

(Newser) - The NBA has chosen Dick Parsons, a former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons will oversee the franchise while the league tries to force owner Donald Sterling to sell it following his lifetime ban for making racist remarks.... More »

Abdul-Jabbar: 'More Whites Believe in Ghosts Than Racism'

NBA great says racism is alive and well

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent more than a day or two in the NBA, and today he dives right into its racism problem, telling ABC that though the problem is widespread, "more whites believe in ghosts than they do in racism." Yet it's "still part... More »

Sources: Donald Sterling Has Cancer

ESPN says it has confirmed 'New York Post' report

(Newser) - Disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been battling cancer for years, according to multiple sources. The New York Post was the first to publish the claims, with one source saying, "They thought he would die two years ago. People have been predicting his imminent demise." ESPN confirmed... More »

Surprise: Racist Claims Hit Sterling's Wife, Too

Court papers also say she pretended to be a health inspector

(Newser) - Donald Sterling, court documents suggest, isn't the only racist in the family. A Sterling tenant said in a 2009 deposition that wife Rochelle Sterling called him a "black m—-f—-" when he asked if she'd reduce the rent, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Inflammatory remarks... More »

Clippers Soar to Win After Sterling Ban

Teams planned to walk if NBA didn't act

(Newser) - "It was almost like everybody wanted to exhale tonight, and it was good," LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers said last night when the team soared to a 113-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors just hours after the NBA banned owner Donald Sterling for life over racist remarks.... More »

2 Views on NBA's Sterling Punishment

League wins praise for tough action, but shouldn't an invasion of privacy trouble us?

(Newser) - The NBA today came down hard on Clippers owner Donald Sterling after audio surfaced of his racist comments, with the league banning him for life from games and personnel decisions and making it likely he'll be forced to sell the team. Two of the more common sentiments in the... More »

Amid Sterling Brouhaha, Even His Daughter Bashes Him

As does son-in-law; NBA commissioner to announce punishment today

(Newser) - Not even Donald Sterling's own daughter or son-in-law is on his side. Both have made statements to TMZ : Joanna Sterling Miller calls her father's alleged racist comments "cruel and insensitive," and her husband Eric Miller—who also happens to work for Sterling's LA Clippers as... More »

NAACP: We Can 'Forgive' Donald Sterling

But only if 'those words don't reflect his heart'

(Newser) - The NAACP is still willing to work with Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling despite his alleged racist remarks, ABC News reports. Having denied him a lifetime achievement award over his comments (see here and here ), the organization held a press conference today where NAACP Los Angeles President Leon... More »

We Should Have Been Enraged at Sterling Years Ago

Clippers owner 'made millions off racist housing policies,' writes Kevin B Blackistone

(Newser) - Everyone from NBA colleagues to the NAACP to President Obama is outraged over Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments —but this is a man who made the millions that allowed him to buy the LA Clippers in the first place through decades of racist rental policies, writes Kevin B... More »

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