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Donald Sterling's Wife, Galpal to Meet in Court

Shelly Sterling names husband, V. Stiviano as witnesses in suit

(Newser) - The girlfriend whose recording of Donald Sterling making racially insensitive remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers faces a fight with his estranged wife that could cost her the fortune he gave her. Shelly Sterling is going after the $2.5 million in gifts her husband lavished on... More »

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 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 »

Donald Sterling to Let Shelly Sell the Clippers

Move could avoid legal fight—or be a tactic in one

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has agreed to let his estranged wife, Shelly, negotiate the sale of the Clippers, multiple media outlets are reporting—though that might not be as clear a capitulation as it sounds like. For one thing, it's unclear how much of a stake Shelly would be willing to... 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 »

Magic Johnson: I'll Pray for Sterling

He also defends his work in the black community

(Newser) - After Clippers owner Donald Sterling went on CNN last night and seemingly made things even worse for himself by going after Magic Johnson, the former basketball star doesn't sound much interested in returning fire. "I'm a God-fearing man and I'm going to pray for him and... More »

Shelly Sterling: I'll Divorce Donald

But she wants to keep the Clippers, she says

(Newser) - Shelly Sterling plans "eventually" to divorce her estranged husband Donald, she tells Barbara Walters at ABC News . As for her stake in the Los Angeles Clippers, she plans to keep it, the AP notes. Sterling says she would "absolutely" fight any NBA decision to force her to sell... 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 »

NAACP Dumps Donald Sterling From Awards

As a fuller picture of Clippers owner's history emerges

(Newser) - Amid the firestorm over Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments , the NAACP has perhaps unsurprisingly backed off its decision to give the LA Clippers' owner a lifetime achievement award next month, USA Today reports. But Sterling has in fact received an NAACP award in the past, Deadspin notes, despite... More »

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