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Donald Sterling loses court battle to retain Clippers ownership

Donald Sterling attempted to block the sale of the Clippers in court, but a judge ruled against him, clearing the way for Shelly Sterling to sell the team to Steve Ballmer.

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Why Donald Sterling can't block Clippers sale

Under section 1310(b) of California's probate code, Shelly Sterling's sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer will have no more roadblocks.

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Donald Sterling's last gasp to keep Clippers ends

The sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer moved one step closer to completion on Monday with a judge ruling in favor of Shelly Sterling.

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Doc Rivers will quit if Sterling is not removed

As the court case rages on, an important piece of testimony arose on Tuesday.

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Donald Sterling's wild testimony continued

Sterling said he will sue the NBA until the day he dies, slandered Shelly Sterling's lawyers and called his wife a "pig" -- or worse.

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Testifying Sterling says his neurologist was drunk

The deposed billionaire owner made quite the scene in court on Tuesday.

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Shelly Sterling wants protective order

Shelly Sterling reportedly has evidence that Donald Sterling and his team of lawyers have harassed witnesses who will testify against him in court.

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Sterling hires PIs to 'dig up dirt' on NBA owners

Rather than attempt to defend himself, it appears Donald Sterling's new plan involves smearing the reputations of his fellow NBA owners. On Friday, it was reported that the Clips owner hired private investigators to "dig up dirt."

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Sterling trial begins July 7

Donald Sterling isn't letting go of the Clippers without a fight.

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Sterling calls somebody else a despicable monster

Donald Sterling calls the NBA hypocrites, bullies and despicable monsters, and accuses them of discrimination, because, yeah, they're the bully hypocrites who have discrimination issues.

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Donald Sterling will now basically sue himself

According to his lawyer, the soon-to-be former Clippers owners will pursue his lawsuit against the NBA after all.

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Sterling won't sue NBA, agrees to sale

Donald Sterling's fight to save the Clippers is finally over.

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Sterling ready to 'move on' from Clippers' saga

The embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner opened up at a charity event on Tuesday by saying he's happy about the team's sale to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Silver shines during Clippers saga

A month ago, Adam Silver faced a huge test. He's aced it.

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Sterling, Ballmer confirm Clips sale in statement

An official statement from representatives of Shelly Sterling confirms the Clippers' sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Is this saga nearing its end?

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Sterlings reportedly desperate to sell Clippers

As the June 3 hearing nears, the apparent desperation on the part of the Sterlings is beginning to take shape.

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Sterling responds to NBA with accusatory claims

The ousted Clips owner won't go down without a fight, and his latest response backs up that claim.

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Donald Sterling authorizes wife to sell Clippers

Donald Sterling will reportedly allow his estranged wife, Shelly, to handle a sale of the Clippers rather than fight the league. It remains to be seen if the league will go along with Shelly Sterling dictating the terms of the sale.

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New details bolster NBA's case against Sterling

A report from the L.A. Times details new information on the Sterling situation, including lies, blackmail and more.

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NBA's legal trouble vs. Sterling is only beginning

Did Adam Silver's decisive penalty against Donald Sterling indirectly make it more difficult to ban Sterling for good? Perhaps, say two legal analysts.

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Sterling hires lawyer, tells NBA he won't pay fine

Donald Sterling has taken the first steps in his fight against the NBA, sending a letter to the league through his new, prominent lawyer.

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How to fire an owner

The NBA was willing to tolerate Donald Sterling when he was merely an unsightly cold sore. When he became a cancer, that wasn't possible anymore. Maybe there's a lesson in this.

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Magic Johnson responds to Sterling's comments

Johnson spoke on a range of topics, ranging from calling Sterling "delusional" to saying the team he'd really like to own is the Lakers.

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Donald Sterling's wife believe he has dementia

The estranged wife of the Clippers owner tells TODAY Show's Savannah Guthrie, "He's not the man I know, or I knew."

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NBA responds to Sterling's comments to Cooper

The NBA commissioner and Clippers coach offered support for Magic Johnson after disparaging remarks made by Sterling on CNN.

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Sterling on Magic: 'What has he done for blacks?'

Donald Sterling didn't hold anything back when speaking with Anderson Cooper. Here's a recap of his interview, including videos of some pointed remarks he made towards Magic Johnson.

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Sterling said racist comments to get laid

The banned Clippers owner has the strangest justification for saying racist comments to V. Stiviano in an audio recording.

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SNL piles on Donald Sterling

It was inevitable that SNL would offer up their thoughts about Donald Sterling. The fact they involved fake Dennis Rodman just made it that much better.

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Sterling reportedly has prostate cancer

The situation in Los Angeles keeps evolving. According to reports, Donald Sterling is battling prostate cancer.

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Floyd Mayweather interested in buying Clippers

NBA owners are expected to force Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team, and boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. could have the power to buy the franchise.

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Clippers fans chant 'We Are One' during Game 5

The newly-adopted slogan stands for unity in the face of owner Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA.

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Clippers fans reaction to Donald Sterling NBA ban

Los Angeles showed up big on Tuesday night with signs, t-shirts and thunderous cheers for the home team.

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Warriors planned boycott before Sterling's ban

Golden State, led by Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and David Lee had readied a plan to boycott their game had Adam Silver's punishment of Donald Sterling not met their expectations.

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Stiviano 'very saddened' by Sterling lifetime ban

In just the newest odd turn in the Donald Sterling saga, the woman initially described as his mistress has said she's saddened by the NBA's lifetime ban of Sterling.

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'Inside the NBA' crew lauds Silver for action

The crew of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal applauded Adam Silver's strong decision to ban and fine Donald Sterling for racially insensitive comments.

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Adam Silver shines with swift justice for Sterling

The NBA's new commissioner impressed in his first true test by swiftly punishing Donald Sterling to the fullest extent allowed by the league's bylaws.

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Silver's decision draws praise

Donald Sterling appears to be on his way out as Clippers owner. A lot of people are happy about it.

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Clippers' website makes powerful statement

This is the photo that greets anyone that tries to access the Clippers' website immediately after Donald Sterling's lifetime ban.

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Sterling suspended 'for life', fined $2.5 million

The new NBA commissioner came down on the Los Angeles Clippers owner on Tuesday, banning him "for life," fining him $2.5 million and beginning the process to forcibly sell the team.

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Choose Your Own Cliptastrophe

Let's go on an adventure to figure out what happens once Adam Silver lays the hammer down on Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Doc won't return to work under Sterling

If Rivers leaves, several top Clippers players could demand out of the organization.

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Trying to define Sterling's awfulness

Words fail when it comes to describing the exquisite awfulness of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. But let's give it a shot anyway.

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NBPA calls for severe punishment of Sterling

At minimum, the NBPA would like an indefinite suspension of Sterling to go along with the maximum possible fine.

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Doc Rivers unsure of return to Clippers next year

Rivers has reportedly declined a meeting with Donald Sterling.

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What the NBA should do with Donald Sterling

Dan Rubenstein looks at the NBA's realistic and not-so-realistic options for dealing with Donald Sterling.

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Sterling's Clippers are losing sponsors

The Clippers owner is now starting to feel the consequences of his words in his pocketbook.

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Taiwanese Animators take on Donald Sterling

This is the kind of hard-hitting investigation only Tawainese animation can offer.

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There's nowhere for Donald Sterling to hide

For too long, the NBA has allowed the Clippers' owner to stay hidden in the shadows. The league's greatest shame is finally fully exposed.

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Sterling's ex reportedly recorded 100-plus hours

More audio could surface in the Sterling scandal.

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Magic Johnson interested in buying Clippers?

The ownership group that purchased the Dodgers is now interested in buying the Clippers from Donald Sterling.

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Bette Midler has the hottest Donald Sterling take

The Divine Miss M strikes again.

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Clips debating stronger statement against Sterling

With the Clippers returning home for Game 5, the players would like to make an even stronger statement against owner Donald Sterling than they did in Game 4.

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The best Donald Sterling sign

Donald Sterling = the worst. These fans = the best.

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Clippers wear inside-out shirts, black accessories

The Clippers will play Sunday, but they're still sending a message.

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Magic on Sterling: 'He shouldn't have a team'

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson joined ABC's studio crew to discuss the racially charged recordings that are allegedly of Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Extended Sterling recording includes more racism

Deadspin has posted a longer version of the Donald Sterling tape. It includes lots more racism.

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Obama comments on Sterling

During a visit to Malaysia, the P.O.T.U.S. commented on the Clippers' owner's latest incident.

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Will NBA fight Sterling like it fights players?

NBA owners have a history of getting what they want. Will they even try this time?

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Owners react to Sterling controversy

Fellow owners around the NBA gave their thoughts -- mostly no comments -- about the controversy surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Silver: Sterling will be afforded 'due process'

The NBA's new commissioner carefully picked his words as he discussed the controversy surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Clippers release statement to TMZ on Sterling

The Clippers reached out to TMZ to release a statement regarding Donald Sterling's latest racist comments.

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'Inside the NBA' on Donald Sterling

Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson spoke out strongly against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, condemning him and saying there's "no place in the league" for his racist behavior.

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Magic, DeAndre Jordan react to Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling is racist in an industry filled with people who are not the same race as him. Those people are not pleased.

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Snoop Dogg has the best take on Donald Sterling

We turn to our Southern California correspondent Snoop Dogg for interesting takes on the hot, controversial topics of the day.

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Report: Clippers players met to discuss Sterling

All eyes are on the Clippers for all the wrong reasons.

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It's 2014, and Donald Sterling is still a scumbag

In case the soothing play of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin had let it fade into the white noise, here's a reminder: Donald Sterling is literally the worst.

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