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  • Tension between Shelly and Donald Sterling plays out in court papers

    The much-anticipated courtroom showdown of Sterling vs. Sterling did not materialize Monday morning, as the couple fighting over ownership of the Clippers awaited a U.S. District Court decision over whether the federal courts would intervene in the...
  • Poor, poor pitiful Donald Sterling

    Poor, poor pitiful Donald Sterling
    Oh dear. Someone help me. I’m starting to feel a teensy glimmer of sympathy for struggling Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the blowhard “philanthropist” whose reprehensible conversations about race got him banned from the NBA for...
  • The real Donald Sterling is revealed at trial, and it's not pretty

    The real Donald Sterling is revealed at trial, and it's not pretty
    He entered courtroom No. 236 with his hair dyed black and his eyes covered by sunglasses. Then he took the witness stand and quickly, frighteningly, the world saw the real Donald Sterling. He was combative. He was confused. He was nonsensical. "Be a...
  • Donald Sterling calls wife a pig in court

    Donald Sterling calls wife a pig in court
    Clippers owner Donald Sterling stunned a packed Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday by calling his wife a "pig" after suggesting in earlier testimony that he intends to have his say for a long time to come and pledging to continue his fight with the...
  • Shelly Sterling says Donald Sterling was 'happy' with Clippers sale

    Shelly Sterling says Donald Sterling was 'happy' with Clippers sale
    Donald Sterling was elated when Shelly Sterling came back with a $2-billion offer to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer in May, she said in court Thursday. He was "happy and proud" that his wife secured the offer...
  • Clippers CEO: Doc Rivers could quit if Donald Sterling remains owner

    Clippers CEO: Doc Rivers could quit if Donald Sterling remains owner
    Doc Rivers could quit as Clippers coach and president if Donald Sterling remains the team's owner, Clippers interim Chief executive Dick Parsons testified in court Tuesday. “If Mr. Sterling continues to own the team, [Rivers] doesn’t want to...
  • Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wins Clippers bidding war for $2 billion

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wins Clippers bidding war for $2 billion
    Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los...
  • Experts puzzle over $2-billion bid for Clippers

    Experts puzzle over $2-billion bid for Clippers
    Steve Ballmer's $2-billion offer for the Los Angeles Clippers — nearly four times the record sale for an NBA team — has experts puzzling over how the former Microsoft chief plans to make any money on the deal. But Ballmer, with a net worth...
  • Microsoft's Clippy returns in Windows Phone 8.1 'Easter egg'

    Microsoft's Clippy returns in Windows Phone 8.1 'Easter egg'
    Microsoft has sneaked Clippy, one of its most beloved and hated characters, into the latest version of its mobile software. Recently, the Redmond, Wash., tech company unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 and released it to developers. Among the new features is...
  • Steve Ballmer, high bidder for Clippers, made fortune with Microsoft

    Steve Ballmer, high bidder for Clippers, made fortune with Microsoft
    Steve Ballmer won the bidding war to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, although other NBA owners and possibly Donald Sterling must still approve any sale. But Ballmer clearly has the money to buy the team — he amassed his fortune as a longtime...
  • Is the World Cup worth it? What about the Olympics? Andrew Zimbalist on the money side of sports

     Is the World Cup worth it? What about the Olympics? Andrew Zimbalist on the money side of sports
    The World Cup trophy is a shade over a foot tall and made of 11 pounds of 18-karat gold. But its hefty dollar value is nothing compared to what's been spent on soccer's quadrennial championships, which begin in Brazil this week. In spite of billions...
  • Shelly Sterling's injunction request against Donald Sterling denied

    Donald Sterling threatened to “take out” a lawyer representing his wife and left hostile voicemail messages with two doctors who declared him mentally incapacitated, according to documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The...