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  • A bold-school Steve Ballmer steals show at Clippers' Fan Festival

    A bold-school Steve Ballmer steals show at Clippers' Fan Festival
    He entered from the stands, swaggering into Staples Center through the crowd like a prizefighter in dress slacks, pinstripe shirt and Clippers cap. A rap song screamed and the balding middle-aged man screamed with it, weaving through stunned and...
  • Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner

    Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner
    Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano. "The first regular-season game, I'm excited for that," the new Clippers owner said Monday morning, referring to the Oct. 30 opener against the Oklahoma City...
  • With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

    With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With his trademark top-of-the-lungs, high-fiving, rambunctious enthusiasm, former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans on Monday, promising a new era for the NBA team after...
  • SummerSlam recap: Brock Lesnar wins WWE world heavyweight championship

    SummerSlam recap: Brock Lesnar wins WWE world heavyweight championship
    WWE held its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view at Staples Center on Sunday, and a sold-out crowd (including UFC star Ronda Rousey sitting ringside) got to see three titles change, including the WWE world heavyweight championship, as Brock Lesnar manhandled...
  • January could be a critical and difficult month for the Lakers

    January could be a critical and difficult month for the Lakers
    The Lakers may be able to hover around .500 through November and December.  The first month of the season will be a challenge, but a road-heavy December could be manageable for the Lakers. Play shifts back to Staples Center in January, with nine at home...
  • Cast of 'Total Divas' discuss the show, WWE and SummerSlam

    Cast of 'Total Divas' discuss the show, WWE and SummerSlam
    "Total Divas" was a surprise hit when it premiered on E! last season. The show, which features a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a WWE Diva, begins its third season on Sunday, Sept. 7. The cast was in town Saturday to talk with Hannah...
  • Despite 10 of 15 on the road, Lakers' December schedule may be doable

    Despite 10 of 15 on the road, Lakers' December schedule may be doable
    After a busy start to the season, playing 10 of 17 at home through October and November, the Lakers hit the road for most of December. Only five of the Lakers' 15 December games will be at Staples Center. Seven will be played against teams that made the...
  • WWE's Stephanie McMahon discusses bullying, SummerSlam and Triple H

    WWE's Stephanie McMahon discusses bullying, SummerSlam and Triple H
    WWE is having its annual "SummerSlam" pay-per-view Sunday at Staples Center. WWE co-owner and Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon was in town Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles to promote the show and to talk to the kids about how...
  • 'No final decision' from Donald Sterling on state Supreme Court appeal

    Donald Sterling hasn’t ruled out appealing the sale of the Clippers to the state Supreme Court. “No final decision has been made,” Maxwell Blecher, one of Sterling's attorneys, said in an email Friday. Attorneys familiar with the...
  • 'American Idol' live a grim reminder of show's faded glory

    'American Idol' live a grim reminder of show's faded glory
    The case for “American Idol’s” decline into irrelevancy -- besides its generally sagging ratings, frequent personnel changes and struggling contestants -- could have easily been made at its annual summer tour, which stopped in Los...
  • Press Box: NCAA grants power conferences autonomy

    The Sports Xchange Press Box: NCAA grants power conferences autonomy The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules. The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of...
  • UFC: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes scheduled for Rio de Janeiro

    UFC: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes scheduled for Rio de Janeiro
    The postponed Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes has been rescheduled for Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, not Staples Center. UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta told The Times on Thursday that...