Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. Her husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court.

The NBA Board of Governors had previously approved the sale.

Ballmer says he will be "hardcore" in giving the team, coach Doc Rivers, the staff and players the support they need.

Rivers calls it "an amazing new day in Clippers history," and says he's inspired by Ballmer's passion for the game.

Ballmer, Rivers and Clippers players will attend a new fan festival announced for next Monday at Staples Center.




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May 05, 2015 07:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1

Minnesota 8, Oakland 7

Texas 2, Houston 1

Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2

Tuesday's Games

N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Smyly 0-0) at Boston (Porcello 2-2), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 3-0) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Greene 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-2), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Chavez 0-2) at Minnesota (May 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (W.Rodriguez 0-1) at Houston (Feldman 2-2), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Paxton 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-1), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Washington 6, Miami 4

Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2

Milwaukee 4, L.A. Dodgers 3

St. Louis 10, Chicago Cubs 9

Arizona at Colorado, ppd., rain

San Francisco 2, San Diego 0

Tuesday's Games

Cincinnati (Lorenzen 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Locke 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Latos 0-3) at Washington (Strasburg 2-2), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-0) at Atlanta (S.Miller 3-1), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 4-0) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-3), 8:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-1) at St. Louis (Lyons 0-0), 8:15 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 2-3) at Colorado (Matzek 2-0), 8:40 p.m.

San Diego (Cashner 1-4) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-2), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 4-1), 7:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, May 4

Chicago 99, Cleveland 92, Chicago leads series 1-0

L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 101, L.A. Clippers leads series 1-0

Tuesday, May 5

Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, May 4

Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, Washington leads series 2-1

Tuesday, May 5

Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

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