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Charles Oakley compares Knicks owner to Donald Sterling

Feb 17, 2017 - 6:01 AM

He s on the same level Oakley says comparing Knicks to disgraced former Clippers owner Donald Sterling

OAK SPEAKS. "This is going to end up like what happened with the LA Clippers. It's that bad. But they won't talk about it," says Charles Oakley of Knicks owner James Dolan. Photo by Michael Ioccisano/Getty Images/AFP

California court tosses Donald Sterling case against Clippers sale

Nov 17, 2015 - 6:52 PM

In an 18 page ruling Justice Madeleine Flier says former owner Donald Sterling s claim on the sale of the LA Clippers is of no importance

TOSSED. A California court turns back former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's case on the sale of the NBA team. Screen grab from TNT

NBA, NFL players find room to 'breathe' on social issues

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Against a backdrop of anger over killings of black suspects by white police officers LeBron James and other US athletes are making their opinions known in an arena sometimes hostile to activism

BREATHTAKING. LeBron James used pre-game shoot around as a platform to voice support to the family of slain man Eric Garner. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs seek repeat while LeBron revives Cavaliers

Oct 26, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Can the Spurs repeat? Can LeBron James fire up Cleveland? How will the Clippers respond in a new era? How formidable are the Bulls?

BACK TO BACK? Can the reigning NBA champions San Antonio Spurs repeat their romp to the title this season? Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

New-era Clippers seek next playoff step

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Will the Clippers live up to high expectations in a new era post Donald Sterling?

CAN THEY BOUNCE BACK? Guard Chris Paul is expected to lead the Clippers in a season where all eyes will be on how they will respond to controversy. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Atlanta Hawks apologize to players, city for racism row

Sep 14, 2014 - 1:58 PM

We ask our fans to continue to support our players as we all learn through this process says owner Steve Koonin in the letter

NBA: Ferry steps away from Hawks' operations

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Head coach Mike Budenholzer will take over the operations of the team

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks as the Hawks introduce their NBA draft picks during a press conference in 2013. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA commissioner doesn't think Ferry should be fired for racist remarks

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:59 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he does not think Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry should be fired for making racist remarks against player Luol Deng

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks as the Hawks introduce their NBA draft picks during a press conference in 2013. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Atlanta Hawks owner to sell team after racial emails

Sep 08, 2014 - 4:37 AM

Months after a racism scandal forced the LA Clippers owner to sell his team the Atlanta Hawks majority owner is putting his team on the market

FLYING THE COUP. Bruce Levenson (L) poses with NBA player Mike Bibby in 2009. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Ballmer is new LA Clippers owner, ending Sterling era

Aug 13, 2014 - 3:39 AM

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported 2 billion ending the controversial ownership Donald Sterling

MONEY CLIP. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, seen here at the opening of the Microsoft headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is the new owner of the LA Clippers. Photo by Britta Pedersen/EPA

NBA: Ex-Microsoft boss Ballmer in $2 billion deal for LA Clippers

May 30, 2014 - 3:12 AM

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has offered 1 8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers Forbes magazine reported

MONEY CLIP. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, seen here at the opening of the Microsoft headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is considering reaching into his deep pockets to purchase the LA Clippers. Photo by Britta Pedersen/EPA

Yao Ming eyeing deal to buy Clippers - report

May 24, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Retired Chinese superstar Yao Ming is lining up investors to make a bid for the NBA s Los Angeles Clippers

TEAM SHOPPING. Yao Ming, seen here in a 2003 game against the Los Angeles Clippers, is reportedly interested in purchasing the Clippers. Photo by Jon Soohoo/EPA

NBA: Sterling will allow wife to sell Clippers: reports

May 24, 2014 - 3:04 AM

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has surrendered control of the NBA club to his estranged wife Shelly who is in talks with the league to sell the team

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

Mavs owner Mark Cuban stirs Sterling controversy with racial commentary

May 23, 2014 - 1:13 PM

If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it s late at night I m walking to the other side of the street said Cuban when asked about stereotyping in America

MAVERICK ATTITUDE. Mark Cuban is as loud away from the arena as he is at the game. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Clippers owner Sterling refuses to pay $2.5 million fine

May 16, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Embattled owner Donald Sterling who was banned for life from the National Basketball Association is threatening to sue the league

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

Westbrook free throws, refs put Clippers on verge of elimination

May 14, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Russell Westbrook sank three clutch free throws with six seconds left as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers

THUNDER ROLLING. Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant (L) celebrates a win with teammate Russell Westbrook (R) against the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Magic Johnson says disgraced Sterling living 'in stone ages'

May 14, 2014 - 1:23 PM

Magic Johnson said Tuesday that disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is living in the stone ages and deserves to lose his coveted NBA franchise

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling (R) has fueled the flames by attacking LA basketball icon Magic Johnson (L). Photos from EPA/screenshots

Clippers owner Sterling berates Magic Johnson for HIV status

May 13, 2014 - 6:20 PM

In an interview that was supposed to fan flames caused by his racist outburst LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling took swipes at Magic Johnson saying he was a poor role model because he contracted HIV

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling (R) has fueled the flames by attacking LA basketball icon Magic Johnson (L). Photos from EPA/screenshots

Holding Court - Sterling family should cut clean

May 12, 2014 - 2:45 PM

With Donald Sterling banned from NBA operations for life the matter of his wife s 50 ownership of the LA Clippers is still to be dealt with What should come of her stake?

MOVING ON. Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have returned to the business of playing ball after the Donald Sterling controversy. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Clippers owner Sterling apologizes for racist remarks

May 12, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has offered his first public apology for racist remarks that saw him banned for life from the NBA

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

#PugadBaboy: Halos lahat punchline 2

May 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Halos lahat punchline 3

May 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Halos lahat

May 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Holding Court: ‘Mr Unreliable’ carries OKC back into series win

May 06, 2014 - 9:10 AM

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant finally found his groove in Game 7 of the Memphis series but can he continue to carry the Thunder as the playoffs heat up?

MR. RELIABLE. Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant reacts after a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game 7. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Race Sports punchline 2

May 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Race Sports

May 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Race Sports punchline 3

May 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Sterling: 'I wish I had just paid her off,' report says

May 03, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Donald Sterling the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers banned for life by the NBA after making racist comments has broken his silence about the scandal

STERLING REGRETS...WRONG THING. Screen grab from TNT

Owners take first steps to force Clippers sale

May 02, 2014 - 9:31 AM

The league met via conference call to begin discussions on forcing Donald Sterling to sell the league

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a press conference where he announced that the NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Holding Court - Pacers on the brink

Apr 30, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Many pundits picked the Indiana Pacers to win it all after they top seeded the East Now they find themselves on the verge of being ousted in the first round by Atlanta

OUTPACED. Indiana Pacers forward David West (L) vents his frustrations with Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola (R) during Game 3. The team has been struggling to find answers against the Atlanta Hawks. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA: Strong action against Sterling buoys Clippers past Warriors

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:36 PM

With the rapturous support of home fans the Clippers came through for a 113 103 triumph over the Warriors for a 3 2 series lead

EMOTIONAL VICTORY. Jamal Crawford (R) celebrates with fans, who came out and supported the Clippers amid emotional turmoil, after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA for race remarks. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA bans Clippers owner Sterling for life over race remarks

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:54 AM

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after he made racist comments that sparked a national firestorm

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

Specter of racism still haunts US sports

Apr 29, 2014 - 11:07 AM

From Jackie Robinson to the Redskins controversy Donald Sterling s recent rant isn t the first incident of racism to taint American sports

Protesters hold up signs in protest of the Washington Redskins name outside the stadium before the Dallas Cowboys game against the Washington Redskins this past October. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

LA Clippers owner is a long-time NBA laughing stock

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:50 AM

Donald Sterling has long been considered a laughing stock NBA owner but after a racist rant emerged over the weekend the laughter has ended

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is on the hot seat for a racist rant he allegedly had with his girlfriend. Photo screen grabbed from TNT

NBA: Sponsors drop Clippers amid racism controversy

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Wary sponsors dropped their support for the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday as pressure mounted over racist remarks allegedly made by the NBA team s owner

The LA Clippers made their feelings known by wearing their jerseys inside out. Now sponsors are making their feelings known, too. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Holding Court - OKC avoids 3-1 hole but Rockets, Bulls could not

Apr 28, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez takes a look at the opening round of the NBA playoffs where underdog teams are stepping up big to shake matters up

THUNDER ROLLING. Reggie Jackson of the Oklahoma City Thunder soars to the rim in Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

WATCH: Clippers make silent protest amid race storm

Apr 28, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Watch video and read reactions from the Los Angeles Clippers bold protest of their team owner s alleged racial remarks prior to Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors

CLIPPED. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (3-L) sit on the bench with their warm-up jerseys inside out in protest of their team owner’s alleged racial remarks. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

LeBron, Shaq, Kobe among those outraged by Clippers owner's racial remarks

Apr 27, 2014 - 12:47 PM

LeBron James Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars joined the Los Angeles Clippers in outrage at racist comments purportedly from Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is among those distraught by the team owner's remarks. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Alleged racist remarks by LA Clippers owner Sterling spark uproar

Apr 27, 2014 - 3:29 AM

The NBA has launched an investigation after a recording surfaced purported to be of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling chastising his girlfriend for associating with African Americans

SOUND CLIP. LA Clippers Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the team will try to remain focused on the playoffs amidst a storm of bad publicity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Del Negro out as Clippers coach

May 22, 2013 - 3:07 PM

After a first round exit Vinny del Negro was let go as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers

GOING, GOING, GONE. Del Negro is out as LAC coach. Photo from the Los Angeles Clippers' Facebook page.