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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Scores & Schedules

June 02, 2015 07:09 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Monday

Toronto at Washington (7:05 p.m., postponed, rain)

Tuesday's Games

Toronto (Dickey 2-5) at Washington (Zimmermann 4-2), 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Toronto (Estrada 1-3) at Washington (Scherzer 6-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Minnesota at Boston, ppd., rain

Houston 5, Baltimore 2

L.A. Angels 7, Tampa Bay 3

N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 2

Tuesday's Games

Oakland (Graveman 2-2) at Detroit (Simon 5-2), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-1) at Boston (Buchholz 2-6), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 4-2) at Texas (Lewis 4-3), 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore (M.Wright 2-0) at Houston (McHugh 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 6-4) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Archer 5-4) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 3-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-7) at Seattle (Montgomery 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1

Milwaukee 1, St. Louis 0

L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 4

Atlanta 8, Arizona 1

N.Y. Mets 7, San Diego 0

Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3

Tuesday's Games

L.A. Dodgers (Huff 0-0) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 1-2), 3:10 p.m., 1st game

Cincinnati (Cueto 3-4) at Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 1-4), 7:05 p.m.

Toronto (Estrada 1-3) at Washington (Scherzer 6-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 1-1) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Cravy 0-0) at St. Louis (Lynn 3-4), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 5-1) at Colorado (Hale 1-0), 8:40 p.m., 2nd game

Atlanta (S.Miller 5-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 3-5), 9:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-2) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Burnett 5-1) at San Francisco (Heston 5-3), 10:15 p.m.

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