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

December 01, 2015 08:10 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds


Thursday's Games

Detroit 45, Philadelphia 14

Carolina 33, Dallas 14

Chicago 17, Green Bay 13

Sunday's Games

Houston 24, New Orleans 6

Kansas City 30, Buffalo 22

Oakland 24, Tennessee 21

Cincinnati 31, St. Louis 7

Minnesota 20, Atlanta 10

Washington 20, N.Y. Giants 14

Indianapolis 25, Tampa Bay 12

San Diego 31, Jacksonville 25

N.Y. Jets 38, Miami 20

Arizona 19, San Francisco 13

Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30

Denver 30, New England 24, OT

Monday's Game

Baltimore 33, Cleveland 27


Monday's Games

Boston 105, Miami 95

Detroit 116, Houston 105

Chicago 92, San Antonio 89

Milwaukee 92, Denver 74

Atlanta 106, Oklahoma City 100

Golden State 106, Utah 103

Sacramento 112, Dallas 98

L.A. Clippers 102, Portland 87

Tuesday's Games

Washington at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Phoenix at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m.


Monday's Games

N.Y. Islanders 5, Colorado 3

N.Y. Rangers 4, Carolina 3

Toronto 3, Edmonton 0

Anaheim 4, Vancouver 0

Tuesday's Games

Colorado at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Florida at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.