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  • As Clippers lose a playoff game, pressure mounts on owner Sterling

    As Clippers lose a playoff game, pressure mounts on owner Sterling
    As the Clippers struggled through a playoff loss in Oakland, the pressure on team owner Donald Sterling mounted Sunday with the release of additional minutes of a racially charged recording and a flurry of denunciations from President Obama, NBA players,...
  • Sterling and Bundy: A master class on racism in the 21st century

    So … a white NBA team owner walks onto a cattle range. Strike that. A white rancher walks into a sports arena... Damn. I’m trying to wring some grim humor out of the news, but I’m getting my racists all mixed up. Maybe there&...
  • Sterling's wife describes alleged mistress as gold digger in lawsuit

    Donald Sterling’s wife of more than 50 years describes his alleged mistress as a gold digger who seduces older, wealthy men and persuades them to shower her with gifts, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 7....
  • NAACP faces tough questions over ties to Donald Sterling

    NAACP faces tough questions over ties to Donald Sterling
    Officials at the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People faced tough questions Monday about the organization's long relationship with Clippers owner Donald Sterling after a recording of racist remarks allegedly made...
  • Michael Jordan 'disgusted' by Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments

    Michael Jordan 'disgusted' by Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments
    Michael Jordan, a Hall of Fame player who now owns an NBA franchise, issued a statement Sunday blasting Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged comments about African Americans. "I look at this from two perspectives -- as a current owner and a...
  • Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?

    Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?
    The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...
  • Donald Sterling's ties to NAACP under scrutiny after race recording

    Donald Sterling's ties to NAACP under scrutiny after race recording
    Five years ago, when the local chapter of the NAACP wanted to give Clippers owner Donald Sterling a lifetime achievement humanitarian award, Los Angeles' African American community was divided. Sterling had been a prominent donor to the NAACP chapter...
  • Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy

    Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy
    Is the hypocritical blame train full yet on this messy Don Sterling racist controversy? David Stern?  Check. Fellow owners in the NBA?  Yes, sir. NAACP? Yep. An A-list of NBA superstars, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Sure thing. Every Los...
  • Donald Sterling's words and deeds

    Donald Sterling's words and deeds
    Re "Pressure mounts on Sterling," April 28 I don't know what is more offensive: Donald Sterling's racist views, or his companion's pursuit of a relationship with a man almost 60 years her senior. Neither person's behavior is surprising. A privileged,...
  • L.A. Council backs ban of Donald Sterling, asks Times to yank his ads

    L.A. Council backs ban of Donald Sterling, asks Times to yank his ads
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back the NBA's decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling from games and practices for life, condemning racist remarks attributed to Sterling and demanding a personal apology to Magic Johnson...
  • Donald Sterling Banned for Life from NBA, Fined $2.5 Million

    Donald Sterling has been banned for life from any NBA games and been fined $2.5 million -- the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution -- after an audio tape leaked of the Los Angeles Clippers owner allegedly making racist comments, NBA...