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  • Bet on it

    New Jersey is heading to federal court next month in a bid to allow its struggling casinos and racetracks to offer betting on sports events. States have broad powers to sanction and regulate most kinds of gambling, but a federal law passed in 1992...
  • Donald Sterling's time as Clippers owner marked by major futility

    Donald Sterling's time as Clippers owner marked by major futility
    The NBA’s announcement Tuesday that the Clippers were sold to former Microsoft billionaire Steve Ballmer ends Donald Sterling’s 33 years as the team’s owner. Assuming no legal challenge reverses the sale, it brings to a close one of...
  • Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'

    Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'
    Somehow, Donald Sterling was even more combative on Wednesday than he was on Tuesday. In the third day of a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court that could determine whether he remains owner of the Clippers, Sterling railed against the NBA, his wife...
  • LeBron to Cleveland: I'm coming home

    LeBron to Cleveland: I'm coming home
    LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, where fans burned jerseys after his 2010 exit and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert called the Akron, Ohio-native’s signing with the Miami Heat a “cowardly betrayal.” James made the announcement in a...
  • Silver does the right thing

    Silver does the right thing
    Adam Silver did the right thing. The NBA Commissioner did the only thing he could do with racist Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Silver banned Sterling for life for bigoted comments caught on tape. Sterling cannot attend games, cannot walk into...
  • The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?

    The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?
    Now that the NBA is addressing ownership problems that fester behind closed doors, will the NFL step up to deal with a problem in plain sight? After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver determined that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the voice on the audio...
  • We Can All Learn From This

    We Can All Learn From This
    I admire NBA commish Adam Silver for taking charge and doing what needed to be done quickly. Former commish David Stern would’ve never done such a thing. He spent most of his term coddling both the players and the owners. He made them rich beyond...
  • NBA and players are in accord on Donald Sterling, but will unity last?

    NBA and players are in accord on Donald Sterling, but will unity last?
    Shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an unprecedented lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, the Clippers delivered a three-word response on their website: "We are one." The same could be said for the NBA and the...
  • Letterman skit featuring ex-NBA boss David Stern a little surreal

    Letterman skit featuring ex-NBA boss David Stern a little surreal
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has drawn praise from all quarters for his banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life over recorded racial comments that were leaked to the media. But what about Silver's predecessor, David Stern, who...
  • Teel Time: One-and-done flawed but not ruining college basketball, NBA

    Teel Time: One-and-done flawed but not ruining college basketball, NBA
    Like most I talk to or correspond with, I dislike the one-and-done rule that has governed college basketball and the NBA since 2006. Intended to prevent misguided high school seniors from declaring for the NBA draft, the policy has benefited no one. But...
  • NBA tried to oust Donald Sterling in 1982 over recorded comments

    NBA tried to oust Donald Sterling in 1982 over recorded comments
    This isn’t the first time the NBA has moved to oust Donald Sterling as Clippers owner. A special committee of six NBA owners unanimously recommended Sterling’s removal in September 1982. Created after Sterling’s aborted attempt to...