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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

FILE - In this April 17, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

Byron Scott to lead Lakers…or will he?

The club continues to insist that no deal has been reached.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

Only arguing remains in Sterling trail

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

Paul McGinley of Ireland laughs during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. REgis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi on January 15, 2013.

Paul McGinley pulls out of PGA Championship with injury

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of the PGA Championship with a shoulder injury.

Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

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Sunday Night Baseball on KPUG: First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates during Game 1 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Cleveland.

LeBron to wear 23 in return with Cavs

LeBron James tweeted that he would wear 23 again after heading back to the Cavaliers from Miami, where he wore No. 6.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cleveland.

Byron Scott confirms he has been hired by Lakers

Byron Scott says "it's a dream come true" to come back and be the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line to win the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Tour de France: Nibali captures title

Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag-bearer of anti-doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years.

The new members of the MLB Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: WENN.com

Baseball’s 2014 HOF class has Atlanta feel

The Baseball Hall of Fame has added six new members who have taken their place among the greats of the game.

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NASCAR: Gordon wins at Brickyard 400 for 5th time

The win moves Jeff Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher, whose five Formula One victories at Indy had been the gold standard.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice

The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.

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Hall cuts eligibility time

The Baseball Hall of fame's board has cut the time a player will be eligible for election from 15 years to 10.

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Giants acquire Peavy from Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants have acquired right-hander Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) from Boston for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love gets ready to play the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.

Texas safety Josh Turner (25) celebrates his interception of a pass by Iowa State's Steele Jantz in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 33-7.

More players are dismissed from Texas

According to ESPN.com’s Max Olson the Texas Longhorns have released three players from the team on Friday. Olson writes, “Safety…

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cleveland.

Sources: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Lakers, Byron Scott talking offer

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Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million at the domestic box office, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.