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LOS ANGELES -- The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will
07-12-2019, 01:45 PM,
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LOS ANGELES -- The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will
LOS ANGELES -- The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will fight to retain her 50 per cent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday, adding an unwanted twist to the NBAs plan to force new ownership on the franchise. T.J. Hockenson Womens Jersey . Shelly Sterlings attorney, Pierce ODonnell, said his client "will not agree to a forced or involuntary seizure of her interest." "As her lawyers we will fight vigorously to defend her property rights," he said. ODonnell said Mrs. Sterling has no interest in managing the Clippers and wants a new investor group to come in with a professional management team. ODonnell also told The Associated Press that Shelly Sterling has been separated from her husband for the last year and is considering divorce. There is no record of legal separation documents being filed, though ODonnell said the couple is living apart. Last week, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling from the NBA for life and urged league owners to force him to sell the team. The move came after a recording surfaced in which Sterling made racist comments, telling friend V. Stiviano that he didnt want her to bring black people to Clippers games. At a news conference announcing the decision, Silver said no decision had been made regarding whether Mrs. Sterling or any other Sterling family member will be allowed to retain an ownership position. ODonnell said he spoke with NBA officials Thursday morning but declined to elaborate. He said Mrs. Sterling has been working co-operatively with Silver and his staff and supported his announcement seeking a new chief executive officer for the team and the NBAs decision to place longtime team President Andy Roeser on leave. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league wouldnt comment on its discussions. ODonnell said Mrs. Sterling "abhors" her husbands comments and that "the Sterlings may share the same last name, but she does not share his values on race." The Sterlings have been married 57 years, ODonnell said. "We abhor guilt by association in America," ODonnell said. "The sins of the husband cannot be imputed to the wife or children." Shelly and Donald Sterling faced allegations that they discriminated against tenants based on race in Los Angeles according to a lawsuit filed by U.S. Department of Justice in 2006. The Sterlings, who at the time owned and managed about 119 apartment buildings or 5,000 apartments throughout Los Angeles County, agreed to settle the suit for $2.725 million. The settlement also included two suits filed by former tenants at one of the properties, including an African-American family and an interracial married couple with biracial children, who alleged the Sterlings demolished their private yards among other actions because of their race, according to the Justice Department. "The charges against her by former tenants are false, unfounded and were never ever determined to be valid in a court of law," ODonnell said. He said the case was settled without any admission of liability. "She doesnt have a racist bone in her body," ODonnell said. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Thursday at the teams training facility that "it would be a very hard situation" if Mrs. Sterling retained her portion of ownership in the team. "I guarantee you every person wouldnt be on board with that," Rivers said. "Whether I would or not, Im not going to say." ODonnell said Mrs. Sterling hasnt been asked to stay away from games and will not. She is an ardent Clippers fan and plans to attend Friday nights playoff game against Oklahoma City. Rivers said "thats her choice. She can be a ticket buyer or whatever." Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA All-Star guard who was asked to serve as a spokesman for NBA players after the Sterling scandal broke, didnt immediately return a call seeking comment. Calvin Johnson Lions Jersey . Lisicki beat South African Chanelle Scheepers by a 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) margin. Next up for the Wimbledon runner-up will be Slovenian Polona Hercog, who outlasted Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. 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Yeah, like, I can catch a fly ball." He might have been embarrassed by all the fuss, but it was nevertheless a landmark moment in career of the player long considered the face of the Washington Nationals franchise. It was his first putout as an outfielder after more than 1,100 games as a third baseman, part of a good night all around for him and his club Tuesday in a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from a mini-slump to throw eight scoreless innings, Zimmerman hit a pair of doubles and handled his two chances with aplomb in left field, and the Nationals moved back to .500 by taking the opener of the three-game series. "Theres nothing like getting into the first game and getting a couple of balls," Zimmerman said. "And getting a couple of hits helped, too." Zimmermann (4-2) allowed five hits and struck out four, recovering well from four middling starts that had raised his usually impeccable ERA to 4.07. He got all the support he needed when the Nationals scored three in the third inning off David Buchanan (1-2), making his third career start. "May was a pretty rough month for me, and hopefully June has better things to come," Zimmermann said. "I wanted to go nine, but eightll be good enough." Zimmerman went 2 for 4 with one RBI after being reinstated before the game following 44 games on the disabled list with a broken right thumb. Of greater interest was his move to the outfield, a switch necessitated by his throwing problems and the need for a strong hitter to play left field while Bryce Harper recovers from thumb surgery. Zimmerman said he was initially hesitant to try the outfield, but he realized his chronic shoulder problems mean his days as a regular third baseman are numbered. Ever the team player, he said he just wanted to help the club win -- even if theres likely not a Gold Glove in it for him, like the one he won playing third in 2009.& "I feel like Im athletic enough to at least blend in," he said. Jahlani Tavai Womens Jersey. "And not cause problems." Like many infielders-turned-outfielders before him, he learned the action isnt as fast and furious when stationed 300 feet from home plate. Playing deeper than a usual left fielder and using a glove borrowed from teammate Jayson Werth, he fielded only the liner from Utley and a shallow flyout by Marlon Byrd in the sixth before being removed for defensive replacement Nate McLouth after seven innings. There was no complaint about the lack of work. "That means our pitchers are doing a good job," Zimmerman said. "I just catch what comes to me." Its Zimmermans bat thats really needed by the Nationals, who slumped at the plate for most of last month and have been hovering around .500 in the NL East. They started hitting better in a weekend series against the Texas Rangers, however, and have scored 26 runs in their last four games. Zimmerman doubled to left in the second and to right in the fifth, and each time a black padded glove was brought to him to wear to protect his thumb as he ran the bases. Werth added a two-run double in the third, Denard Span had three hits, and Ian Desmond and Anthony Rendon homered for the Nationals. The Phillies lost their fourth straight and were shut out for the eighth time this season, failing to get any impetus from a pregame team meeting called by manager Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg addressed focus and fundamentals, but theres only so much the manager could do about Zimmermanns mid-90s fastball and debilitating slider. Philadelphia is 9-18 since May 4. "We werent able to get anything going offensively, got shut down by a good pitcher," Sandberg said. "He kind of set the tone for the game." 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