CLIPPERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CLIPPERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Clippers sign Doc Rivers to contract extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343172-77/rivers-clippers-doc-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343172-77/rivers-clippers-doc-team.html.csp">Clippers sign Doc Rivers to contract extension</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETH HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T10:53:02.291-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the team’s new owner last week, he has locked in Rivers through the 2019 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his top priorities to ensure that Rivers remains as the long-term leader of the team. Rivers was a stabilizing force for the franchise during the upheaval created by former owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks that led to his ouster af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583431722014-08-27T10:53:02.291-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T10:53:02.291-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343172@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:53:02 MDT Ballmer makes debut as new Clippers owner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310651-77/ballmer-clippers-team-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310651-77/ballmer-clippers-team-angeles.html.csp">Ballmer makes debut as new Clippers owner</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:59:25.512-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. The former Microsoft CEO made his way through the crowd inside Staples Center to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” exchanging high-fives and chest-bumping as he took the stage in front of 4,500 fans. Ballmer paid a record $2 billion for the team in a sale that was confirmed by a judge last week. The na...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583106512014-08-18T22:59:25.512-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T22:59:25.512-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310651@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:59:25 MDT NBA notes: Donald Sterling loses appeal to block L.A. Clippers sale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58295308-77/sale-court-sterling-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58295308-77/sale-court-sterling-angeles.html.csp">NBA notes: Donald Sterling loses appeal to block L.A. Clippers sale</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T10:49:18.701-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Donald Sterling’s latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court. The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a brief order Wednesday saying it couldn’t halt a sale that had been completed. “The evidence before this court indicates the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steven Ballmer has closed,” the court wrote. Even if the sale hadn’t closed, the three judges said the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58295308@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:49:18 MDT Utah Jazz could benefit from Ballmer’s purchase of Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58288956-87/clippers-million-rishe-jazz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58288956-87/clippers-million-rishe-jazz.html.csp">Utah Jazz could benefit from Ballmer’s purchase of Clippers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron falk | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T08:12:55.319-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 08:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donald Sterling is no longer the owner of the Clippers, no longer a part of the NBA. The league on Tuesday announced it had finalized the sale of the L.A. franchise, transferring control from the team’s disgraced longtime owner to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In doing so, the league will hope to leave behind a troubling piece of its past and return to its regular business. And business has been good. That was highlighted by Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the Clippers earlier this year — ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288956@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:12:55 MDT NBA: Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58292506-77/sterling-ballmer-team-donald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58292506-77/sterling-ballmer-team-donald.html.csp">NBA: Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETH HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T22:42:23.639-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Microsoft CEO’s record $2 billion purchase of the team was confirmed by a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday, clearing the way for the avid pickup basketball player to take over the team from Donald Sterling, who unsuccessfully fought his estranged wife over the sale. The sale achieves Ballmer’s longtime goal of owning a team. He made a bid last year before...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582925062014-08-13T22:42:23.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T22:42:23.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292506@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:42:23 MDT NBA: Steve Ballmer officially takes over as L.A. Clippers owner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58290613-77/sterling-donald-team-ballmer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58290613-77/sterling-donald-team-ballmer.html.csp">NBA: Steve Ballmer officially takes over as L.A. Clippers owner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Beth Harris</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T23:12:56.505-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team’s new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA’s longest-tenured owner. Sterling bought the team in 1981 for $12 million and presided over decades of losing seasons before engaging in a fierce legal battle with his estranged wife to hold on to his most prized asset. The team said the sale closed after a Los Angeles court confirmed the authority of S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582906132014-08-12T23:12:56.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T23:12:56.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58290613@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:56 MDT NBA: Sale of Clippers to Ballmer is done http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58288471-62/clippers-ballmer-sterling-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58288471-62/clippers-ballmer-sterling-nba.html.csp">NBA: Sale of Clippers to Ballmer is done</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T23:12:57.606-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donald Sterling is no longer a part of the NBA.The league on Tuesday announced that the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers had been finalized, transferring ownership of the team from Sterling to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Here is the short news release from the league:"The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an order by a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling family, to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288471@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Judge rules against Sterling, OKs $2B sale of Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233979-77/sterling-clippers-sale-donald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233979-77/sterling-clippers-sale-donald.html.csp">Judge rules against Sterling, OKs $2B sale of Clippers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MELLEY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T20:46:07.599-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content"></div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582339792014-07-28T20:46:07.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T20:46:07.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233979@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:46:07 MDT Sports briefs: 6 soccer players refuse to return to Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207962-77/players-return-sterling-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207962-77/players-return-sterling-soccer.html.csp">Sports briefs: 6 soccer players refuse to return to Ukraine</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.578-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Soccer • Shakhtar Donetsk’s owner says six players have refused to return to Ukraine for the new season as conflict rages around the club’s home city. Five Brazilians and one Argentine player remained in France following a friendly on Saturday. In a statement on the club’s website, owner Rinat Akhmetov warned the players that “they will suffer” if they do not return, because their actions could activate compensation clauses forcing them to pay “tens of millions of euros” to Shakhtar. Witness...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207962@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT NBA notes: Wizards get Humphries in trade with Celtics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58202586-77/humphries-wizards-celtics-clippers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58202586-77/humphries-wizards-celtics-clippers.html.csp">NBA notes: Wizards get Humphries in trade with Celtics</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:33:08.064-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick. Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston. In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Humphries had his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Nets. He was selected with the 14th pick in the 2004 draft by the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582025862014-07-19T23:33:08.064-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T23:33:08.064-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202586@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:33:08 MDT Jazz open preseason slate Oct. 7 vs. Portland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58162538-62/oct-arena-portland-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58162538-62/oct-arena-portland-center.html.csp">Jazz open preseason slate Oct. 7 vs. Portland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T17:26:25.306-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mark your calendars.The Utah Jazz's preseason starts in just 90 days.The Jazz will open an eight-game preseason slate Oct. 7 at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. The full calendar includes three home games:Date Opponent Arena Time (MT)Oct. 7 Portland EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.Oct. 9 Portland Moda Center (Portland, Ore.) 8 p.m.Oct. 13 Clippers EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.Oct. 16 Lakers Honda Center (Anaheim, Calif.) 8 p.m.Oct. 17 Clippers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162538@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:26:25 MDT Donald Sterling ordered to show up at Clippers sale trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58160830-77/sterling-wife-sale-clippers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58160830-77/sterling-wife-sale-clippers.html.csp">Donald Sterling ordered to show up at Clippers sale trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDA DEUTSCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:28.278-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Donald Sterling, who’s challenging his wife’s $2 billion deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, was ordered to testify after he skipped the opening of the case. Sterling was ordered to appear for Tuesday afternoon’s hearing after he couldn’t be found Monday. The first testimony instead came from a neurologist who concluded that the 80-year-old team owner had Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by Sterling’s wife, Shelly, to evaluate him and made ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581608302014-07-09T17:36:28.278-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T17:36:28.278-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT NBA notes: Diaw to re-sign with Spurs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154896-77/deal-clippers-diaw-spurs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154896-77/deal-clippers-diaw-spurs.html.csp">NBA notes: Diaw to re-sign with Spurs</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.284-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boris Diaw says he’s staying in San Antonio. The versatile forward tweeted Sunday evening that he is staying in San Antonio “for a few more years.” Diaw did not reveal the specifics of his new contract with the Spurs, but Yahoo! Sports first reported that it is a three-year deal worth $22 million. Diaw was an invaluable contributor to the Spurs’ championship run last season. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season and gave the Spurs a strong defender as well. The Spurs...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581548962014-07-06T22:31:40.284-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.284-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154896@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153821-77/sterling-trust-donald-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153821-77/sterling-trust-donald-deal.html.csp">Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:41.03-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal. Shelly Sterling struck a deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after Donald Sterling’s racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as team owner. In order to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581538212014-07-06T22:31:41.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:41.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153821@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:41 MDT