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Donald Sterling Banned For Life From NBA, Fined $2.5 Million

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the league. The decision, coupled with a $2.5 million fine, comes in the wake of Sterling's racist remarks.

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The Takeaway

NBA Bans Sterling For Life, Issues $2.5M Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The NBA has made a decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and fine him $2.5 million—the maximum amount allowed by the league. Sterling is barred from any contact with his team or the NBA.

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NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being punished for making racist remarks in an audio recording that was made public Friday. His fine is the maximum allowed under the NBA's charter.

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Morning Edition

NBA To Address Racial Rant Allegedly Made By Clippers Owner

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Donald Sterling is said to be on a tape that was released to the media in which he allegedly made racist comments. The NBA is investigating whether it is Sterling on the tape.

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Morning Edition

Sterling's Tarnished History Of Alleged Discrimination

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Observers say the Clippers owner's current trouble is only the latest in a 30-year record of racism in LA — although he has also been honored by the NAACP for his charity work.

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PRI's The World

Why do fans still get away with chanting Tottenham Hotspur's racist nickname?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fans of the Spurs call themselves the "Yids," a derogatory term for a Jew. Are they reclaiming the word, or just encouraging opponents to externalize their racism under camouflage?

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The Takeaway

Sterling's Punishment Could Yield Him a Huge Profit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As the pressure continues to mount on the NBA, and as the Clippers lose more sponsorship deals, Sterling might find himself in the position of having to sell the team—a punishment that would earn him a huge profit.

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WNYC News

What Can The NBA Do With Donald Sterling?

Monday, April 28, 2014

As the NBA playoffs are overshadowed by racially inflammatory remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the league's options range from fining Sterling to expelling him.

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All Things Considered

Former Clipper On Sterling: 'He's Always Had A Bully Mentality'

Monday, April 28, 2014

Keyon Dooling, a former Los Angeles Clipper and founder of the Respect Foundation, discusses his time playing for the team under owner Donald Sterling.

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All Things Considered

NBA Weighs Penalties After Sterling's Alleged Race Remarks Surface

Monday, April 28, 2014

Controversy is swirling around racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The NBA is exploring its potential responses as it investigates the allegations.

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The Takeaway

Racist Comments Reverberate Across NBA

Monday, April 28, 2014

The NBA is dealing with the fallout of some harsh news after audio has revealed Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling reportedly making a myriad of racist remarks to his girlfriend.

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Do Fans Have Any Responsibility After Sterling's Comments?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Host Michel Martin speaks with business ethicist Jack Marshall about an appropriate response from the NBA, the players and the public after allegedly racist comments made by the L.A. Clippers' owner.

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Should Bigotry Get You Kicked Out Of The NBA?

Monday, April 28, 2014

There has been widespread outrage to racist comments allegedly made by L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling. Host Michel Martin learns more from sports columnists William Rhoden and Christine Brennan.

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For Donald Sterling, A Spotty Reputation Further Tarnished

Monday, April 28, 2014

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers is at the center of a scandal over racist comments attributed to him in a recording. The episode shines a light on his previous racial controversies.

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Basketball Analyst Jack Ramsay Dies at 89

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ramsay coached the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA title before embarking on a long career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. The Hall of Fame coach had been battling cancer.

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Morning Edition

Clippers Distances Themselves From Racist Comments

Monday, April 28, 2014

David Greene talks to ESPN's Peter Keating about racist remarks allegedly made by Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. The NBA is investigating the authenticity of the recording.

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PRI's The World

Word of an NBA owner's alleged racist rant is shocking Italy's basketball fans

Monday, April 28, 2014

Italy has problems with racism in sports. But an Italian sportswriter says even in his country, no owner would do what L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is accused of doing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and University Culture

Monday, April 28, 2014

William D. Cohan looks at what the Duke lacrosse team scandal reveals about the pressures faced by America's elite colleges and universities, and he pulls back the curtain on the larger issues of sexual misconduct, underage drinking, and bad-boy behavior prevalent on campuses across the country. The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities is an account of what happens when ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, aggressive sexual behavior, racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority collide and on a university campus, in the justice system, and in the media.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Iverson on 'Iverson'

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NBA legend rose from a childhood of crushing poverty to become an 11-time All-Star. Hear a conversation with Allen Iverson and Stephen A. Smith on the new documentary, Iverson.

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All Things Considered

Cringe-Worthy Audio Has LA Clippers' Owner In Hot Water, Again

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NBA is investigating Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. Audio has surfaced that is allegedly of Sterling telling his girlfriend not to associate with black people or post photos of them on her social media accounts.

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