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"There's real earnings in this business. There's real upside opportunity. So compared to the things I looked at in tech, this was a reasonable purchase."
-- New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer, on purchasing the team club for $2B. (ESPNLA.com, 8/12)
Wednesday August 13, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 235 Print This Issue

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  • Open For Business

    Ballmer said he is rooting for Seattle to get a team, but the Clippers are staying in L.A.

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday closed on his purchase of the Clippers, bringing "an apparent end to the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the franchise," according to a front-page piece by Fenno & Rainey of the L.A. TIMES. Ballmer in an e-mail to fans "described a 'new era' for the Clippers and unfolded a vision of a franchise that plays an active role in the community." Ballmer "plans to attend a Monday rally at Staples Center" with coach Doc Rivers and players. As part of the sale, former co-Owner Shelly Sterling "receives two courtside seats for each Clippers game at Staples Center, six parking spaces and three championship rings if the Clippers win an NBA title." She also "gets the titles of 'Clippers Number One Fan' ...

  • On To The Next One

    IMG's George Pyne leaves company to start own endeavor.

  • Mum's The Word

    Selig won't guess on successor, not concerned about chaos.

  • Candy Everybody Wants

    Mars affirms its commitment to JGR and Kyle Busch by signing a multiyear extension.

  • Home Improvement

    Hornets, City of Charlotte plan Time Warner Cable Arena upgrades for All-Star bid.

  • Shiver Me Tickets!

    Pirates President Frank Coonelly thinks the team could break its season attendance mark.

  • A Grant Of Rights

    Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN's "NBA Countdown" to host new Grantland-branded show.

  • Howdy, Dudy

    Mississippi State shows off a $40M renovation plan for Dudy Noble Field.

  • Host With The Most

    ESPN's Sage Steele talks family, coaching salaries in NBA.

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