LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 this afternoon. Called up from Triple-A to fill in for ailing Ian Kennedy, the Padre's Jason Lane shut down the Braves through six innings. But when the left-hander hung an 0-1 breaking pitch, Evan Gattis hit his 17th homer of the season. Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings for the Braves.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after hitting .230 with 16 RBIs in 72 games this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Is Byron Scott the new coach of the Lakers or not? The former Lakers guard has told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni (dan-TOH'-nee) resigned April 30. But the club continues to insist that no deal has been reached.
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