Lawyer says Clippers sale could miss deadline
NBA: A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers says Donald Sterling’s stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
At a hearing Friday in Los Angeles to set parameters for the rest of a probate trial, Adam Streisand implored the judge to make a swift decision when hearings conclude July 28.
He says the final deadline to close the deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was extended by a month, but “the deal ends on Aug. 15.”
• Heat keep Haslem: Udonis Haslem has signed a two-year, $5.6 million deal with the Miami Heat. Haslem has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons with Miami.
• Pelicans agree to terms with Fredette, Miller: People familiar with the moves say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to contract terms with guard Jimmer Fredette and forward Darius Miller.
49ers’ Aldon Smith gets probation
NFL: A Santa Clara County (California) Superior Court judge has sentenced San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and assault-weapons charges. The weapons charges stem from a 2012 party at his home where shots were fired.
• Vikings assistant faces suspension: The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
The Vikings announced the punishment as part of a summary of findings by outside lawyers hired in January to investigate Kluwe’s accusations, which included a claim he was released because of his gay-rights advocacy.
Lahm done playing for Germany
Miscellany: World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, 30, has retired from playing soccer for Germany. He played 113 games for Germany since his debut in 2004. He has extended his contract with Bayern Munich to 2018.
• Gatlin, Bowie post year’s bests: Americans Justin Gatlin (19.68 seconds) and Tori Bowie (10.80) set the fastest times this year in the men’s 200 and women’s 100 meters, respectively, at a track meet in Monaco.
• Man pleads in slaying of player: Kristopher Pratt, 20, of Detroit has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. Pratt has agreed to testify against co-defendant Ed Thomas, 21.
• Diaz leads LPGA field by three: Laura Diaz rallied for four birdies down the stretch to shoot a 2-under 69 for a three-stroke lead over Lydia Ko and Lee-Anne Pace after the second round of the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Former University of Idaho golfer Kayla Mortellaro is tied for sixth, five strokes off the lead.
• 17-year-old in semis: Alexander Zverev reached the semifinals of his hometown tournament by defeating Tobias Kamke 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the Hamburg Open in Germany. The 285th-ranked Zverev is the first 17-year-old to reach an ATP semifinal since 2006.