In brief: Donald Sterling says no deal, decides to sue NBA

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday.

Sterling had agreed to ink the deal and drop the suit last week assuming “all their differences had been resolved,” his attorneys said. But individuals close to the negotiations said he decided to not sign the papers after learning the NBA won’t revoke its lifetime ban and fine.

Associated Press

NCAA settles video game lawsuit

College athletics: The NCAA has announced a $20 million settlement with former players over college-themed basketball and football video games produced by Electronic Arts.

The NCAA said Monday that the agreement will provide money to plaintiffs headed by former Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller. The case was scheduled for trial in March 2015.

The settlement will award $20 million to certain Division I men’s basketball and Bowl Subdivision football players. Details are yet to be finalized.

Associated Press

Source: Fisher to coach Knicks

NBA: A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Derek Fisher will be introduced Tuesday as the new coach of the New York Knicks.

The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were planning a “major announcement” with team executives. The person who confirmed the deal spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side authorized the public disclosure of any information related to the deal.

Associated Press

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