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CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays (Yahoo Sports)  

PLAYA VISTA, CA - JULY 10: Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speaks to the media during a press conference on July 10, 2014 at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Facility in Playa Vista, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons testified at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements. ''If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach.'' Parsons said he fears there would also be an exodus of key players, including team captain Chris Paul, who heads the NBA players union.


 

A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland (Yahoo Sports)  

Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson (20) is welcomed after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at the Oakland Coliseum. The deal must still be approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on July 29. The extension already has been approved by the board of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority, a government entity that oversees the coliseum.


 

Polanco, Walker lift Pirates over Dodgers 12-7 (Yahoo Sports)  

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) drives in two runs with a bases loaded single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jamey Wright during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Polanco, hitting just .133 in his previous 11 games, smacked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth to put Pittsburgh in front for good. Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with his 15th homer and three RBIs. Ike Davis finished with three hits, including his sixth home run.


 

Clippers' Sterling targets wife, NBA in new suit (Yahoo Sports)  

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano watch the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed a new lawsuit in his attempt to retain the team and derail a potential $2 billion sale. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court names estranged wife Shelly Sterling, the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver, saying they committed fraud and violated corporate law in their attempt to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. They include Sterling's assertion that he's the team's sole owner, that his wife deceived him in persuading him to get mental examinations and that the NBA and Ballmer colluded to deprive him of his rights as owner.


 

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract (Yahoo Sports)  

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 20: Andrew Wiggins #21 of the Cleveland Cavaliers attends the game between the Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards at the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 on July 20, 2014 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cavaliers have been discussing a potential deal that would send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Wigging, Anthony Bennett and other pieces. The person familiar with the talks says Wiggins will sign with Cleveland as early as Wednesday.


 

Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from Padres (Yahoo Sports)  

Newly signed New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley talks during the second inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Before the game, New York manager Joe Girardi said he hoped Headley would be available off the bench. After that, he'll become the everyday starter at a spot that's been a question mark for the Yankees all year following the season-long suspension of Alex Rodriguez. ''I don't think we're getting a big thumper,'' general manager Brian Cashman said.


 

TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault (Yahoo Sports)  

File - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, TCU defensive end Devonte Fields poses for a photo at the team's training facility following a practice for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth police are investigating whether Fields pointed a gun at his former girlfriend and punched her in the head. Police said Tuesday, July 22, 2014, that no charges have been filed and Fields, the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year, has not been arrested. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, ''I should blast you!'' Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday. An emailed statement from TCU said the school doesn't tolerate harassment or misconduct by a student and that the allegations against Fields will be go through an internal discipline process - which may result in disciplinary action from the university - while he is ''separated'' from the university.


 

Former Illini player dies in workout at new school (Yahoo Sports)  

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman reacts to a call on the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana defeated Illinois 52-35. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates. Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday during a workout at Maxwell Field on campus.


 

Big league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki on DL (Yahoo Sports)  

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) grimaces as he walks back to the dugout after grounding out to end the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Saturday, July 19, 2014. Tulowitzki left the game.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

DENVER (AP) -- Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain.


 

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State (Yahoo Sports)  

Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, speaks during a memorial service for Joe Paterno at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 packed the Bryce Jordan Center for one more tribute to Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday from lung cancer. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Former assistant coach Jay Paterno and another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, seeking more than $1 million and a statement from the university saying they did nothing wrong related to Sandusky, who was convicted of abusing several boys, some on campus. Paterno and Kenney said in the lawsuit that they and other coaches at Penn State were let go in early 2012 ''at the height of the Sandusky scandal's dark shroud and without any attempt whatsoever by Penn State to preserve the reputations of these guiltless individuals.'' Joe Paterno was fired as the Nittany Lions' coach before the end of the 2011 season, and his assistants took over for the last few games. Bill O'Brien, who was hired as coach in January 2012, replaced much of Paterno's staff.


 

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