|Son of Clippers owner Donald Sterling found dead||01.02.13 at 12:07 pm ET|
The 32-year-old son of Clippers owner Donald Sterling was found dead in his Southern California home, apparently of a drug overdose, authorities said Wednesday.
Scott Ashley Sterling was found late Tuesday night in his Malibu residence after friends notified police that he had not been heard from in several days. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
“Sheriff’s homicide and Los Angeles County coroner’s personnel at this time believe that Sterling died of an apparent drug overdose,” the statement read.
Donald Sterling has owned the Clippers for 32 seasons. In September he was ranked No. 250 on Forbes’ list of the richest Americans, with a net worth of $1.9 billion. Scott Sterling was not mentioned in the team’s media guide as having any involvement with the team.
In 2009, Scott Sterling was under investigation after shooting a friend in the leg, claiming his friend attacked him with a knife. Police asked for charges but prosecutors declined, indicating that the victim had credibility issues.
|Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Seattle tops list of most miserable sports cities||03.02.11 at 7:46 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY WEDNESDAY:
NBA: Suns at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI)
MLB Preseason: Braves at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Forbes magazine has a list of the top 10 most miserable sports cities in America, which includes factors such as heartbreaking playoff defeats and losing franchises to other cities, Seattle heads the list, followed closely by Atlanta. Phoenix, Buffalo and San Diego round out the top five.
♦ Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who does not have a stellar reputation when it comes to his behavior toward minorities, saw his latest attempt at redemption come back to embarrass him. In honor of Black History Month — which was last month — the Clippers took out an ad in The Los Angeles Times promising to “admit 1,000 underprivileged children free” to Wednesday’s game vs. the Rockets. Writes LA Times columnist Bill Plaschke: Is Donald Sterling saying that the only underprivileged children are black?
♦ Barry Bonds‘ childhood friend and longtime personal trainer, Greg Anderson, let a federal judge know Tuesday that he will remain silent and not testify in Bonds’ perjury trial, which begins March 21. Bonds pleaded not guilty to lying to a grand jury in 2003.
♦ ThePostGame.com has the story of the La Roche college basketball team, which qualified for its first NCAA Division 3 tournament Saturday by winning its conference tournament. The Redhawks were playing in tribute to longtime coach Scott Lang, who died on the court during a practice on Dec. 10.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On March 2, 1951, the NBA held its first All-Star Game, and it was played at Boston Garden. Which Celtic was named MVP after scoring 20 points to lead the East to a 111-94 victory?
|Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Clippers owner heckles own players||12.14.10 at 7:39 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY TUESDAY:
No games scheduled
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Controversial Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been known to heckle players from his Staples Center courtside seat. The surprising thing is, its his own players he’s been heckling. The latest player to be on the receiving end of obnoxious comments from his boss is guard Baron Davis. Center Chris Kaman also acknowledged being the subject of taunts. “All kinds of stuff, Kaman said. “Some stuff like, ‘Oh, dunk the ball.’ He owns the team. What do you want me to say? He’s my boss. He signs the check.”
♦ The University of Miami introduced its new football coach Monday. After having some success at Temple (and previously making a stop at Boston College as a defensive assistant in the late 1990s), 41-year-old Al Golden will guide the Hurricanes. In The Miami Herald, Greg Cote wonders why the school turned to an unproven coach.
♦ An ESPN report last week indicated that Carmelo Anthony was demanding a trade from the Nuggets to the Knicks. In Tuesday’s New York Post, Peter Vescey calls out ESPN reporter Chris Sheridan‘s report as a “fake” and writes that “It never happened!” Vescey insists Melo is more likely headed to the Nets if he is traded at all, and that the only way he’ll end up in New York is if he waits to become a free agent next summer.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Dec. 14, 1960, the first expansion draft in Major League Baseball history was held, and the Red Sox gave up four players each to the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators. Which player would go on to become one of the Angels best players of the 1960s and later a longtime major league manager? And which player selected by the Senators would return to Boston and play a key role in the front office for many years?
|Clippers owner heckles Baron Davis||12.13.10 at 2:32 pm ET|
Clippers owner Donald Sterling heckled his own player, Baron Davis, during a game against the Magic Sunday night, and Yahoo’s Marc Spears caught the exchange. Sterling yelled at Davis, “Why did you take that shot?” and “You’re out of shape” at Davis who is in the third year of a five-year $65 million contract and his play has not lived up to expectations.
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